Saturday, January 1, 2011

Begin the New Year by Answering 7 Key Questions! It's Like Having A Crystal Ball!

December 31st 2010 has come and gone, but there's something you can still do right now to get 2011 off to a great start! You're busy, of course -- but time is running out, and before 2011 gets away from you, why not take stock of your priorities for the coming year?  We're not talking about New Year's Resolutions here! They don't work! In fact, based on Gallup Poll research findings, 24% of New Year's Resolutions are broken in the very first week! 53% are broken within six months! And get this, 92% are broken by year end!
As an alternative, here's an exercise my friend, Les Taylor, shared with me. I think you'll find it helpful as you visualize your desires for the coming year. The exercise consists of asking yourself these seven questions about the year 2010:
1.  What was your biggest success in 2010?
2.  What was the best decision you made?
3.  What was the most important lesson you learned?
4.  What made you the happiest?
5.  Who had the greatest impact on you?
6.  What big risk did you take that paid off for you?
Now I've got one more question to help launch you into the New Year ...
7. Just supposing you could re-live 2010, what would you do differently?  
That's right! Knowing now everything that has happened in 2010, and everything you did to make things happen the way they did, what would you have done differently?
The answer to that question will help you clarify your choices for 2011. And answering all seven questions is like having a crystal ball! Save these and your answers to them in a safe place. At the end of each year, answer them again. You'll find clarity and conviction to carry you through the year, as you accomplish whatever you decide is really important to you!
And forget New Year's Resolutions! Instead, make a commitment to yourself that you WILL MAKE 2011 a wonderful year, in spite of change, in spite of conditions, in spite of circumstances!

Your life is your choice! What 2011 brings up to YOU!

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