There is nothing wrong with making goals, resolutions, affirmations, etc. There is also no magic in doing so. The magic is in knowing where you’re going, and then putting one foot in front of another. You will detour, you will fall down, you will meet crazy people who will try to literally drag you down (and may even do so on occasion). it doesn’t matter, you’ll get back up. If you know where you’re going, you will get to your goals, to the person that you know you are meant to be. Remember, there’s nothing wrong in taking your time. There’s no shame in not doing it “right” the first time. Just keep on keepin’ on. I know you’ll see yourself on the other side… and will be so grateful to yourself that you didn’t give up.