Wednesday, April 6, 2011
No time. I'm stressed. How do I change my life? What can I do? I hate my job. I don't have enough money. I wish I could spend more time with my family.
We live in a society where everything is fast paced... yet is anyone really getting anywhere?
In order to survive, most households need two incomes coming in. So what ends up happening? Everything suffers. Everyone is stressed. No one really spends any time together, other than maybe a few hours in the evening and possibly weekends. Even then it's a rush... house work to be done, shopping, kids sports... go go go.
We are a world of procrastinators. We put things off... we will be happy once ________ happens. So, what did you fill in that blank with? We wait for some miracle to happen, yet we continue to do the same things over and over and over. If this is the case... we haven't really changed anything... so how do we expect to get different results??
I love this quote by Anthony Robbins: “If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.” Or, as Albert Einstein said "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
What is it though that we CAN change to get the results we are looking for? What do YOU want? Have you ever really thought about it? Or, is that just something else that being put off till..... till when?
With the economy the way it's been, people have actually been looking for options. Different options. But,the question is, are they acting on the other options? Or, is this again something that's being put off for another day.
We all have options. We can choose to go for it... or to sit stagnant waiting for out lives to change on their own. Hmmmm.... how's that working for you? My mentor said something the other day to a group of people that she'd said many times in the past ... "No one is going to give you your life on a silver platter." Too bad, huh? Is that what we all do? Wait for someone to come in and save us? Guess what... it's NOT going to happen.
This is your life. This is it. This isn't a test-run. Every day that passes is gone. You will never get that day back. You can choose to sit and wait for things to get better, for things to be the way you want them to be. Hoping that one day you'll have more time, more freedom, won't have to go back to that job, have more money, or whatever it is you are wanting. OR... you can GET UP AND MAKE IT HAPPEN. Stop waiting!
We've all heard it... on your deathbed... what are your regrets going to be? Think about it.
The time is now to live your life the way you want to live it.
Look at your options and stop making excuses. Your time is now. You can do it. Stop procrastinating.
Cheers to a new you!