No one really gets anything done around the holidays, right? To the best of my knowledge, most people usually spend that time sleeping in late, watching movies with the kids, grazing on pre- and post-holiday snacks, toying around with new presents – all the while contemplating the long list of “ways everything will totally be different starting January 1st.”
And while I do believe that this is precious time to enjoy, relax, and take a break from the general hustle of the holidays before work kicks back into full gear, there is something else I want you to focus on too: doing something out of the ordinary. Instead of turning over a new leaf in January, beat the rush, subvert the stereotype, kill the cliche, and start NOW!
Here’s something out of the ordinary for me: I took a Flywheel class. How to describe?
45-minutes of pure, non-stop huffing, puffing, panting and sweating. Three letters just keep coming to mind: O-M-G. I have never pushed that hard in my life! If you are not familiar with this particular brand of New York-style fitness-torture exhilaration, it’s quite something. I thought I had some idea of it. I did not.
PUSH YOURSELF PROUD
As I think about what brings me the greatest satisfaction at the end of the year, it’s pushing!! Then, it’s being done pushing, and satisfied with my efforts. One goes with the other; they are inextricably linked. I am writing to you today to urge you to do one final push for your year. You really did think up some potent dreams at the beginning of this past year, and chances are some of them are still not fulfilled. What are you going to yell in your own ear right now at the homestretch?
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If you want to sound like Lissa, the bootcamp coach I had this morning, you’ll say … You can do this. Earn your break. Just 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 … more. You are a rockstar! But if you don’t talk to yourself like that, or hire an awesome professional to do so, this is what the voice in your head will likely say instead:
- It’s the holidays.
- I’m too busy.
- Nothing gets done at this time of the year.
- It’s too late.
… or you spiritual people, watch out for these:
- It must not have been meant to be.
- The timing wasn’t right.
- If it was meant to be it would have happened.
- I’m just going to make peace and be grateful for what I do have.
While some of those are lovely sentiments they can also be code for it’s time to sell-out. I’m just telling you what inspired me so hardcore this morning. Don’t stop before the finish line. Don’t stop impressing the heck out of yourself about what you can accomplish in a single day, especially these last days of the year. Endeavor to make yourself proud.
I was done with my workout in 45 minutes, and my brain function returned a short while later. I was lit up for the rest of the day. Why was my day so great?
Because I started the day doing something that impressed me — something out of my comfort zone. Could I have done it alone? Doubtful. There are ingredients to having and sustaining an awesome life and to ending the year with a bang. I made a short list of suggestions between now and the end of the year that you can use to do the same. It goes as follows:
TOP 5 THINGS TO ACCOMPLISH BEFORE JAN. 1
- Sweat your ass off.
- Let someone push you beyond where you’d normally stop.
- Write down a long list of everything you accomplished this year and read it out loud to someone; be proud!
- Write down your list of things you failed at this year and write anything you need to say about it to put it truly behind you. Read that out loud to someone, then BURN it.
- Call your coach for a butt-whoopin’ (or hire a coach).
As you’re dreaming up the year to come, thinking of the ways you’ll make it different and better than the year before, remember that none of it happens without a PUSH in the right direction. What will motivate you then? What will motivate you now? The new year offers an incredible chance to press “restart” on your life – on new dreams and new opportunities for growth. It might not come to fruition if you don’t have an action plan in place.
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Just as a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, consider taking that step this week and pushing yourself across the finish line of 2015 in a powerful way. Go for the gold, do something that scares you, and make yourself proud in some unlike-you kind of way. End your year on a high note. You’ll be sending a message to the future you in 2016: you’re ready for what’s next.
Cheering you on, go go go!