December 24, 2011
Think about the very best Christmas gift you can give yourself this year.
Is it a luxury car wrapped in shiny, red bow?
An expensive vacation to a luxury resort?
A membership to a shiny, new health club?
Allow me to put a dangerous thought into your head…
…perhaps the best Christmas gift you can give yourself is risk.
Risk to change.
As you sit here reading, silently ask yourself: what can I risk changing today?
Can you risk changing the way your body looks?
Risk changing the way your pantry and refrigerator look?
Risk changing your day-to-day, tried-and-true, safe and comfortable workout routine?
Sure, it's an uncomfortable thought, but you may be surprised at how good the rewards feels compared to how much the risk hurt.
Here, I'll help. This is hard for me, but I'm going to start. The only thing I ask is that you chime in with your comments under this post. Deal?
This Christmas, I am risking changing my relationships with my family. I don't have a good relationship with my father. Or my big brother. Or my little sister.
But this Christmas, 8 hours from now, I am risking mending those relationships. It will be hard. There will be tears. But the risk may be worth the reward.
Your turn. What will you risk this Christmas?