Today we stand on the cusp of a new year, a clean slate, a chance to start again. Before us lies 8,760 hours’ worth of opportunities to work on your resolutions. Or are you struggling with your first steps? The holidays hang on, lulling us with over-indulgence, followed by lethargy. It demands a great effort to shake the laid back atmosphere. A journey requires an approximate destination. Knowing your intention lets you determine your general direction and set your course. You don’t need every step plotted and planned.
Maybe you have written, highlighted, and adorned your goals with pretty pictures, but analysis holds you, hostage. Your stack of self-help books grows until they become a pedestal for your remote control. Action, getting off the couch, changes your perception. Things look different, and you react in unexpected ways. Trying something you have never done can be scary, but it may prove to be exhilarating.
There are plenty of reasons to hesitate and move with caution. 2020 taught us we are not in control of events, no matter how much we plan. That first step could be a doozy. It might be the best thing you have ever attempted. You must ask yourself which you fear more, finding yourself a year from now sitting on the same couch, with your life intact, or living in a future where you attain your dreams. Don’t wait for it to happen. Dare to stride boldly toward your destiny.
What “first steps” are you taking today?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer