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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

question.

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

have done?

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

now.

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

too.

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

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crastination? Would you be fearless in

life and everything it washes your way.

Will the next six months be the same as

facing challenges?

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

fessional life?

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

Momentum.

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

you desire.

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

every level.

formed and Get Going!!!

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