“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
It’s shimmering in the air. A New Year is upon us, and everyone can feel it.
Now is the time to make plans for 2018.
I’m here to tell you it’s completely possible and within our power to set goals we will crush and make 2018 the best year ever.
So how do we make it happen? First, let’s get started with talking about time.
NOW IS ALL WE HAVE
Time is weird.
The older we get, the faster it goes. It never stops increasing in speed. Sometimes it feels like we’re sitting on a rocket shooting through space, and when we look outside, the stars are just blurry lights passing us by.
Time is distorted. It doesn’t happen to us in a linear or logical fashion.
Time changes our perspective. In the present moment, we exaggerate the size of our problems and we don’t appreciate how lovely the nice things are. Later on, we see the insignificance of our worries and how lucky we were.
Time itself does not matter much. In the blink of an eye, everything can alter, yet decades can pass by with no meaningful change at all.
It’s not the time we have, it’s what we do with it – it’s what we do now. The present moment is all we will ever have.
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
The key to making the most amazing year ever happen is to make the most amazing right now happen.
Of course, not every day is going to be a never-ending fun ride. Sometimes you have a cold, sometimes you have deadlines and sometimes it’s just a terrible hair day. But by practicing the right kind of positive thinking you make the most of the cards you have been dealt that day.
When you’re having a bad day, it’s usually the little things that matter most. Go for a long walk with your favorite music in your headphones. Have that extra cup of coffee. Do something nice for someone, and soon you’re grinning from ear to ear again.
And if you’re having a good day, well then it has the potential of being great.
Find ways to supersize your happiness. Turn up the volume and have a big dance party. Go on a spontaneous roadtrip. For once, tell someone how you really feel.
Today is special, so make it big, make it memorable.
MAKE ONE DREAM HAPPEN NOW
So now you know, to have the best year ever you have to take it one day at a time.
The next step is to make ONE dream into a reality right now.
What is the one thing you really want to do in 2018?
- Get in shape
- Move to a new city
- Get a place in the school of your dreams
- Fix your relationships
- Learn to play an instrument
Remember what the yoga teacher said? Commit to your goal and it becomes easier. Buy that plane ticket, do that first workout – get started, whatever it takes, and never give up.
If you start today, not only will you prove to yourself that you are completely capable of creating your own reality, you will have a headstart with the 2018 that you want.
What are you waiting for?
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