This year is almost over. It flew past, as most years do as you get older. A lot of people are not happy about what they accomplished this year. It’s not over yet!
There is a month left in the year, which doesn’t seem like much, especially when you haven’t done what you wanted to do in 11 of them, but it’s not over. You can get a lot accomplished in a month. Most importantly, which is an important lesson as an adult, things rarely go as planned. Being held to a particular timeline usually only leads to disappointment. You have to be flexible and understand that even if you don’t get things done when you think you should, that doesn’t mean you’ve failed. You can still get it done.
This is especially true for those of us in our early 20s. It’s crazy how old we feel. It’s like so much life has happened and for many of us we had a vision for where we would be at this time. That’s true for most people. You just have to keep going. There is no use in spending precious time being disappointed and discouraged. You just have to keep powering through to the other side. I personally always feel like I’ll give up right when I’m about to breakthrough. So I can’t do it.
When you really think about it, you’re probably not giving yourself enough credit. I know when I really think about it, I’ve done quite a few things this year. I’ve made progress. I haven’t gotten to where I want, but I have made movement in the right direction. That’s all you can really ask for. You just have to keep moving.
So in this last month you’ll look down at your to do list and think about all you didn’t do. Well there is no better way to roll into the next year than getting stuff done. Start your 2015 in motion and you can spend the rest of the year picking up momentum. You are still here. You still have breath. You can still do it. Whatever your age and situation, you can still do it. Don’t count yourself out now. You still have some more year left and even if you can’t do it all this year, just believe you still have next year. Go get it. Try not to procrastinate, but don’t rush it either. Just put one foot in front of the other. If you’ve had a rough year, shake it off and know that it will get better. Just keep believing that you can make it, keep trying to make it, and you will.
Below I have included a song that always helps me when I’m feeling discouraged. It’s called When I Wake Up by Jill Scott. Enjoy it and believe it:
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