Just Do It

Abby Wormsbaker, Staff Writer

Every year people tend to start off January with the ambition that they will achieve major goals throughout the year by them creating a “New Year’s Resolution.” But why is it that by the time March rolls along, people have forgotten all about the list they previously made that would keep them on track with what they want to do? Everyone wants to better themselves, but it seems like somewhere along the way they lose the motivation to achieve it for excuses they always seem to have thought up.

Ask yourself this: Did I achieve the goal(s) that I planned for myself at the beginning of the year? If yes, then congratulations to you. But if you said no, why is that? Did you start off great and then slowly stop thinking about it? Was it because someone/something got in the way or made you stop? Did your parents not allow you to go somewhere or did you keep telling yourself that you will ‘do it later”? Well, I can tell you right now that the reason you didn’t succeed in your personal desires is because you didn’t do whatever it is you wanted to do. This is one of those things where it really is all on you. No one is going to achieve your goals for you, that is something only you have the capability of doing.

Think of it this way. One of the number one things that a person puts on their resolutions is to lose weight. But after a while, half of these people slowly stop working out or they slowly stop eating healthy. But why? It’s because these people didn’t go to the gym because they were too tired, and they told themselves they’d “go tomorrow” only repeating the same thing everyday?  Yet while the other half got up every morning and drove themselves to the gym, they thought about what they were doing and asked. “What can I do to get closer to where I am wanting to be?”

I think it is very important to realize that the only thing standing in the way of you and your goal is yourself. If you want to watch a movie everyday because you don’t feel like you watch them enough, do it. If you want to make good grades or if you want to read more because you feel like it brings you joy, do it. If you want to understand chemistry, math or anything academic, then you have to do it yourself.  If you truly want something in life you will find a way to make it happen, otherwise it must not be that significant to you.  You can make absolutely anything happen if you just push yourself to do it; you are the only person who can make things happen for yourself.  You can and you will.