Be Intentional This Year
It’s ok to have dreams of a good lifestyle, travel round the world, live in your dream house, cruise the latest Jeep, build a happy home, have a perfect match spouse, enjoy good health and remain fit for life. Are you ready for it? Is yet another thing.
If you want the benefits of something in life, you have to also want the cost. Most people want the reward without the work. If the shine is not the grind, how then is that real?
For every journey of a defined destination, there’s always preparation, at the very least, you have to invest your time and energy into every step of the way.
So, instead of thinking about what you want, first ask yourself: “What am I willing to give up to get it?” Or, for those inevitably striving days:
“What is worth suffering for?” Seriously, think about it!
If you want to be fit (and have abs), you have to also want the sore muscles, the sweat, the early mornings in the gym, and yes, the healthy meals. If you want the successful business, you have to also want the late nights, the constant meetings, and the possibility of failing twenty times to learn what you need to know to succeed.
When you decide that you want it, then take a long, hard look at your daily routines and activities, and ask yourself another question: “based on my daily routines and actions, where can I expect to be in a year from now?” Don’t waste time writing resolutions; just do it!
This question can be helpful because if you have an idea about what you want the next chapter of your life to look like, you have to consistently DO things that support this idea. An idea, after all, isn’t going to do anything for you until you do something productive with it. In fact, as long as that great idea is just sitting around in your head it’s doing far more harm than good. Your subconscious mind knows you’re procrastinating on something that’s important to you because
“you are a victim of the rules you live by” – Jenny Holzer.
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