March 1, 2017
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There is so much traveling down the information highway ; Blogs, Newsfeeds, Tweets, Apps and e-mails, all faithfully reporting the latest and the greatest. Every single day we turn on gadgets that spray an ocean of information at us to help us be better, create more, grow stronger muscles, bigger brains, lower weights.
We embrace it, get caught up in the momentum of it and even disseminate some of it, yet how much are we truly learning? How much of what we learn are we folding into our lives and routines? How much are we REALLY learning?How much healthier, smarter, stronger or more creative are we becoming?
How is all of this information benefiting us?
At the first of the New Year we stand around a fresh clean start, the moment is pregnant with possibilities. We embrace resolutions and embark on momentous paths towards a new life full of possibility and change. Then May rolls around and we think back to our New Year’s resolutions and groan. We feel disappointed. How many resolutions did we keep?
Honestly, how realistic were we?
Did you know that it takes EIGHT WEEKS to form a new habit? Eight weeks for every new resolution. Did you also know that if you want that resolution to become a life-style change it takes FOUR MONTHS? The Ancient Chinese healers used to say that it takes one-hundred days to form a new habit. Cut yourself some slack, ok?
So where does the information highway lead us? Where did it start and where the heck is it taking us? Let’s bring back a sense of wonder to our lives, otherwise all of this information creates a society that simply swallows without pausing to chew.
Want to change? Want to incorporate some of the wonderful information rolling down the highway? Keep these points in mind when making any new goals:
- Relapse is an opportunity NOT a failure.
- Establish expectations. At the end of eight weeks where do you want to be?
- Get a buddy to help you. This person holds your vision and helps keep you on track.
- Learning means a change in behavior.
- We learn new things by placing them over something we already know.
- We are each individually hardwired to learn in different ways, either by: Seeing it, Hearing it and/or Doing it. We are either Visual, Auditory or Kinesthetic learners. Some folks are a combination of these, but mostly just one.
So use the information highway, hop on it and enjoy the ride.
The choice is always yours, it always has been.