Reflections on 2015

What a year.

I think that sums up just about everything for 2015: what a year.

I’ve had some amazing lows, and I’ve had some amazing highs.

I wasn’t sure how to do a reflection blog post, since part of the point of my blog posts is trying to share something that is helpful. That being said, sometimes our own stories shed light on what we couldn’t otherwise see, so here’s a bit of my thoughts on my 2015 experience.
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Our Greatest Naysayer: The One In the Mirror

Have you ever tried to accomplish a goal or take the next step in a difficult process, and found yourself talking yourself out of it? You decided to exercise first thing in the morning…and then you find your brain turning around and telling you not to bother getting up. You decided you were going to read more nonfiction books, but as you look over the nonfiction book selections, you get overwhelmed and use that as an excuse not to pick one. Life goes on, and we cave in to this resistant thought process in our minds that tells us not to bother. Or that we can’t do it. Or, worse, that we amount to nothing and that no one loves us.

Know what I’m talking about?

Yeah. Oftentimes, my biggest resistor and naysayer is myself.
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When You Start Off Knocked Down

There’s nothing quite like the excitement as the new year rolls in. Whether you actually stay awake to see the ball drop, or if you simply celebrate the first day of the new year, it’s the time for resolutions, fresh goals, and new beginnings.

Today is the 5th day of the new year. We haven’t even gone a week yet. And while you see this blog post, be assured that I just posted it barely on time this morning. I haven’t refined it or done anything I normally do to make it an amazing post, because I’m rushing to get it done, and worn out mentally already.

Why?
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4 Steps To Complete Your New Year’s Resolutions: Start Now

Ever realize, minutes before (or after) the ball drops, that you wanted to set some New Year’s Resolutions? Don’t wait till then and blurt something out on the spur of the moment. It’s too easy to set a goal that you don’t really want, or don’t really plan on committing to and seeing it out. Instead, take some time now to look ahead at 2015.

Here are 4 steps to help you actually meet your 2015 New Year’s Resolutions:
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