Thursday, 7 January 2010

Don’t let the snow slow you down

First I would like to start by wishing all the readers of the blog a Happy New year. I know its been a while since I last wrote something but here we are back in 2010 with a bang. So have you made New Years Resolutions? Have you made plans for 2010? Well then this blog entry is directed at you.

For the last couple of days the UK has been gripped by snow, ice, wind, storms and every other type of extreme winter weather you could think of. This has meant a slow start to 2010 for many. Lots of people have been unable to go to work, lots of schools have been closed and lots of people have just decided to stay at home and not brave the elements. This has meant you may have already lost a couple of days of 2010 whilst you wait for the snow to thaw.

When you make plans or resolutions you want to hit the ground running whilst that enthusiasm is still fresh and with some people when they come up to the first hurdle it can put an end to their plans. Say if you have committed to doing something daily whether that be writing, running or something else after you have been doing it daily for sometime it makes you more determined to keep doing it and not miss a day but if you have only just started and you miss a day it can be much harder to get back in to it. The longer you can go without a hurdle the better but if you are someone that is easily distracted by hurdles you need to be resolute and find a way around that hurdle.

I know the snow can be fun and a big distraction as it brings out the big kid in all of us but it is important that we don’t let this temporary weather affect our long term plans. On the other side the snow can be annoying as it stops us going places or doing things we want to do so we have to adapt and make the most of not being able to go to work or school by using that time to achieve something that we normally wouldn’t have had the time to achieve.

So I hope you are making the best of the situation and that you are going to make 2010 your year.

Adam Sibley
Founder of the Talented Young People organisation
"Envisage it, Believe it, Achieve it!"
”Shaking up the Youth of Today”

1 comment:

J.E.Rainwater said...

Hello Adam;
Love the New Year's entry. Life is short; youth is time limited; youths' resolutions are few. Thanks for encouraging youth to be intentional! Come to see me at!