Got a surprise in store for all of you. You’re going to be shocked to hear this.

So you think that today is the day that Punxsutawney Phil actually sees his shadow? Today is the day they call Groundhog Day, but in reality in your life (and in most people’s lives) every day is Groundhog Day.

They even sing this song:

Every day is Groundhog Day
Doo dah, Doo dah
Every day is Groundhog Day
Oh Doo dah doo dah day…

Think about it. Do you do the same thing every day? I bet a lot of you do.

You wake up at virtually the same to an alarm clock (or the sound of your phone) that you probably hate. You then commute to a job, getting stuck in traffic, or maybe you take mass transportation of some kind.

At one point in that commute, you will curse at a minimum of one other driver or commuter who doesn’t allow you to get on the subway. Then when you get to your job, you probably share stories about all the awful people you encountered on the commute. Every day you do this.

Then you sit down at your desk (in your office or cubicle), and start reading and returning emails. You eat lunch, usually always at the same places or at your desk.

At night, you might mix up the routine a little bit and actually go to the gym three days a week. Then the other two evenings maybe you go and meet a friend for a cocktail. Basically every day is the same for you – Every day is Groundhog Day.

I am guessing that for most of you, that your weekends are pretty much the same too unless you’re traveling. You probably do the same things every weekend like running errands, relaxing a bit and maybe meeting a friend for lunch or brunch.

I am betting there is another thing that is a common theme in your days. I bet you wish that you could talk to and meet the person to whom you are most attracted. That wishing and wanting and desiring to meet that person that you’re most to part of your life is also Groundhog Day.

Every day is Groundhog Day
Doo dah, doo dah…

Oh c’mon, sing it.

Every day is Groundhog Day
Doo dah, doo dah…

So how are you going to shake up your life? Are you going to wait for those two weeks a year that we call vacation from Groundhog Day? Those two weeks of vacation that you prepare all year for so that you can have a break from Groundhog Day? Yet somehow, your vacations seem to turn into Groundhog Day — just your vacation version of it. It’s virtually the same vacation over and over again.

If you have trouble meeting people, and you want to meet someone, then that is the way to shake up your day. Do something different every single day. Challenge yourself every day, so that your life does not become Groundhog Day.

So today, go out and wish people a happy Goundhog Day. I’m sure you’ve never done that. Ask them if they have ever met

Ground Hog day, doo da. Today, go out, wish people happy Ground Hog Day, I’m sure you’ve never done that, and ask them if they ever met Punxsutawney Phil.

Then tomorrow, do something different. If you usually work out after work, then work out before work.

The most important thing is to start engaging and talking to people. If you talk to people all day long, it doesn’t matter if you do your same routine every day because every day will be different.

Every day you’ll learn something from a new person you meet, which will in turn get rid of your Groundhog Day syndrome. So many of us have this syndrome too.

If you want to get rid of your Groundhog Day syndrome, though, you are the only person who has the power to make that happen.

Every time you go outside today and look at the sun, are you going to wonder if you will see your shadow? I heard that if you see your shadow today, that there’s only six more years of Groundhog Days for you. It’s time that you only had six more minutes.