When did I become the kind of person that only thought about doing things? Because I wasn't always like that. Once upon a time I was a fly by the seat of my pants kind of gal. If there was something I wanted to do, there was no stopping me. I would just do it, without so much as a thought or a plan. Then of course half-way through, my project would come to a complete halt because I hadn't really thought it through.
But now things are completely different. Now I'm the sort of person that thinks too much. I tell myself that the timing isn't right or I have too much on my plate already, or I worry about what other people will say or think. Never in my wildest dreams would I have wanted to become that kind of person. That kind of person lives with all kinds of regrets. Life is too short to live with regrets, and that is not the kind of person I want to be.
They say that recognizing that you have a problem is the first step to recovery. So now that I know I have a problem, I can go about fixing it. That is why I have chosen the word DO as my word for 2014. Gone are the days when I used to just think about doing things. 2014 is the year I'm actually going to do them. And believe me, there is a lot I want to do this year.
I know it's not going to be easy to change my ways and I know it's not going to happen overnight. I just have to remind myself that when the doubts and/or fears start to creep in that is when I need to be like the Nike ads and "Just do it!"
What's your word for 2014?