This past week I’ve struggled a bit with the fact that we all are entering the 6th month of 2012 so soon. The beginning of next month will place us at the half-way mark of this year.
…and along with ‘time’s‘ untiring pace has come an exponential increase of ‘stuff to do’ and change.
In February I reminded you…
…and now in June I will remind you again…
At the beginning of the year I posed seven questions to all of us…
By the end of January, what will that blank page you started the year with say?
What will that blank page you started the year with say at the end of 2012?
Question 3 & 4
Will 2012, be filled with your demonstrations of faith and perseverance as you pursue your resolutions and goals for this year?
Or…will it be filled with all the excuses we use for why we haven’t completed our personal goals or obtained our desires and aspirations?
Question 5 & 6
For everything we plan to start. There is something we must plan to stop. So instead of asking what you will do in 2012…what will you stop?
Will you let TV, texting, Facebook…whatever it maybe…YOU fill in the blank _______, divert you from your dreams?
What will be your 2012 sacrifice?
If you haven’t answered these questions…now is the time.
…and I really do mean right now!
Otherwise you’ll be celebrating New Year’s Eve come December 31st with an empty feeling in your gut wishing you had done something different…or slightly courageous with your last 364 days.
In February, I shared a few stanzas from a poem I wrote called “The Coming of Age”. If it moved you…great!
If it didn’t…well…you’re running out of excuses because here’s a poem from one of the American greats…
“Nothing that is can pause or stay;
The moon will wax, the moon will wane,
The mist and cloud will turn to rain,
The rain to mist and cloud again,
Tomorrow be today.”
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The problem isn’t time and change…that’s constant.
The problem is inertia…
The problem is my own individual inertia…
As time passes and the world changes, we must change too…but not just change to change…we have to make progress and we must get better!
If you wait…time will win…after all she is not our friend…
Because if she was…it wouldn’t be June already!
As Longfellow said, “Tomorrow be today.” Don’t procrastinate!
About the Author:
Global Entrepreneur – Certified Life Coach – Media Personality – Speaker
Linal Harris is a global entrepreneur, certified life coach, author, and media personality. As the founder of Inspirational Perspective® Publishing, LLC and Insights 4 Life™ Coaching, LLC, Harris challenges his global audience and coaching clients to Murder Mediocrity® and live their best life possible. Harris concentrates his work as an ontological coach with clients on what he calls the 4 pillars of life; the relationship we have to ourselves, the relationships we have with others, our relationship to work and money, and the connection we have to our spirit and life’s purpose. Harris coaches CEO’s, executives, entrepreneurs, athletes and celebrities. Harris is the author of “Slay Your Goals”, where he provides his readers with scientific and research backed tips for achieving their goals. Harris is an expert goal-setter and has been called upon by Fortune 500 companies to assist with setting their strategic priorities, facilitate goal-setting sessions and provide inspirational talks.
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