Is this a difficult time of year for you, too? – SCN Encourager

Why are all the go-getters making their 2017 plans now?

What’s the rush?

screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-10-06-33-pmI just don’t get it.

It seems like lots of folks are jumping the gun if you ask me.

Personally, I prefer to see the college bowl games get sorted out, decorate the tree, and eat a few Christmas cookies – and then actually watch the bowl games, take down the tree, and eat a few more Christmas cookies – before even thinking about how to “make the New Year my best year ever.”

You know, it doesn’t bother me to see stores put up their holiday displays before Halloween.

But I feel stabs of self-doubt every time I refuse to follow the clarion call to chart a brand new course for 2017 beginning RIGHT NOW.

What the heck?

What’s wrong with wanting to enjoy the full holiday season before chasing down new goals and blazing new trails?

In my view it’s a long-held American tradition to wait until the ball drops in Times Square on New Year’s Eve before kicking any future planning, reflecting, and resoluting into high gear.

But now I’m second-guessing myself.

screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-10-11-36-pmFOMO will do that to you.

(And I didn’t even know what FOMO was until I wrote about the Fear of Missing Out a few months ago!)

I’m in a mental pickle, that’s for sure.

And it didn’t help me any when I heard a leadership coach say that loosening FOMO’s grip on our “inner self-talk” is one the best actions we should take on in 2017.

You’ll be able to accomplish this long before I will.

Loosening FOMO’s grip on me will be tough.

I’ve got to loosen SLO-MO’s grip on me first.

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