So, it’s the beginning of the 2nd quarter of 2016.
Take a moment to stop and reflect on what you’ve been up to over these past three months (time does fly!), and make a plan, that’s right – a plan, for the second quarter.
We use planning for our businesses, or for our retirement, so why not for us, too?
I decided the easiest way to really delve into this topic was to research some New Year’s resolutions that people had made for 2016. I found a video from Good Morning America that had the top 5 resolutions from a survey of 5,000 people, which included: 1) Enjoy Life to the Fullest; 2) Live a Healthier Lifestyle; 3) Lose Weight; 4) Spend More Time With Family and Friends; and 5) Save More, Spend Less. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/top-years-resolutions-2016-36026752
That pretty much sums up the Time to Play Philosophy! Be happy, healthy, have money and a work life balance so you can Enjoy Life. Interesting, right?
But, what’s stopping you from making these things happen? We all may have said it sometime, that we will do ___________ (fill in the blank) someday. But when is someday today.
It is statistically shown that over 80% of people will give up on the resolutions that they said they would pursue on New Year’s Eve. Enjoying life to the fullest is not one that anyone should give up on.
So, what’s stopping you from achieving what you want out of life? Most people will say time. Don’t get overwhelmed. This time create sustainable goals – little steps, little bites – something we can do now, today, to make things happen.
This is the backbone to our upcoming seminar, “Winning at Life – It’s Time to Get Back to Basics”. After so many years as an idea, I cannot even convey how excited I am to see this conference unfolding. The goal is to give every attendee something that they can use in their lives to move forward so they can enjoy life.
By the end of the morning at our seminar, I hope people will start to realize what holds them back from moving forward. A little bit of an oxymoron, but I believe valid. Most times, I believe, we don’t even realize there is something holding us back. But, instead of dwelling on the past where we were fearful we couldn’t succeed, our goal is to create a positive to shift.
What holds us back? Maybe it’s just the simple fact that we don’t think we have time to take on something else in our lives. I’ve got to tell you – if you really want it, the time somehow magically appears. It’s pretty amazing.
With that, my biggest hope for an outcome of the conference is that people will take away something a little different and be prepared to move forward – to find opportunities that are available in this very moment to shift them from what stops them from achieving or pursuing or completing something that had been started, or embarking on a dream, or taking that trip, or going to school, or being more healthy, etc., and to go for it.
It’s time to get back to basics to figure out what is keeping us from being happy, healthy, having money, or a work life balance.
It’s time to stop letting that underlying cause, something that we might not even be aware of, stop us from actually moving forward.
Is it hard to move forward and change? Maybe. But, maybe it’s time to take that first step. Ask yourself, where will you be if you don’t do it? No should have’s here. No regrets.
After all, it is time to enjoy life. It is Time to Play.
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Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC is a board certified healthcare executive, a certified professional life coach, the founder of the Time to Play Foundation, a 501c3 not for profit corporation inspiring everyone to enjoy life and author of If I Knew Then What I Know Now, Our Quest for Quality of Life. The concept behind time to Play and the Time to Play Foundation was absolutely created out of LOVE. Please see www.timetoplay.com for more information