The first month of 2010 has come and gone. We are still in the beginning of the year but our behaviors and follow through in the first 31 days played a huge part in how our year will conclude. The dedication and seriousness we took in fulfilling our goals, desires, and or even resolutions for the year shows in the actions we took in those first 31 days. If you don’t take the time out to measure your progress how will you know if you are on track to succeeding in what it is that you set out to accomplish. Before you do that, you must first have a clear understanding of your measurements and what processes didn’t work before.
In 2009 we all have some decisions that we made but were wrong, actions taken that should have been avoided, and individuals we associated with that needed to not be apart of our lives. Throughout our journey in life we must learn from all that we do. We are all familiar with the statement “doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results is insanity”. The statement is true. We can’t expect to change the outcome of this year or have a better year than last year if we are continuing to do the same “wrong” things. Some of us may feel we had a good year last year, why would I change what I did? If you had a good year last year, don’t change your behaviors, continue to be discipline and just upgrade them to have an even better year. Remember, growth and increase is important.
Before you can start making change you must understand what changes needs to be made. Wipe out, clean the table, and clear out everything that shouldn’t be there. Take a moment to just clean up before you start to reorganize and prepare the table for new things. Have a clear understanding of what it is that you need to change and why it needs to be changed. Trying to have a better year than last year but still holding onto and or carrying bag baggage, negative attitudes, and unattractive behaviors will not help you to achieve a better outcome, instead it can hinder the very thing you want out of this year.
So go back to the drawing board with an eraser in your hand. Look at the list of things and accomplishments you wanted out of 2010. Measure your behaviors from the beginning of the year to now and ask yourself, “Am I on track to making this year better than the last?”
Now ask yourself, “Would I eat on a dirty table?” As for me, I choose to only feast on a clean table.
Shared over a cup of tea,
...From My Thoughts to Yours, Jamara