The aftermath of Christmas

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller

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All the hullabaloo of Christmas is over – the gifts have been opened, boxes and paper put away or thrown away, toys have been played with and now . . . the day after Christmas, even the radio stations have stopped playing holiday music. Now the ads have started. It’s a week before New Years and all the exercise equipment and gym commercials have begun. NordicTrak, Peloton, 24-Hour Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Bowflex, Planet Fitness — all want your business and all are counting on you to make resolutions for the new year.

Thirty-two days. 32. Three tens and two ones. That’s the number of days than an average American lasts in keeping their resolutions. What we have here is a decided lack of resolve. Shameful in fact. I make split second decisions. There are times I have to do so. I don’t waste time waiting for “the right time” to make a decision. That is why I don’t wait until the New Year to make resolutions.

Life is an adventure. Make your choices and get to work on them. Don’t wait for a rainy day or the start of a new year because time is never guaranteed. Figure out what you want three years from now, five years . . . ten years from now and start taking the steps to get where you want to be NOW.

But what if I fail? You’ll never know until you try. Failure is a sign that you need to take a different approach because you have figured out what doesn’t work. We fear failure. As a society, we want instant results and gratification without the work. If you don’t put in the work, don’t expect the results.

Ready? Set? GO!!

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