“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.“ Matthew 11:12 [KJV]
Can you believe it? The year is coming to an end. The grand finale. I am so ready for 2018, you guys don’t know. It’s especially refreshing and satisfying that the first day of a new year is on a Monday.
I just want to take a moment to thank God that I’m here and you’re here and we get to do this together, so much has happened this year and we really need to understand that the fact that we are here is no mere coincidence, so let’s thank God together and prepare to take this year by its horns.
I just want to explain the bible verse I put on the top real quick, I’m going to simplify it. To me, it means that whatever you want in this life, you can’t just sit down and expect it. You have to go out and get it aggressively because it’s not just you that want it, many, many other people want it as well. You need to get up and fight for what you deserve. When it says violence, it doesn’t mean literal violence. It is whatever you need to fight to get what you want whether it be self-doubt, lack of self-control, procrastination, other people doubting you.
This post is actually a call to action to all my people out there who have goals that they’ve been setting for themselves since the age they could write them, for those who have wanted to do things every year but overthink it or procrastinate, for those ones that claim every year as their year but never doing anything about it.
It’s time for us to take what is ours this year. By force.
I used to be the queen of procrastination but I’ve decided it’s time to move on, the time for procrastination came and now needs to leave, I have things to do.
Nothing good comes easy, and it’s time for us to do the difficult things that we’ve been trying to avoid or escape for a long time. It’s time for us to make moves, serious moves. It’s time for us to finally check off our lists and feel pride at the end of the year instead the “comforting” feeling of “this year is just going to be the same.”
It’s time to stop being pessimistic with the easy statement that “Resolutions don’t work”. Stop blaming resolutions, resolutions have nothing to do with this, the only reason why resolutions don’t work is because you get too lazy to complete them. End of. Besides this isn’t a new years resolution anymore, this is a must do. This is no longer a goal, this is a necessity.
We can no longer sit on our phones and retweet, screenshot and share other people’s successes, it’s time to make our own.
This is the year of us.
For those that don’t think we can do it, it’s time for us to prove them wrong and prove ourselves right. We deserve better.
Make a list of goals you want to achieve this year (watch as I’m saying THIS year because for us, 2018 starts now) plan out how you want to achieve them, then stop planning and actually do it. Whenever you want to quit, shut up, re-read this post and keep going.
This is the year of not quitting.
People only ever see the glam but never the gruel. We’re going to gruel so we can get the glam. Nothing, nothing feels better than working hard and getting the results you want but how are you going to get those results if you give up before you can really see them?
This is the year of growth.
You want to quit alcohol? This is the year of quitting alcohol, you want to eat healthier? This is the year of healthy eating. You want to be more social? This is the year of social. You want to achieve great things? This is the year of achieving great things.
This is the year of you.
Have a blessed year,
Lots of love,