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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Happy New You!

If you don't know where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else!

Well it's about time for Auld Lang Syne (fyi: that's Scottish for something like "Times gone by") to play off 2012.  Most news outlets will recap the year by telling us which luminaries died in the past 365 days along with the top global tragedies.  I encourage you to purge your though of that at least for the moment and focus on all of the amazing things you have personally experienced throughout the year.  What surprised and delighted you?  Who said just the right thing to you this year right when you needed to hear it?  What new people did you meet this year that you chose to keep in your life?  How much did you grow physically, mentally and spiritually this year?

As I have mentioned before on this forum in different words, I love New Years not only for the nostalgia of appreciating the year we've all just lived together, but for the excitement and anticipation of what dreams may come in the new year.  A fresh clean slate awaits for you to draw your life upon and the only limitations you have are those you choose!  It's time to dream and design your future and believe in that future you have created.  In other words, the new year is a great time to set goals for yourself and start being conscious and taking control of the life you're living.  Besides, after pouring so much time, effort, and emotional energy into the holidays, it's not uncommon for some people to feel a little drained and spent.  This is a great time to get infused with a lasting inspiration and passion for your life!!

I know many people like the tradition of making New Year's resolutions and even more people actively choose NOT to make any promises to themselves to avoid the pain they may experience should they break that promise.  So let's not call it a resolution this year.  Let's draw up some goals for your life so you have a game plan for where you'd like to go.  Have some short term, medium, and long term goals that inspire you and give you the excitement in your life that makes you want to jump out of bed and attack your goals with gusto!!  After all, I believe it is less about WHAT your goals are and more about HOW they make you feel while you're pursuing them and WHO you become along the way!! 

I am a big fan of Tony Robbins.  I have attended his workshops and read his books and listened to his recorded programs.  Yet I STILL need to be reminded on a shockingly regular basis to stay the course of my dreams and goals and WHY they're important to me.  Here is an excerpt from one of Tony's seminars:

 Life will PAY whatever price you ask of it.  - Anthony Robbins

Inspired yet?  Now here is a FREE download from Tony's website of a Goal Setting workshop you can do at home.

and here is a link to the audio they refer to in that worksheet

Now remember not to limit yourself and ALL THINGS are POSSIBLE!!

Happy New Year!



  • At 9:31 PM, December 31, 2012 , Blogger Dave W said...

    I agree that New Year's is a great time to stop for a little bit and assess where you've been and where you're going. I do this every year, too even though I'm a firm believer in not putting off things until a "big" date, like New Year's Day, it's always a good time to improve after all.

    Happy New Year to you Chris and thank you again for your positive attitude and example this past year!

    And Happy New Year to the rest of this wonderful forum family. Here's to a great 2013!


  • At 9:51 PM, January 02, 2013 , Blogger Tanya Hoover said...

    Happy New Year,
    As always Chris you have given us a lot to think about. Not to happy with the place I'm in. Ended up doing the books for a production company insend on the stage and teaching aerial instead of performing. Had it drilled into my head that I was getting to old and this is the next step. Well forget that. I can do anything a 20 year old can do.
    Come fly with me - Tanya

  • At 4:09 PM, January 03, 2013 , Blogger Dave W said...

    Good for you Tanya - go show those young whippersnappers how it's done!


  • At 9:17 AM, January 04, 2013 , Blogger Tanya Hoover said...



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