It's another Magnificent Beginning 2 A New Year! Where did 2012 go?
You have been blessed to see the start of another glorious year. The slate has been wiped clean (of the good and bad). You have another opportunity to BE MORE and DO BETTER. This year can be your best year ever!. Remember, success is just a string of successful weeks tied together.
Here’s a quote that is particularly insightful and motivating:
Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. ~African Proverb
THIS YEAR’S TIP: Embrace Challenges When They Come
Challenges (big and small) exist for us to grow, evolve and become wiser. You must learn the lesson from a challenge or more challenges for that same lesson will repeat until you learn it. And, rarely will the lesson be given to you under the same facts and circumstances again.
The lesson I’m referring to is the underlying timeless principle(s). Understanding and applying timeless principles to new situations IS THE KEY to moving forward in a significant way. So, instead of being totally disillusioned by challenges, just ask, "What lessons … what principles are being taught to me by this challenge?" And get excited and say to yourself, "How interesting it is to witness my character and integrity being strengthened." I know this may seem out there to some. However, taking this approach is far more likely to help your situation than doing the opposite … moaning, groaning, crying and complaining.
THIS YEAR’S AFFIRMATION: I choose to expand my perspective by reading at least one strategically chosen book a month on a subject that will have maximum positive impact on my ability to accelerate achievement of my goals.