As I reflect on the past year, I’m reminded of things that I would have done differently. There are things I’m proud of that I’ll continue to do. And there are others that I was unable to build up the courage to do.
At times, I get caught up in what I did or didn’t do. The tendency is to forget the who that controls why I respond the way I do. There is genuinely a why behind why I started and a who beyond the do.
This year, resolve to be the best version of you. While you may want to add some goals, it may not be necessary to change what you do. You may just need to change your perspective. If you’ve committed to starting the new year with a new you, just start by being true to yourself.
In my upcoming book, Cracked Mirror, Clear Reflection, I share my journey from fear and doubt to discovering the courage to step out. Positioned to step into what I believe to be my calling, I’m now standing behind a clear curtain Able to see the vision, the time has come to pull the curtain away and step on stage.
So, what will I do differently in 2019?
1. Live more and fear less.
2. Attempt more and hesitate less.
3. Step out boldly and overthink less
4. Take more risks and stress less
5. Be true to me and live without regrets
The new year is a reminder that life is short, days are precious, and memories should be cherished. While it’s motivating to make New Year’s resolutions, the key is to be true to yourself and your vision.
Confidence is key. What you think about yourself becomes your reality. Believe that you can and you will. Expect great things to happen. Walk in that belief. What once felt impossible will feel within reach.
Julie Barbera, author of the forthcoming book, Cracked Mirror, Clear Reflection
“Treasures Are Right Before Our Eyes, yet Many Miss Gems Searching for Pearls at the Bottom of the Sea.”