2016I’m going to warn you right now, you’re going to remember reading this blog come Jolly St. Nick time in December, and you’re going to remember that I warned you. You’re going to remember that I warned you that the rest of the year was going to fly by, because it does all the time.  Here we are in July.

We’re halfway through the year, and before you know it, it will be Labor Day weekend again, and you’ll think to yourself… ‘Where did the year go?’

I know this for a fact, because every single time we hit July, time just hits the gas pedal and pushes it down all the way to the bottom and floors it. Time flies. So here are a couple of questions to all of you right now…

How many things have you put off so far this year? Let’s even dial it back even more. Remember January 1st, when you woke up with that list in front of you.  It wasn’t your bucket list.  It was your 2015 list.

How is that list looking today for you? How many things have you accomplished so far that were on that list? Are you holding yourself accountable for everything on that list?

It’s scary when you look at that list isn’t it? Doesn’t it bother you when you look at the things you haven’t accomplished yet?

Some of you may think, “I’ve still got six months of the year left. I’ll get things done.”

Are You Achieving Your Goals?

Well let me tell you something…

Those six months are going to fly by faster than you can imagine, because they always do. Before you know it, it’s going to be December. You’re going to be wishing people a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and you’re going to start the talk all over again of how 2016 is going to be your best year ever.

We do it to ourselves all the time. It’s how we, as humans, make ourselves feel better.  We constantly look forward to the future instead of realizing that all we have is the now.

All we have is now.  You may not be alive in 2016.  You have no idea. None of us do. You have no idea if you’re going to be able to accomplish anything that you want to accomplish in 2016.  Do you want to know why?  Because you still have some of 2015 left, and that’s where I want you to start focusing.

Time flies by. Every single day. It doesn’t stop for anybody. That’s the one thing about time. It will never stop. It has no friends.  It constantly takes something away from you. I want you to look at your life and I want to ask yourself, are you in the relationship you desire? The one that you thought you were going to be in when you’re so open and so loving to yourself on January 1st.

Are you meeting as many people as you thought you would come January 1st?  What exactly are you doing to change those things? Are you approaching as many women as you promised yourself you would on New Year’s Day? Are you getting as many phone numbers as you want? Because before you know it, you’re going to hear Grandma Rose and Grandpa Sam ask you why you’re still single during the holidays.

You’re going to have to endure another barrage from your family about why you’re the only one that’s not married in your family quite yet. I’m just telling you right now, time is not kind. It’s going to drive you mad, and then you’re going to send me an email telling me 2016 is going to be amazing for you. It’s not. Nothing changes, unless you want to make those changes yourself.

Look deeply at yourself, look deeply at what you’ve done and be honest.  You’ve still got a lot left of 2015 to make it great, but let me warn you, it’s going to go by really, really quickly. This is your wake up call. Enjoy it.