"People excel, thrive, and are ultimately happier when they have a higher standard to look to and strive for.
I have NEVER encountered a situation in which a goal didn't flood my spirit with Hope, fill my mind with Determination, and generally bring out the best in me!"
- Matthew Kelly
Wake up time!!!!!
> No more talking about it!
> No more excuses!
>We all know that "New Years" is the quintessential time to make new goals, declare resolutions, and to fully wash off all of the negativity and mistakes of the past year!
It doesn't matter how severe or mild the setback was - failed marriage, lost job, loss of a loved one, missed opportunities, financial woes, health issues, family feuds, etc - we MUST stop lamenting about it, stop letting these things rule our lives -and put them far behind us NOW!
If we have learned anything in our lives it is that life is too darn short and that if we don't take action NOW we will never take action!
One of my favorite quotes sums it up nicely:
"Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Here is my challenge to all of you today!!
> There must be something, one thing, one goal that you have had bouncing around in your head for some time now that has been derailed for a multitude of reasons!
Excuses are very easy to accommodate as we grow older and that is why TODAY we are going to identify that one goal we have always wanted to pursue and we are going to COMMIT to pursuing and achieving it!!!
No excuses....put it down in writing!!!
Make it THE most important thing to do in your life right now!
Understand, This is a crucial crossroads for us right now!!!
It is not so much the actual achieving of the goal that matters - but the fact that we are going to ACCOMPLISH it, whatever that goal may be!!
What are you going to commit to pursuing today?
> Do it - add that special goal and pursuit to your daily life and it will quickly add energy, fire, enthusiasm and purpose to your days!
Trust me..a life without purpose and a goal to achieve is stagnation and as growth-seeking beings, we cannot afford NOT to do this RIGHT NOW!!
> What is it that is going to change your life today???
Write it down..put it next to your bed so it stares at you every day and night, and go out and nail it!!
You can do it!!! This year is different!
Thank you all for your notes and words of encouragement all throughout the year. I appreciate it very much! I am glad they can be of help to some.
Stay Strong and may God Bless us all with Health, Peace, Joy, Prosperity, and Renewed Strength of Mind, Body, Soul, and Spirit in 2014 and for the rest of our lives!