Did you ever wish you could just start over in life?
Do you feel like you are missing things?
Do your days seem to go by so fast you forget if you did everything?
We move along at a fast pace here in America, well, around the world for that matter. I was looking at my own life this week after what has been a fast and seemingly fruitless beginning to 2011. It seems like just yesterday it was Thanksgiving and I was starting to make my plans for the holidays.
In my own life these past few months have just flown by. I took one last road trip on my motorcycle for the year in December, then came back here for the holidays. My dad passed away on New Year’s Eve and I had to go back east to help my mom out in her final arrangements for Dad. I spent close to a month there and during that time my computer crashed, leaving a writer and an internet business crying for help.
I finally got back to Texas and thought “I’ll get things going, even without my computer. I’ll get the spare computer going…” But then I had to switch everything to my Honey’s computer to just keep things up at all and switching over is never the same as getting your own computer back. It seemed like just another setback.
We just had the Super Bowl this past weekend here in Dallas. The week leading up to it, we had ice (an inch of ice on the road) and no way to remove it here in our town. It made driving treacherous. While borrowing a car from a family member, I had an accident and totaled the car. I happened to be on the way to the airport to pick up a friend coming into town for the Super Bowl. Do you know what it’s like to get a rental car when the Super Bowl is in town, and everyone is taking their car to the body shop for repairs? Ultimately, we could not get a car until Monday after the game.
In all of this, I realized, without going into the minor day-to-day things I have had to face, that it has been almost two months that have gone in 2011. I still have not taken my Christmas lights down. I had tried to make top mileage in my Harley group for the year of 2010, but the year ended and now it’s 2011…and I haven’t even made it by to confirm my mileage.
We usually have good weather year round so it’s rare that we have to use a car. I ride 12 months of the year. But so far this year I have only spent two days on my bike. Of course, it’s not all because of bad weather. Much of it is just due to life just passing by with one distraction after another. It’s now February and time to sit back and do a review of last year. Time to learn from those things that didn’t work and set goals to make them work this year.
So, two months into 2011, I realize that last year I did not stop before the year ended and set my goals for the next year. I still need to do that for 2011. This is first on my list of priorities. Next is to do the review of those goals each month, keeping myself on track to make them work for my personal success. I also need to work with my team to make sure they have goals set and set a process that helps them to achieve and reach their goals. This helps us live our dreams each day and promote that dream living through the very coaching programs we use to help others.
My point? I cannot tell you how important I believe it is to set goals for yourself and follow up with them throughout the year. Wrap this up today. Set your goals now for this year.
At the beginning of this blog, I asked the question, “Do you wish you could start over?” Each day you wake up above ground is a good day (the great words of Rocker Gene Simmons). If you woke up today and are breathing, then, yes you can start over today. Make this day the greatest and best day of your life so far. Seek knowledge to make your life great. Set goals, make a plan, and review to keep on track. No matter where you are you will succeed and you can start over, start fresh, any time.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Get ready to be a RockStar in your world.