Hope you are well!
I thought I’d write this post for the people who have given up on 2018 and are planning to start making things happen next year. Or for the people that have called 2018 the year of L’s, or even the worst year of their lives. If any of this rings a bell in the slightest. I have written this post for you.
I have found once the last quarter of a calendar year commences people begin to speak and reflect on the year as if its the 31st of December. While I think it is great to reflect on the year frequently, in my opinion, people seem to judge the year way too early. Yes, you may be correct in that you have had some low moments, however, 3 months (92 days), 2 months (61days), 1 month (31 days) is more than enough time for things to turn around.
Happy New Year
Whilst I agree that a new year is an amazing opportunity to get a fresh start, why can’t we apply that principal from now? Admittingly, there is a buzz that comes with a new year, that buzz represents the feeling of a clean slate and new beginning. But why should we limit that feeling to once a year? If you are so adamant that the year has ended and nothing new can good can come from it, why not start the new year today? Get ahead… start the business plan today, apply for the jobs today, book the holiday today, attend the events today, dye your hair today, start that YouTube Channel today, enroll in that course today, save that money today, make that investment today, speak to your boss about that promotion today, start therapy today! Some of these things may not be able to manifest until the new year but why delay? The longer you take to sow, the longer you wait for the harvest.
A Lot Can Happen in 50 days
I would not be saying any of this if I had not experienced it personally. A lot changed for me in the last month of 2017 and to be honest I am hoping and praying the same will happen for me this year.
- In December 2017, I got offered a job.
- I started this blog on the 17th December 2017.
- I had a break out that cleared up the last week of the year, in turn boosting my confidence.
- I saw and got to spend time with family I had not seen in years.
- I went to concerts and made some amazing memories.
- I lost weight.
To some of you these things may be no big deal, I understand everyone’s circumstances are unique but I am confident a lot of what some of you are waiting for / working for / trusting God for can come to fruition before the end of 2018.
Game NOT over
So don’t write 2018 off, work hard and believe each and every one of the 50 days left in the year. All it takes is 1 for your circumstance to change! It’s great to plan ahead but don’t take advantage of the time you have today because tomorrow is not guaranteed.
“Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not cliches but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path.” – Phillip Sweet
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison
“There is no substitute for hard work. Never give up. Never stop believing. Never stop fighting.” – Hope Hicks
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:29-31
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” Hebrews 12:11