“So new year new me.”
“2016 was horrible so thank god it is over. Yay for 2017.”
I see so many people saying that about the new year. It seems like its the SAME people every year that do it. Oh this year will be better than last year. Blah blah blah.
A year is a year. Every year will have good and bad. Every year is a roller coaster of ups and downs. You will have successes. You will have failures. People will disappoint you and appoint you. Every year. Same thing. Different date.
Every year people you care about will die. If you thought losing all those knowables and icons was bad just wait for what is to come. More and more of of the beloved celebs that my generation grew up with are reaching “old” age. Don’t get me wrong.. age means nothing (one of my life principals). It defines nothing. But reality is reality and some of these folks are dealing with the other side of Father Time.
So really.. The heck with all this “thank god 2016 is over” stuff… 2017 will be just as ruthless as 2016. Because time doesn’t care about you. The only thing you can do is learn how to ride the roller coaster.
Instead of looking at the year as a blank slate look at every single day as a blank slate. You write the history of your life one day at a time. Every single hour is an opportunity to be awesome. So why not just be awesome? Be the most awesome version of yourself that you can come up with. Every day work toward something. Be better. Do more. Do something for the first time. It doesn’t matter what day of the year it is. You can start anytime. So just start now. Why wait?