So, here we are on day ten of the new year, or to put it more accurately, another day of your life. I bet most of you have already broken your resolutions and had the cake, the cigarette, the alcohol, given up the exercise or whatever it was that you decided was so important that you would wait for a specific day on which to start or give up something.
Why do we get so obsessed with making new years resolutions when there are 364 other days on which we can make change?
What is so special about one day on the calendar that is just a list of dates by which we measure time?
It is all down to conditioning, pure and simple.
And if you can condition yourselves to wait for one specific day for an event, you can also condition yourself to make ANY day the day you start to make the change that you want to see in your lives.
I have just started a new venture that in order for it to work well for me, I need to speak to people every day. That is quite daunting for me, especially with people that I haven’t spoken to or been I touch with for a while, or even a long time, but I am going to try.
If you want something then start to do it today and mean it. Don’t be put off by others or that it is a Thursday, start it today. If you keep putting it off, you will repeat the behaviour that no longer serves you and you will get exactly what you got yesterday and the day before. Change won’t come unless you change.
As a writer, start writing the book or screenplay. Start today. You could have more than four thousand words done by Sunday evening and that is much better progress than staring at a blank sheet of paper.
You owe it to yourself to be the best version of you that you can and that means getting on with the things that drive you and getting rid of the things that no longer serve you.