It's not even December 31st and I can hear the resolutions already. Someone's determined to lose weight, start a successful business, get a new job, buy their first home, and the list goes on. I don't know what it is by this perceived "newness" of another year, but it excites many people to get their hopes up, setting their sights on a new goal and -- hopefully-- a new life. The great part about it is that most will start off the new year strong, taking steps toward their goals. Then, for some, two weeks will go by and nothing.
I used to be like that. Every single New Year's Eve I would write an extensive list of everything I set out to complete during the year. Some times I would complete most, if not all, of my goals; Some years, not even half of the list would get done. That's when I realized something:
You don't need a New Year's Resolution if you've made a day-to-day mental change.
Although I still enjoy writing out what I hope to achieve within a year, I'm more concerned about my action list from day to day. Who knows what a year looks like when a day can make a whole world of a difference.
Yes, one of my biggest goals is to write more books, release my fictional audio experience, and work on other projects I'm excited about. However, I'm all about taking things one day at a time, one project at a time. I can and will get it done, but I'm not going to wait until midnight of a "new year" to get to work.
As Dr. Eric Thomas would say, if you start on your goal now, you can use the momentum from December to carry you through to January.
Stop waiting for the new year to get started; start now.