New Years Resolutions // Setting Yourself up for a Prosperous 2018, or Setting Yourself Up for Failure?

New Year- New You? Or just the Same-Just-Slightly-Improved-You? (Personally, I’ve always liked “You” just the way you are!)

People will tell you resolutions are silly- why start something January 1st, that you can start at any given moment, on any given day?

Let me tell you why…

Because now and then we all need a little shove in the right direction.  New Year’s resolutions are not about setting yourself up for failure. They’re a proclamation of our goals, dreams, and those miscellaneous things which we want/need to be held accountable for. We tried losing, growing, achieving on our own, and somewhere along the line we faltered, or we simply got lazy and gave up. So we declare these “resolutions” to our friends/family/co-workers in hopes that if we slip up, someone (please, someone!) will call us out on our shit. For example, I never add “losing weight” to my resolutions, because the truth is I don’t want to be held accountable. I want to eat carbs on weekends, drink heavily on week nights, and devour a churro every once in a while without having to feel bad about it. I know how to lose weight, but I’m not ready to commit to doing it just yet. Maybe 2020 will be the year.

So don’t be afraid to proclaim your goals to the world! Because how does that saying go?

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars”…

(and if you don’t post about your failures on Instagram, no one has to know about them anyway. ha!)

Cheers to a New Year and whoever you decide to be in 2018!