The New Year is a glorious time when we have the chance to reflect on the past 12 months and look forward to the endless possibilities and potential in the next 12.
We strive for greatness with an unprecedented outlook on the mystery of the unknown that is the next year of our lives.
According to Statistic Brain, 45 percent of people make New Year’s resolutions, with the promise of ‘‘enjoying life to the fullest’’ being one of the highest ranked.
It’s a time of year that can be filled with hope, positivity and a feeling of purpose. The actual idea of a brand new year is what feels so refreshing; you get a clean slate to do whatever you want.
As much as it is a beautiful notion, it is also a procrastinator's ideal defense: ‘‘Oh, I’ll start it in the New Year.’’ But, why wait to get started on a new goal?
The date has no significance; you don’t have to wait for the first of January to start living the way you want to live right now.
In fact, starting now will ultimately benefit you -- here are four reasons why:
A New Beginning Has No Start Date
The countdown to a new beginning starts every day you wake up, not every first day of the New Year. If it feels right to start now, start now. Don’t wait for tomorrow, next week or January 1 to begin what you already know you want to achieve.
If there is something going on in your life that you do not like and want to change, there is no better time than the present. It might be easier to put these changes off, and fear or doubt may discourage you, but easy doesn't always mean right.
What’s The Difference?
What is the difference between starting on a Thursday in November and starting on a Thursday in January? A date won’t define your success, but postponing things to a later date will only set you back a couple of months.
The pressure of giving yourself a deadline has its perks, but preparing yourself before the deadline has even bigger perks.
There May Never Be A Right Time
You may never feel like you are entirely ready to start your next move and it is always easier to make an excuse, but waiting is just limiting yourself. Why make changes tomorrow that you can make today?
If you don’t feel ready now, what makes you believe you will feel ready on January 1? Sometimes we have to take those leaps of faith and believe we are capable of doing whatever we put our minds to.
Staying A Step Ahead Of The Game
By starting now, you will be one step ahead of yourself. Where you thought you would be in January, you could be in by November. By starting now, you are able to plan and think about how you are going to go about tackling your decision.
You give yourself the time to digest your thoughts and understand them more. By keeping a step ahead, you can go into the New Year with a strong perspective and assurance of what you need to do next in order to achieve whatever it is you set out to achieve.
There are 365 days to start anew or make a change -- use them all.