New Year, New You!

by Holly Maria

" We become what we think...Your greatness is awaiting"

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Why does it have to be a New Year to be a New You? I'm here to tell you, it doesn't. I know everyone believes the start of the New Year is the epitome of change and clean slates, although somewhat true; it's undoubtably an excuse for the remaining 364 days of the year. Guess what, the beginning of the year is not the only chance you have to better yourself, you can change anything in your life anytime you want to, it is easier than you think. All you have to do is make goals and follow through with them.

Mid-summer 2014 I had an epiphany, in that moment I realized that the career I wanted and dreamt of my entire life was something I had to believe in and actively pursue in order to obtain. That said, I decided to stop the path I was on without hesitation, and started focusing on what I truly wanted in life, my true passion; the fashion industry, therefore; instinctively following my dreams. It takes a strong mind set to make a life altering change, and it's no easy task. Hard work, dedication, and determination are needed, and you have to want it bad enough in order to succeed. During the process of visualizing your goals, you must believe as though you've already succeeded, and genuinely feel the excitement of your dreams unfolding before you. The more positive thoughts and visualization you practice, the more good things that will come your way. 

There are many reasons why people do not follow through with their New Years Resolutions or goals in general, it's because they really don't try hard enough to reach them and most likely aren't keeping themselves accountable. There are several reasons why this happens, first of all, most people (including myself) are too comfortable in their current situation to even allow change in their life, they have reservations on deciding to go after what they desire in life, and this could be due to a number of reasons; such as, family, work, relationships, money, other people simply telling you that you cannot do it. I know that some of the challenges that we face in life can be unbearable or even disabling at times, but please, for your own sake, don't wait a day longer, go after what it is that you truly want. Life is too short to be living an unhappy and boring day to day existence doing things you despise or find lack lustre! We can only be content in our life if we are consciously aware of our wants and needs and try our best to gain them. Getting what you want out of life is ever evolving and you have to work on this daily. Secondly, even though you may not like change, or the idea is just simply terrifying; you must conquer your fear of failure or disapproval from others. If you are constantly afraid of what other people think, you will most likely miss out on life changing opportunities while trying to avoid a negative outcome. You are what you think about! Keep calm, try not to sweat the small stuff, and don't over think things too much, listen to what your heart tells you, it's always right.

When you give up on your dreams, you seize to accept change, new beginnings, and amazing opportunities. The sad truth is, you inevitably fail from not trying at all, and your life constantly remains the same, You know all those things you've always wanted to do, you should do them! All I am saying is that we all can be who we want to be and do what we want to do in life, the choice is ours to make. We just have to put ourselves out there and go after our dreams in order to make them a reality, progressive realization of a worthy ideal helps you to know what you are working towards and ultimately succeed. 

xx, Holly