Category → Phase III Blog Posts
Using the word, “champion,” might bring to mind a sports figure running for the winning touchdown, slugging the extra inning home run or firing in the 30 foot jumper at the buzzer. Some people might picture an individual or team hoisting a trophy, presenting a sign of victory or sharing a significant symbol of the sport to signify triumph on their chosen “field of battle.”
However a person designates their picture of success, the common thread always seems to be the level of play of those participating. In other words, the champion usually stands as the best in their field, or at least on a given day! This comparison may transcend to any other field of study, hobby, body of knowledge or personal or group undertaking that may strike the fancy of people anywhere in the world.
Happy New Year! While having a discussion with friends recently, the subject of personal change surfaced. As we bantered back and forth, it became obvious that fear of the unknown still remains as a roadblock to improvement. Here we are at the beginning of a New Year, a point in time synonymous for altering behavior and we are still rationalizing the need to stay the same. We spend so much time talking about consistency and becoming confident in our own skin, do we spend too much time talking about being different or turning into someone or something else? Let’s peruse the power of change.
As 2011 winds to an end, we can now reflect on the state of our affairs from the past twelve months. Last December or January, we happily set those resolutions to make substantial change in our lives. Remember? As we feared the oncoming bills that matched our significant holiday gift giving or getting on the scale after that “one last indulgence” from Thanksgiving or Christmas, we decided to ban spending or food forever from our vocabulary….and we really meant it this time! As we reflect, how did we do? Let’s take a closer look.
As we enter 2011, many people use the first day of the year as a springboard for change. Resolutions are made to begin or end something in our lives, as though performing this feat at the turn of the New Year will guarantee a successful outcome. One might surmise that getting your “personal house” in order would certainly lead to elusive happiness, right? Is this change really necessary or is the answer we are seeking resting right under our noses?