Talking to myself:
It’s the end of the year. As you get ready to exit 2016 and enter 2017 you have to be willing to close the door behind you. Close the door to toxic relationships, intimate and interpersonal. You have to close the door to bad habits of all kinds. You have to close the door to self-limiting beliefs. You have to close the door to fear, hate, jealousy, and every feeling that is hindering your progress.
Don’t allow yourself to be tricked into not making a New Year’s Resolution because it’s cliche. Cliche or not, make the resolution. Take every opportunity to get better and to grow in your life. There’s no reason to stay the same. Growth is optional and it’s available. You must be willing to go to the next level. Trust in your ability to grow. Know that you need to grow. It’s a daily grind. Take it one day at a time. Wake up every morning and reset your mind for growth. Remind yourself of your goals every morning and press through even when you don’t feel like it.
Don’t leave 2016 and go into 2017 the same person. Make up your mind that you’ve already made the change. Don’t let doubt get in the way. Don’t let the negative people slow you down. Go to the next level regardless of who you have to leave behind. If they aren’t willing to grow, let em go!
Close the door to 2016! It’s about to be a new beginning.
Tony A. Gaskins Jr.