Happy New Year everyone!!!! Excuse me? What?!!!...... Okay, before you think I've lost my mind, let me explain. I was browsing the web this evening, and I stumbled upon a few articles on New Year's resolutions and weight loss. After stepping away from my computer for several hours, it dawned on me that people need more than one resolution per year....or if they have not succeeded at resolving their initial resolution, they need a second chance to try it again.
Well, guess what? Here's your second chance. We are having New Year's in July here at The Daily Brain Shelter. Every reader here gets the opportunity to resolve two pressing issues in their lives this year.....at least. If you have not succeeded at your previous New Year's resolution, commit to it again. Give yourself a fresh start. You have not failed. You just never TRUELY committed. It's time to be strong people.
So what is it that you want to change? What area(s) of your life do you want to improve upon? Do you want to lose weight? Quit smoking? Stop drinking or doing drugs? Go back to school? Get a better job? Lower your cholesterol or blood pressure? What do you want to do?
Pick one thing and write it down. Ask yourself what steps you are going to take to get where you want to go, and how you are going to keep from quitting or giving up before the task is complete. If you did not succeed at your last go around, list the main reasons why, and read them back. If you have five reasons why you did not succeed, list five ways in which you will overcome the very things that stood in your way the last time. You will now be five times more likely to succeed and five times less likely to fail.
This is a beautiful opportunity to change your life. While most others will be spending the next 6 months in stagnation, waiting for the end of December to roll around, you will be enjoying the holidays and spreading your new found joy to those around you.
Take control of your lives. Empower yourselves. Realize that weakness is only a series of thoughts that you have programmed into your own mind by repeated self limiting statements. Find your strength by reprogramming your thought patterns. Speak to yourself positively and confidently, and soon, you will have anything and everything you want out of this life. Take care everyone!
See you next time!!!