The early days of the year always feel bogged down by the pressure to sprint out of the starting gate and begin taking massive action. This is often a carryover from how we end the prior year: feeling rushed and out of time.
It’s hard to escape the cultural time famine, the belief that we don’t have enough time.
My personal work to shift this belief is a daily practice in reminding myself that I have plenty of time.
A year is both longer and shorter than we perceive it. On one hand, we underestimate what we can accomplish in a year. On the other hand, many projects take longer than a year.
To build something lasting, meaningful and sustainable takes time, patience, and persistence.
I’ve read that 85% of people fail in the resolutions by February 1.
Before you commit to something that requires long-term investment of time, effort, energy, and resources it’s important to make sure that what you’re working towards is aligned with what you truly desire and where you want to take your life.
Life is not a race, but even if it were, nobody gets a prize for the fastest start.
You have plenty of time to pause.