Is anyone from the era of Mad Dog 20/20 thinking this is the year? Or maybe you are thinking back to the memories of the bottle of Mad Dog 20/20 getting passed around the bonfire at the High School party where nobody cares whose germs were on that thing? After all, you were there to party!
Honestly, Mad Dog 20/20 was the first thing that popped into my mind when thinking about the title for this blog. Why? Memories. It really has nothing to do with what this blog about, but a memory of a simpler time when the only worry was studying for finals and what was for lunch that day.
What is it in life that changes and makes us feel that life is not as simple as it once was? Why do we allow ourselves to think we are too busy to commit to ourselves? How do we overcome fear? When will life slow down and become simple again? Who is that person in the mirror looking back at me wondering all these life questions?
A new year.
A new decade.
A fresh new page in our journal for the year. Every year it is the same. We set some goals, we start out strong and suddenly we fall. Life gets in the way. We create excuses. We tell ourselves we are too far gone to get back on track.
What if we took a step back and set some realistic short term goals? How could our year be different? Maybe we wouldn’t have those “epic fail” moments. Maybe we would find ourselves back in that simpler time with life just floating by us like a bottle of Mad Dog 20/20. Who would be in that mirror looking back at me? Has my vision of my goals, my life changed? Are my excuses for being too busy out the window? Did I just make time in the day for myself with no exemptions?
Think about it. Where are you in your new year, new decade goals? Did you set the bar really high with all these expectations? When you look in the mirror are you telling yourself positive feedback? Are you setting yourself up for success rather than failure?
Whether it's that bottle of Mad Dog 20/20 that you can relate to, or that old pair of jeans from high school you are thinking about, TODAY is the day. Stop putting off what you can do today. Stop saying “someday” and make TODAY the day. Take a look at those goals and revamp them. If you didn’t set any goals, take some time to write down two realistic goals you can complete in the next 30 days. It’s a start. Baby steps. Slow and steady wins the race.
For myself, I have taken a long hard look at my goals, my current situation and I am making positive changes to meet those realistic goals. That badass woman staring back at me in the mirror has some hefty goals and is looking for a badass squad to get on the bus and conquer this decade like no other!