Second Half Resolutions

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It is now the second half of the year. Do you remember what your 2015 resolutions were?

Many people decide to incorporate new things into their lives and let go of old habits at the beginning of the year. And by February all of that resolve has dissolved, only to be reconsidered again at the beginning of the next new year.

Resolutions are promises we make to ourselves that we rarely ever keep. And honestly, once we’ve dropped the ball on our resolutions we tend to think that there’s no reason to pick them back up again. But that idea is false, because there’s never a right or wrong time to change our lives for the better.

For example; I love to write. And one of my resolutions was to write more frequently. But there have been times when I’ve thought to myself “I really don’t feel like writing right now”.

Then there’s a voice in the back of my head that pushes me forward to write a post, or continue adding to a story I’ve been working on. I know that I have to motivate myself or else I will get too comfortable.

And it’s very easy to slip into complacency in regards to making changes to your life.

But change is possible.

And necessary.

A resolution is basically wanting something better, and admitting to yourself that you deserve better. However, if you don’t continue to try for it then it will never come.

Today is June 1 2015. It is officially six months away from the beginning of the year and six months away from the end of the year.

What changes will you bring into your life? Not just for 2015, but forever.

And I get it, change is hard. Especially when you’re looking for the kind of change that will impact your life in very positive ways.

But if it’s for the right reasons then it’ll always be worth it.

So now’s the time to rethink why your resolutions didn’t work out in the first six months. And then recognize that a resolution can begin at any time because it’s really nothing more than the word ‘change’ in disguise.

If you want it bad enough you will do it.

I’ll leave you with this quote:

If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.

Denise Waitley

Now go.

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