With a new year comes new goals, renewed enthusiasm for fulfilling these goals and possibly some apprehension towards making these things happen. Because, like it or not, change is difficult. Challenging norms, either in society or those set by ourselves, is difficult. But, these things are entirely achievable if you remind yourself why you set those goals in the first place and do not let yourself slip back into old routines.
If there is anything I have learned from my competition in university cross country and orienteering, it is that consistency is key to success. So, if we know what we want to do, and we also know what we have done in the past that has inhibited us from fulfilling such goals, we know what we need to change. So let's change it. It really is that simple, yet I understand so entirely not simple in our brains.
Let's be honest with ourselves this year, and hold ourselves accountable for the goals that we set. Because you know what? The feeling at the end of the year after having accomplished these things will make us happier human beings.
Let's make a change. Let's hold ourselves accountable. Let's be consistent. Let's do something BIG.
Mariama lives in the UK whilst studying ice and other earthy things. She enjoys running through wild places, going on adventures and learning stuff.