Rather than writing down an open-ended list of resolutions on a sheet of notebook paper that will likely be crumbled at the bottom of my purse within a week, I like to take on challenges as they come. I think it is important to be constantly evolving as an individual. Change is good, but we can’t always predict certain changes in our lives. In fact, I think some of the best opportunities come from the most unforeseeable experiences.
I think too much thought can be put into bettering ourselves–why waste time thinking about what needs to happen and why not just do it? It’s easier said than done, and I am guilty of procrastination, too. I think there’s a misconception that setting goals equates to having drive, ambition, and dedication. While that sometimes can be true, I don’t think it is always true. I’m not a goal-oriented person, but that doesn’t mean I lack determination. I strive to reach my fullest potential in all types of situations. I don’t like the frustration that follows failing; instead, I aim to make improvements in my life on a short-term basis.
A major lesson that I’ve learned in recent years is that sometimes, no matter how much you plan, things go wrong. Live in the moment, but continue moving forward.
Do you think too much time is wasted talking about making changes rather than actually making those changes?