Thought #1 – Life seems to be all about change and in my life I have initiated many new interests or employment in September, I guess that is when I am open to new challenges. Do you have a time of year when you take a plunge and investigate something different for your improvement or entertainment?
If you want to leap from your routine, you need to break your routine. What would you like to change or improve?
September is a great time to try something new and different. I always recommend visiting a Toastmasters Club near you – you can visit as a guest for free to see what it is all about. Click for more information here What’s in Toastmasters for you?
Is there a club near you? Check by clicking HERE. The hardest part is getting started. I have heard it said that a Challenge once started, is a challenge 50% completed. Starting is the hardest part, I have to overcome my personal inertia and then just keep the ball rolling.
Embrace a challenge for six months, I would love to hear what you are going to do and then hear back from you in six months. 🙂
It seems that way with writing posts also. I sit down to write and then I am not going to stop even if I veer off in a totally different direction, which I did today and now that is a lead-in to my other thought.
My 2nd thought —-This post was initially going to be about a saying I heard talking to my Uncle K yesterday. The saying was “Eat dessert first“.
I rolled this over in my mind and realized that most of my life I have missed dessert, and done so deliberately. I was out to lunch with a friend and they all ordered dessert and it seemed so natural to them that you include dessert when you go out. I guess I always look at dessert for special occasions only, but today is a special occasion – it will never be repeated and tomorrow is unpredictable.
The saying “Eat dessert first” is probably from the attitude that life is short, don’t miss out on the best part (i.e. dessert).
At some point, I believe practicality needs to be set aside.
There is a time to gradually change a lifetime of depriving yourself of whatever your dessert means to you.
There is a time to avoid regrets and say yes to yourself, fighting that lifetime of being practical and frugal, or just loosen the chains a tad. Dessert means different things to people and how you define dessert is up to you; that dessert could be a travel bucket list destination or new car or learning to ride a unicycle; or it could be a lake swim in the rain. Enjoy your life while you are able.