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Ok, this was last night’s blog.

Wow.

I think I went about 80 straight days and then it all fell apart last night.

What did you do without a blog?  What did I do?  Well, I fell asleep watching the Slap Chop infomercial.  I just hope I didn’t ‘sleep order’ 5 of them or something.

This may seem minor, but I wanted to blog daily through the end of June and then ease up a little through the summer.  It’s one of those things…when you have a goal and you don’t quite meet it, do you quit?  That’s how most New Year’s Resolutions end.  Miss one day of exercise (busy), miss two days (tired) miss three days (work) and you’re done.

The best way I’ve learned to change habits is a very simple technique called Do It Now, Do It Now, DO IT NOW!!

Max and Chris heard this 1,000 times.

I remember as a kid going to the PNE and signing a form with my name and feeding it into a ‘handwriting analysis’ computer.  For the late 70’s this was a big deal!  The report came back with a number of things including that I had a ‘propensity for procrastination’.  Turns out that was right…along with about 99% of the world’s population.  Most of us tend to put things off…myself very much included.

So, when I deviate from my goal or don’t quite hit the mark, the quickest way to get going is DO IT NOW, DO IT NOW, DO IT NOW.  Your ‘it’ may be different, but the result is the same.  Another great example is push-ups.  Since Chris’ passing, I’ve worked my way up to 50 push-ups per day.  I aim to do these every day, but don’t always succeed.  It is incredibly easy to forget one day, then two, then three and then look out!!  DO IT NOW is about forgetting that I’m running a little late and getting down on the floor and pounding out 50 push-ups.

Have a great Canada Day!!

By Randy Friesen

Randy Friesen is a business strategist, manager and educator based in Vancouver, BC and Detroit, Michigan. He is also a husband and father. He loves the creative process and is active in creating art and music.

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