Why Wait Until January 1?
- Posted by Joe Fahmy
- on November 29th, 2012
Every January 1, my Twitter and Facebook streams are filled with the same quotes: “Good riddance 20xx…This is going to be my year…So glad that year is behind me…I’m gonna kick ass this year…etc…etc.” You know what I think? It’s all bullshit. So many people think some magical turn of the calendar is going to kick start their lives, but usually, nothing ever changes. In fact, studies show that 95% of New Year’s Resolutions are broken by January 10th.
So the big question is: Why do we get all fired up for such a short period of time, but have trouble MAINTAINING that level of focus and motivation? I wish I had the answer. My guess is our goals aren’t compelling enough, or that change we say we’re going to make REALLY isn’t that important to us. Tony Robbins says that 90% of people are unhappy about one or more areas of their lives (health, job, finances, relationships, etc.), but NOT UNHAPPY ENOUGH to make a change. What gets us to make that change is either inspiration or desperation. Unfortunately, it’s usually desperation. In other words, we usually don’t make that decision to change until we say: “I’ve had enough!”
By no means am I trying to preach. In fact, I am constantly trying to stay inspired and believe me, I know it’s challenging. The purpose of this post is to remind everyone: YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL JANUARY 1 TO MAKE A CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE! There’s no better time than NOW to create a compelling vision that excites you, and to make the necessary changes that will lead to progress in your life. If this post inspires ONE person to do this, than my goal is accomplished.
I found the following video to be incredibly inspirational. I hope you do as well. Enjoy!
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Joseph Fahmy is the managing director at Zor Capital, LLC, a New York based investment management firm. Joe has over 17 years of trading experience...More »