Monthly Archives: December 2012

Yell them out …

“If you’re trying to be miserable, it’s important you don’t have any goals. No school goals, personal goals, family goals. Your only objective each day should be to inhale and exhale for sixteen hours before you go to bed again. Don’t read anything informative, don’t listen to anything useful, don’t do anything productive. If you start achieving goals, you might start to feel a sense of excitement, then you might want to set another goal, and then your miserable mornings are through. To maintain your misery, the idea of crossing off your goals should never cross your mind.”
― John Bytheway

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A New Year is coming.   It is goal setting time.   Not like last years goals which you kept quietly to yourself, but goals that you will share with others.   I want you to write down your biggest goal for 2013 and share it right here.   If you want to reach that goal someone has to know about it.   Make it big, make it bold and share it.

Keeping it a secret will be that the goal is likely to live to the end of January and you’ll save it for next year.

Thinking about losing weight … how much weight?  Not the initial number of pounds but the real number of pounds you want to lose.    Then write down “why” you want to lose that weight (you can keep that a secret if you want to).

Thinking about doing something courageous then shout it out, write it down and put a comment into the blog.   Share it!   Make it happen.   You’re doing it for you.  You’re doing it because you’ve waited long enough.   Be bold, be brave and share it.

Have you ever thought of running a marathon?   Maybe you’ve had this goal for years and you think about it and then don’t do it.   Make this the year you do it.

Some people don’t have goals because they feel that they will fail and they don’t want to share with someone something they might not do and it there would be a feeling of shame if they shared the goal.   Make this the year you decide to make the change.

Maybe it’s time to change something about work.   You’re really not happy where you are but you need the job.   Set a goal and find work you can love.  Make it happen.

Perhaps you want to take a class and you’re afraid that you might not fit in.    Then take an on-line class at Coursera (high level schools with high level classes).

Whatever it is, life and happiness surface when you have real goals and a desire to make those goals come true.   Isn’t it time?   Isn’t it time that you make this year the year you make some real changes.   Tell us!   Shout it out!

Do it now!

What’s my goal?   It is to write a book on managing ADHD and have it completed before Dec 2013.

What’s your goal?

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Living Longer …

“The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.”
― Frank Lloyd Wright

 

 

What would it be like to add quality years to your life?
Who wants to live forever? [Infographic]
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“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.”
― Marvin J. Ashton

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The door is closing on 2012 and opening for 2013 and it’s time to say bye.   Make  this next year your Best Year Ever (bye).   Take the time to set some meaningful goals for “you”, and not just set them out there on a table to shine in the light but do something with the goals.    Don’t let your dreams wither on the vine of life, go out and make life happen for you.   It is easy to get caught up in the web of daily life and forget about the things that will add meaning and vitality to your life, so make a choice to DO rather than watch things go by.

Say bye to complacency.

Say bye to laziness.

Say bye to checking-out.

Say bye to watching TV.

Say bye to gossip.

Say bye to lethargy.

Say hello to health.

Say hello to dreams.

Say hello to action.

Say hello to inspiration.

Say hello to creativity.

Say hello to goals.

Make this your B.Y.E … Best Year Ever.   It is what you want isn’t it?

Take a look at this short video clip…it will tell you how to have your best year ever.

Write now, right now!

“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.”
― Peter F. Drucker

It’s that time to get out the pen and write down a few New Year’s resolutions or maybe just think about doing something different pretty soon not that there is any rush to changing anything yet. What do you really want?   For some people it is more “stuff” and for some it is just a better life.   What most people want is the ability to use their time in a way that allows them to have time with their friends and family and they try to buy their way to more time only to find they have less of it. It is all about making choices.   What is important to you?

This is your gift to you, to create a plan for action.  To take the vital step of writing down your goals for this next year and really pursue beneficial change.  Will you do that?

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Make the choice.  (Look at the video)

You have choices to make about your future and about each day.

What would you like to do in 2013?

Now take that goal and make it bigger and more aggressive.

What are you willing to commit on doing and then start doing.

Write down your goals and commit to working on them on every day.

I _________   commit to ______________  in 2013.

What will it be?   Is it big enough to change your life for the better?

a shift towards gratitude

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson


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What could change if you were more grateful?

It turns out that gratitude is one of the most important attributes of the happy person. Circumstances shape a life, gratitude makes a life. David Horsager the author of the “Trust Edge” writes that the “single greatest commonality of happy people is an attitude of gratitude”.  Why don’t we practice being grateful if that is one of the keys to happiness?

To be a grateful person it takes a bit of humility, ability to listen to others with empathy, to see the potential of others, to see your own potential, to encourage others, and to be genuine.   In a mixed up world that we live into today more people are worried about how “they” fit into the world, how they gain or profit from others.   Being grateful means showing that you care about others and other things that are not materialistic in nature.

Given the violence that was experienced a week ago at a small school in Newtown, Connecticut many people were reminded to be grateful for each moment.   Every moment matters and taking care to be grateful for the preciousness of life is important.

Join a campaign of gratefulness today.   Inspire others with your words or take a moment to reflect on what you are grateful for.     Take a look at a sunset or a sunrise and marvel at the beauty.  Just take a few minutes out of your day to STOP and be grateful.pict0559

Take a look at “The Gratitude Book Project” for 2013 and get ideas on how to be more grateful.    If gratefulness is a direct link to greater happiness then learn how to be more grateful.

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“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”
― Maya Angelou

lead your ship

“The ship of my life may or may not be sailing on calm and amiable seas. The challenging days of my existence may or may not be bright and promising. Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. If I insist on being pessimistic, there is always tomorrow. Today I am blessed.”
— Maya Angelou

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You are the captain of your ship, the ship you sail in calm seas and when the seas a full of rage.  You are the captain of your ship.   You lead the crew even if it is only you on  your mission through life.     Do you know where you are going?

Be clear on your destination, know where you want to go and have a plan.

Be certain that you are willing to do what it takes to get where you want to go.

Be committed to taking the steps that will allow you to achieve your goals.

Three simple ideas that take work and effort in order to realize a result.

1. Clarity

2. Certainty

3. Commitment

We are approaching the time of year that people are ready to start off with something new, something that will redefine their life for the better.   It takes willpower to move  through the resistance that will be created when you undertake any level of personal change or professional change.

Lead your ship.   Move away from the  dock and move out into the seas of change.   Experience growth, challenge and the satisfaction when push yourself beyond your personal boundaries. 

You can lead!

 

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“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen Hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” — Mary Anne Radmacher … Continue reading