Friday, November 23, 2012
For the last few weeks I've been looking at changes to make in my life. I'm sure you've all heard the saying, "Nothing changes if nothing changes." (Sorry, if you haven't) It really is true! If nothing changes then you won't get anything different, really. Life, seriously, is constantly changing; but people, not so much. Some of us get stuck doing the same things over and over and either find change too hard or just don't want to change. There are tons of reasons why people don't change AND there are also tons of reasons people DO change. The biggest reason seems to be that THEY TOOK ACTION!
A person saw a need or felt a desire to change and then they did something active about making it happen! They faced whatever held them back and found success!
So--- that's where I'm at these last few weeks... the need is there, the desire is there, the goal is there, it's the ACTIONS that are tripping me up... finding the RIGHT actions, more accurately.
The following I wrote on my sparkpage not too long ago. I was going to write a blog about it too but found no time for it. :( Please read on - then I have a question for you (if you choose to answer). Thanks!
November 7, 2012
You know how "tomorrow is another day" and stuff gets put off until tomorrow because it just doesn't seem to fit into today?
Well, I've done that - forever! As far back as I can remember I've kept a laid-back sort of pace in life, knowing tomorrow will always be there and I'll just get to it (whatever "it" is) then.
It does work for a lot of things! :)
But something's changed!
Maybe it was my son's accident.
Maybe it was realizing my life isn't going the direction I want.
Maybe it was discovering that so many of my loved one, those near & dear to my heart, are suffering & struggling, and (for those who did) are no longer able to help me out during tough times, and as much as I want to help them and others I am just not able YET!
And I want to be!
Maybe it was coming to understand that in reality all that I am, all that I will be, and even all that I was, is really and truly up to me: me & God. I can't be me if I'm relying on someone else for anything.
I don't know if this will make sense to anyone else reading this; but I do know that SOMETHING IS VERY DIFFERENT IN ME NOW!
Tomorrow has become today - it always does. But from this point onward I am not looking at things like I will always have tomorrow to do it or finish it or start it. Today! Now! JUST DO IT NOW!!!
TODAY whatever comes my way, I will do it now, take care of it as soon as possible, do as much as I can, as long as I can, the best that I can.
TODAY those in my life that are close to me will know how I feel about them (today, or the next time that I interact with them).
TODAY all is fresh, all is as if this is the only chance I have to do it!
Tomorrow IS TODAY!!!
For those of you who make your trackers (food & fitness) available on your sparkpages to share with others... Do you find it helpful? How so?
For everyone: Do you have any tips to taking that needed action to get where you want to go?
Tips for sticking with your fitness plan? Tips for sticking to your food plan? Tips for sticking with any plan you're striving for?
Thanks, in advance for all your ideas & comments. Meanwhile I'm gonna keep working on taking all I'm learning, discovering, and so forth to make Today BETTER than Yesterday, instead of waiting on Tomorrow!
All My Earthly Best,