It’s a new year, “new year, new me”, the possibilities are endless! For some, that may seem quite daunting, and for others an exciting new endeavour. Here at Dot & Cross, I believe that whether your ambitions are big or small, everyone should be encouraged to inspire themselves.
Of course, the thing we all struggle with most is motivation! We are constantly making long term plans in an attempt to reach that long term target, only to trip over the hurdles we set far too high. Endless posts on social media and editorial pieces on how to set your goals and be a better you flood your January and begin to seep into February. But is this really necessary? Instead of focusing so hard on achieving the end goal, take note of what you are achieving right now. I challenge you to look backwards instead of forwards, look at where you have come from compared to where you are now and be proud of all your achievements.
“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.”
– George Bernard Shaw
I believe if you can imagine it, you can create it. It will take practice, determination and quite often a lot of trial and error but your biggest motivator should be yourself. Make this year a year of success and positivity and remember a FAIL is a First Attempt In Learning. Try something different, be brave and dream bigger. This year we want you all to think outside the box, get creative and inspire yourselves!