Sunday, September 30, 2012
Change on our terms.
So as September comes to a close we all start the end of the year shuffle. The last quarter to do all the things we have put off all year, and although we had the best intentions, they did not get done.I wonder why it is that no matter how much we plan on, every year, getting more organized, and how we are swearing we will not do the same things as we did last year, we do.
I am guessing it is comfort zone, and just ultimately easier to do what we know. Even when we know change is needed, and possibly life saving as well as life changing, we still have a hard time getting going, and staying on course.
I have a friend that thought she had the answer to making changes stick. She said she would put a sparkletts 5 gallon water jar in her closet, and every time she deviated form the course, she would put a dollar in the bottle. She had a plan to go to the gym 5 days a week, stop swearing and stop eating fast food. We laugh now, but bu April first, she had over six hundred dollars in the bottle.I have not spoken to her in a few months, but as of May she decided that she was not ready for a change. I think that this is something we have to think of as well. When change is truly meant to happen, it will, and wanting it alone, is not enough of a driving force.
Over the years I have heard of people that got up one day and said, that's it, and they were on their way.. Maybe, that is what it takes, mental readiness and focus, and the decision being totally ours for a change, and the chnage has to be for us nobody else..