Welcoming New Beginnings
“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” —T.S. Eliot
You've most likely heard the saying, "every day is a fresh start," which in our opinion, is true. Every day is a day of new beginnings. You wake up each morning and decide how you want to face the world. What kind of attitude will I have today? Will I take a moment to rest and recover? Will I cross ten things off my to-do list? Will, I set new goals for myself?
Even though these are daily choices, the month of January is infamous for new beginnings. We all work on setting a new year's resolution that is attainable but will help us grow. It's a great motivational tactic, a great way to hold ourselves accountable.
January is the first month of the year, but that's not the only reason why it's known to welcome new beginnings. The month of January is actually named after the Roman god, Janus. He was known as the two-faced god, symbolizing his ability to look back at the past and into the future. He was also the god of doors, which led January to become the door into a new year.
Tips to Take on the New Year
Be willing to make the changes - So you set your new years resolution, but you're still stuck in the comfort zone. Start to find comfort in the discomfort, and slowly make changes.
Take Chances - The only way to keep on succeeding is to try new things. Challenge yourself to take on more!
Don't be afraid of failure - Failure isn't always a bad thing. It teaches us lessons. If you failed, you're one step closer to success.
Focus on yourself - Remember: these are YOUR goals, not anyone else's. Don't let anyone's opinion hold you back.
Write it down - Whenever you write something down, it's easier to hold yourself accountable.