So it’s that time of the year where everyone starts thinking about what “New Year resolution” they are going to make this year. You hear all the “I’m going to quit smoking” or the big one “I’m going to lose weight”, that’s usually while they are stuffing a piece of cheesecake down their throats. Don’t get me wrong….I love cheesecake and I have made these New Year Resolutions, but why make them only on that day?
It almost seems like people need that one day to say “today is the day I am going to do…..” whatever it is they want to do. I say to myself if you need a specific day to motivate you, what makes you think you are going to stay motivated? Motivation isn’t something you can teach. It’s that drive inside someone and if they truly want something…..they will go out and make it happen. If you’re one of those people who say they want to lose weight, why wait? The sooner you start the better it will be. Same for the smokers! Why wait? You don’t do yourself any justice when you wait.
The same could be said when you are looking for another job! The best time to look for another job, is when you don’t have to. Who could ever be mad or justify being mad at you for wanting to better your life for you and your family? Every ones been there at some point…..the times when your company is downsizing or during a slow season you get laid off temporarily? That’s done for the betterment of the company and your plans or your future are not taken into consideration. I can tell you that when you need a job its not the most opportunistic time to search. You are either on a deadline, only have so much savings, and not to mention you’re stressed to no end during the interview, which in turn effects everything about you.
I guess the purpose of this rant is to challenge everyone this year and many years to come. Motivation isn’t a lesson someone can give you. It’s not a pill you can take or a lotion you can rub on you. It’s a fire that burns inside of the people who want to be successful at something. So the challenge is to make a resolution this year, NOT to make a resolution! Instead, make everyday the start of something better for you or your family. That could be a new job, to lose weight, to spend more time with your kids, or whatever it is, just make sure today is the start date!
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