New beginnings are seldom clear cut.
We want our new beginnings, new habits, to be like New Year’s: one second, it’s 2017; the next, it’s 2018.
Most of the time, new beginnings are much messier. Two steps forward, one step back, four steps sideways, and then a brick wall.
New beginnings take time. They take hard work. They take failure and perseverance.
Go easy on yourself if progress toward your resolutions isn’t linear. Most new beginnings aren’t.