How To Thrive After The End Of The World

What will December 21st bring this year? A fiery explosion? Mass destruction? The end of the world as we know it? While the ancient Mayans were very good at creating calendars, I’m willing to bet we are completely misreading this prediction.

Maybe December 21st is the end of a cycle. Or the end of an era. The end of the old, the start of the new.

Wouldn’t it be great if you knew everything would change on Friday, and you could wake up and be in a completely different state of mind on Saturday? What would you do? What would you change?

Instead of making your New Year’s resolutions this year (we all know about the success rates of keeping those anyway), what if this year you made Mayan resolutions?

What if on Saturday December 22nd, you woke up and said “I won’t live one more day without taking action towards my big idea.”

You can do it. You really can. You can live life on your terms, do what you want, and move forward towards your dreams.

You just have to do it.

The First Step

Since Saturday is your day, do something positive to start the momentum.

If you want to be a writer, go purchase a Moleskin journal and a nice pen. Sit down at the coffee shop for 30 minutes and write. Then take out your calendar and give yourself 30 minute increments throughout the next few weeks. Daily if you can. Several times per week if you can’t give more.

If you want to remove the clutter from your life, (read about our process here), start with one piece. Fill a bag with old clothes and run it to the donation center on your errands. Give the chair that takes up too much space to your niece moving into her first apartment. Giving and purging actually takes on a life of its own. When you see how free your feel without the “stuff” you quickly want more of that feeling.

If you have your idea tucked away but haven’t mentioned it to anyone, make today your day. Choose a friend or family member that will support your ideas and share with them. You don’t have to give them all the details yet; just a simple outline will start the process. When you share the idea, you are more likely to make it come true. It’s hard to face that person time again if they ask you about your idea and you have no news to report. It gives you motivation. It gives you inspiration.

Whatever your idea is, whatever big goal you have, the first step is the hardest. It may seem small, but the first step can lead to great things. You just have to do it.

So why not Saturday December 22nd?