I’m not sure why, but this new year feels just like waking up after a good night’s sleep. All my inner plans are stretching their dormant muscles, ready for some exercise in hopes that the rest of the year will continue the regiment. It’s a little hard to explain, but it feels like waking up the morning of something important. Maybe Christmas morning, or the start of a road trip to Disney or Vegas. The anticipation is almost eating me alive.
I know millions of people go through the same. That’s why gym memberships are on the up for the next couple of weeks, and the self-help section is picked clean at the local book store. They feel the change. They want the change. They need the change.
And so do I.
I’ve made resolutions in the past. Promises that fall by the wayside as soon they become inconvenient or unrealistic. I think I had the right idea last year when I decided to focus on three words, three ideas that would carry over to all my endeavors. I suck at juggling though, and as a result, I lost focus many times throughout the year. Even now I’m struggling at recalling what they were. Whatever, moving on.
This year I’ve chosen one thing to focus on. One thing to rule them all… *ahem* Sorry, my geek was showing.
Here’s what I chose:
Getting it done. Finishing. Sticking a fork in it. Typing “The End”.
See, I know what I need to do. I even know how to do it. But who the hell cares if I never do it? Any way you slice it, people remember the author, not the critic. Going on and on and on about how to write and revise a story or how others make it work or crap it up is easy. Everyone can do it. Creating the work they all talk about? That takes not only talent, but determination. Results.
I need Results. So this is what I’m going to do:
- To get Results, I will work when I can. Using spare moments to further personal goals is ALWAYS a good thing. Put down the videos games. They waste your time. Period.
- To get Results, I will work when I don’t think I can. These times are usually small and hide between other tasks. Get an hour lunch? Eat faster and utilize an extra fifteen minutes for yourself.
- To get Results, I won’t ask for permission. I want it, so I’ll do it. Asking just gives someone one else the opportunity to tell you no, and nos don’t wield Results.
- To get Results, I will get Results. Call it what you like. Power of Attraction, the Secret, Addiction. Once you get a taste for it, you’ll want it again and again. Absolutely nothing wrong with that.