Painting by Belynda Wilson Thomas

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. Vincent Van Goh

If a change is easy to make it is easy not to make. How many of us have used the excuse not to do something because we don’t have enough time? Later we hear of people even busier than we were who did what we wanted to do.

Some people are fit and some people aren’t and the difference is our daily choices. I’ve been slacking on this front and if I don’t make time for fitness I won’t get the benefits, and this is not the time of life to let things slide.

This is the time of life to be all we can be, because what we are capable of as we age is not more but less, and the more we do, the more we are capable of doing. Sometimes I wonder if we even know what we are capable of before we do it.

There comes a point in our life when if we can do tomorrow what we could do today that is a successful day. I read last night about a high school football team that did really well one year and since many of their team was still with them the next year they had very high hopes. They told their coach they didn’t want to do all these training exercises and wind sprints, they wanted to play football. Their coach took them on a bus ride to a professional football team and showed them the professional team doing the exact same exercises. He told the team they could choose if they wanted to do the training, but he also told them this choice of doing the fundamentals to be ready to play the game would impact their life because we always have to practice the fundamentals of life to master anything we want to master.

Success leaves clues and one of the clues is practice, practice, practice. When we schedule our practice it fits into our schedule, but if we are waiting for the time to do it, the time goes and we didn’t take that walk, we didn’t have time for yoga, or the gym, but if we made an appointment to do something we did it. We need to make appointments with ourselves to get things done.

One of the realities in life is projects will eat up as much time as we let them. How efficient can we get if we put our minds to it? One of the ways to fit more into our life is to start our day earlier. Getting up earlier will do more for us than staying up later.

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

We’ve all heard, early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. The magic is not just in getting up early, the magic is in what is done with that time.

Last night I set my alarm to get up an hour earlier. The birds were singing as I walked downstairs. My goal is to finish my blog post and go for a walk before starting the rest of the day.

I’ve managed morning walks at various times in my life, and it is time to start enjoying them again. What other changes can I make so my life will be healthier, wealthier, and wiser?

As Jim Rohn says if you go for the walk, maybe you will eat the apple, and if you eat the apple, maybe you will do some exercises, and if you do the exercises maybe you will adjust your diet, and if you adjust your diet maybe you will read more books, and if you read more books, maybe you will tweak your finances, and on and on it goes creating a virtuous circle. But, what is easy to do is easy not to do, it is easy to quit getting up early, quit going for the walk, quit writing every day, quit reading every day, quit being creative every day, quit watching what we eat and a degenerating circle is started.

We always need to make adjustments in our life. My grandson is wonderful and I love spending time with him, but I have to be careful I don’t use him as an excuse not to do the things I need to do. I don’t want to miss spending this precious time with him, he’s only one once, but not getting up as early as I should isn’t because of him, and not getting as much writing done so I’m not on track to reach my goal is not because of him, even if I have been using him as an excuse. Any excuse will do if we want an excuse, and I’ve been looking for an excuse lately.

It’s time to bring back some discipline into my life. I’ve been slacking and the time to nip things in the bud is now. Spring is a great time to take stock of where we are and where we want to be. A few changes right now will get me back on track, but if I don’t do them now, I will get more and more off track.

Time to go, I have running shoes to lace up.

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. John C. Maxwell

Procrastination will delay your change!!! Today is a very good day to change; don’t let you stop yourself from growing. Steve Harvey

By changing nothing, nothing changes. Tony Robbins

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One thought on “Creating the life we want by making small changes is easy to do, but also easy not to do. Nothing changes until we change what we do daily.

  1. Many days make a lifetime of years. Let’s get our daily routines to align with our goals and dreams. Thanks for your timely sharing and reminders.

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