“If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses.”    ~ Bruce Nauman

Happy New Year! It’s the time of the year where we begin, in earnest it seems, to set goals to improve health, finances, relationships, and career, that will make the coming year our best year yet! Yay or Nay?

Given the last two years of never-ending Covid-navigation (and the fact we’re still navigating), how do you feel about that? Are you jumping in with both goal-setting feet, or are you conserving energy and maintaining cruise-control with your plans?

As I crawl out of a much needed three week  ‘productivity detox’ I’m thinking a lot about the whole NEW YEAR, NEW YOU concept. I’m pondering goals and resolutions (same but different), whether there’s a better way to summon change, and whether January is in fact the time to do it. I’m also thinking about excuses, because there’s a reason we toss them out when we do.

So, I’m devoting my January messages to answering those questions, and creating space to truly make 2022 a great one. Whether we step into change January 1st, or July 5th, we need to know where we’re going before we start, and we’ll make progress even if the steps we take are small.

Do you make resolutions? Are you excited about goal setting for the year ahead? I’m looking forward to exploring this topic with you in the month ahead. In the meantime… two things…

1) If you haven’t yet signed up for my Free 6-Day Work-Life Reset, now is a great time. When you do, you’ll get an email a day for 6 days, each covering one reset topic, with some questions and exercises to light you way to ‘next’. They’re brief, thought-provoking, and fun. SIGN UP HERE.

2) This video is a classic of mine with a message that endures. I can’t believe it’s 11 years old now, but it’s still a great start-of-the-year kick in the aspirations that I hope will provide some perspective for what’s next…and a few laughs.

Watch the video below, or read the transcript that follows, and let’s plan for a fun and fabulous year.

I don’t have enough time.
I’ve got too many other things I need to do.
I need to eat first.
I just ate.
I have no energy.
My back hurts. My foot hurts. My shoulder hurts. My finger hurts.
I’ve got about a gazillion other things I’d rather do.
I need coffee. I need to wash my hair. I have to wash my car. I need to wash the dog.

Why so much pressure?

Too warm, too cold, when hell freezes over, soon, tomorrow, next week, next month, next year…
How about never? Is never good enough for you?
I tried it once. I won’t like it. Don’t like it. I know I will hate it.
I’m too tired. It scares me. I’m not smart enough. I don’t have the right outfit.
I’ll get to it on Monday.
I don’t like Mondays.
I HATE Mondays!

I can’t, I’m an Aries.

It’s not me, it’s you.
No motivation. resolutions don’t work.
I don’t have the time. Too tall. Too late. Me?
Seriously! Never.


STOP! Are you going to let those same tired excuses keep following you through another year? What do you really want for yourself: better health, weight loss, a happier relationship, career growth? It’s yours for the taking. So this year, resolve to do it differently. Leave those excuses behind and make this YOUR year.

Believing you can. It’s just one more way for you to get Energy Now!

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Michelle Cederberg, CSP, MKin, BA Psyc

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