It’s Friday and it’s the last day of our week. At the beginning of this week I said we have eight weeks left in this year and it was time to act. The future is now so you need to take action and prepare. Then we talked about taking a chance so we stop wasting the valuable last days you have.
Today I want to bring up some thoughts from three past posts about how to use your last seven weeks of this year. They all have to do with what we should always be doing to make our personal world a better place.
1. Stop procrastinating. We talked about this before: no matter how good your intentions if you keep putting off starting your future, you will only regret it later. In life, many of us spend more time focused on the past, thinking of that time we could have made that big break had we only had the money, only taken and used our time. I have heard more stories from people that I worked with who told me how they had the chance to invest in things like Cable TV, grocery store savings card ideas, computer programs. I have heard so many of these. They always tell the story of how they wanted to wait to see how it went, then, when things took off they didn’t have the money to get in because they waited too long. Don’t spend your life wishing you had gotten in when the stock price was at $1.
2. Take the jump. A few weeks ago we had a great guest post from my coach friend Janet. She talked about how she was at one of those rope climbing courses and realized she had to let go and take that jump. Well, if you have not let go of the things that you know are holding you back, you will not have your hands free to grab onto that rope and take a jump. What in your life have you been hanging onto that has kept your hands tied and not allowed you to jump into your own future? So many use the excuse of what someone did in the past, or hold onto what a parent said that was not meant at all to harm you. It was how you took what was said that keeps you from your success, it keeps you holding onto a rope that will not let you take the jump and reach the goals you have set.
3. Establish a routine and stick to it. Do you have your routine set that will bring you a pattern of success? As I mentioned a few weeks ago it may be time for you to start a new routine. You have to develop a pattern that gets the results that you want to make that dream happen. If you have spent this year just doing what you feel like doing, you are probably less than half way to the goals that you wanted to get done. If this has happen a few years in a row, well I’m betting your pattern or routine is not a routine at all. Many people in life think they are going to be successful. They start a company of their own and after a year or two are selling everything they own to pay off the debt the company has put them in. If you are like me and you have goals, you have to set a routine to make them happen. If you wanted to write that book, have you set aside time each day to put your writings down? It was not until I made it part of my routine that I was able to make this blog happen every day, Monday through Friday. When I set a routine of writing and stuck with it, I then found I had more than enough other time each day to get more than just this blog done. But when I was acting on when I “felt like” doing it, well it was not a routine, and it did not get done more often than once a week, if I was lucky.
So in your life, it’s time to stop putting off till tomorrow what you can do today, let go of those things that you cannot control. Stop letting others hold onto your future. Let go of the past. Start taking the jump by starting a routine that gets the job done. I say this to keep you from living the start-over routine. That is when you do not act when you need to, and end up running yourself out of money and having to start over, again and again. I have done this so many times I am able to coach people on how to avoid it before it happens. 2011 is coming to a close; it did not end this year for you if you are reading this there is still a purpose for you on this earth. Take action to make it happen. Many people had life end for them, but that is not you. So take your life to the next level.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with, stop procrastinating, let go and get a pattern of success that will make you the RockStar in your world.