This is my 500 words for 31 days. I can’t believe I’m saying this but it’s January 1st, 2018. WHAT, where did the time go? Time is going way to fast, but there’s nothing we can do about that. That’s life there is no stopping it, we just need to accept that and keep moving with the time that we have. This idea came from Jeff Goins. Thank you for the information Jeff, https://goinswriter.com.
The next 31 days I will be writing a minimum of 500 words, and at max 1,000 words which is my normal amount. The goal is to shoot for 31 days straight to start the year right and doing what I love doing, writing.
This is the first goal I have for 2018. I already have a few topics I’m going to talk about. So that’s also going to be another tricky part is coming up with the material for every day. Well, let the fun begin and this is only the begging for the new year.
I Challange You
Come up with a challenge and work on a new habit the first month. I mean to be fair a lot of people always start off well and with a goal in mind. Let’s be honest how many people are still following that goal in February, or the best month of the year March, aka, my birthday month. The answer is probably not many.
Now you need to set goals for the whole year, and things you want to accomplish within that time. Don’t just focus on the end goal, thinking I need to complete these 10 things or however many you have by December 31st. Start slow and come up with a step by step plan to figure it out. That will be more beneficial for you down the road by coming up with a good plan. Trust me, taking the time to come up with a plan for each month, or a quarter of the year however you split it up, will go a lot farther.
This is the first day of a new year for you. This is the first day of a new chapter in your book of life. It doesn’t matter who you are, how old or young you are. It doesn’t matter what happened in 2017. That is over and it’s time to move on to what’s in front of you. Don’t get too distracted and caught up with the year you just finished. Yes, like I will always say, don’t forget where you came from. What you learned and went through to get you to this point in your life. Good or bad it doesn’t matter what happened. What happened last year and what you learned from it, that’s what matters. It will make you a better and stronger person on your path that’s in front of you.
I won’t lie for the longest time, and for many years, I never really liked new years. Because when I was struggling and in my funk for a long time, I felt like I never really accomplished much in the year before. With that bad attitude caring over in the new year, it isn’t a healthy and the best start to a clean slate. I think we can all agree with that.
It doesn’t matter what your situation is. For me, my plan was to publish my book by the end of December. Well, it didn’t happen and that was a little disappointing. Who knows what will happen this month, I’m still working my tail off every day to complete my number one goal in life to publish a book. There are a lot of people helping me with completing that goal, and a lot of different parts I need to figure out to accomplish that goal. Now I’m not blaming anyone for this. All I’m saying sometimes things just don’t work out or other stuff comes up and things get pushed back. That’s life, we don’t always get what we want, so you adapt and keep going. That’s the key is to keep going.
How cool would it be if by January 31st, 2018 I finish my 31-day challenge perfect with no missed days? On top of that, I publish my book, The World Through My Dyslexic Eyes my number one goal in life. I finish both of those goals in the first month of a new year, I would say that would be the best start to the new year I ever had haha. If it works out the way, that would be awesome and It’s hard not to smile about that.
Control That Fear
Now if it doesn’t happen, well then it doesn’t happen that’s life. My book gets pushed back another month and takes a little longer. In the end, I’m trying to enter a field I’m brand new in, so as I’m working on my book I’m also trying to learn how to publish a book. If you didn’t notice, that makes it a little harder.
If you put all my personal goals out in the open. Everything I want to accomplish and trying to share with you. If you only get one thing out of my books, my posts or whatever we talk about, let it be this. I was lost, angry and started out as a confused kid. It doesn’t matter where you were, what you went through or whatever happened to you. All of that is in the past, you learn from that and keep that in the back of your mind to help you stay focused. You use that fuel to push you to have the best years and life from this day forward. Get out of your comfort zone and chase something that scares you. Don’t let that fear control you anymore, you control that fear?