I was really going to try to not write a post about 2014 and New Year’s Resolutions and all that jazz, I really was.
But it’s inescapable; I just HAVE to say something about it.
I’ve noticed that when people look back on the past year or look forward to the next year, they usually do so in a way that brings themselves down. For example, the biggest new year’s resolution is that everyone says that they’re going to lose weight because they’re soooooo fat. Another thing really gets to me is that I see a lot of, “I hope 2014 is better than 2013” or “I hope 2013 brings good things” statuses around there on social media.
We need to give ourselves more credit! 2014 is going to be a great year because you’re going to do awesome things! 2013 was a great year because you were/are awesome! Don’t just only hope for the things, do the things.
You didn’t get that cool job just because it randomly stepped in front of your life-path. You got that awesome job because you are awesome. You didn’t go to that exotic place because magical fairies took you there; you bought a ticket because you decided to do something incredible.
So instead of just sitting and waiting for things to come and happen to us, we have to remind ourselves that we’re the ones that make stuff happen.
It’s okay to think that you’re awesome and to tell yourself that you’re awesome. In fact you should DO IT ALL THE TIME! I think there’s something ingrained in us where we think that if we say that we’re wonderful then people are going to think that we’re horrible egotistical human beings. What’s wrong with confidence? Let me tell you, nothing. Be confident in yourself; you deserve it completely. You are going to do some pretty spectacular things in 2014; you did some pretty fantastic things in 2013 and everyone should hear about them. Flaunt your successes; it’s okay to celebrate yourself.
So please tell me, how were you awesome in 2013? What amazing things are you going to do in 2014?
(Don’t be shy. It’s time to celebrate you!)