I am sitting here at my favorite take out place (mostly because it’s so close to my workplace) and thinking of all the things I actually wanted to do last year. How many of those are worth keeping, and how many should I toss?
I remember I wanted to travel. Actually, I want to travel every year and I probably always will. Unfortunately though I rarely do, and didn’t do any in 2021. Of all my expectations, I think this has to be my most regretful. So of course this would be staying for sure in 2022, and I look forward to sharing my travel experience. Hopefully.
But most importantly, I want to share four things I’m doing differently in 2022 from the lessons I learned in 2021.
- Maximizing Every Moment: Obviously this is simply to live every moment to the fullest, taking as much pleasure as you can from each experience and making the most of every situation or opportunity.
Life is not about a destination. It’s about the ride.
If for example you have a job, that may or may not be your dream job, but as long as you choose to do it then you must give it your all.
Or you’re in a relationship. Give yourself to it without holding back. Whatever you’re doing, throw yourself into it, your head, your heart and all your energy.
2. Do More:
In 2022, be a doer and not just a dreamer.
Do you have goals? Or maybe some expectations? Then you must have a well thought out plan of accomplishing your goal(s).
More importantly though is the need to put your plan into ACTION. Create action plans towards achieving each goal, and then act on them. Don’t hesitate, or wait to be perfect. Just act. Take that first step now!
3. Fear Less:
Now this is a notorious one! “What if I fail?” Or “What will people say?” These statements have killed more dreams than any other singular reason.
Just how many people have failed even to attempt achieving their goals out of fear and self doubt.
But the truth is that you never actually know what you can do until you try, and you never really regret trying something, even if you fail at it. So do what you have to do. You certainly cannot spend your life always worrying about the petty feelings of others.
4. Stay Consistent:
This has been the #1 challenge in achieving my goal of becoming a writer! I know I have more work to put in for that to happen starting with my conviction, and there’s no better way to demonstrate that but to take action right where you are.
To be great at anything you have to practice, practice, and practice some more until it becomes a part of you. That is the only way to achieve your goal and excel in anything you want to do. No shortcuts and no compromise. I know this, I just have to live it.
So although it took until the 19th day of 2022 (my birthday) to finally accept that 2021 is actually truly over, I am resolving right now to start a new chapter of my life.
How about you?
There’s no better time to start than now, so just take a deep breath, and push your feet forward!