I don’t know about you but I have made the promise, “I will start Monday” a time or two when referring to working out, eating healthy, or any goal I have set for myself. If we are honest, I think we all have. I was so overwhelmed by the response to the last Blog post, “Cheers to 2012;” most of you are like me and very hesitant to make new years resolutions in fear of coming up short. Some of you referred to your new year’s resolutions as goals or hopes for 2012 and I think that is great. I am a huge goal setter and I love planning out things. BJ makes fun of me because I prefer writing in a planner over using an app to plan out my week, month and even year. There is something exciting about writing things down. Are you like that? Or is it just me?
One of my goals/new year’s resolutions is to run a half marathon. I have thought about it, talked about about it and even made it a goal of mine times before, but this is the year I will do it! I tweeted to my fellow twitter friends asking them for their help getting started. My cousin replied to my tweet, “Start running.” I laughed out loud because I was hoping to obtain some information about registering for a marathon or information about when/where the next marathon was being held etc. But how true is his advice? If I want to run a half marathon this year, I need to simply start running. As I looked over my other goals/ dreams for 2012 I realized that if I want to see these dreams become a reality, I must start today. I need to kick the,” I’ll start Monday” mentality to the curb. There have been many times when “Monday” has never come and desires inside of me, dreams of doing and accomplishing great things that have remained just that, a dream.
What is something on your list that you are planning to start on Monday that you can begin today? Is it a vacation you are hoping to take with your family that you can begin saving for today? Is it a new business or company you have been dreaming about starting that you can begin doing research today? Is it to lose weight and you can start today by cutting out soda? What is it that you are believing for that you can begin today? It doesn’t have to be the entire 13.1 miles that you want to one day be able to run, but it can be a mile or even two. What are you waiting for? Get to it!
I’m going to start today by running two miles. What are you going to start today? Please share in the comment box below. I am going to continue the book giveaway for this post as well. Leave a comment and enter in to win a copy of my new favorite book, “The Circle Maker.”
TRUTH: “One day, tomorrow will be yesterday.” -BJ Johnson
DARE: Start today.