Greetings and Salutations! I hope your Christmas was Merry, and your New Year was Happy.
It’s a well known fact the ending of 2016 escorted in numerous posts of starting anew. Every where I turned, I was seeing posts of ‘New Year, New Me’ and I got sick of seeing it. It did, however, make me question why people want to wait until the new year to commemorate change? Why not start NOW? What’s stopping you? I applied those questions to myself and realized nothing is stopping me, and there is no sense in waiting for a ball to drop to monument change. I can start right now.
So I did.
Technically, I’ve been in 2017 since December 26, 2016. I decided not to make a list of resolutions, but instead to look at my list of current goals and see where improvements needed to be applied. I realized I was waiting on the opportunities to come to me, instead of putting in the work to make things happen. James 2:2 tells us Faith without works is dead. That tells me I can want it all day, but what work am I putting in to see things through? In other words, I can be open to take the shot, but in order to get the ball I have to meet the pass.
I made the decision months ago that I was going to make sure I accomplished what I put my mind to. By any means. In order for me to do that, I was going to have to discipline myself to do so. I decided ‘Discipline’ will be the word to carry me through 2017. I can apply to all aspects of my life. It works with my fitness, financial, and daily goals.
I wish you well in 2017. May you accomplish all you have set out to do.