This is a post from my newest blog contributor (T Jones), please read and share your thoughts! ~DoGood Diva
I have seen many tweets and FB posts, and listened to people make comments about 2011 and how things are going to be different in 2012. There are countless perspectives on why the last year was not the stellar year some planned it to be and there are too many slogans for 2012. Personally, I believe these comments are too much. If you look back at these posts, you will probably see the same comments in late 2010 by the same people. Why do we make statements about the last year and try to convince ourselves that the New Year is going to be different? Only to be in the same place again year after year. How many times are we going to use the New Year to make new resolutions to get our lives together?
I am a believer that the New Year will not bring change. Change only happens with having a structured game plan and discipline. A structured plan can happen at any time, not just with the start of the New Year. Some areas in our life need our attention. First, we need to recognize the need for growth holistically. Taking care of ourselves spiritually, emotionally, and physically is very important. We cannot grow if our relationship with God is not progressive, if our mental and emotional health is not stable, and if we don’t take care of our bodies. Secondly, we need to make small attainable goals for our life. These goals are there to challenge us for growth. Starting with small goals gives us the confidence to reach for bigger achievements. Lastly, we need to embrace our purpose and potential. It is imperative that we understand what God wants us to do. Whatever His plan for us, is truly our purpose in life. We have to find out what we love to do and understand that God has blessed us with these gifts to carry out those tasks. We have to embrace the gifts that God has given us and live a life of purpose. We can do this anytime not just because it is a New Year.
So therefore, embrace your change and enjoy a great and prosperous life.
I & E