Here we go again…

It used to be fashionable to start the year with a few resolutions.

Recently, the trend has been to dismiss the concept as unsustainable.

We are all certainly listening to the sound of a metaphoric starter pistol this morning and setting out on the marathon of another year of work.

Pace not race.

Yesterday I commented in my personal blog on the anxieties of the last Sunday of the holiday and, judging from my Facebook news feed this morning, many others shared with me a troubled sleep last night as they contemplated their return to routine.

To quote a certain famous survival expert, “the pain doesn’t last forever”.

By the end of today I predict that we will all be back in the zone.

Whether that’s a good or a bad place is entirely your own choice.

If you really are dreading going back to work THAT much – listen to yourself.

No lifestyle, no need to keep up with the Jones’s, no maintenance of status, ego, power or position is worth it – if you aren’t passionate about what you do, when you do it and with whom.

If you are passionate then today will be a bit creaky as your body, mind and spirit warm up.

By tomorrow you will be running again.

Enjoy the pace.

Only 356 shopping days left until Christmas.


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.