Taking Action & Preparing for the New Year

AreYouReady

By Gail Stone.

Stop stewing and start doing. Take action TNT. Today, not tomorrow. - Denis Waitley

What a wonderful, simple concept as we anticipate, a sometimes challenging, holiday season which also includes preparing for the New Year and setting our New Year's Resolutions.

Though we've been taught that the holidays are a beautiful, joyful, loving time, this may not always be the case. What can you do to manifest a positive, upbeat holiday season, filled with love and happiness and gratitude? Perhaps, it can begin with the today, not tomorrow attitude! As you travel that path, you may encounter someone you decide to forgive. When you choose to forgive, instead of "stew," you can alter the course of what could have been a less-than-fulfilling holiday season to a life-affirming one, including renewed friendship. You have this power.

As for New Year's Resolutions, let's also apply the "today, not tomorrow" attitude here as well! Think of "more," "better" and "different." We know we can't reverse what's occurred, failure is our greatest lesson from which to learn. Do something different. Different at home or at work or anywhere, the possibilities are endless. Devise a plan to achieve what you want today, not tomorrow and start step by step and stay positive. You might ask, "Why would I succeed now, when I've failed time and time again?" You can accomplish this goal, or any goal, because you have clearly identified what you want and how you're going to achieve it. That's exciting -- now you have the tools to manifest your goals!

With this practical quote from Dennis Waitley -- one of the most listened-to voices on personal and career success -- I wish you a joyful, fulfilling holiday journey into 2015, taking ongoing action and the mindset of "today, not tomorrow!" Stewing does not lead to a more effective professional or personal life. Get started now!

Happy Holidays and an abundant New Year! Enjoy the ride!

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