“The man on top of the mountain did not fall there.”
So here we are, just TWO WEEKS til 2014. And if you feel the way I do you’re wondering where the year went. Time is certainly moving, and it just keeps accelerating. Despite the temporary perspective that the new year is entirely in front of us, we’re going to blink and 2014 will be in the history books as well.
That’s why NOW is the time to take action – whatever it may be.
As a species, we are creatures of habit. It’s how we survive. But if nothing changes, then nothing changes. You have to change up the routine. As Nike so successfully utilized years ago, “Just do it!”
Want more friends (or new ones) or a romantic relationship? Go out and socialize even though it’s freezing. Want to feel healthier or fit into those old jeans again? Try eating more fish, even once or twice a week. And hit the gym or just try some push-ups and sit-ups – and you only have to commit to one or two workouts. Momentum will take care of the rest. Tired of your job? Even more tired of complaining about how you’re tired of your job? Get that resume ready. Want to stop hearing yourself say that you should read more? Pick up a book.
And for your own sake and everyone who cares about you (and every person within your physical proximity) QUIT SMOKING. You have to know by now that it’s killing you. I get that it can seem like an insurmountable task. I truly do. But millions of people have done it. And you can too. You just have to want it, and then take action. Don’t look to the horizon and get overwhelmed. Take it day at a time, hour at a time if necessary.
Call these changes social experiments. If they somehow lead you nowhere, come back to me and tell me how I wasted your time. Please! But I guarantee that you won’t.
BECAUSE THERE IS ALWAYS VALUE IN THE TRY! Just taking your shot will shake things up and bring you benefits – both directly to the issue at hand, and indirectly to other tangential situations. It will increase self worth, make challenges less challenging, and make you feel good!
NOW THAT’S THE WAY TO START OFF THE YEAR.
If you can do this on your own, kudos! It might be difficult but it’s not impossible. But then again, you have to admit that if you could you probably would have. So just in case you need some help, a little support, please reach out and give me a chance to show you what having a COACH IN YOUR CORNER can do for any and all aspects of your life.
And if you mention this post, I’m going to give you a special gift to jump start the process.
Here’s wishing you a strong finish to 2013 and a positive and productive start to what can be a defining new year!
And as always, if you know someone that can benefit from this post, please share! Thank you.
All the best,