Sunday, January 9, 2011

True Success requires change

According to Einstein the definition of insanity is “doing the same things over and over but expecting different results”. He could not be any more accurate.

Now that we have started a new year it’s time to step back, reflect on the past year, and make plans for the coming year. What kind of year do you want, what are the results you are looking for and where do you want to be at the end of 2011? These are serious questions that you need to answer for each of the five Success Elements (Head, Heart, Health, Wealth and World).

How can you possibly expect your results to change if your thoughts and your behavior do not? Understanding where you want to end up is one of two keys to making this your most successful year yet. The second, and most important key, is making changes. And we all need to make changes- some small and some large. To paraphrase Einstein’s definition – your life will not change if you do not first change.

What might you need to change? That is a question that only you can answer but let me see if I can help stimulate your thinking by mentioning a few broad categories.

Time is a valuable resource for everyone. How are you spending your? Could you cut back on the TV watching/video game playing? Could you invest some more one on one time with your spouse or children? What about a class or seminar to help educate yourself on investing and money management?

Are your friends supporting your goals and dreams or standing in the way? Do your friends have the same interests and goals as you have? These are tough questions and you may not like the answers. Only you can decide but supportive friends that want to help you on your success journey are invaluable.

Are your actions in harmony with your goals? Almost everyone will tell you that their families are one of the most important factors in their lives. But are you giving them your focus and attention on a regular (I.E – daily) basis. Show your family how important they are in actions, not just in words.

Make this your best year yet. Decide now where you want to be at the end of the year. Determine this month what changes will make the most impact on the quality of your live and those most dear to you. And finally, take a deep breath and make the changes. Change is only scary before you make it; after wards you end up asking yourself what took you so long.

I wish you all a fabulous 2011!

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