If it’s Groundhog Day Over and Over Again You Must be Caught in a Rut?

If it’s Groundhog Day Over and Over Again You Must be Caught in a Rut?

In 1993 a movie was released called Groundhog Day.   In this movie, a weatherman finds himself reliving the same day over and over again.  Bill Murray plays a character called Phil Connors and during one scene Phil asks, “What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered?”  To which Ralph played by Rick Overton replies, “That about sums it up for me.”

Are you living every day in that “groundhog day” theme?  Are you caught in a rut?  Do you end up settling because you just want to get it done and it doesn’t matter anymore?

It is time to take a step back.  With the onset of a new year you can revise, restart, redo, rework and re-evaluate your plans as you reabsorb, reacquire, react and reorganize a new beginning.

Revise – reconsider or alter something – reconsider it

Restart – in the computer world a restart is a way to clear off any errors – new beginning

Redo – do it again – you just have to decide whether it will be the same or different this time

Rework – The Fagan inspection – searching for defects (restructuring or reviewing it) and making it better

Re-evaluate – reassess what did and what didn’t work and look at the risks

Reabsorb – To accept again (if it works don’t try and fix it)

Reacquire – To regain what is rightfully yours

React – Respond in return

Reorganize – to organize your thoughts, office or you plan

Welcome to 2014!

I don’t want to spoil how the Groundhog Day movie ended but I will say that Phil learns a lot.

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