Monday, January 14, 2013

New Years "I swear I'm going to change"

                Seems that people this time of year use it as an opportunity to clean their slate.  It’s a fresh start.  I’m going to hit the gym come the first of the year.  Cigarettes are going in the toilet as of the 1st I swear.  Come the first, I’m going to commit myself 100% while at work.  So, that I can create as much success as possible.   My friend posted a funny status the other day I found humorous that pertains to this “new year clean slate” trend.  She said “I’m going to open a gym call Resolutions.  The first two months of the year it will be a gym and in March I will change it to a fast food/ bar establishment. “Sad, but make sense right?  The truth is we can look ourselves in the mirror and change any day of the year.  It’s just a choice to do it. 
              Why do you think most sports have a half time?  They go into the 1st quarter with a winning game plan.  Well, things don’t always go as planned.  So, halftime gives them an opportunity to reassess what they need to do to win the game in the second half.  They don’t just say “Well I guess we failed the first half.  Guess we’ll have to wait to the next game to try to win again.”  That’s not a winning strategy.  Treat you years like a game.  It has four quarters.  Take a snapshot of what you did each quarter to create success and take that into the next quarter.  Eliminate anything that didn’t help you towards your success.  Then at the half evaluate your whole process.  Is it working and is it worth taking into the last half of the year.  Point being, anytime is a good time to change.  Failure is a huge part of success.  If you fail at quitting to smoke, quit again and change what you did to fail the first time.  The trick to any success is creating failures along the way, learning from them, and not repeating them.  So, enjoy the game of life.  Remember “Change” is a personal choice we make to better ourselves.  Not just a term politicians use to give us false hope to get elected and in some cases re-elected.  My name is Nate Reynolds and I approve this message.

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