We’re nearing the end of January, which means the majority of people have already abandoned their New Year’s resolutions. They’ve gone back to the same old same old. Maybe it wasn’t a New Year’s resolution per se, but a goal from earlier last year. A change you had been serious about making. Whether it was eating cleaner, decluttering, putting your phone away more often, or trying for some new professional goals, you were gung ho for a while. But now that goal sits abandoned. You’re struggling to stick with your goals. You’ve fallen off the wagon.
You’ve convinced yourself it wasn’t that important or that it didn’t matter that much. It got hard, you got tired, and self-doubt crept in. You’ve convinced yourself you’re fine with how things are.
But I’m not convinced. I’m not willing to let you off the hook that easy. Whatever that goal was, you made it for a reason. A part of you wanted something better for yourself. Deep down there was a whisper that said, “I want something different.”
And now you’re struggling to stick with your goals. You feel like quitting. (Or maybe you’ve already quit.) You fell off the wagon because it got hard. You wavered because you weren’t sure you could do it. You convinced yourself it didn’t matter that much.
Today, I am encouraging you to keep going. Your dreams and goals matter. Don’t quit: don’t give up. Keep going. Dust yourself off and get back on the wagon. Yes, change is hard. It takes work. You’ve got to get uncomfortable.
Remember, it’s not about motivation. It’s about persistence and diligence. And the good news? Persistence and diligence are free. And you’ve got the capacity for both.
Remember why you started. Decide that you want it bad enough and that you’re worth it. Restart today. Because if you don’t, you’ll be in the same boat in a month, a year, or a decade. You had your goal for a reason. A good reason.
Climb back on the wagon, and get going. I believe in you.