As the year is rolling to an end once again, I am positive most of us are thinking about our new year resolutions.
Every year we make resolutions, we come up with goals that we hope to achieve and habits we hope to do away with; however, a week after the year starts, we forget these resolutions and goals, and revert back to our old ways. What then is the essence of making resolutions at the beginning of every new year when we do not have the self discipline or focus to abide by them?
We all want to be great without paying the price. We want to be successful without working hard. There is no shortcut to success neither is there an easy path to greatness.
I heard something funny recently – “hard work doesn’t pay”. Do you believe this? Do you really think this is true? If you have this kind of mindset then you are not ready for success. Great and successful people do not think like this. They wouldn’t be where they are today if they had such a mindset.
Nothing worthwhile comes easy! Hard work + focus + self-discipline + positive thinking, not forgetting patience, will move you closer to your target – SUCCESS.
This generation of ours has become a microwave, fast-forwarding one; we are always in a hurry, not willing to wait patiently for anything. Check out our cameras these days, we get our pictures instantly as opposed to a couple of years ago when we had to wait 1 hour for our pictures to be developed and printed.
This year, as you make your resolutions, I implore you to think about these goals carefully and write them down so you can monitor your progress. Then be very patient, focused and disciplined to actually accomplish your goals.
Your mind is a powerhouse, and you can always achieve anything you set your mind on. Believe in yourself, and by this time next year you will have new heights to aspire to.
Happy holidays! Happy New Year!
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