From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Hi guys! Work today was pretty uneventful, which was actually fine with me today. I did have a couple yummy and new (to me) good eats though!

My first honey crisp apple of the season! Mmm I had forgotten how mouth-watering these puppies are!

Has anyone tried Siggi’s brand yogurt? It’s from Iceland and is lightly sweetened with Agave nectar and real fruit. It also has live cultures in the ingredients. It was so good! It was the perfect amount of sweet – which is just barely


At the company I work, we get a weekly email from a tip from Dr. Zimmerman. I’ve posted on Dr. Zimmerman before on the blog, and sometimes he has some very profound writings. Today’s tip really hit home for me.

As some of you may have seen from my Tweets lately, I’ve been trying to decide what to do with my life, to put it vaguely. My current occupation is as a Project Planner, and while I’m satisfied in this position, it really isn’t my passion. Not to say that I’m not thankful for my job or my company, as I’ve worked my way up here, but I want more.

More specifically, I want to work in the field of nutrition. I’m not 100% sure where or exactly what I want to do with it, but I know that’s a field I am passionate about. I’m basically trying to decide whether I want to just get certified or whether I want a full out degree in dietetics. Obviously getting certified would be easier to do, especially with a full time job, but getting a degree would open more opportunities for me (most likely.) Anyway, I was tweeting about which one I should do, when I read the Dr. Zimmerman email. It opened with this quote:

“Too many of us are waiting for someone to come along and tell us what to do next.”

And then this phrase:

“He slept beneath the moon,
he baked beneath the sun.
He lived a life of going-to-do;
and died with nothing done.”

It hit home. I do this a lot. I always ask people’s opinions, and most of the time, I take them to heart, but I end up just staying where I’m comfortable for probably too long.

Dr. Zimmerman went on to say how having initiative is one of the critical keys in getting what you want in life.

He lists the following as ways to fuel your initiative:
1. Let Go of Your Past – Love this. I think it’s important that we don’t let what has happened to you in the past be an anchor. Move forward with who you are now!

2. Stay Open to New Ideas

3. Keep On Reading –research, news, books, everything!
4. Do More Than is Expected- I love this one. It’s a great feeling to look haters in the face and say, “Look at me now.”

Is there something you’re mulling over right now in life? What initiatives do you need to take to get you from where you are to where you want to be?

©Dr. Alan R. Zimmerman, 20550 Lake Ridge Drive, Prior Lake, MN 55372. Reprinted with permission from Dr. Zimmerman’s “Tuesday Tip,” a weekly Internet newsletter. For your own personal subscription click here.