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Why I Hate February 1st


by Glenn Shepard
January 31, 2017
Category: Personal Growth



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Last year Kraft Heinz paid an estimated $5,000,000 to run a Super Bowl ad with dogs dressed as hot dogs. Instead of running an expensive ad this year, they're giving all of their employees the day after the Super Bowl off as an added paid day of vacation.



I got married on New Yearís Day in 2008, because itís my favorite day of the year. (Click here if you missed the photos).

January 1st is the one day of the year everybody is focused on being a better person.

But 90% of the people who make New Yearís Resolutions donít keep them. And half of those fail by January 31st.

The woman who resolved to be a better wife goes right back to screwing up her marriage. The gyms that were packed the first week of January are empty again. And the list goes on.

MAKING New Yearís Resolutions is about self-improvement

But KEEPING them is about whether you have integrity, or whether youíre just another a bold-faced liar who always says one thing but does another.

Commitments are commitments only when you have the integrity to keep them. Making commitments you know you wonít keep makes you a liar, and tells others not to believe anything you say.

The result will be that they wonít respect you, because youíre all talk. If you want people to respect you, you have to start by respecting yourself.

Just as you canít tell your kids to say no to drugs while youíre smoking pot, you canít teach them to tell the truth while you start out every year by lying.

Part of me hates February 1st because it means the New Year isnít new anymore. But itís the most important day of the year, because itís the one that separates the DOers from the talkers.

If you've already defaulted on your New Year's Resolutions, youíre normal. But being normal means wasting your life mired in mediocrity, and I refuse to believe that God put anyone on this earth to be mediocre.

The good news is that the most important day of the year isn't January 1st; it's February 1st.

You still have 11 months left in 2017 to become part of the elite 10% that have the integrity to keep the promises they made on January 1st.

Say this out loud right now: ďI will NOT be like everyone else. I will keep my promises.Ē

To Your Success,

Glenn Shepard

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