My New Year’s Resolution for 2019
My main New Year’s resolutions is: Take more risks!
In every aspect of life.
Each year there seems to be new themes and old mantras to choose from. A mantra that comes to my mind right now are the three C’s: Choices, chances, changes – you must make a choice to take a chance or your life may never change.
I’m looking forward to switching things up in 2019!
There were so many changes in my life in 2018. And some of them were out of my hands. I confess, I hated that. At a crossroads, I had a new decision to make. If I am already out of control of so many things, and so resistant to the change, why don’t I just try the opposite? To be open. Instead of staying closed off because I didn’t get my own way, why shouldn’t I look forward to new and different ways of doing things? Change in inevitable.
I am discovering that if I release my grip on the things beyond my power and allow my goals to become more flexible, they can be more tangible. With any goal there can be roadblocks and even mistakes, but it’s in those risks that we discover things. And sometimes a better option can come from coloring outside the lines. While this approach doesn’t apply to every goal, this mindset reminds me that my way of doing things isn’t the only way to reach a goal.
Let’s face it, I can have the most wonderful plan in my head – and half the time it just does not end up that way. So, I go back to the canvas, and color outside the lines.
One of my favorite Maya Angelou quotes says:
“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve go to go out and kick ass!”
While I want to have hold of the lapels, I’m trying to have a loose grip. To allow the lapels to move in another direction if need be. To stay curious and be open to new routes, new roads, new options, new decisions, new things, new thoughts, fill in the blank.
What do I have to lose? It only started with a plan in the sky of the mind – now dissipating and forming a new shape.
“Forget the risk and take the fall, if it’s what you want, then it’s worth it all”.
If not, pivot.