Happy New Year friends. This time of year often fuels us with ambitious desires, new year resolutions, and goals. Reflecting thoughts become clear and pave a plan for our best year yet. And we are pumped as ever with determination to succeed.
Well for me, goal setting is not necessarily my strong suit. Unfortunately the thought of failing often prevents me from going after my dreams and desires. I am great at the thinking/dreaming part, but the planning/doing has always been my challenge. Those ‘what if’s?’ are a toughy for me! The whole formal idea of streamlining goals that will dictate my life just feels extremely overwhelming. And feeling overwhelmed and anxious is usually what stops me in my tracks. And to be honest, I often feel I am literally living from day to day. So just trying to “see” tomorrow is a challenge much less plan it.
So needless to say, I have never really jumped on the whole New Year Resolution band wagon. With the exception of one year when I gave up chips (love me some chips and dip!). I did great following through; however it became apparent that it was the “crunch” I was after in chips so gradually merged towards crackers. Which then led to slapping some cheese on that cracker. Then of course I’d get thirsty from all that sodium. And what better beverage to complement your cheese and cracker than with wine! So I’m not really sure that new year resolution did me any good in the calorie department! ;/
SO where is this post going? Bottom line, generally the feeling of productivity comes from the achievement of reaching something you set out to do. I happen to thoroughly enjoy the feeling of productivity. But since goals are mostly not set in my life (due to fear of failing) I am left with feeling no achievements, which then leaves me feeling like a failure. lol Interesting how that works. 😉
SO for 2018 I’m choosing to work towards a goal oriented mindset. Learn to break things down into achievable steps that will leave me encouraged and fueled to pursue further. Acknowledge failing is not necessarily negative. Failing is evidence of trying and value WILL come out of it. While I failed at decreasing my calorie intake with my no chips goal, I did walk away from that fail realizing that healthy crunch alternatives was my answer. Celery and almond butter does the trick now. 😉
God placed these desires and dreams inside of me; therefore he has equipped me with the tools and strengths to achieve them.
I hope the beginning of 2018 has jump started you to seek and pursue great and mighty things in your year to come. And if fear of failure is a challenge you face as well, perhaps switching gears on the whole idea behind failing will help. I believe in you. xo
Do you struggle with fear of failing? Are you a New Year Resolutionist? Any tips on goal setting? Please share them in the comments below. I would love to hear them.
About my outfit. This Shawl Collar Coat has been my favorite latest addition. It’s like walking around in a cozy warm blanket AND it’s currently on sale for under $20. It comes in multiple colors. I just purchased the white one yesterday. The red one was tempting too! And my “Ok, but first COFFEE” t-shirt is perfect for any coffee lover. Outfit details below.
Thank you for reading. To a great year in 2018.
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WHAT I’M WEARING:
T-SHIRT Amazon || JEANS Zara (similar) || COAT Boohoo || BOOTS Charlotte Russe (similar) || BAG Unknown (similar)