I’m not real big on resolutions. The vast majority of people that set them do not accomplish them.
Why Don’t You Accomplish Your Resolutions
Give yourself a pat on the back for wanting to change your life and setting resolutions. Perhaps you’ve set them in the past and actually accomplished them. If so, a big shout out to you!
The reason people fail to achieve their goal is simple. Let me use the following analogy.
If you wanted to store vinegar, you’d store it in a “vessel” made for it. It wouldn’t be fancy, after all, it’s storing vinegar and not wine. Everyone would know it was vinegar because of the shape of the vessel. Every time you opened the top and began to pour, vinegar would always come out. Wine would never pour out of a vinegar vessel.
Recently I’ve given several public speeches and intertwined lessons and stories from my Ironman triathlon experiences. I’ve been getting asked at almost every presentation if I have a blog about it. I’ve never thought it was a topic that would interest anyone so I’ve never written about it. Perhaps they’ve inquired because of the stories I’ve shared that personally connect with them.
With your permission I thought I’d start to share some of the stories of Ironman. If you’d rather not have them, just shoot me an email and if I get several “don’t write about that” messages, I’ll stop.
One reaction that I almost always receive when someone discovers that I’ve finished 15 Ironman’s after the age of 50 is look of disbelief. Everyone is always supportive though and I appreciate that.
I suppose like you, there was that first thought of doing something you’d never done before too and it grew and grew until you actually did it. It was that way with me too, I had only heard about the Ironman mostly from watching the replay of the race in Hawaii on NBC Sports. For you doing something special grew out of
Why do we have to have big homes and then storage barns? Some of us even rent storage units for our “extra” stuff.
We need nice storage units to put our stuff that we don’t use.
Do we need all that stuff? What is the purpose of all our stuff? Does it bring us security? Satisfaction?
Have you ever seen a bird have a big nest to store it’s stuff? Birds don’t have stuff. They don’t sow and reap either and seem to be well cared for.
Who takes care of the bird’s needs? Does that same being take care of our needs?
People who seek more and more stuff may not ever have enough stuff.
People who seek truth seem to have more than enough stuff. They also allow the being that takes care of the birds to also take care of their needs. I guess when you have truth, what stuff you have doesn’t get in the way of gaining abundance.
What I like about not have a lot of stuff is that I don’t have to worry about forgetting where I put it.