I’ve just sat through adverts for ‘pay to view’ TV companies telling me that if I sign up for a certain period of time they will give me ‘FREE’ channels for a couple of months… So why do they do this?
It’s not because they are generous… they’re doing it because they know that most people won’t change… most people like thing how they are… comfortable. You see we just can’t be bothered calling up to the have free channels cancelled… it’s not like we’ve forgotten… it’s just that life is too busy and cancelling a channel is somewhere further done the ‘to do’ list…
It even gets to a point where we start to justify why we’re not doing it…
However this leads to a problem:
“If you always do what you’ve always done, then you’ll always get what you always got”
So going into the new year I guess the question we need to ask ourselves is this: are we happy with the way thing are now?
Some of you may think you are… until you dig a little deeper.
Here’s a list I picked up a few years ago that I find helpful to go through, and is something that I try and do at least once a year… New Years is just a really good reminder to do it again.
Take time to re-evaluate your life in these areas… R.E.S.I.P.
Is there something that you need to STOP doing?
Is there something you need to START doing?
Sit back and have a drink and rethink your life… then RESIP… I like the visual image that this gives, a real sense of re-evaluation… a sitting and sipping on what needs to change on your life… I’m just disappointed I can’t find something cool to go with the phrase DECKCHAIR.
Then make things easier for yourself. The chances are that it will be hard work… so don’t make things even harder on yourself.
- Don’t choose heaps of things to change… just focus on one or two.
- Be honest… What do I MOST need to change in my life?
- Make the change… and be RUTHLESS… write notes for yourself on your mirror (or a place where you will see it every day… make it a screen saver it that helps), have someone you’re accountable too (It’s best not to do it alone)
So if you are READY to re-evaluate your life… it may be time to RESIP.
“Do or do not. There is no try” – YODA