New Year New You … Or Not?

And just like that, it’s gone. 

We’ve all sat down and written intentions (or lots of us have) but have we changed? 

No. 

Unfortunately (or fortunately) we all woke up today the same people we were yesterday. You’re not the new you. Nothing has changed except the number on a calendar. It all feels fresh but what is really different? 

Nothing. 

Woah downer Debbie thanks for the uplifting blog post on the first day of the year. 

Relax. It’ll get good. 

You have to make a choice today. A plan too, everyone will talk about the plan you need, but also a really important choice. 

Keep trying. 

Don’t quit. 

If you want that life you’ve dreamed of you need to do everything possible to make sure you don’t forget what you want in this moment and what you want this year to be. 

You need to set it in your mind right now that it is happening and regardless of the perceived failure, regardless if you don’t get to exactly where you want when you want you will just keep going

The world has enough quitters, but you my darling are no quitter. 

You are no different today than you were yesterday but every day you make small steps in that direction. You fight for it and you believe in the compound effect of your actions. 

You will not change your body composition with a workout. Nor will you change with a salad. But with many whole foods and many workouts, eventually, one day you’ll lose a pound. And another. 

If you can focus on the lifestyle changes that will get you to your goals, in any capacity, you’ll find yourself at a place of success withit one  day. 

Not making sense? 

Well, I have a lot of business goals this year, but without a cultivation of discipline, none of those goals matter. I have to be disciplined and constant daily trusting in the compound effect of my efforts and then one day boom. It happens. 

I have been trying to get a handle on cleaning my home for two and a half years. Really a year of actively trying, the previous year and a half I spent crying wondering why I couldn’t do it. Then I became a coach and started dedicating myself to fitness and clean eating again, and just suddenly one day it was a habit. Boom. 6x a week I exercise without question. It just is. The next step was learning to clean my home. Tips, tricks, Pinterest and lists. I’d done it all and nothing seemed to help me. But I kept trying. 

And suddenly, it felt like overnight there was just a switch in my brain that flipped. It all clicked and I now have a routine to clean daily. I used to be like a 5 year old when it came to chores! I couldn’t wrap my mind around it! But then the compound effect of my actions clicked in and like an overnight success I just started. 

It was mind blowing and it’s changed my life and perspective on habits and how to make that stubborn determined choice where you force the flip of the switch and you just simply do something new. 

All this to say is that you are not a new you yet, but you will be if you do the small, seemingly insignificant daily disciplines that lead to your goals. 

Find out what they are, write them down somewhere you can see them every single day, and get to work. 

2017 can only be yours if you take it. 

It won’t just happen. 

So here’s to the new you; the person you are growing into and that I look forward to celebrating very soon. 

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some dishes to do. 

Out with the old, but may we always hold it’s memories close. 

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