I used to be a resolution maker. I would write my little checklist of all the things I plan to do or change each year, and post reminders everywhere to keep me on my toes. Don’t get me wrong, it worked and I got many things accomplished that way. However, I realized it was more important for me to have a theme or mission for the year,instead of just a random list of things to do.
2016 was the Year of Release for me. I needed to release a lot of things in my life that were hindering me from being the best version of myself. In doing that, I also ended up being released from,and releasing people that I had no idea would no longer play such a large role in my life. I found myself becoming distant from everything I once consumed myself with that wasn’t productive, an action that created both positive and not-so-positive results. I needed to release things that were stopping me from working on ME. Unfortunately not everyone was a fan of me becoming my priority. This year of release is not quite complete,as the aftermath of release is an ongoing process,but I have figured out what 2017’s theme will be…..the Year of Polishing.
The reason I chose polishing as the theme for 2017 is because the ground work was done this year for the most part. I reflected on life and my decisions, released all that was toxic or hindering my growth, and created boundaries in my life that were long overdue. I set more goals for myself,and created blue prints for ones already set. 2017 is the time to execute and polish all that l’ve prepared for mentally,physically,spiritually, and emotionally in 2016.
A lot of people will criticize you for setting goals or being hopeful for a successful 2017. There are people as we speak finding memes and gearing up to post all kinds of things insulting those of you who want change and growth to happen annually. Don’t let these people make you feel as if you’re lame or silly for preparing your mind and spirit for a better year.
There is nothing wrong with wanting more for your life, and wanting to be a better person. The people who go out of their way to criticize you for your “new year,new/better me” mentality are usually people that have no hope or desire to progress in their own life. They aren’t driven enough to improve their own lives so they will try to make you feel foolish for wanting to improve yours. Stagnation is their comfort zone,and they want it to be yours. Ignore the outside noise and go for it! Work hard to be better than you ever were, and stay focused. Let’s rock the hell out of 2017! Are you ready? I am. 💕👑💪🏾💋✨