So now that we’re basically into February, I want to talk about New Year’s Resolutions.
There was recently a study done that showed that where you lived had a huge impact on whether or not you actually accomplished your New Year’s Goals. The number one city to live if you want to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions is Seattle, Washington, coming in with a 66.65 percentage rate of accomplishment. The worst place to live to accomplish your resolutions is Gulfport, Mississippi, with a whopping 34.19 percentage rate of accomplishment, or PRA. Also, my city, Boise, was number 18 on the list, with a 59.86 PRA.
The most common resolutions are:
- Lose Weight
- Eat Healthier
- Save Money
- Quit Smoking
- Work Out More Often
I always loved making resolutions, and the “new year, new me” mindset. But I’ve recently come to a new conclusion. We don’t need a date to tell us to change our mindset, or to become better. Nonetheless, I made New Year’s Goals, with the mindset that I can always make my life better whenever it suits me.
To get to the point (if there even is one), my New Year’s Resolution is to become fearless. That’s it. It’s very broad, yes. But I think that if I really want to stick with something, and apply it to my everyday life, I want to be more fearless.
I’ve talked about fear before. How to accomplish your most terrifying goals, and things like that. ( see HERE ) However, I still feel that I live my life too cautiously. I’ve been trying to pull from the experiences and feelings I had while I was in Europe, and how I felt so good all the time, living my best life and not being afraid to try new things, only to come back home and dissolve right back into my scared mindset of never doing anything new, and never putting myself out there. I cannot and will not live a life like this anymore.
One thing that I absolutely loved, and try to pull from all the time, is the beauty and culture of France and Italy. They are such passionate, deeply loving, and genuinely beautiful people. I am constantly thinking about how much I loved these places and why, and have come to the conclusion that it’s their infatuation with life, and how vibrant and colorful and amazing EVERY PERSON is. What I want to do, is bring that more into our culture here in the states, and everywhere I possibly can. To fearlessly spread love and enthusiasm and happiness as far as I can; to live my life to its fullest potential, every single day of my life.
My three biggest fears are falling, deep water, and needles. This year, as part of my goal of being fearless, I want to conquer these fears, because if I can do that, I can do anything.
Life is too short to be scared, so I am determined to accomplish these goals this year, and to be fearless in all that I do, not letting fear hold me back from living my best life.
SO, to wrap it up, I just want to take another minute and talk about life and fear and stuff (since I know so much)
There is nothing scarier than being yourself in this crazy world, and living a fearless, extraordinary life. There is the constant threat of failure, or of others looking down on you and thinking you’re insane. But let them! What is life when we are constantly so worried about the thoughts of others dragging us down. What is life when we are constantly concerned about potential failure? We as a people have to stand up for ourselves, to be our most real, and authentic self. To live life fully and fearlessly, and courageously.
So, if you don’t have a New Year’s Resolution by now, make it this:
Be yourself and be fearless. Nothing will make you happier and more fulfilled than living your life to the absolute fullest everyday.