Why is the beginning of the year the reset moment of our life?
Suddenly everyone wants to reset. There’s a desire, an instantaneous motivation to set new goals, make new year’s resolutions, challenge ourselves to grow, and become better versions of ourselves.
We’re such creatures of habit. At the beginning of every new year, reset activities become the focus of our lives. Does it have something to do with human nature and seasonal cycles of change, or perhaps tradition? Whatever it is, I’m guilty of it too. And I admit the beginning of the year makes me giddy.
During this time of the year, my life becomes a blank canvas for me to paint a picture of who I’d like to be in the months to come.
I desire to be the woman I’ve painted – the one who takes action and accomplishes her goals. But if I don’t become her, the picture that I painted will fade away. I’ll get discouraged, fall off the wagon, and succumb to my fears.
Why make a fuss about resetting at the beginning of the year if the latter can happen sometime during the year anyway?
Here’s a consolation.
Reset moments can occur anytime.
Consider every morning when you rise a reset moment. But the catch is to be crystal clear about your motivation to reset.
Tapping into your motivation solidifies your reset. You’re going to get busy, fall off occasionally, get distracted, and encounter self-doubt. By examining and amplifying your motivation to reset, you may stay focused, conquer your fears, and whatever else keeps you from accomplishing your goals.
Resetting for me in 2017 requires adopting a growth mindset*. Whether it’s the beginning of the year or day, I’m motivated by my capacity to improve continuously, therefore, my goals have a better chance of being accomplished.
If resetting hasn’t crossed your mind, I’d like to offer you a few ideas.
Shed old skin.
Renew your mind.
Set your intentions again.
Refresh your perspective.
Give your ideas a second chance to blossom.
Refocus your vision.
Remember how far you’ve come.
Push back the darkness.
Fight for your life.
Love despite rough circumstances.
Listen with fresh ears.
Seek goodness despite difficulties.
Have the endurance to run your race.
Be thankful for your journey.
Gear up to brave the storms ahead.
Rejoice in the triumphs.
Take one step at a time.
Embrace a winning attitude.
Hold yourself accountable.
Map out your priorities.
Organize an aspect of your life.
Declare never to give up.
Go forward because you’re on a mission.
I’d like to know your thoughts. How do you plan to reset in 2017? What’s your motivation for resetting? Journal your response to reflect internally. Share your comments below or on Facebook for a group exchange. Or email me for a personal exchange.