I know with a title like “Don’t be a hot flash” I could go almost anywhere, but I won’t.
We women of a certain age go through a life change that causes us to have hot flashes.
If you’ve never experienced a hot flash let me see if I explain it to you.
Imagine, for a minute that you’re sitting in a comfortable room enjoying a meal. All of a sudden you begin to feel heat rising as if someone turned a burner on under your seat. You look around and everyone else still looks comfortable, but you’re feeling the sweat burst from you skin, in places you didn’t think you had sweat glands, as if it can’t get to it’s task fast enough. . . that’s a hot flash.
Hot flashes come at different intervals and stay for different spans of time. They’re intense and then they’re gone.
So, don’t be someone who’s intense & excited about making a change, only to fade just as quickly.
Being like a hot flash is a sure way to experience routine failure.
Instead, decide, focus do and stick with it until it works, or until you KNOW it won’t work. Then, maybe, what you need to do is simply change your approach and try again.
This goes for anything you’re working on doing in life. Do you want to be less busy and more calm? Do the work. Would you like to build a business so you can ditch your day job? Do the work. Would you like to gain weight? Lose weight? Feel better in your clothes? Enjoy more fun times? Do the work.
Everything comes with some work involved. We had an amazingly fun wedding, but months of planning and working on the details went into it.
Create, commit and stick to a plan and you’ll enjoy more productivity and more fun!
Don’t be like a hot flash, be like an ember with a steady heat that may cool over time, but only if the conditions aren’t right to stick around.