Notice the date of this post: November 28. We have 33 days left in 2018. 33 days left to achieve your resolutions. 33 days left to make your mark on the year.
It’s not a lot of time, in the grand scheme of things. So here’s some advice, from me to you: Take a second (or three-hundredth) look at your resolutions. Determine what can be done between now and the end of the year, and decide what is going to be at the top of your list for 2019 if it has remained unaccomplished this year. There’s absolutely no shame in understanding that some goals take more than a year to accomplish. For instance, at the beginning of 2018, I’d decided that I wanted get my 5K PR under 24 minutes. I’m getting closer each day, but I had some injuries this year that really set me back. I’ve gotten my mileage way higher than I’d ever imagined, though, which is a side-effect goal that I’m happy to claim. All this aside, I have to move it to 2019’s resolutions, and that’s ok.
The last month of the year is also a great time to see how far you’ve come in achieving resolutions. My personal goals for my internal growth have been achieved by several times, and I’m so proud of myself for the person that I’ve become in 2018. Remind yourself of who you were at the beginning of the year, and be thrilled for your growth in the past eleven months. Take inventory of the person that you want to be when 2019 begins, and improve every aspect that you can for the next month. The key to achieving your resolutions is constistency and drive. You can only achieve your goals if you believe that you can and if you put forth your best effort.
You have 33 days left. You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve in the eleventh hour.