How long does it take to get a bead on the New Year? A week, two weeks, a month? What? Well, I've been up for three hours and so far, so good . . . My resolutions are solidly in place . . . More HtwoO in 2011? Two big glasses already . . . More stretching? Done . . . Of course, what human being isn't able to maintain two resolutions for three hours? But, I'm committed to this, and really, if I can't make these two simple, boring resolutions work, then it's pretty sad . . .
I've read a few blogs people have written about resolutions . . . Some are inspiring . . . Some are humorous . . . And some make me think, Good luck to you! But you don't have a chance of doing all that in 2011 . . . Not by a long shot! Why? Too many things on the list . . . A person can only multi-task so many resolutions at a time . . . My thinking is, two is about it at any one time . . . Then, once those are in place, move on to something else . . . But if we try to make ten changes from day one, the average person is doomed to fail . . . It's OK to have ten, but spread 'em out over the year . . . That's 365 days to get it done . . . Or most of it done . . . It's a marathon, not the 100 m dash . . .
Not a doubt in my mind, 2011 is going to be a terrific year! Why? Because I choose to make it so . . . We ALL have that power, and it starts with thoughts . . . THOUGHTS . . . Negativity starts with thoughts . . . Everything starts with thoughts . . . Getting back to resolutions, people tend to focus on behaviors . . . The problem is, behaviors don't occur in isolation . . . Behaviors come from emotions and thoughts, but it all starts with thoughts . . . Want to change a behavior, or a habit? Look at the thoughts driving it, and that's where the work has to be done . . . Take control of thoughts, and the rest comes easy . . .
OK, it's 11 am on January 1st, 2011 . . . And this song is going through my head from out of nowhere . . . Is that significant? Is this an omen of what 2011 is going to bring my way? Hah! Somewhere in this song is a metaphor . . . So here it is . . . Nothing like a little redneck rock to start the year . . . And ya gotta love the use of chainsaw-as-musical instrument creativity!
Life is beautiful baby!
Peace and love . . .
Until next time . . . Ciao!!