Many people have heard that it takes 28...perhaps 30 days to create new habits. Yet, it takes 90 days to make it a permanent lifestyle change. This is part of the reason that so many New Year's resolutions don't last. The KEY is to push past our limits...or those moments where "life happens" and we are actively embracing any excuse we can to give up. Nothing ever got done without WORK!! It's about being determined to succeed. It's committing to a goal, dream or vision. It's taking that commitment and being compelled to action. It's taking that action...evaluating the results. Did you succeed or have a successful attempt? There are no failures. If you succeeded, celebrate and keep going. If you had a successful attempt, what did you learn? If it's something that you want bad enough...Is it worth another shot? Or is it time to move onto plan B? Finally, no matter what the outcome...repeat the process. The goal is to never stop. Have your moments of pause...celebrate...and appreciate...but never stop! So, how are you doing with 2018 so far? Are you ready and compelled to do the work!?
Checkout this month's issue of Scottsdale Health for tips on maintaining your sanity and balance during this coming holiday season. Page 34:
I have a banner on my wall that says, "In the end, what matters most is how well you lived, how well you loved and how well you learned to let go." It's a statement which I live by, because when "life happens, " sometimes the unexpected occurs. It can be a welcomed surprise or a "blesson" which we are meant to learn under unfortunate circumstances. (And ooooohhhh...have their been some real "prizes" lol). The KEY is that we never stop but instead have moments of pause. Allow ourselves to enjoy the good. Allow ourselves to learn from the unfortunate. It won't be the only time, however, each time you will get better at how quickly you can embrace life's little "plot twists" and you will be a better and stronger person because of it all.
Some food for thought when considering change and shift. "The purpose of pain is to move us into action, it is not to make us suffer." Tony Robbins Remember, that enough pain or discomfort causes change, because we never want to stay in the uncomfortable. At the same rate, we must get used to living in the mystery and be okay with the unknown because that is were the essence of truly living resides. It's more painful to simply exist than it is to live...don't you think?
Have you checked out this months issue of Scottsdale Health Magazine!? Copy and paste the link into your browser. It will bring you to the Balance section where you can discover ways to manifest and create your own luck this year.
Checkout this month's issue of Scottsdale Health Magazine. In the month of LOVE...do you have a solid connection to the most important relationship in your life? Pssst...it's the one you have with yourself first.
Just a thought...As another year comes to a close, I always sum up my feelings with one word and that is GRATITUDE. We may all be done with 2016, however, I never view a year as "good" or "bad." Life happens. Shift happens. Every year there are opportunities presented to us, people that become part of us, moments that teach us, and lessons that grow us. No matter what, we are stronger because of another year of life that we all experience together. Go into 2017 with gratitude. Take the lessons and bless the rest. Honor those that are with us. Remember those we've released and those who have passed. The New Year is upon us and I stand in gratitude for all of you. I could not be where I am today without all of my teachers, life lessons and influences which have and continue to shape the man I am still becoming today. Take a moment as we finish 2016 to express your gratitude to those who have been a part of your growth...even if they are not a part of your life any more...simply say...Thank YOU! Looking forward to a kick ass 2017!! See you all there!! ~James
As we get ready to enter into 2017, remember that YOU are an example to someone. As you grow and shift...be sure to set the tone for someone else to follow in their own ways and for future generations to mirror.
What will you add to your routine in 2017 to "give back" and "pay it forward" as you create the abundant life you desire most?
I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for all the blessings I have received this year both personally and professionally. 2016 was a year for the books when it came to a HUGE amount of change and while there were many ups and downs just like any other year, 2016 pushed the envelope and I'm still standing...LOL. Thank YOU for whatever role you have played in my life. I hope to give back even more in 2017 and expand even further as I get to share my gifts with all of you and continue to educate and encourage everyone to "make shift happen!" Bring on the rest of 2016!! Sending lots of love and blessings to each and every single one of you from myself and everyone who has worked with James Patrick Lifestyle Training!!
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