You know how at the beginning of each year we make our resolutions, set goals, and all the plans we make? Often by the middle of March the newness of the year has worn off and we feel like a failure for not finishing what we started.
What if instead of giving up we just kept trying? What if each time we got a little further? What if we could get to the point that moving in the right direction felt more natural than our bad habits?
Let’s treat our last 90 days of this year like it’s the first 90 and just keep going!
I heard this idea from Rachel Hollis you can listen to her podcast here. What she said really resonated with me and really ties into the book I’m reading by Darren Hardy called The Compound Effect. Small, smart choices + consistancy + time = Radical Difference.
Did you know that humans will often choose discomfort they know over something challenging or something great that may be uncomfortable?
I can’t tell you how many people I’ve encountered since doing this Young Living business that are just complacent about the effects of all the harsh chemicals in our lives. I talked with a dear friend who is battling cancer and when she asked her doctors, “Why did this happen to me?” Guess what they told her? “It’s environmental”. I digress to make a point but it seems that the status quo for a lot of people is better than change even if it’s a good change. Author John Maxwell said “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” It’s not some magic bullet it’s small things that add up, it’s the compound effect.
Do you see where I’m going with this? So what if we can be more mindful and shift our thinking and make small changes toward good habits and don’t quit because we failed, just get up and try again!
The three good habits I’m working on are Mind, Spirit, Body. No TV until I’ve read something to better myself, Read scripture or go to Mass at least 3x a week, Exercise for at least 20 minutes 3x a week.
What will you do with the last 90 days of the year?
This was taken on my way home from Salt Lake City. Something magical about being in the clouds, maybe it’s because it seems like we’re a little closer to God there.
Post about my trip coming soon!!
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