How many times have you said, “I’ll start on Monday.”
On Monday I’ll start a new diet. On Monday I will go to the gym. On Monday I will clean up my act.
What is so magical about Monday? Nothing.
Pushing things off until the elusive Monday is like saying, “I’ll get to it eventually.”
As soon as you catch yourself even thinking about change, is a huge red flag to get started right away, or at the very least, tomorrow.
So many times clients tell me they carried my card around for months before calling…
Thoughts are fleeting, actions are concrete.
We all have a lifetime of “on Monday’s”, and yet you probably cannot recall a single Monday when you actually followed through. Why?
Change happens when you are ready.
You will never be more ready than when you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and don’t like what you see. Or you find yourself flat on the couch exhausted and unable to make it through the day. Or you just finished off a sleeve of Ritz crackers and you feel out of control inside.
Don’t wait. Do something, anything at that exact moment to signify you are ready to leave old habits behind and start anew. Even if it means just saying out loud, “I am done with (fill in the blank) and I am ready to move on.”
“I’ll start on Monday” is a convenient excuse, and time gives us justification to keep putting off what needs to be done.
Let’s face it, change is hard and uncomfortable.
Commitment takes courage.
But here’s the rub, the second you decide to find a better way; you will.
Remember, Monday is just the beginning of a new week, but you have the power at any time to decide the beginning of your new life.
The time is now.
Leave me a message below and tell me your “now” moment. What did you do ? And when did you decide to do it?