The pause. It happens to everyone, everyday. In fact, the moment you wake up, your day begins with the pause. You pause….just for a moment…and make a conscious decision to either get up….or stay in bed. Later, you find yourself in the shower, enjoying the feel of the warm water, and you pause….before finishing up and moving on with your day…or not…perhaps you enjoy the water for another moment…and another. It's procrastination at its worst.
The pause is a subtle danger. It sneaks up on you. Any single moment in your day can easily become a pause…should you stay on the couch, or should you get up? Should you watch that TV show, or should you turn off the television and go out into the world? It's a constant, neverending test of self control that over time decides the direction of your life.
Sometimes you even consciously choose to put entire parts of your life on pause, letting the good things get in the way of the great things you could be experiencing by committing to the big decisions of your life.
How many pauses do you notice each day of your life? What decisions do you make when those pauses occur? Do you make the same choices each day, or does it change? What effects are your choices having on your overall life?
Take some time to write down the parts of your day or overall life that you consider your pause moments, and then keep an eye on them, becoming more aware of the choices you make each day, until you find yourself making more and more positive, committed choices, with shorter and shorter pauses, until your life becomes a sharp, certain path in the direction you want it to lead.
About the author: John Hays is a super friendly web developer, photographer, and health & fitness coach using products like P90X, Insanity, TurboFire, and Shakeology to help people get in the best shape of their lives. His proven methods of personal accountability and constant support have helped people see major life changes. John's photography has been seen in numerous publications, and he has worked with such web clients as Jack Daniel's, Mission Tortillas, Joe's Crab Shack, Conoco/Phillips and many more.