It’s another new year. Time to look back on the past and look forward to a fresh start in 2014.
Every January 1, we are presented with the
opportunity to begin anew — to build and improve upon years past. We are encouraged to
reflect upon where we have been in life and where we are going. Its time to wake up and
Participate in your dreams today. There are unlimited opportunities available with this new year. Take action on those wonderful dreams you’ve had in your mind for so long.
Remember, success is something you experience when you act accordingly.
Avoid procrastination, In many ways, getting started is more important than succeeding. This is especially true in the beginning because there will be plenty of time to improve your performance later on.
Embrace discipline, Cultivate a mind-set to be disciplined. It means being consistent and taking the initiative even when you don’t feel like doing something. Perseverance to study every day, or workout regularly, wake up early, quit smoking, to meditate or pray religiously is rewarding. Developing discipline in life leads to personal excellence.
Don’t be too hard on yourself to change overnight. Tell yourself lovingly, ‘I would love to minimize procrastination and be disciplined’. We tend to goof up many times when we try to change ourselves. Be forgiving. Remember, ‘We are only human’.
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM POSITIVE WORLD
Did you make a new year’s resolution? What was it? To lose weight and get in shape? Quit smoking? Double your income? Spend more time with your family and friends? Work less? Get your finances in order? Have you already broken your resolution?
The thing about resolutions is they don’t work. How many times have you resolved on New Year’s Eve/Day to lose weight or get healthy? How many times do you resolve to spend more time with your loved ones this year? This year will be different you tell yourself. This year I will stick to my resolutions. Well, look around you, 99% of people break their resolution the first week of January. It isn’t just about procrastinating or giving up; it all comes down to the how you make the resolution in the first place.
I never make resolutions. The word resolution comes from resolve. When you resolve to do something, it sounds like WORK to your brain. Even though we all know logically we must work accomplish our goals and dreams, your subconscious will shy away from anything that sounds like extra work. Work is a four letter word to the brain.
Also once you have resolved something, it is done, complete. So your brain thinks you have already accomplished your ‘resolution’. Talk about confusing.
Instead, DECIDE. There is a big difference to resolving (sigh…work) to losing weight and DECIDING to lose 10 lbs by February 1st, 2014. The latter is a measurable goal. With goals, you create an action plan, and then go out and DO IT! Goals take commitment. Sure they take work too, but you can envision a goal or dream. Your brain is on board. You can see it and feel it. Once you decide what you want, you can then go out and make a plan. Then FOLLOW YOUR PLAN! That’s it. Decide, commit (believe), plan, act.
For example, I actually make three goals at the beginning of each year. I make a plan for each goal and then every day I do some small task that gets me closer to my goal. You can do this too. It doesn’t matter the size of the goal. Big or small, the same process works.
Don’t make resolutions you will break. Decide what you truly want and then put a plan in place that enables you to achieve your goals and dreams. Then go out and do it.
A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects. When they eventually touched on the
subject of God, the barber said: “I don’t believe that God
“Why do you say that?” asked the customer.
“Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn’t exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God
existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can’t imagine loving a God who would allow all of these things.”
The customer thought for a moment, but didn’t respond because he didn’t want to start an argument. The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop. Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and un-kept.
The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber: “You know what? Barbers do not exist.”
“How can you say that?” asked the surprised barber. “I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!” “No!” the customer exclaimed. “Barbers don’t exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and
untrimmed beards, like that man outside.”
“Ah, but barbers DO exist! What happens is, people do not come to me.”
“Exactly!” affirmed the customer. “That’s the point! God, too, DOES exist! What happens is, people don’t go to Him.”