Do one thing, and take a step

Once you decide what it is that you want to achieve this year – no matter how small, or large it may be; do something that will take you in that direction.

It’s easy to overwhelm ourselves with what we want out of life if you are someone with big dreams, but start by choosing to take one thing and work to see that accomplished. I suggest we make that one thing big, and then work it back into steps. Look at what you need to do to get there. Every destination requires some level of steps to get there.

Think about it… to gain access to a flat on the fifth floor, you are required to climb a minium of five floors to get there, and depending on the structure of the building you either need to take five set of stairs, or sometimes 10, or sometimes more.

Ask yourself these few questions to help you achieve your goal:

1. Where am I?

2. Where do I want to be?

3. What steps are required to get there?

Choose do so one thing today, but be careful… do NOT mistake activity for productivity, and always check your progress.

New years resolutions: piece of cake?

What is it about new years resolutions that make them so hard to keep?!

The gym instructor screaming at our class to make sure they book their place, instead of just showing up; exhausted her reason that “we all know how busy January gets, with people making new years resolutions.”

Cheekily adding, “we also know that it will only last till March.”

Why is that? Why do resolutions start off so well, and fall within weeks, or a few short months?

Using that analogy of getting fit, and eating healthy; many appear to get discouraged when they fail to say no to that forbidden slice of cake, and give in to temptation.

The truth we should remember is that no matter what your resolution is. It isn’t about how many times you fall, but how many times you get back up.

Failure is never final.

So don’t get discouraged if you find yourself up against a piece of cake five days into your resolution. Temptation will come. They’re will always be someone eating cake when you’ve made a pact to loose weight.

Instead of making a resolution, make a commitment that says; if I should fall down. I will pick myself up, and carry on. Never giving up.

A commitment last longer than a resolution; so just change it.