Thursday, February 2, 2012

Groundhog Day

Happy Ground Hog day!

Punxsutawney Phil came out today and ascended down to the ceremonial location of Gobbler’s Knob to give his yearly prediction! This occurs each year in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

Each year this ceremony reminds me of the movie “Groundhog Day”. This is a comedy written by Harold Ramis and Danny Rubin; starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. If you haven’t seen it, put it on the rental list; if you have but it’s been awhile might want to watch again.
I remember watching this movie and after thinking this silently finally said out loud- “you keep doing the same thing over and over again – do something different”!  PLEASE!!

Groundhog Day also comes at an interesting point in time, beginning of a new month right after January. We identified new resolutions, new dreams, new goals and the dream of new beginnings for a brighter future.
Groundhog Day for me is a reality check. Am I still doing the same thing over and over again or have I made different choices which have fostered positive energy and change!

Thought it would be fun to list a couple of questions for pondering while taking time for you. These are some of the questions that I often ask myself when doing a reality check of “Doublestixs”… What is “DoubleStixs”?  January 11th post will explain this, but essentially it is harmony and balance which allows freedom to move forward in all things.

·         Find yourself doing the same thing over and over again without a sense of happiness or accomplishment?   Yes or No Question

·         If so, what one small thing could be changed to create a different response or outcome?

·         Tired of the same ole, same ole? OK, so what needs to happen to change it? Make a list!

·         Fearful of the result of making a change? Write the worst case outcome- is it really a fear?

·         If not fear but rather apathy ask why? Identify each component place one small action item next to the component that is perceived as holding back the opportunity to usher in “DoubleStixs”
So if each day seems to be the same thing over and over and not happy with the results “make a choice to change one thing”. OR perhaps change is occurring to you and around you and dealing with this as always isn’t working, make a shift in perspective to see if from a different point of view.

“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” –Jim Rohn