Don’t Wait Till New Year’s To Go after your Dreams

“Don’t wait till January 1st to start chasing your dreams. Any resolution important enough to make for the New Year, is important enough to start right now”

This year is coming to a close with less than a month to go. Many of us have been asked by friends or family members “Do you have any new year’s resolutions for the new year”? There is a huge misconception that we have to wait till January first to decide what “New Year resolutions” are. I remember doing this as a kid every year at midnight my whole family would go around the room and say our new goals for the new year.  This programmed my mind to think at an early age I can only make new goals with my life at the beginning of the year. As time has pasted  I’ve learned this is simply not the case.

New Goals

For example, we say we want a better job, we want to start a new workout plan, we want to improve our financial situation, etc. But for many of us these resolutions never come to fruition. The truth is that nothing is going to change until we’re completely honest with ourselves about why we’re not getting the results we want. It could be that we’re afraid of success, afraid to fail, let other people influence us,  don’t believe in ourselves  or other things.

Start Right Now

We can start at any time to start a new business venture, workout plan or just a simple lifestyle change. There is no time like the present. Nonetheless, the New Year is a time where many of us reflect on the year. We look at what has worked, what is working, and what may not have worked. Based on that, we usually come up with our new year’s resolutions. However, some of us set the same goals each year because we still haven’t accomplished them from each previous year. Some of us set goals and start off strong then eventually lose the momentum and forget all about it. Therefore, the goals have yet to be accomplished. And still, we’re complaining about the same things. .

Reality of Our Dreams

The reality is that if we want to achieve a goal or dream we have to do the work that is required to accomplish it. If we keep doing the same thing we will get the same results and have the same year we’ve had before. With that being said, one of the most important things we can do to make our dreams a reality is reevaluate who we choose to associate with. If we’re working towards our dreams we need people around us that are supportive and helping us toward our goal. A wise man once said “You’ll be successful as the people you talk to for no reason”.

Final Thoughts

In the end we have to go after what we want in life. No matter if its January 1st or September 1st  there is never a perfect time to start the process. We all deserve to live the life of our dreams. If what you’re doing isn’t working don’t get discourage just reevaluate, re-brand and stay positive towards your predestined success.

Copyright ©2016 Jay Colby All Rights Reserved.

About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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65 Responses to Don’t Wait Till New Year’s To Go after your Dreams

  1. caendicott says:

    Totally agree. I sat down and wrote out my goals for the first time last December. Part of me wanted to wait until January, but I went ahead and did it anyways. I’m so glad I did. I’ve achieved most of my goals or worked hard on them because I didn’t wait. Also, part of me thinks that any goal set in January is doomed anyways no matter what. Just my opinion.

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  2. I enjoyed this post. I attempt to push myself no matter what day or time of season it is. We never know when our time is up.

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  3. kage2015 says:

    We make short and long term goals. Write them down and make a plan.

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  4. That’s right! We still have a whole month to either waste or make some moves ;))

    Jay, one of your themes is self improvement & growth, right? Have you always been like this or did something happen to make you love it so much? Just curious :))

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  5. bursh1 says:

    Mmm, great post indeed. I do re-write my resolution and that’s how poor my improvement was, but starting from now, I will make a new one and stick to achieving it…

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  6. Alice Gerard says:

    I keep trying to push myself, as well. I’ve been blogging daily since the first of October. Also, I am working on decluttering. In the past, I would have waited until January. But, what the heck? Why not start right away? There is no time like the present!

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  7. I want to start my own photography business. Slowly. Word of mouth. Let’s start here! 😉

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  8. Astrid says:

    I love that phrase: “There is no time like the present”. One of my high school teachers once told the class that there is only one moment you can be happy in your entire life. We started guessing, but no-one got it right. The answer is NOW. The same really goes for starting with the rest of your life. Like you say, if the resolution is important enough for new year’s, it’s important enough now.

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  9. So true Jay. Life is but a whisper and we only have this moment so keep looking up and working toward making our dreams reality.

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  10. madelyn says:

    YES I always remind this to myself if i’m feeling down – don’t need to wait til Monday, til tomorrow, til next week or next month or the new year. Start here and start now, no matter if you’re afraid or excited!!

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  11. I totally agree! I set goals to myself and start right away!

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  12. Eri Hunt says:

    This is great Jay! I totally agree why wait when it starts now. You will never see any results if there is no real action behind it. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  13. lghiggins says:

    Well said! Since I first heard it many years ago, I have been enchanted with “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” When you look at life that way, you can move on from your past and start working toward the changes you want to see in yourself and your world–right now! Keep inspiring others, Jay. I love your insights.

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  14. Everyday counts and nothing should be left for tomorrow.. who knows what tomorrow holds

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  15. I’m a firm believer of not wasting time. There’s never a perfect time to start doing something. When an idea enters my head, I’m willing to jump and take the risk to make it happen. Great post!

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  17. Great thoughts. I did wait to New Year this year! You may already do this, but another way to increase chances of doing what you write down is to give a copy to someone you trust and give them permission to regularly (every two weeks?) ask you tough, but kind questions on the progress you’re making toward your goals. When I did this a lot of goals got done the night before I was going to meet the person who was going to ask me those questions. (Better late than never). By the way, thank you for following me.

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  18. This is such a relatable post! Really speaks out to me! We always have great plan but are either too lazy or not motivated enough to realize them! I do want to start being fit again! xx corinne

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  19. robin rue says:

    Love this. The time is now, so what are you waiting for?? Go get it.

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  20. LaQuisha Hall says:

    I rethink my goals every month and plan every week. Every day we wake is a new opportunity to be great!

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  21. Jennifer says:

    I couldn’t agree more. Don’t wait until New Year’s to start working on goals. START NOW!! And I think having a Big Goal and then smaller goals to reach the big goal can also be very helpful. When I was teaching, I used to use this method for my students and it really worked wonders!

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  22. staciesayzso says:

    So true! There really is no time like the present to start working on your goals.

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  23. 2014ritchie says:

    I am in the process of making major life changes. It can be scary but you will never achieve your dreams if you don’t pursue them.

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  24. Ana De-Jesus says:

    I agree that we don’t need to wait until new year. After all the point of creating goals is that they are ongoing and a work in progress right?

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  25. Amber says:

    I so agree! I am always trying to go for my dreams no matter what time of the year it is.

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  26. raisingyourpetsnaturally says:

    Great points. I’m behind in a lot of my goals, maybe too many for the year. But starting today is such a great idea! Back on track.

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  27. Ophelia Tang says:

    Great Post! I love the it and it’s so insightful. I would definitely go toward my dream with one step at a time. Thanks for sharing.
    XOXO //SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger</a


  28. thehouseturnedhome says:

    Such a short, yet powerful post. It is a great reminder that you can start working on goals and dreams NOW, not just around the new year.

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  29. Miss Jamila says:

    I love this post, I a firm believer that there is no better time than the present. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Kiwi says:

    I dont have new years resolutions. I make goals year round or new ones pop in my head so its silly to put pressure on yourself Jan 1 when you have 365 days to have a new thought!

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  31. No time like the present indeed! That’s one of my favourite lines, and I absolutely agree with all that you say here, a wonderful read!

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  32. Gracie Gill says:

    I agree! We don’t have to wait for New Year to start a new life. Though I have my yearly goals every year on my birthday. But that’s just simple things that I want to get done in a year, like climbing 5 mountains, learning to play a guitar, etc.

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  33. Mimi Green says:

    I have to remind myself to reevaluate my goals quarterly. I need to see if I’m on Target, if I can check them off or if I end to modify them.

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  34. thestyleperk says:

    Very nice and well written post. I think all of your points are so true, it’s important to go for our goals right now, no excuses.

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  35. toastycritic says:

    I agree that we need to live out our dreams now. We cannot be waiting for our dreams to happen to us. We have to see what we can do about putting our dreams into a reality.

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  36. agentizerozerosetter says:

    I love the motivation of this post! Start right now is so important, don’t really need to fix a date!

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  37. Nay @ beautyaddictmama says:

    Great post! This is so inspiring. I’m trying to work on my blog and build it up as that’s my dream. I’m doing it now – why wait! Life is short, anything could happen and I want to know I worked on my dreams.

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  38. I agree. I try anytime of the year. It doesn’t matter when it is. I think I fail more when it is around New Years.

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  39. Totally agree! Dreams and goals can be set anytime of the year. I really enjoyed reading this. Good read!

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  40. den says:

    I agree with this 100%! Most are actually making it an excuse to not start reaching for their goals. They would say that they can do better next year when they can start working on it now.

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  41. Ravi says:

    Agree. Time is never wrong to start a right thing. thanks for reminding..!

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