Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What's different this year?

This time of year, I get a lot of people telling me this year won't be any different than last year.  They wanted to lose weight last year.  They made a plan last year.  They stuck to the plan last year (for a while, at least).  They workout out.  They cultivated mindfulness.  They DID ALL THAT -- LAST YEAR and here they are in the same spot.

So...based on that, "What," they ask me, "would be different about this year?"

And the only answer I can come up with is -- You are.  You are a different person than you were a year ago when you did those things.  You are older, smarter, dumber, more or less attached to a particular outcome for your life.  But one thing I know for certain -- you have changed.

And since you are the magic ingredient in the equation that means maintaining that healthy weight (or not), I am sticking to the position that past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance.  Only you know for sure if you are going to create mindfulness today -- it is all completely up to you.  What kind of a conversation do we want to be having next year at this time?  The creation of that conversation start with your choices today.

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