Every year is a new year. Before we enter the new year, we make these lofty plans (aka "resolutions") concerning how we're going to change our lives. Of course, these plans never go exactly as...well...planned. In fact, these plans never get past March. Before we know it, we failed yet again at keeping our resolutions. So...now we have to wait until next year to try again.
We get so caught up in making plans for an entire year that we forget that each year is made up of 365 individual days. What we do on each of those days would determine the overall outcome for the entire year. So instead of focusing on one year at a time, wouldn't it make more sense to just focus on how you're going to change your life for each day?
See, an entire year is made up of failures and successes that occur EACH DAY. Instead of focusing on how the year is going, you ought to focus on how your DAY is going. Did you start the day off right? If not, did you end the day on a good note? If yes, then you had a successful day. If not, then you had a failed day. But guess what? You have tomorrow to start over again. If you fail tomorrow, then you could start afresh on the day after. Each day brings new beginnings, new chances to get things right, new opportunities to finish the year on a good note.
So, if an entire year goes by and you felt that it wasn't a good year, it's because you had too many failed days. Instead of using each day to your advantage, you let the day use YOU. Instead of starting anew with the beginning of each day, you thought that all of your sins and failures just rolled over to the next day. Instead of thinking of how to make the new day better, you just went with the flow and let the day take you anywhere it wanted to.
When the new year comes, you will start off strong and determined! You would have lots of successful days. Then once February hits, you would get tired and have more failed days. But when March comes, you'll be just about done with your resolutions because you are too far behind. Once again, you failed to keep your New Year's resolutions.
But it shouldn't be like that. When March comes and you see that you failed more times than you succeeded, guess what you should do? Redeem yourself on the next day! When you go to bed and wake up, treat the new day as a day of second chances.
Whether or not you're big into sports, there is one general thing you know about sports: the game isn't over because one team scored a point. Each round is a new beginning for each team. The team that scored the first point might lose in the next round. The team that lost the first round might score a point in the second round. The game isn't over until it's over. Even if the losing team is very far behind, they could still catch up because every new round is another chance to win.
If you find yourself very far behind in your goals, don't despair. Tomorrow is a new day, bringing new opportunities to make things right. And if you messed up that day, then the following day would offer another chance to catch up. One of the worst things you could do in any year is to simply stop trying. Yes, you've failed over and over and over again. But the year is done when it's done, and as long as the year is still going, you have available days to make things right.
At the end of the year, did you have a bad year because life was completely against you...or because you just gave up on your goals? Did you really have a year of "bad luck" or did you have so many failed days that you didn't think your goals were worth the pursuit?
Everyday is a new day, bringing new opportunities, new chances. If you failed today, try again tomorrow. If you succeed today, don't lose the momentum, because you could easily fail tomorrow. If you started the day good, keep it going good. If you started on a bad note, then end it on a good note. If you completely destroyed the day, guess what? Tomorrow offers you another chance to make things right.
As you enter the new year, don't look at the year as a whole. Break down the year into individual days. How well you perform on each day would determine the overall outcome for the year. If you simply focus on the year, then don't be surprised if you have a bad year. But once you focus on conquering each day, then you could end the year on a good note.
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