Halftime – Create the success you intended
- Are you better off today than six months ago
- It’s a very achievable outcome
- You haven’t changed because you’re not in enough pain
- Improvement isn’t always convenient
Halftime – Create the success you intended. The year is six months over today. Looking back, how are those New Year’s resolutions to personally develop and improve working? Do you remember them? Do you even remember what you wrote down January 1st? If you remember them, what have you done to achieve improvement? Have you done at least something small everyday for the last 180 days to move in the direction of your desired goal? Probably not.
If you remember even one of your resolutions then are you better off today than six months ago with regard to that issue? If you desired to lose weight, how have you done? If you wanted to get a better job what have you done to achieve it? If you wanted to have a better relationship, how have you changed so you could attract the right kind of person? If you are still waking up each day expecting that you weigh less, or that a special person will show up in your life today, then you may be more delusional than you were six months ago.
Personal develop and improvement in any area is progressive. You don’t just wake up one morning and you are 20 pounds lighter than when you went to sleep. If your goal was to lose 20 pounds six months ago then divide 20 pounds by six months, and then by the number of days in each month. This infinitesimal amount is what you would need to focus on losing each day. When you look at it like that it seems that it’s a very achievable outcome. So, what happened?
What happened is that you didn’t change. You either refused to change, or you enjoyed your old lifestyle too much that you felt you would be giving something up in order to change. We would tell you that the reason you haven’t changed is that you are not in enough pain yet to change. One day, if you continue along this path, you will finally be in so much pain that you will try anything.
The “anything” you will try was there all along for you to follow. It’s your stubbornness and laziness that gets in the way of improvement. You continue to turn left and go to happy hour, rather than right and go to the gym. You eat the wrong things because they’re convenient. Life isn’t always convenient. Improvement isn’t always convenient. What is always convenient is doing nothing.
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That the year is half gone and you probably haven’t changed one bit.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because it’s never been more prominent in society that people want things to go back to normal or they don’t want any more change.
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: Try reviewing your New Year’s resolutions and adjusting them so you can achieve them if they are important to you by the end of the year.
COMMENTARY: To make the improvements you would like before the year is over do it quietly. That will keep anyone from judging you as you find you own way. The amount of improvement that you achieve is not to be measured by someone else, just you. Even when you improve and someone tells you what they think, good or bad, it’s still not what you should measure yourself by. The improvement that people see is just the byproduct of the real improvement that took place inside of you. That’s what matters.