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"Get Back on The Horse" - Starting Over At Midlife

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Welcome to the first episode of The Change Guru for 2014!

Happy Year of The Horse - and speaking of years, how are your New Year's resolutions going?

If you've fallen off the horse of the goals you've set - AWESOME!

That's right - I said AWESOME!

In this week's podcast I share why getting off track with your goals is actually a fantastic way to reach them.

I learned this first hand last month while flashpacking through Asia. While everyone in the world seemed to be focusing on goals, I allowed myself to completely backslide on mine.  See the pic? That's me off the horse (and on a table hula hooping)   during a river tubing break in Vang Vieng, Laos.

Falling off that horse was totally intentional for me.  I needed to step away and review what was really important in all aspects of my life and rather than feel guilty about it, or beat myself up, I was able to get to a point where I wanted to get back in the saddle and start again. I was excited and focused.

A lot of us have an "all or nothing" approach to our goals, as in,  if we screw up or take a break from going after something we really want, it's over and done. But success in anything is not a linear path. It's hills and valley and side steps and all of them can have the same purpose, to help us move in the directions of our dreams

If you're ready to stop feeling guilty about "falling off the horse" in any area of your life, you'll like this podcast.

Tags:
motivation
midlife
career
over 40
women
goals
new years resolutions
starting over
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