Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Don't Worry, Be Happy
An interesting quote crossed my path the other day.....”You don’t need a new year to make positive changes to your life, you just need a Monday.” I loved it, and it resonated to me how true it is.
I’m not sure of the consensus, but it seems we can be great procrastinators and use the new year as a crutch, or an excuse to hold off a little longer and not have to take action now.
You’ve probably heard things like, “Well no sense going on my diet now; I’ll wait for the new year.” Or, “I’ll quit smoking and start exercising in the new year.” Then New Years comes, and guess how long the average person lasts on their new years conquest?
You may be surprised to learn that only 4% succeed on any New Year’s resolutions! I was a little shocked to learn this at first, but after thinking about it...it kind of made sense. I mean really....if you want to make a change, procrastinating and putting it off to a certain day or month is the first sign to me that this is not a priority.....And if a goal or ideal you wish to achieve is not a priority, then I’m sure the chances of success are diminished dramatically.
Just take a look at any person who has seen success....I bet they didn’t wait until New Years Day to begin the conquest of their goal.
Desires, limitations, goals, etc. are set by our own self-governing thoughts, and no one else has the right or privilege to say we can or can’t obtain them....that is reserved for us only. Remember this when discouraging words are heard because unfortunately there will be naysayers in your path at times, but you have the control to let it in or block it out.
Finally, why wait....? The sooner we get started to make positive change, the sooner we can begin to see the life we set our sights to.
And please, don’t use the excuse that you don’t have time. I remember President Obama saying how important it is to take some time to exercise 5 days a week. So seriously, if the President of the United States can make the time....so can you!