The New Year is just a few weeks old.
Did you jump out of bed this morning ready to conquer the world?
Did you kiss your wife and children and let them know how important they were to you?
Did you rush off to work with excitement coursing thru your veins?
Did you sleep in wishing your job and the world would just go away?
Did you lay in bed afraid to face another day of drudgery and misery?
Did you wake up wondering if you will have the energy to attempt any new year’s resolutions or if it would even be worth it?
How do you see your options for the new year?
Before I go any further, let me just say to you that you can either hate me, be happy for me or be jealous of me.
Because I woke up this morning doing exactly what I wanted to do. I slept until I was no longer tired. I lay in bed for a few minutes meditating and then planning my day. I jumped up excited and ready to make today an even better day than yesterday.
How about you?
How about you?
1. Go to the gym every day to get physically fit
2. Eat healthier
3. Read a book a week.
4. Spend more time with your family
5. Save money
The first 3 to 4 weeks you probably hung in there and did just what you set out to do. Then as February came around, you began missing days at the gym. You began sneaking in some fast food again because of your long hours at work. Speaking of work, it began to take away from your family time. That book you started is collecting dust on the nightstand and your checkbook still looks as thin as a Nigerian refugee.
Don't beat yourself up over losing track of your resolutions. Not even Warren Buffet or Ironman could achieve what you set out to do. Although, your intentions were great, it was just to much to sustain. Today, I am asking you to try something different. Go a little easier on yourself.
Even though it's February, we still have plenty of time this year to make big difference in our lives. Let's treat today at January 1st and start thinking about making some more manageable changes in our life.
It's not the end of the world if it is not the life you really, truly want to be living right now. What is important, is that you realize it and are willing to make a change. I am not talking about any monumental, world shattering life changes here. I'm talking about one simple, practical and achievable change that is relatively painless.
I know some of you are saying to yourself:
"No way Jay. I am working hard on all of these great New Year's resolutions."
"I'm going to lose 500 pounds and go to the gym everyday and quit smoking and be nice to everyone I meet and learn 5 different languages and travel the earth and, and, and.........."
Hey, wake up !!!
Let's get realistic about where we are going with this change thing.
What's the top news story every night for the entire month of January?
That's right...........95% of people fail at their New Year’s resolutions. So why put yourself through that crap again?
First things first, OK?
Let's work on ONE, SIMPLE, PRACTICAL AND ACHIEVABLE change today !!
Take a minute to read this quote I found from Brian Dyson, the former CEO of the Coca Cola Company.
Do yourself a favor. Read it more than once. Read it until it sinks in.
“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them - work, family, health, friends and spirit … and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls – family, health, friends and spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.”
Is it asking you to make a big change in the way you are currently prioritizing your life?
Are you so focused on your work that your family, friends, spirit and health are being managed without the care they deserve?
How about making this ONE, SIMPLE, PRACTICAL AND ACHIEVABLE change today !!
Stay balanced and don’t worry about the “work ball."
Sure, at first, it may seem stressful and confusing and hectic and insecure but if you stay focused on your future, as you have always wanted it, things will begin to fall into place. Stay focused on the important balls: Family, Health, Friends and Spirit.
You will know if your life plan is good, if you can easily balance these 4 balls and keep them in the air at all times.
Treat your job like a rubber ball this year.
If it’s interfering with the balance of the other 4 then let it fall.
That’s pretty simple huh?
If you found today’s blog helpful, interesting, or even funny, I bet your friends would too.
It's easy to tell them about it.
Forward it on to them or just email them my blog link at www.survive55.com.
The more Baby Boomers we can help, the better place we make this world !!!
Thanks for joining me..........................................................