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This is the year – to set that goal and achieve that dream

“This is the year…” – that phrase has been circling around my mind for the past month. This is the year that I want to accomplish my biggest dream. The dream that I have had since I was a little girl. But before I talk about that – I want to share what last year meant to me.

Last year was the year that I set that dreaded goal of losing weight. It was a goal that I had renewed year after year – one of those recycled goals that is always at the top of the list but never seems to be ticked off – you know what I mean? Yes it’s important but I guess it never seemed to be actioned – until 22nd February 2016. That was the day that I embraced that goal and said to myself – This is the year to lose that weight.

What made that day different to the past 18 years? (yes that is how long I had recycled that one goal) On that day I had reached my pain point. I went shopping for a dress with my mother. We searched and searched for a nice fitting dress. All I saw in the dressing room mirror  was beached whale trying to cover up the blubber – it wasn’t working. I left the shops, buying nothing.

I jumped on the scales when I got home – wake up time. I was the heaviest I had ever been in my life! Of course I knew it, deep down. You do, don’t you? You don’t really need to scales to tell you. Most days we just don’t want to know. But staying in denial is not going to get us anywhere.

I realised that I had to make a decision.

Do nothing or do something.

Keep going on the same path – with my head in the sand. Denial. Or take responsibility for my health and do something about it. Take action. This is the year to lose that weight. And I did it! Yes, I lost 18 kilos by my birthday in October.

Here are some articles on how I did that:
15 Little Changes I Made to Lose Weight Permanently
How I Made 2016 My Best Year Ever!
How I Lost 15 Kilos (33 lbs) in 6 Months and You Can Too

It starts with a decision. What do I want to achieve this year? That one thing that will make this year the Best Year Ever.

Do you want to lose weight? Have you got a goal that keeps being recycled on the list? Is it time to do something about it – this year?

2016 was The Best Year that I had ever lived – mainly because of knocking off that weight loss goal. But I want go a step further and make 2017 exceptional . What could surpass ticking off a long held goal? – achieving a childhood dream – that would make 2017 exceptional.

Now that I have put a massive tick against my 18 year old weight loss goal – I feel free to move onto achieving my childhood dream.

This is my childhood dream – drum roll please -I want to write and publish a book!

This is the year to write and publish a book.

  • I am going to stop putting my head in the sand.
  • I am going to stop being in denial and doubt.
  • I have made the decision.
  • I am putting in place the habits needed to make this a reality.
  • I am visualizing the end result.
  • I am saying to myself – This is the year to write and publish that book. This is the year.

Is this the year for you to set and tick of that pesky goal? the one that is really important but you just haven’t done anything about it?

  • Lose that weight.
  • Gain health.
  • De clutter your home and life.
  • Get that new job.
  • Learn a new skill.

You know what it is. That One Goal that seems to be recycled year after year. This is the year to tick it off – once and for all.

No going back.
Draw a line in the sand.
Make a decision that this is the last time you will be this weight.

Sit down and work out what new habits need to be in place to make this happen.
Become determined to not give up even when it gets tough.
Visualize yourself at the end of the year victorious!
You can do it!

Or you could be like me – ready for the next level of freedom. You have that childhood dream buried deep.
It needs to come to the surface.
Breathe.
You won’t know what is possible until your dream is given a chance.
This is the year to let that dream lose. Give it wings. Let it fly.

This is the year.

What is your year going to be? the same? just floating along, surviving?
Live your life with passion.
Circle this year.
Mark it down.
This is the year that something shifts in your world.
Change is going to happen. Progress. Growth. Pick one thing and just do it!

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