We must become comfortable knowing that resolve takes time.
We must also become comfortable that belief morphs into faith, faith morphs into action, action transforms into commitment, and commitment blossoms into purpose.
Didn’t reach 22 years of sobriety overnight.
The original act was simply to make December 31 the first day without a single drop of alcohol.
The next act was to repeat that accomplishment (an entire 24-hour period without a drop of alcohol) a second consecutive day.
Pro tip for 2023: Pick a calendar date that has an inspiring personal narrative. Hint: January 1 resolutions are bad karma.
Personal examples: Have used April Fools Day, Tax Day (April 15), Halloween, Thanksgiving, and New Years Eve. Personal narrative is amplified when you intentionally pick a memorable and meaningful milestone launch date.
April Fools Day – began blogging
April 15 (Tax day) – began running one-mailbox-a-day
Halloween – retired from Disney (scary)
Thanksgiving – announced my first book was published
New Years Eve – quit drinking on world’s biggest drinking day
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If my life were cut short, this podcast would be the parting gift to everyone i love, everyone i’ve worked with, and everyone who dreams of a life that we’ve generally been told isn’t achievable – personal vibrancy (aka balance).