My personal point of view, thoughts, and reflections
I do not know about you, but I find the first day of the New Year as one of the toughest ones of the entire year. Why? Not really sure, but I think this is something that has to do with the uncertainty, hope, expectations, wants and needs that we all have for the new year, and January 1st just happens to be that day where we have not fully accepted that new year has started and we have not done anything when it comes to our goals and objectives that we have set for the year. At least that is how I feel on the first of January of every year.
Just like everyone else I want for each New Year to be better than the previous one, filled with exciting new opportunities, positive and happy news, and success in the professional and financial areas of my life. I set goals for the new year in advance and allow my mind to begin analyzing and often over-analyzing goals set creating unnecessary noise in my head and let annoying distractions to wonder in. Therefore, when this happens I have to remind myself that goals that I have set were carefully thought through when they were established and written down on paper, and that everything that I hope to accomplish in the new year will lead to a successful outcome fueled by hard work, persistence, determination, and belief in my own skills and abilities, and belief in myself. Then, as January 2nd rolls around, everything, all the nervous thoughts and distractions, seem to go away and everything falls into its intended place. Not everything becomes crystal clear and actionable, but unnecessary worries and concerns about the new year subside and eventually go away completely allowing the mind to focus on goals and objectives ahead.
Many of you who are reading this may have never experienced or felt what I feel on the first day of the New Year, and if so, that is great, and I am happy for you. However, if you feel the same way as I do, then I would encourage you to remind yourself that everything is going to be good, everything will work out exactly as you had originally planned when setting your goals, maybe with few minor deviations, and most importantly, remember to believe in yourself. When we genuinely believe in our own abilities, our talents, and strengths, there is nothing and no one that’s able to change that unless we choose to change. Always believe in the best outcome in any situation, even the toughest ones, maintain clear focus on the goal(s) ahead of you, and listen to your heart when you must make tough calls and decisions.