Check it off! Done! Good bye 2012. AND Hello 2013!
Happy Thanksgiving – to those in the United States… And for everyone reading, let’s consider maintaining the mindset of Thanksgiving throughout the year!
At least once a year (and preferably minimally weekly) – sit down and reflect on all that you are grateful for. And remember the comforts that are often taken for granted – a roof, a bed, access to safe food and water, electricity, internet access, and more. Often we think only from our comfort zone and tend to focus on the ‘big’ items and forget to be grateful for all that we have, experience and are.
For those who have recently experienced the devastating Hurricane Sandy, we wish you a safe recovery and acceptance of how life may never be the same yet you are still blessed even in this experience.
24 hours a day… 365 days a year. That’s the time we have to accomplish everything we want and need in a year. That is the status quo of time. What would you do with an extra 24 hours?
Have you ever said you wish you had more time? Of course, we all have. With Leap Day, you have been given 24 hours that you did not have last year and will not have next year. Wow, what are you going to do with your 24 hours?
Have you ever thought about doing something and then talked yourself out of it because you decided you did not have the skill or right equipment? Doing so kept you within your comfort zone and limited your access to new possibilities. What if you could achieve something that appears to be beyond possible?
It so easy to continue to do ‘business as usual’ regardless of what is changing around us. Yet, haven’t you found that how you did something 10 years ago or even a few years ago is not working as well today? Are you adapting to the changes or expecting everything to return to ‘normal’?
Do you avoid or complain about difficulties, problems, or chaos in your life? What if those experiences occur for you to grow and learn?
Linchpin, by Seth Godin, is a thought provoking book about making a difference… about being the difference. Have you accepted that you are average and view your life through your average comfort zone? Or, are you seeing opportunities… creating opportunities… trusting and launching into the opportunity?
In your opinion, is there more impact on success from skillset or mindset? Can you be successful with a low skillset and a great mindset? Or a high skillset and a challenging mindset? What can guarantee success?
What would occur if you increase your income significantly? Such as $1 million, $10 million or more? Certainly you would purchase some things, invest some and ensure that it lasts through the rest of your life… right?
It’s the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010! Happy New Year!
Now is the time to reflect on the past year’s experiences:
- What you enjoyed
- What you learned
- What you accomplished
- What you meant to do but did not