The Niagra Syndrome

Over the Christmas period, as you reflect on 2011and plan for 2012 make sure you avoid the ‘Niagra syndrome’:

Life is like a river for many people, they just jump in the river of life with out ever deciding where they want to end up, so they quickly get caught up in the current, current events, current challenges, current fears. And then they come to the forks in the rivers, they don’t consciously decide which way to go, they just go with the flow of the river (the flow of the majority instead of being directed by their own values and goals) and as a result they feel out of control but continue to drift down stream until one day the sound of the raging water wakes them up and they realize they are 5 feet from the falls and they are in a boat with no oars and then they say “Oh shoot”, but its too late. They are going to take a fall, it may be a financial set back or the break up of a relationship or maybe even a health problem, in almost all of the cases the fall could have been prevented by making better decisions up stream.

Make 2012 count – decide where you want to go and put a plan in place.

Have a great week!

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