The new beginnings start now. Ok, so now the holiday binge has passed and today is the first ‘real’ work week of the year.
What do you have on deck for the year? What is going to be the same, different or better this year? Now is the time to hit ultimate reset button because nobody will judge you if you want to reinvent yourself.
As for me, this is going to be the year I am going to get out of fourth gear and shift into overdrive. I participated in a great discussion at church facilitated by a friend of mine that reminded me of a few things you
should keep in mind when deciding to make changes:
1.) Motivation: Why? Is it out of fear, duty or love? Hyrum Smith formerly from the Franklin Covey empire talks a
lot about this and references Ben Franklin’s 13 moral virtues. Love is the ultimate motivation to help you overcome obstacles—even if it is love of yourself that motivates you to set down the pizza slice and go and exercise (in my case).
2.) Hope or vision: Part of the “SMART” goal setting process talks about having goals that are achievable
(the A). If you don’t really believe that your life can improve or that the goals are achievable, then quit now or drink a big swig of hope. Adversity will occur but if you have hope that once you turn the corner it will get better, it does amazing things to keep your heart in the game.
3.) Faith: Faith is a principle of action and by having faith in a process or a program is to say that you are willing to act or to do all that it asked. Sometimes just putting yourself in the right environment will get you started. Nobody drives all the way to the gym, climbs on a treadmill just to stand there. This is the Just Do It plug because without action you are just someone that loves yourself and loves to dream.
Best of luck to all of you this year! Remember to love yourself, don’t lose your hope and do it.
Happy Full Throttle Monday!