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One day I’m going to…

That’s what I’ve heard over and over today. We’re all guilty of it at some point in our lives right?

Carol by David Bickley Photography

One day I’m going to go to…

One day I’m going to be a…

One day I’ll learn to…

One day I’ll overcome my…

I suppose they could sound like goals, but to me they sound more like inevitable failures. Why? Because “one day” is a flighty term. “One day” assumes no responsibility for the actions it will take to make that “one day” into “today.” I’m guilty of this on occasion too. I tell myself that one day I will organize my desk. Let’s be real here people…that’s never going to happen. In fact, if it ever does it will be because I finally gave up and hired someone to organize me. Let’s be real again…that will also never happen. We are coming up on that super motivated week of the year when people write down resolutions and goals for the next 365. We get gym memberships, file cabinets and day planners. We purge our kitchens of anything that even smells like sugar. We start saving money in jars that we can easily take said money back out of. These are all “one day I’ll” commitments. Gone as fast as they came.

(I fully recognize that I’m speaking a lot to myself here)

Seriously though…how can we ever hope to make the changes in our lives that we long to make if we don’t commit and re-commit daily to taking the steps to get there? No matter how hard they might be.

The easy road leads in a circle.

See you tomorrow,

D