Lets Move Mountains in 2012!

by Patricia on

I read Seth Godin’s blog because he inspires me greatly. Here is a brief excerpt from a recent post that fanned my flame of commitment.

GTD (getting things done), 18 minute plans, organized folders… none of them work as well as you’d like.

The reason is simple: you don’t want to get more done.

You’re afraid. Getting more done would mean exposing yourself to considerable risk, to crossing bridges, to putting things into the world. Which means failure.

The leap the lizard brain takes when confronting the opportunity is a simple formula: GTD=Failure.

Until you quiet the resistance and commit to actually shipping/doing things that matter, all the productivity tips in the world aren’t going to make a real difference. And, it turns out, once you do make the commitment, the productivity tips aren’t that needed.

You don’t need a new plan for next year. You need a commitment.

Thanks Seth! That was just what I needed to hear.
I commit to being committed and following through in 2012. While many see me as someone who does a lot, the amount that is undone is also huge. I am spending this week sorting, prioritizing, delegating, completing and then planning for 2012.
Building the foundation for Vets Journey Home (manuals, protocols, training programs for instructors, obtain grants), Finishing the house for Taking It Lightly (redesign the website and marketing collateral, tighten up our internal systems, and then market, market, market to attract people to fill the house/do our programs), Landscaping the yard for my corporate work (making it look even better and more attractive so even the casual passer-by will want to visit/buy), and creating a retreat, the house in the country, (Tuning Effect – finishing my training and then working with Mel Bucholtz to take it into the world training others. Doing the work with Mel has helped me to be more in my body, more peaceful, more alive and more joyous – hence it is the retreat. Combined with a very strong commitment to take time for me, massages, movies, dinners with friends, theatre, eat well, sleep well, move well).
I am done waiting. To paraphrase the great Dr Seuss – Most people are playing the waiting game, waiting for a train to come, a plane to go or the snow to snow. This kid is done waiting, I’m going to move mountains – 98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed!! (Oh the Places You’ll Go).
How are you preparing yourself for the coming year? Will you focus and choose your future, or simply be reactive to what the rest of the world chooses for you? Are you willing to risk? cross the bridges? fail and then grow from it? or do you plan to stay safe and just get by?
Commitment will fan your flame so it burns bright enough to light the path for many, many others to heal and your heart and your health (on every level) will flourish because of it.
What are you committed to? I’d love to hear your focus for 2012 so I can hold it with you! Let’s move mountains together!


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