HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I know, I know…it’s January 11th and I’m just NOW wishing you a happy new year. I’ve been on a bit of a blogging hiatus but have decided I’m ready to come back and MAKE IT A PRIORITY in 2017.
2016 has been one of the most difficult years of my LIFE. Trust, patience and strength were all greatly tested but I am happy to say that I have come into the new year with a newfound purpose + drive. When blogging took a backseat, it wasn’t by choice. It was because I knew deep down my priorities weren’t straight – and I had to get them aligned again.
As you know, I am an online health + fitness coach and although I absolutely LOVE what I do, it still gets under my skin a little when I talk to clients and ask them what the #1 thing is that’s holding them back from reaching their goals. Their response:
But if you’re being honest with yourself, let’s think about that for a minute. The reality is, if you were hit with a hard deadline knowing that you had a limited amount of TIME to reach XYZ, you would BUST YOUR TAIL in order to make sure you hit that deadline. Hear me out for a sec:
▶️️ If you knew you were being laid off from your job and had no other source of income, you would BUST YOUR BUTT to find another job ASAP
▶️️ If you knew you had a limited amount of time with a loved one, you would do EVERYTHING you could to spend time with them and comfort them in their final days
▶️️ If you signed up for a triathlon but didn’t know how to swim, you would make SURE to take lessons and learn before race day
The fact of the matter is, you’re busy. We’ll all busy. I get it. But when you have a deadline, all of the sudden have a sense of URGENCY to GET 💩 DONE. But without that deadline, you procrastinate and put things off. Let’s take a poll:
❔How many times a day do you scroll FB or IG?
❔Do you have a favorite show that just started again? #Bachelor #ThisIsUs anyone?
❔How many times did you hit snooze this morning?
The next time you think, “I DON’T HAVE TIME” to work on your goals, try saying, “IT’S NOT A PRIORITY” and see how that feels.
What have you said, “I don’t have time” for? Is it something you want to make a priority in 2017? Would love to hear your comments below!