The “New Year, New Me” mantra has such a positive and energetic ring to it when we say it because we throw all our hopes, dreams, excitement and ambition behind it – only for the enthusiasm to fade some days or weeks later, like the smoke from a blown out candle on a birthday cake.
At what point do we lose momentum and fall back into the habits, thought patterns, and dispositions of the previous year? We lose momentum when we don’t change our consciousness. Is It Possible to Do a 180? Anything is possible. In order to do so, it requires us to take captive our thoughts and to be consistent in our actions each and every day. The reason why we fail at making the changes we wish to see in ourselves in the New Year is simply because we do not have the focus and discipline to follow through. Everything starts in the mind. Therefore, our conscious decision to alter our habits and enhance our lives is crucial.
The consciousness is the fuel that drives us toward successfully accomplishing our goals. What we need is a game plan. Athletes have a game plan. They make sure they examine their strengths and their weaknesses. They think about what they could have done differently or better in their previous game/match. They go into their next game/match with this information and a “Game Plan.” They are conscious of what they want to accomplish. Life is no different.
It’s okay to change directions, slow down or go full steam ahead; but a “New” you is not necessary. We don’t need to scrap our “old selves.” We need to incorporate our previous experiences and update our consciousness for an improved you. A YOU 2.0. Also, you can update your consciousness at any time. Every minute is an opportunity to improve yourself. If you are looking to do that, but don’t know where to start, reach out. We can work out a game plan together.