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6 Down 6 to Go By the time you read this article,
And so, it’s only fair I ask you the same
gard your effort so far, but we both
the question on the minds of many
know that there is more in you. And this
of you will be; how did 6 months
is what I want the emphasis to be on.
of the year simply pass me by?
Was there more that you could
How did 180 days whisk by like a
breeze leaving you with only one
There is MORE IN YOU. Because as I stated earlier, if push came
thought; how on earth has all this
Could you have done 10% more? 20%
to shove, you could have not only in-
time slipped by? Yet again!
more? I will be even bold enough to ask;
creased and bettered your efforts by 10-
could you have doubled your efforts
20%, you could easily double your pro-
‘I personally can’t believe that we are go-
now that you are looking back on the
ductivity, enhance your decision making
ing into month seven already, and that
last six months?
process and take bigger actions. It is in
6 months of the year have gone by’ - I
you. I know it. And you know it too. And
can’t recall how many times I have said
I am asking you questions to which I
if you didn’t until this point, then you do
this line or a variation of it (depend-
already know the answers. I will assure
ing on the number of months that have
you that if you dig deep within yourself,
flown by), and I know I am not alone.
the answers would be a resounding yes.
How can I be so sure of what I’m saying without even having met you?
It only seems like yesterday that we
You definitely know you could have done
were celebrating a bright and pros-
more, if you are unhappy with your re-
Pretty simple really and I can give you a
perous start to the year. And yes, both
sults so far. Some of you have achieved
very simple example.
bright and prosperous, that it has been
astounding results being the successful
- I hope this has been the case for you
go-getters that you are. In fact, I have
How would you live life if you only had
spoken to many of my successful friends
six months to live? Would you go about
and when I asked them, ‘Could you have
letting the minutes of your hours and
I always find that looking back on my
done more?’, believe it or not, even they
the hours of your days slip by? Or would
own life, there is so much more that
all still replied with a unanimous YES”.
you make the most of them?
months is 180 Whole Days with which
And so I thought I would write this ar-
If the next six months were your last six
so much could have been achieved. Yes,
ticle to serve as a reminder, not of what
months on this earth, how would you
I have done a fair bit, but we are talk-
you have achieved so far and want to
operate in your day to day life? Would
ing about a whole lot of days that I could
achieve moving forward. You could be
you operate faster? Would you think
have really done much more with (I’m
on target, ahead or behind, in what you
quicker, make bolder decisions, take ac-
being absolutely truthful here).
set out to do. My focus is not to disre-
tion where you need to and reduce pro-
could have been done. After all, 6
07/2011 OBTAINER WORLDWIDE 163
crastination? Would you be fearless in
life and everything it washes your way.
Will the next six months be the same as
A winner is able to remind themselves
the last six months? Or will you achieve
why they are doing what they are do-
much more in your personal and pro-
Of course you would, because you know
ing? What is it they need to do? They
that the clock is ticking. I know that
know the value of moving with momen-
you would pull out all stops. Nothing
tum and importantly how they want to
Because as we are aware, the unforgiv-
could get in your way, and the inten-
feel when it comes to them reflecting
ing nature of time will mean that De-
sity with which you would make your
back on the time they have lived, be it
cember 31 will be just around the cor-
moves would be on a different level. If
six months, six years, or a lifetime.
ner, and we will collectively take some
the next six months were your last six
time to reflect on what was yet another
months and if you wanted to make sure
Yes you can feel guilty for not having
lightning bolt of a year, asking the
you left your mark on this planet, then
done what you said you were going to do.
questions; ‘Could I have done more?’,
I assure you that you would Move with
Yes you could be angry for having wast-
‘Could I have been more?’, ‘Could I
ed so many months of the year so far.
have given more?’
Yes you can get all upset, stressed and I know that you will have a down day.
up tight about it, and end up doing noth-
The answer tends to always be (you
I know that there are days when you
ing different (which in any instance will
guessed it), a loud YES.
won’t feel like doing anything. I know
leave you exactly where you are there-
this because, like you, I am human as
fore rendering this option pointless).
well and have experienced (and con-
All you can do today is reflect on what has been the first six months of your
tinue to experience such days). We all
Or you can think like a winner and use
year. But until December 31, you can
have our days where we simply can’t be
this awareness of how much more po-
get out there, and create the reflection
bothered. However, the sign of a win-
tential you have and make a decision
ner is in their ability to go through the
to ensure that the next six months will
feelings that everyone experiences and
be far more fruitful than the first six
Move with momentum. Until we meet
pull themselves together. It is not diffi-
months, on any level - or better yet, on
in person, Get Inspired, Get In-
cult to get carried away by the current of
formed and Get Going!!!
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