2016 is the Year of “Happy” at Lexicon. We’ve taken on the challenge of helping you find more of your own, bringing you holistic tips and techniques to help you find not only professional success but personal fulfillment. At the beginning of this month we launched a challenge to get that going.
Day fourteen of the 30 Day Life Challenge…
The quote that got this all started is “People don’t go out and live, but they expect life results.” We want you to start getting the results you want; that might mean wading through a little unpleasantness to get to the happiness on the other side.
Do It Today
Yesterday’s message was encouragement to take a day off. Today’s is the opposite: Don’t let the day go by without doing that thing that you’ve been putting off.
It’s a mantra. Procrastination is our worst enemy. It steals your ambition, your bravery, your potential. And we let it.
Putting it off until later means it is just hanging over your head. Whereas if you get that onerous thing over with, you have more mental space to tackle the things that will bring you pleasure.
Set Time Limits
The truth is that time is not an unlimited commodity. While the world keeps spinning for millennia, we as individuals only get but so much time to live. We don’t even know how much time that is. So set deadlines for accomplishing what you need to get done.
If you know you need that next degree to get the job promotion, go into HR today and see what you need to do to get your company and your supervisor on board for that transition today. If you know you need a plan to open that business of your dreams, investigate the requirements to get started and start gather materials for it today. If you know you have the perfect bestselling story in your head, get pen and paper or fingers on keyboard today and start pounding it out. If you know the job you want but you just aren’t sure how to get it, commit to getting career guidance today.
Today is a great day to get it done.
You may not get it all done today; but you will have started. Then set benchmarks for yourself to keep your progress moving. Start with the one thing you’ve been avoiding like the plague and get it over with once and for all today. If nothing else, you will get the load off your shoulders, which will leave you strong for the next experience on the road.
Kate E. Stephenson is a freelance communications specialist whose business encompasses content writing, comprehensive editing and quality resume services. Lexicon is her brainchild, a blog all about Language—insight into today’s job market and hiring tips, book releases and reviews, and general folly concerning the many mysterious facets of the English language and human communication. Be sure to read more about Kate, check out a full listing of services, and enjoy her columns here on Lexicon and on Kate.Book.com!