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Push Yourself

Change equal self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before. – Pat Summitt

Seems like this is the time when everybody is looking back over the past year.  Seeing what worked, and what didn’t, and then of course there are the resolutions.  I make resolutions, but I don’t keep them.  I know I lack what I call staying power, but I think it’s more than that.  Resolutions usually mean change.  I mean, come on, you don’t ever hear about somebody resolving to keep things exactly the same, do you?  I never have, anyhow.  Instead, people resolve to stop smoking, eat healthy, get control of their finances – the list is endless.  But all those things are about change, and change is scary.  Even if your life is completely and totally messed up, there is a certain comfort in what you know.  But as much as the status quo has that level of comfort, we need to change and grow, to improve ourselves.  We can’t languish and stagnate.  Imagine what would have happened if our founding fathers hadn’t pushed for change? We’d all be speaking the Queen’s English and be crammed into the East coast.  The same could be said for those of us who wish to improve themselves. If we don’t push ourselves out of our comfort zone, we’ll never be able to make the changes that really matter.  It’s scary and it’s hard, but you can do it.  You owe it to yourself to be the best possible version of yourself that you can be. So don’t wait until January 1st.  Start now, and push yourself and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

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