2017: This One Is For The Person Who....
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2017: This One Is For The Person Who....

Remember that there's someone out there reaching their goals this year, maybe the same exact one of yours, but a different story. So be inspired and make this your year.

2017: This One Is For The Person Who....

"10.. 9.. 8.. 7.. 6.. 5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 1.. HAPPY NEW YEAR!"

It's 2017 and here we are filled with enthusiasm and energy to start a new year filled with many resolutions. A week into 2017, I've seen the talk about these New Year Resolutions simmer down. There are some who are getting back into their old habits already because of the comfort it provides. Some have told me that they lack the motivation, and some even lack the confidence to do what they want to do.

Simultaneously, there are people who are out there bringing to life the goals they spoke about for this year. They are filled with inspiration, determination, and motivation. These are the people who are closing the doors that are not for them and opening new ones. These are the people who end up proving not only to themselves, but to others that it is possible to achieve your goal if you let go of the negativity and set your mind to it.

Knowing that there are some people who need a little push to go for their New Years Resolution, I decided to take a piece of the conversations I had with these individuals who started working on their goals for this year. Perhaps, it could spark one of you guys to follow your heart to your goal(s) this year.

This one is for those who wants to improve their body and health.
"I realized that the reason why I took so long to take the courage to work on my body was because I was constantly comparing myself to everyone else. Everytime I saw a celebrity on some type of social media, I wanted to be like her. The more I wanted to be like her, the more I despised my body more. And the more that I hated my body, the more I would fall into my bad habits to try to drown out the negativity. I realized that this year will be the year I start being optimistic. I learned to accept my body for how it is now, but it doesn't mean I accept it for how it will look forever. I've been going to the gym and watching videos in finding the best routine for myself as a beginner. Now I'm starting to do research to learn more about what I should eat more of that is healthy and good to my body. Because 2017 is the year I will be good to me. No more negativity."

This one is for those who wants to get their career together.
"I never really knew what I wanted to do with my life. I didn't finish college, and I started to look at myself what others would be quick to view me as -- a drop out. It took a toll on me, and for a while, I had no sense of direction. I found myself getting into a long relationship that kept me distracted for a while until I realized that I wasn't the best I could be. It wasn't fair to me or my partner. I left the relationship and started to work on myself. I went back to school and found what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. 2017 will be the year I continue to do that. I've finally seen progress with myself and my life. I am now someone who is filled with motivation and dreams that my mind and heart are set on achieving."

This one is for those who wants to do better in school.
" Compared to my friends, I was always the one who did worse than everyone else. It was the worst feeling ever, and it didn't help that my parents compared me to my friends. It took a toll on my confidence. I started to realize I was comparing myself to my friends. I used to say my classmates were geniuses so it would explain why they were doing so much better than me. Truth is, I didn't have my priorities straight. I lacked the confidence I needed as well. Both of these hurted me, but this year I started doing better. I have my priorities together and learned to fight my doubts."

This one is for those who wants to try something they've always wanted to do.
"I've always wanted to start my own website, but I never had the guts to do. I've always been afraid of what people would think of my writing. Or, i would wonder what my friends would think. Truth is, I have a lot of things I want to do. I want to get into fitness. I want to learn to eat better. I want to write. But I've never had the courage to do all of it because of some of the comments other people would make about me, basically doubting me. But screw that. I'm going to show them who i really am. So whoever wants to try something new or something they've always wanted to do, go for it. Just do it and don't look back."

This one is for those who wants to work on their relationship with their family.
"I've never been close with my parents. Compared to other families, they're pretty much close-minded. But this year, my goal is to learn to communicate with them better. I am going to continue to work on my relationship with my sister. Because at the end of the day, who do I really have? Them."

This one is for those who wants to be optimistic about their love life.
"Two years ago, I got out of a long relationship. Soon, I realized I was trying to distract myself by getting into things with other girls. I would get lonely easily, and find myself trying to get into a relationship again. I knew the last thing I needed was to get into another relationship. After finally moving on from that relationship, I told myself I didn't want another relationship for a while. I became so pessimistic about my love life. Then, I found myself going on a platonic date with a girl I met at a friend's get-together. I never knew how a real, mature date felt until this one. I regained my confidence for my love life, and now 2017 will be the year I continue to be optimistic. I will find someone when the time's right."

This one is for those who wants to prove to those who ever doubted them.
"There were always people in my life who never believed in me. They doubted every decision that I made. I decided to get rid of them this year and prove not to just them, but to myself that I am better than what others think of me. Trust me, if I can do it, anyone one of you guys should be able to do it too. Set your mind to it and never let anyone bring you down."

This one is for those who wants to experience self-love.
"I lost myself to my relationships, but I also found myself again when I became single. I learned so many things about myself that I know exactly what I want or need if I were to get into another relationship. I know how to love someone else properly because I know how to love myself. Everyone should learn to love themselves before they do anything else."

This one is for those who do not know what exactly their goal is for this year, but know that they want to make a change in their lives.
"I know I want to be better. I know I'm not the best that I can be right now, so I'm going to use this chance to give myself a fresh start in working on myself. I don't know what specifically I want to do, but I know that I will do something. This will be my year. This is the year where I will discover something new about myself. This is the year I get to be the person I want to be when I stare at myself in the mirror. 2017 is my year. And it should be yours too."

2017 should be everyone's year. So be inspired, and go do amazing things!

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