A new year is among us and with that comes new resolutions of prosperity, health, fitness, better relationships, financial freedom, etc.  

But why is it that we need an new year to propel us into action? And since New Year’s Day is on a Wednesday this year; does that mean you have to wait until Monday to “start fresh” or “start again”?….Because no one can change in the middle of the week, right?

As you lose sight of your resolutions and the humdrum of life starts to get you down, remember that you don’t need a new year, you don’t need a new month, you don’t need a Monday to make a change.  Change happens when you make it to happen.  

“Be so great that your critics have nothing to stand on. 

Everyone has their doubters and critics. So what? Work so hard, train with such intensity, compete at the highest of levels so that you leave no doubt in their minds that you belong and that you will succeed.” (courtesy of CompeteEveryDay)

“Dream Big; Live Bigger”

In case you’ve never heard me say this; I’ll say it again.  I’ve never been a dreamer. I don’t sit around and “wonder what my life would be like if…..”  Yes, I have goals and things I want to accomplish; but dreaming about them only gets one so far.

“Despite popular belief to the contrary, there is absolutely no power in intention. The seagull may intend to fly away, may decide to do so, may talk with the other seagulls about how wonderful it is to fly, but until the seagull flaps his wings and takes to the air, he is still on the dock. There’s no difference between that gull and all the others. Likewise, there is no difference in the person who intends to do things differently and the one who never thinks about it in the first place. Have you ever considered how often we judge ourselves by our intentions while we judge others by their actions?  Yet intention without action is an insult to those who expect the best from you”  (Andy Andrews; The Noticer).

This year go ahead and dream, make your resolutions, write down your goals, share them with a friend BUT this time live them into fruition and live bigger! Cheers, now let’s WORK!

For daily motivation throughout the new year follow one of my favorite lifestyle brands Compete Every Day; always motivating, always inspiring.  And if you haven’t read The Noticer; get yourself a copy and read it.