As we approach the New Year with a desire for change and improvement, it becomes abundantly clear that we must identify, develop, acquire and utilize the tools for outrageous success. The best gift that anyone can give us to help us make 2014 our “best year yet” is the gift we give ourselves. That gift should be the Power Tools for Success contained in the Perfect
gift – www.theperfectgift.me.
The first basic learning is that you can’t wait until the New Year arrives to start
working on it. You should always “Face the Facts.” Regularly review and evaluate where you are in each aspect of your life. Determine the learnings and personal adjustments you must make right now. Write them down on a separate sheet of paper for frequent review.
The second basic learning is that you must take full responsibility for all aspects of
your present life in order to change them. This is your “wake up call.”
If you keep doing what you’ve always done,
You’ll keep getting what you’ve always gotten.
Once you take full responsibility for every aspect of your life, you can ask yourself, “What were the thoughts, habits, and associations that brought about the results I am now experiencing?
For example, your challenge may be tardiness. You are always late for everything. Ask yourself, “What happens when I am late?” Write it down. “What
does not happen when I am late?” Write that down also. List what happens when you are on time. Which is better?
Rather than blaming other people, circumstances, or conditions for your present
situation, take responsibility for finding a ways to overcome in spite of them.
Don’t waste time fighting alligators.
Drain the swamp.
The third basic learning is for things to get better, you must get better. Recognize and acknowledge your situation. Determine the areas you need to work on to get better. Commit to do the work. Do it until it is done.
If you don’t fix it,
it will stay broken.
Prayer for growth and improvement, Help me to be better than I have been. Help to be as good as I can be. Help me to be as great as you want me to be. In your name, Father. So be it, Amen.
Tomorrow Part 5: “Establishing Your Goals and Objectives.”
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