A Year Ago You Wish You Started Today

A year ago you’ll wish you started today.

What is the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear that phrase?

For some it might be losing weight.

For others it might be pursuing the dreams they hold deep in their heart.

For another group it might be ceasing to hold onto the past that holds them prisoner.

I don’t know what you need to change, it’s really none of my business, but you do know and I encourage you to start today.

It’s easy to become overwhelmed when it comes to change in our lives. In 7 days I move to a new country.  Having already done this once in my life, still, overwhelmed has been my middle name the last few weeks; manifesting itself in stress, sickness and unrest. Change isn’t easy but it’s often necessary.

The thing is…if you don’t start today, when are you going to start? One of the things that I am changing is my diet. Over the years I have lost heaps of weight, gotten stronger and healthier and now that I know my body right there are further changes I need to make. However, I know that the habits I have now didn’t happen overnight and instead of getting frustrated every time I have a minor setback I just think about how far I have come so far. My habits are changing, for the good, slowly.

This past Monday was my last Monday in full time work before I go off to do my MSc and start my own company. I called someone close to me and told her that it’s going to be the last Monday I ever work. Of course, that might not be true completely; it is the last Monday I’m ever working for someone else. I want to own my own company, for many reasons that will be revealed later, and if I don’t start sometime, set a post in the ground, when is anything going to change?

Humans can get comfortable. We are creatures of habit who wrestle with breaking patterns, harmful or not. We don’t like when we need to stop eating all that sugar and preservatives and start working out to get fitter. We don’t always like when our best friend falls in love because it means he/she are not around any longer and now I don’t fit in the same way. We don’t want to develop better work habits so we can get that promotion or change jobs.

Of course these are all big statements and not true for everyone or maybe not even to the same degree but I’m trying to show that it’s so easy to remain comfortable where we are and not be better than we can be.

Einstein is famously quoted as saying that insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting different results.

Personally, I want to move forward in life, living a bigger, better and fuller life. I want to make a difference in this world and I can’t stay comfortable doing it.

It may be difficult, but trust me, its worth it…small steps eventually cover many miles…

Make a change today…

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