It’s December 10 and I’m sure that you’re seeing all these emails about 2015 – setting goals for 2015, vision boarding for 2015, etc. I’m all for that and have begun to set goals for the new year, but I don’t want you to lose focus of the fact that we are still in 2014. There are 21 days left in this year, so what are you going to do to make them count?
It takes 21 days to form a new habit.
If you start exercising regularly right now, by January 1st, you’ll be in better shape than you are right now and will have a head start on your health goals.
If you decide to start eating more green veggies right now, you’ll be doing it regularly by January 1st.
If you decide to start juicing now, you’ll be semi-pro by January 1st and your body will thank you for the love.
If you decide to take control of your health now, you’ll be much closer to being healed by January 1st.
If you decide to start a simple meditation practice now, it will be second nature by January 1st and you’ll be much more relaxed.
If you decide to upgrade your body products now, you’ll have a whole new set and many less toxins in your body by January 1st.
If you decide to revamp your website now, you’ll have a new site by January 1st.
If you decide to actually read the book that’s been collecting dust on your night stand all year now, you’ll be finished by January 1st.
So what are you going to do right now so that the last three weeks of 2014 are PRODUCTIVE?
I suggest that you form your habits now, before the new year starts.
Here are a couple of strategies that I’m using to make the most of the rest of the year.
1. Accept the challenge. I just challenged you. What are you going to do to make the last three weeks of 2014 count? I know that it’s the holiday season and you might have family coming into town, but dig deep! I know that there is something that you will be proud about accomplishing come January 1st. Think about it for a while and accept the challenge. I am going to finish the copy for my new website by January 1st and will release the new website to you early in the new year.
2. Focus on a finite task that you’ve been working on for a while. To help you focus, think about a task that you’ve been working on for a while. Stretch yourself, but at the same time, be realistic.
3. Get an accountability partner. Tell someone that you’re accepting this challenge and have him or her hold you accountable. If you don’t have an accountability partner, tell me. I’ll be happy to be your accoutability partner and will hold you accountable!
4. Create time blocks. I know that you’re heard me say this before, but carve out chunks of time to dedicate to accomplishing your goal. Can you devote 30 minutes to it every night before going to sleep? How about during your lunch hour? Or can you dedicate your Saturday mornings to it? (There are three Saturdays and three Sundays left in the year.)
I know that we’re close to 2015, but we are still in 2014, don’t waste the time that you have this year focusing on the future. Focus on the moment. Remember, 2014 ain’t over ’til it’s over, so make the next 21 days count!
In the comments below, let me know what you’re going to do to finish strong in 2014.