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New Year’s Resolution Check-Up!

February 10, 2013  |     |   0 Comment

How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolution?  Most of us have great intentions when we take the each new year to reflect upon our past, evaluate our weaknesses and strengths, and plan our goals to build on both in the year ahead. But sticking to them can sometimes be our greatest challenge!

I believe that behind a person’s success exists a positive attitude that provides the strength and gusto required to get her or him to that end. Attitude is the key to one’s success.

You may experience some set-backs in reaching the goals you set in the New Year, but don’t give up!  Learn from your set-backs  and use them to propel you to keep moving forward.

Here are some of my personal “attitude check-in” mantras that assist me in never losing hope, giving up, or believing that I can’t accomplish anything I put my mind to. They aren’t anything you have not heard before, but are still nonetheless powerful and motivating:

1. Wake up with an attitude of gratitude.

2. If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.

3. Don’t live with regret; look for the positive lesson to learn in each and every situation, no matter how difficult or disappointing.

4. Learn something new everyday.

5. Because you are here, you are important.

6. Don’t envy your competitors; learn something from their success.

7. When all else fails – smile.

8. Have a good handshake.

9. Never be afraid to ask for help.

10. At the end of the day, take stock of all of your blessings.

Now, go get-em!


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