Ladies and gents, we are going into semester two with more motivation then Elle Woods had for getting into Harvard after Warner told her she couldn't. I definitely stole that from Twitter but it's too relevant to not include in here. So, no matter how last semester went for you, this one is going to be even better than you could even imagine.
This is your motivation to dominate this next half of the year. All those things you wanted to accomplish last semester? Now is your time. All the things you never got around to? They're happening now. Not to be all "new year, new me," but that's kind of what we're doing today.
The other day I was watching my new favorite YouTuber, Kalyn Nicholson (check out her channel it's amazing) and in one of her videos she was talking about visualizing exactly where you want to be a week, a month, 6 months, or even a year from today, and writing down exactly what you'll accomplish in that time period. Not what you want to do, but what you're going to do.
I just did this and it's helped me already. I wrote out my plans for the next 6 months, and I'm already thinking of ways to get them accomplished.
I want you to do the same. Write out exactly where you're going to be however far away from right now, and keep it handy for times where you lose motivation. Figure out what you want and focus on finding ways to get it. Do you want straight A's for the first time ever this semester? Make it happen. Do you want to finally reach out to that girl you've been wanting to be friends with since the 7th grade? Text her and invite her to coffee. Whatever you want to do, the time is now to work up the courage and the find the plans to make it happen.
Even though we don't need a new year or a new semester to initiate change, the idea of a clean slate is so helpful to motivate us to finally do what we've always been wanting to do. So write down your goals, and find ways to make them happen. Reach out to people and find resources to figure out how to make your goals happen (& for more ways to accomplish your goals check out this article).
So make this year your year. Visualize where you're gonna be and take all the steps to make it happen. You can so easily start to live your dream life just by taking the initiative to make it happen. It's your life and you're the only one who can take charge of it and make it the week or the semester or the life you truly want it to be. Make it all the best it can be.
You are strong. You are capable. You are so beyond beautiful and so ready to kick 2018's butt. You are worthy, valuable, and loved. So get out there and make your dreams happen, because you've only got this life and you better live it to it's fullest potential. I love you, and the world loves you. Keep on rockin' everyone's dang socks off. (p.s. I'm thinking of making a blog series called Motivation Mondays. Let me know if you it's something you want to see and what topics you want motivation for.)