January 1, 2012.
It’s just another day.
The same as the day before.
If you want to change something change it now.
If you want to be a better person start here and now and tonight.
Don’t wait until a number is added to a year.
Don’t wait until January becomes February becomes springtime becomes another blown resolution.
If you want to do something do it now.
Carve it into your life. Don’t add it but take a knife and begin cutting away. It won’t be easy but that’s why they’re so easy to neglect.
If you want to do something do it today before the sun sets or before midnight rolls over in bed.
If you want to try something outrageous do it without telling anybody else.
If you want to finally be the person you want to be then do it.
It’s just another day. Morning will come and perhaps it will be colder and the date will change but it doesn’t really matter, does it? It’s all in your head. It’s all just a mind thing anyway.
Change the pattern. Break the habit. Start a new trend. Create a lasting tradition.
It’s not easy. But find the joy in it. Whatever “it” might be. Whittle away to try and make time for it. But do it and make time. Do it and keep doing it. Do it and don’t let the date fool you.
It’s not about January 1.
It’s about believing that you can do something. It’s about trying. It’s about failing. And it’s about standing back up again and trying again.
The new year awaits and so do the goals and the resolutions. Make a long list. I do every year. But then again, I make long lists every month and every week. That’s my own insanity. Yet out of the insanity comes progress.
Set a goal and then do it. It’s that simple. Be relentless. Don’t give in. Keep it front and center. Keep it important in life’s chaos. Keep at it. Just keep at it over and over again.
Labels: 2012, New Year's Resolutions, Perseverance, Setting Goals