“There are 7 days in a week, and “someday” is not one of them”
The year 2015 has ended. Did you accomplish all of the goals that you laid out in the beginning? I hope the answer is yes.
At the start of 2015, I set a goal to eliminate negativity. One of the first places I started cutting was social media. (Check out my article on biggerpockets.com on turning your social media into a positivity machine here) I’m happy to say negative influences in all forms have been virtually eradicated from my life. This change was life transforming.
This week my mind has not been on goals, or what I want to accomplish, but instead it’s been focused on what I can eliminate in 2016 that will bring value to my life.
My answer- “Someday people”
Attaching the word "someday" to anything is a death sentence
How many times have you heard someone say “I’m going to get in shape someday” or “I’m going to get a better credit score someday” Did it ever work out for them? More often than not, the answer is no. Imagine the change they could have achieved in 2015, if they would have simply said, “What can I do to get in shape today?” or, “What can I do to improve my credit today?” or 'What can I do to have the relationship of my dreams today?"
How much can you accomplish in 2016 if you eliminate the word “someday”, and replace it with “today” consistently?
Just like everything else in my life, the first someday person I eliminated was myself, how can I expect those around me to take action today, if I am not doing it myself.
I want to be around only those people working hard to achieve their version of a good life , they absorb failure, they push through adversity, never take the easy route, and test their discipline and patience every day, to become a better person tomorrow than they were today.
These are the people that will push me (and you) to become the best version of ourselves, anything less in unacceptable for me, and I hope you have the same high standards for the people closest to you.
Nothing worth having will come easy, and it seems that someday people have all the excuses memorized for use as ammunition, ready to shoot down every opportunity or chance for change that comes their way, just so they can stay safe and comfortable in their own little world, living the same year over and over again.
If they remain in close proximity to us, their unlimited supply of excuse ammunition will bring our dreams down, in addition to theirs. That is why I have made the decision to rid my life of the word someday, and those who choose to use it excessively, maybe it is the right decision for you as well. Let me know if you agree, or disagree.
Has the word someday been keeping you from achieving your dreams, or living the life you want? Tell your story, and the plan for changing it, in the comments below.