Now that I think about it, I’ve never been to a single New Year’s Eve party in my life. Nor a New Year’s Day party.
This might seem strange to you, but for me it’s perfectly normal. I don’t go to parties and I don’t host them.
Perhaps I could let my hair down a bit, but it’s a little late for that.
The best news I have to report this year, so far, is I got my fifth workout of the new year in this morning.
That means I was training, not freaking partying, on New Years Eve. In fact, on the eve of 2022, I was doing squats and pushups and practicing martial arts.
A friend of mine, who trained with me in the morning on New Years Day told me that most everyone he knows was still drunk and/or hungover when he got out of bed. They thought he was crazy to go train with el Furecat on the first day of the year.
Aren’t you ‘sposed to be taking it easy?
The key to kicking ass and taking names in 2022 isn’t crafting New Years resolutions, setting BIG goals that SCARE YOU, taking massive action or getting out of your comfort zone. None of those strategies work, no matter who touts them.
Yes, these ideas SELL. That’s true. But they don’t work because they are unnatural.
The natural way to success is recognizing that you can ONLY take one step at a time; that you only get to take one breath at a time and you only get to live one moment at a time.
Resist this idea all you want. It doesn’t matter. Nature will continue being nature, requiring that you take one step and one breath at a time.
The is why the concept of massive action leads to anxiety, depression and feelings of failure. It’s an unnatural system.
Look at it this way:
The gyms will be filled for the next week; then there will be a drop off. A week later another drop off will come, and by the end of three weeks, the gyms are back to normal. That’s the truth.
The DOERS will keep on doing, regardless of what year or what day it is. The DOERS takes one step at a time. They are consistent no matter what.
Each year there will be more DOERS coming aboard, but you won’t be able to see who they are until the first 21 days of the New Year have passed.
Why? Because it takes 21 days to form a new habit.
Sure, you can change a habit at any time, but getting that habit to stick is another matter. A new habit has to be repeated… repeatedly, for it to stick.
If it’s a good habit, you need to guard it, even when you think it’s installed. It can still slip away at any time if you’re not ON IT.
If it’s a bad habit, that’s a different story. You needn’t guard your bad habits because they have a not-so-funny way of taking control of you.
One of the keys to eliminating bad habits is to banish them one at a time.
Again, not massive action. Not a complete overnight overhaul.
One change at a time that you consistently follow over the course of one year represents a monumental shift in your life.
This is one of the reasons that I advocate DAILY exercise; not the garden-variety three times per week notion.
Animals in the wild don’t train two or three times a week. They move to survive and to thrive.
As an aspiring humanimal, I train every day, not only to keep my good habits, but to see how much my mind-body can accomplish.
If you’ve already partied your way into 2022, no worries. I’m only telling you what I do and why.
Either way, once you GET FOCUSED, everything shifts and changes. Immediately.
Make today the start of YOUR new year – and the beginning of creating a New YOU.
And let’s see how far you can go with your mind-body this year.
Kick ass – take names.
P.S. My son is home from college and we’ve been cranking out videos on my YouTube channel. Be sure to check this one out and subscribe.