Let’s start the year off with some platitudes. Here’s one, since today is not only the first day of 2013, but also: Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Hey, it’s true, right? What are you going to do with the rest of your life? Whatever it is, you might as well start today.
Here’s another one, reportedly said by inspirational author Karen Lamb: A year from now you will wish you had started today. As one year turns to another, we tend to tally up what we accomplished during the past year and which goals we never did achieve. We also set new goals for the coming year, or we refocus on goals we haven’t completed.
If you have ever wanted to write your memoir, we here at WriteMyMemoirs are your biggest cheerleaders. It doesn’t matter whether this is a brand new goal for you or one you’ve tried to set in the past. It doesn’t matter whether you have written entire chapters or not yet one word. You can start this very day. Write one paragraph about who you are or what happened on a particular day in your life. Just put down something. Then write a little more tomorrow, or maybe just look over what you wrote today and sharpen it a little. If it’s perfect, even better! Reading it over will motivate you to add another paragraph. Keep that going and you’ll feel pretty great one year from now when you see your memoir all finished. But if you brush it aside, you know what will happen: A year from now you will wish you had started today.