Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Spreading Wellness: What big decision has fostered your growth?

“The first step towards getting somewhere
is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.”
~J.P. Morgan

As New Year’s approaches, you may have expected a blog about resolutions, and inspiration for getting started. Well, I am here to meet your expectations. J

Can you recall a time in your life when you made a big decision that fostered growth? Maybe it was simply deciding to go to college immediately after high school, or maybe it was to enter the military or work-force right out of high school. Either way, you made a decision, a plan, and you moved forward. OK, maybe that was partially because your parents encouraged you to get out of the house and spread your wings. But think about it, is there anything that different about a goal that you set now? You still need to make a decision, you still need to make that plan, and you still need support from friends and/or family…so you can spread your wings! So you can make those positive changes that you hold in your heart, no matter how big or small.

It sounds simple, right? But, we all know it isn’t easy. How do we make this simple task easier to accomplish? Since your first step is knowing you want to go somewhere, maybe your second step should be knowing that where you are going is realistic. Kelly McGonigal shares insight (in the article below) on how to create realistic goals. She is a psychologist from Stanford University, and I really respect her knowledge and perspectives. 

I encourage you today, to gather some great social support for yourself, as you strive to meet those goals that you hold in your heart. And, as Zig Ziglar said, “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great!”

Happy New Year, 2015!