We are now just over 4 months into 2014. By reckoning most people would have forgotten about the resolutions that they made at the start of the year and reverted back to their normal ways. I am also a culprit of this. However, this does not mean that it is time to roll over and resign the year to failure. No! It is never too late to rekindle, re-envisage and re-ignite those resolutions that were made as the clock struck midnight and the party poppers were airborne. Remember how motivated we were as a nation after the 2012 London Olympics and the legacy of those games that does still exist in pockets of our society today. It is time to tap back into the high of 2012 to motivate ourselves into completing the very things that prompted us to make the resolutions in the first place. I'm talking about those things that you find yourself day dreaming about whilst sitting behind your desk between 9-5 Monday to Friday.
As Paulo Coelho once commented: "...if you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal...".
I urge you to use your time outside of the office hours to do that thing that you have day dreamed about for so long but have never had the guts or determination to do it. Make a public declaration that this Summer, the Summer of 2014, is when you will finally get the motivation to make your day dreams reality. As adventurer Alastair Humphey's once wrote, make your intentions public so that your friends, family, colleagues and others can hold you to account. It is always a good motivator as nobody wants to fail in public.
With this in mind, I am going to publicly declare that this Summer (2014) I will be taking part in the National 3 Peaks Challenge. This involves trekking Ben Nevis [Scotland], Scafell Pike [England] and Snowdon [Wales] in 24 hours. To add extra pressure to the challenge and to make sure that I do keep to my word then I will be trying to raise funds and awareness for a charity. That's me! I've now done it! I have publicly declared my intentions for this summer and I would like you to do the same. Together let's put an end to the same old routine and to try and break that vicious circle.
2014: The Year of Change!