2019 is not going to be your year unless you hold onto the hope things are going to get better. You have to have faith in your future. You have to keep moving forward even when you feel like slowing down. No matter what 2018 has put you through, you cannot give up hope. You cannot lower your expectations or your standards. You cannot decide to skip resolutions this year because you broke them every other year and do not see the point in even trying. You have to put aside your pessimism. You have to trust yourself and believe in yourself because you are capable of achieving great things. Your loved ones know that. The question is whether you know that.
2019 is not going to be your year unless you work your ass off. You cannot procrastinate. You cannot tell your dreams to wait until tomorrow. Thinking big isn’t going to get you anywhere unless you decide to take action. You are allowed to rest when you need a mental health break, but you are not allowed to spend months on the couch, scrolling through social media without moving a muscle. You are not allowed to spend every second of your free time with friends either, drinking until you forget your responsibilities. You are getting older. You need to get your shit together. You need to work on tinkering your world until you reach a place that makes you happy. After all, no one is going to hand you success on a silver platter. You have to follow your passions on your own. You have to find meaning on your own.
2019 is not going to be your year unless you learn to love yourself. You cannot tear yourself apart after every minor screwup. You cannot use negative words like awkward and unattractive to describe yourself. You cannot let yourself believe you are a burden to the people who love you the most. You are a beautiful human being. Yes, you have flaws and bad habits, but you are aware of them and you are fighting to break them. You are trying and that is what counts the most. This year, stop being so hard on yourself. Stop selling yourself short. Decide you are worthy of love and success and happiness — and then decide to put yourself out there and get it.
2019 is not going to be your year unless you make a change. Next year is only going to be a repeat of this year if you keep following the same routine, engaging with the same group of people, and continuing down the same general path. If you are unhappy, then you need to figure out what needs changing in your world and then work on changing it. It is never too late to switch career paths or end a relationship or move across the country. You are allowed to make changes. Those changes might elevate you from living an average life to living an outstanding one.