A New Attitude

“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” ― Vern McLellan

I often begin a new year thinking about what it will bring to me. I daydream about new possibilities—I’ll finally learn to play the piano or I will meditate every single day or I will keep my closet organized. And then I will be a piano-playing, calm, organized person. I imagine the New Year will be like something from the Jetson's that spits out all the things I want by some magic futuristic technology.

And this is where many New Year’s plans end. It’s easy to forget about follow-through and dedication.

This year, instead of asking what I want in the year ahead, I am asking myself what am I willing to do to get what I want. I realize that I can’t bring my same attitude of receiving and hoping for magic. I must bring a new attitude into this new year. This year I am still daydreaming about a clean closet, but I’m making a list of every single task that I need to get my closet beautifully organized. I am bringing a new attitude.

  • What do you hope to get from this new year?
  • What will you bring into this new year?
  • How can you adjust your attitude for the new year?