Today Is The Day

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As it always is when I see the very real possibilities of death come into focus, I have become even more aware of my time. Things that seemed so important and crushing no longer matter. My goals, which I’ve always imagined would wait for me, I’m now pursuing with a near-desperation.

It’s sad that my renewed motivation came from someone else’s bad news, but I refuse to squander this drive that my new awareness has given me. I will be giving myself an assessment and re-evaluating my goals and the path I need to take to get there, and I’ll be making changes to impact those goals sooner rather than later.

TODAY IS THE DAY will be my theme for this next year (my new year starts in September, because that’s when new years start of course). Essentially, I’ll be focusing on the ONE thing that I can do that day to make an impact on my life goals. I’ll be working on creating actionable plans before I get into it full force, but I’m already feeling more empowered and optimistic. Perhaps you’d like to join me? It’s OK if you don’t. We can still be friends. 🙂

For today, my One Thing will be a crushing leg work out that I’ve been too afraid to do, but I know would be a huge return on investment once I get it into my normal routine.

So, what ONE thing will you do today to get you closer to where you want to be?

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10 thoughts on “Today Is The Day

  1. Mandii says:

    Haha, a new year that starts in September – I love it!
    When those awful reminders that life is far too short come our way, there couldn’t be a better way to take them than this. Very well said.

    I’m going to pay a visit to an old draft today, and add to it – that’s my goal 🙂

  2. Carolina Valdez Miller says:

    Oh gosh, I love this. Sometimes it can be so hard not to turn inward with grief. But how much better to let it guide you into a more positive life. I love your new theme, and I’ll totally join you. I have a lot of one things, but for today it will be to move forward with my manuscript.

  3. China DeSpain says:

    I love this! I wasn’t inspired by tragedy so much as a sense of emptiness. My life wasn’t what I wanted it to be, and I realized that I needed to make some changes. That decision snowballed into a burst of determination and motivation to GET THINGS DONE. My one thing today will be to get back on the treadmill. I’ve gotten too squishy lately, and I need to fix it.

    • Liza Kane says:

      Man, do I feel you on the sense of emptiness (and squishiness! I let myself GO!). It’s wonderful to see you take action, though, and just get things done! That will be a recurring theme in my upcoming posts…

  4. Jessica Lawson says:

    This is a great post. Our family experienced a huge tragedy two years ago, and after weeks of debilitating grief, it fueled my fire to, as you put it, make the most of my time here. I have been avoiding getting in shape, saying I’ll get in shape when I turn 40. But you know what? I know that I feel better when I exercise, so TODAY IS THE DAY I will start doing at least one thing each day (sit-ups, push-ups, walking, leg lifts) for my physical health.

    • Liza Kane says:

      I’m so sorry for the grief you’ve suffered. It’s inspiring to see you feel empowered to take control of your physical health–it’s often the most important thing we can do for ourselves, and the most easily overlooked.
      Thank you for visiting, Jessica. 🙂

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