Keeping the excitement of a new year alive

By Zaninka Umutesi
On 3 January 2023 at 07:00

After 2020-21, we fear having any expectations. But we are still excited to see what the new year holds, and this is because the beauty of this season is the anticipation of a new beginning as an opportunity to start and do things we have never accomplished yet.

We used to see the meme: "New Year, New Me" and now the most we get to see is a prayer from a friend asking our Father in Heaven to protect and keep us happy in this new year.

But even with fear, there is still a ray of hope that things will get better, represented by a new year.

People who start their goals on the first day of the week, Monday are most likely to achieve them. And what’s more Monday-ish than the first day of a New Year?

Have you ever felt the energy of a new year start to come from the core of your being? It’s almost like a birthday.

So if you ever feel like a kid on Christmas Eve, never lose sight of that feeling because it will be your fuel to keep pushing towards success in the future.

But even then, it is essential not to get too ahead of yourself. Often, we set out expectations of resplendence and end up with disappointment.

This is like expecting a beautiful sweater as your birthday gift and getting a knitting kit instead.

Both are presents, but they will not give you the same level of excitement.

Similarly, a new year doesn’t mean that you will be able to transform yourself in an instant. Success takes time and effort, so don’t expect too much from yourself all at once!

After all, it is only the beginning of the year. There is no guarantee that things will go perfectly.

But as long as you keep a positive outlook and stay mentally excited for the New Year, you’re on the right track to success.