New You for the New Year – (Part 2) Face the Facts

By | December 12, 2013

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

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We must wake up to the reality we have created for ourselves and face it. Take responsibility for that reality – good, bad, or indifferent. We can only change those things that we take personal responsibility for creating.

            2. Ask yourself, “What were my goals for last year, when I started out last January?” If you didn’t have any, or if you can’t remember what they were, then there was nothing to aim for, and nothing to work at. Wherever you are right now, whatever your situation, is strongly affected by your lack of direction and goals.

Life is like a garden. You must affirmatively “plant flowers” – have positive goals and objectives. You must also actively “pull up the weeds” – eliminate negative thoughts, habits, and people. If you had no clearly defined goals when last year started, you gave the weeds a chance to grow, and grow they will – that is their nature.

3. Face the facts. You are where you are right now because of your thoughts, your emotions and feelings, your actions, and your associations. Don’t blame anyone or anybody for your present condition or circumstances. Where you are and what you have is the result of who you are and what you have done. If this New Year is to be better than last year, you must get better in every respect. You must be clearer and more effective than ever before.

Affirm each day: “Everyday, in every way, I am getting better and better.”


Tomorrow – Part 3: “Setting the Sails For Change.”
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