Do It Now.

Thank the members of my morning Cycle class for this post.

Today is December 1, meaning New Year’s resolutions making is exactly one month away. Resolving to take steps to live better lives is something many of us do.

Want to keep those resolutions? Then don’t wait. Do it now.

And “do it now” by starting small.


My decidedly low-tech presentation method from this morning’s class–but it is effective for our purposes.

Earlier this morning, I asked my class to think of the top three resolutions they may be considering. I asked them to select ONE resolution that they will act on today. I also encouraged them to come forward and write it on the “Now Year’s Resolutions” poster board at any time before, during or after the class.

Why did I ask them to come up and write their resolutions? Certainly not to pry. But we make more of a promise to ourselves when we write down an intention. The intention becomes more concrete. In other words, we’ve put ourselves on the line when we put our intentions in writing.

So decide today. Would you like to add more cycling or yoga classes?

Do it now. Start small. Attend one new class this week. Feel proud that you will be ahead of the “resolution rush” in the gym.

Are you ready to give your greatest speech? Your first speech?

Do it now. Start small. Join Toastmasters. You’ll be part of an informed, supportive dedicated group of people who are committed to improving their communication skills.

Whatever steps toward self-improvement you need to make, do NOT wait until January 1. Do it now. Start small. And feel proud of your progress.

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