It’s time to get pissed off. It’s time to get sick and tired of being unhappy or unfulfilled. It’s the only way you’ll make a change and your current life situation is all your fault.

I’m pissed off enough…are you?

Motivation can come from finding your passion; something that ignites a fire in you so strongly that there’s no other option but to do something different. It can also come from feeling stagnant or just feeling tired of your current life situation.

Will you be happy with your life in five years if nothing has changed? Then change it! I’m making some changes in my life and so can you. We all have the power to be the best versions of ourselves.

Stop blaming other people for your decisions and where they have led you; if you’re tired of being unhappy then start taking personal responsibility for your actions (or lack thereof).

It’s the only way to truly make a change. When you find excuses for your actions, or blame your current situation on other people, you lose our power to change the situation. Only when you examine your part can you find a way to change that which you’re unhappy with. Taking responsibility allows you to see where you made mistakes, what you can do differently and then you can choose to do something about it.

Stop justifying your actions and start getting pissed off. Get so fed up with where you’re at that it sparks action.

You got yourself here…now what are you going to do about it?

Now that you’ve taken responsibility, what are you going to do? Getting honest with yourself is the first step…doing something different is the second.

“If you always do what you always did you will always get what you always got”

Albert Einstein

Here is where you start to put in the real work. Now that you know what you did to get yourself into this mess, you need to do something to get yourself out. Start making some changes in your daily life. Maybe you just need to do SOMETHING…sometimes not doing anything is worse than doing something, even if you fail.

So I’m pissed off about some of the choices I’ve made and I’m going to do something about it.

Here I am. 38 years old and sometimes I feel like I take 3 steps back and 4 steps forward only to take 2 steps back and 1 step forward. It’s time to go all in.

It’s not enough to start something; I need to commit for the long haul. I have this history of gaining some success and then the momentum stops. I recently realized this puts me in a place where I’m never really getting ahead. I have plenty to get excited about, but it never really gets me anywhere. Once I see that I can do something the motivation just STOPS! These small successes feel great, but they’re just fluff, if I don’t use them to my advantage and keep pushing forward until the momentum starts.

I’ve decided to make 3 commitments to myself. These are NOT New Year’s resolutions and they are not my only goals for 2017. They are, however, small commitments to myself that will assist in the growth and success of my larger goals…they’re commitments to me.

  1. Get My Health Back On Track…FOR GOOD! –  That means implementing something physical on a daily basis and eating right (most of the time). I will not allow myself to use a holiday, vacation or anything else as an excuse to fall behind when I start to feel the results. I’ll be realistic about my goals and make better choices each day. I’m starting today with a cleanse.
  2. Writing More – I’m going to start writing in my journal every day again and put my blog back on top of my priority list. I feel resolved when I write. I work out my personal struggles and help others. This MUST be a priority for my wellbeing. Writing for other publications feels good, but not as good as when I write for myself and my friends.
  3. Continue to Evolve – I’ll continue to make changes that help me to be a better person. This is the most important commitment. I will not recycle these commitments next January and I will continue to find new ways to better myself. January is not the only reason to strive to be a better person. I’m promising myself that I’ll continue to evaluate my growth and make changes as needed…monthly, weekly, hourly…whatever it takes!

2016 was a rough year for me. I went through a lot of situations that, in the moment, were out of my control, but I had to get honest with myself.

I made decisions to get myself in those situations. 2016 was not by any means a huge setback for me. In fact, I made a lot of strides. The problem is I was lazy. I did just as much as I needed to do trudge along and take baby steps toward my goals.

This year I’m taking the power back. I’m making 2017 my year by taking personal responsibility for my current state of affairs. I’m going to use the lessons from last year and continue to grow and flourish in the coming year. There will be ups and downs, but I refuse to tip toe through this year. I’m taking some leaps. I’m jumping if I have to. I’m investing in myself, my future and my happiness by setting some goals and crushing them…