Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2013 has had a positive start for everyone. New Year’s Resolutions have become a controversial topic. Many people are skeptical and critical because they think people won’t stick to them. To me, a resolution isn’t about completely transforming myself, but improving. The point is you don’t want to be doing the same thing you were doing last year or your not achieving anything. So to all of you critics, think of your weak points from this past year and then think about how you can strengthen them, that’s all. My New Year’s resolution is very broad. I want to start following through on the goals I set for myself. Like the complaints about resolutions, it’s very easy to say you’re going to do something but it’s very hard to actually do it. I want to start taking smaller things that I say I am going to do and actually do them. I want to start small and then go up from them. Achievements build confidence to achieve more. My first goal is to get this blog back up and running so I hope you keep reading! Good luck with your resolutions!

Here are some photos from the end of my 2012!

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Motivational Monday

Happy Monday everyone! Yes, Mondays tend to be the worst day of the week, but they set the tone for the next couple of days so at least end this day on the right note in order to have a painless week.

Envy is a dangerous thing. Always wanting things that other people have can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand it can motivate you to work harder to achieve the same success that another person has. On the other hand, you can start to feel like “it’s not fair” for that person to be better off than you. I know you have heard this before and you are about to hear it again: life is not fair. Despite what Disney led us to believe during the first decade or so of our lives, there is no such thing as complete fairness. Once you fail enough times in your life, you will begin to let that idea go.

Here is the thing, that person you are envious of is most likely envious of some other person, or even you. Looks are deceiving. Just because someone “looks” like they have everything a person could want, that is probably not the case. I am sure if you asked them, they could tell you five things off the top of their head that they wish they had. Nobody is ever satisfied with what they have and that is good because that means you should always be working towards something.

Do not let your envy of another person allow you to feel bad for yourself. That is time wasted. You could be using that time to better yourself, sharpen your skills, expand your mind or even learn something. Think of ways you can do that this week and get it done!

xolivia

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