It’s been a long time since that I’ve posted to this blog, but today I feel inspired to do so.
We do it every year, or at least I do. I write out a list of goals, make resolutions to finally commit to all those good intentions I have for my faith, family, friends, health, professional life, and bucket list items. Then, I get sucked into the day-to-day grind around January 15th and next thing I know another year has passed. Unbelievable.
I’m 55 and still feel something is holding me back. Why is that? Is it fear of failure, or success? Lack of visualization and focus? Or does life just get in the way? What am I waiting for? Seriously! I have more time on my hands now than I have in the past, but I end of letting work suck up those free evening and weekend hours. My life balance is way out of whack. Do you struggle with the same issue? Maybe it’s TV or social media that is your time suck.
Don’t get me wrong, as I look back at 2016, I have accomplished quite a bit. It’s been a year full of challenges, with double the blessings. I am grateful for so many people, experiences and things in my life. But…there is an emptiness or unfulfilled feeling that haunts me more each passing week.
I love motivational and inspirational people, quotes and experiences. I thrive on that stuff. But these things don’t hold much weight if you don’t act on them. A quote I came across this morning hit me like a bus – upside the head. A bit of a wake up call you might say. Yes, I’ve already printed copies to place in strategic places throughout my “life” as the constant reminder I need in 2017. If it has the same impact on you, I encourage you to do the same.
This quote is from the article 13 Things you Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful by Zdravko Cvijetic which is a great read. Check it out.
Here’s to making 2017 the life and person you want to meet on your last day on earth. Happy New Year!