It is said that the most important part of planning is to set a date for something to begin and end by.
I hear from people often that before they committed to meeting with me, their health and fitness was a “someday” task.
They just knew that “someday” they would decide to start.
Usually it isn’t that they finally found “someday” but rather that something (often traumatic) has happened in their life or someone they know that made them take the leap.
The problem with this idea is that “someday” isn’t a day of the week or present on any calendar that I know of, so therefore it stops people before they get a chance to begin.
This word isn’t what it seems either. It’s like when you were little and you’d ask your mom for something big…like a puppy and she’d say something to the effect of “we’ll see”. Yeah, you knew you probably weren’t getting that dog even though she didn’t say no.
Our minds are wired to work this way. To give answers that avoid hurting people’s feelings or being too harsh. And in this case, keeping ourselves from having to admit and accept that we are in a place we didn’t really ever desire to be and might even be causing us harm.
Truthfully this is just fear rearing its ugly head. Fear of failing, fear of not being what you set out to be, fear of not sticking with something after you start.
This fear is deeply rooted in your self ability and self worth which makes it all the harder to overcome.
It’s time to break the cycle.
“Someday” ends now and it’s time for TODAY to begin.
It doesn’t matter what the goal is or when you thought would be a good time to start. (There’s really never a “good” time to start anything is there?)
Today is the day to begin taking action towards your goals and the sooner you realize that, the sooner you will reach them.
“Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today and you make your tomorrow.” L. Ron Hubbard