How time flies! About 175 days ago we experienced the excitement of a new year and here we are almost at the half way mark. For some of us,we made a commitment or two. And we're constantly saying 'how the days, weeks and months are flying by'or is that just me?
Flipping the calendar back to the start of the New Year, it was a time of celebration, optimism, reflection, and hopes for the year ahead. And the energy around the start of a new cycle, highly contagious. Even thinking back now, it brings up that feeling deep inside of what's possible.
Looking back at your list while I look at mine what was it that had you all fired up? A healthier version of you, starting a new business, more time for loved ones, getting that promotion, making way more money, buying something special or planning the trip to your dream destination, the list is endless.
The New Year's ritual of making a resolution is part of what we do. It gives us a sense of hope, tapping into our personal potential. Then when the clock strikes 12 a year down the track, some reflect back to take stock of their goals and accomplishments. And for others at some point throughout the year, the ideals slipped away to some far off place.
I love this time of year as a check in point. To take stock, am I on course, a little wayward or totally off track?
This week reflecting on my own progress I did a little research and came across a piece on resolution versus commitment.
What's the difference and is there one I asked?
Apparently a A New Year's resolution...
- Is traditionally practiced at the start of every year
- Is a personal promise made by an individual to oneself
- More often changing behaviour or eliminating bad habits.
And a A New Year's commitment?
- A promise made to oneself towards the achievement of a particular goal
Requires a clear plan of action
Is often a clearly defined goal
Has a due date and written somewhere meaningful to the person who wrote it
When I checked out the meaning the words that differed were dedication and obligation attached to commitment.
Seize The Moment
We possess the power to start over, any day when we choose. I invite you to check in on your list from January 1st, be it in your mind or written in your favourite book. Here's three points to get you on course to stay the course.
- Commit to make every decision that leads to your personal fulfilment.
- Discover the truth about what you want and what it will take to get it.
- Make your goals big with actions steps small.
The good news is that the balance of the year is a whopping 190 days long to get cracking! If you find yourself looking for a better way to approach the rest of this year or make a commitment to a brand new one starting now, then check out what's going on over at Transition Point.
Here discover and embark on the journey to create your life success code, designing your best year yet!
PS. And Happy New Year to you starting over, July 1.