If there’s one thing that annoys me about my participation on social networking sites near the end of the year, it’s how I’m inundated with hearing people’s claims about ALL the change that the NEW YEAR is about to bring – although they did nothing to prepare for it. Get ready my friends, because you will read and hear an ONSLAUGHT of comments such as “2013 will be the NEW ME!” and “2013 is MY year!”. But to everyone and anyone who would make such a statement, I have to ask: What happened that 2012 wasn’t your year when you proclaimed it would be in late 2011? And what exactly is going to make 2013 so different?
Here is the ORIGINAL PLEDGE POST: http://www.thisisyourconscience.com/2012/08/tiyc-presents-the-52-week-pledge-i-challenge-you-to-get-closer-to-your-dreams/
The reason I’m asking this is because, for the first time in my life, I ACTUALLY think the new year will be very fruitful for me in terms of professional success and exploring new opportunities. I’ve always staunchly believed that the new year is NOT a reset button. We’re not all going to magically, intrinsically change as soon as the clock strikes midnight ringing in the new year, endowing us with passion, vision and ambition that we didn’t have at 11:59. But, approaching this year feels different to me for ONE main reason: I worked hard leading up to this. And the reason I want many of you to look forward to 2013 is because YOU worked hard for it too.
Whether this is your first time reading one of these 52 week challenge posts or if you’ve been here from the start, I’ve read your progression since the summertime and onwards and MANY of us have A LOT to be confident about. The one thing I learned this year (which has been greatly helped by this pledge) is cataloging your goals, challenges, successes and setbacks, AS THEY HAPPEN, helps to keep you focused on your final goals. I’ve never done this before, but doing it has brought a level of focus and personal accountability that I’ve never experienced before. And as the new year quickly approaches, I’m happy to say that the calendar year changing will NOT be the result of “newfound” hard work and success, but simply a coincidental byproduct of it.
I know I’ve been inconsistent with updating posts and this past week I’ve taken a break from updating the site, but I really did need some time off to recharge my creativity and starting Monday I will be back at it. The big goal I’ve been working towards is my book release in the first quarter of 2013 called “You’re Not A Victim, You’re A Volunteer.”
But what I would really love to know is what big goal is on the horizon for YOU in 2013 that you have WORKED and PREPARED for?
Keep grindin’ y’all.