While the passing of the New Year does seem like a long time ago, for most of us writing ‘2018’ on forms still requires a degree of mental adjustment. That is because our minds adjust to habit and memory in slightly different ways. Psychologically, many people are still in a year-start slump caused by year-end laziness.
In the next few minutes I hope to wake up your senses to the fact that time is not standing still…
One-twelfth of the year has passed
Yes, the truth is that we are already one full month into the year. That time has gone and none of us will be able to access it, utilise it, spend it or increase the value of it ever again. Did you have big plans for 2018? If so, what has happened to them? Have you even started any of the things you promised yourself you would achieve this year?
One thing I can tell you for sure is that it is impossible to finish anything without first making a start.
The good news! It is never too late to start!
If the start of this post sounded like a rant or you it has left you feeling a little sensitive about your lack of action: I apologise. Let me soften the blow with the best news that I can give you this February. The good news is that January doesn’t matter. The most important month is this one; the most important week is this one; and the most important day is today. If you have let busyness steal January away from you, and the big plans that you intended to start never happened, you can simply start them today instead!
Here is the big question. Imagine that you had applied yourself to those commitments and you were already well on your way to achieving a marked difference in your business, your life or any other goals. Wouldn’t that have made you feel great today? Well, why not make the difference today that you can celebrate next month?
Please don’t let being too busy stop you turning 2018 into a success.
The choice is yours!
My plea to you today is that you ask yourself a similar question to my big question above. Do you actually want to change the direction of your life or your business? Of course, most people will answer ‘yes’ to that question. But I put it to you that they don’t really mean it! Because if they did, they would make the change happen.
If you are too busy to pursue the things that are important to you in your life – you are too busy!
The fact is that by this time next month you could have taken significant steps towards achieving your goals. All you need to do is decide that you are going to act! If you need help, I can do that for you: whether that means pointing you in the right direction, designing a complete plan, holding your feet to the fire, or gently holding your hand along every step of the way. Alternatively, you can just give yourself a good kick and go and do something!
I sincerely hope that this post has provoked you, made you feel a little uncomfortable or at the very least made you think. I would love to work with you and make your February a more valuable month than January was: but most of all I just want you to achieve your goals…
Get in touch if you’d like a chat about starting 2018 again!