20 Tips for a Positive New Year

I am enjoying reading about resolutions people I know have set for this new year. This morning I came across these tips by Jon Gordon. Trying to do all 20 would be a challenge, so I suggest taking one a day - or better yet - focusing on one a week to more deeply become whom you are meant to be in 2010:

  • Stay Positive. With faith all things are possible.
  • When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement: My purpose is____.
  • Take a morning walk of gratitude.
  • Instead of being disappointed about where you are, think about where you are going.
  • Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a college kid.
  • Transform adversity into success by deciding change is not your enemy but your friend.
  • Make a difference in the lives of others.
  • Believe that everything happens for a reason and expect good out of challenges.
  • Don't waste time on the past. Invest in the present moment.
  • Mentor someone and be mentored by someone.
  • Live with the 3 E's: Energy, Enthusiasm, Empathy.
  • Remember there's no substitute for hard work.
  • Ask every morning: What are the 3 most important things to do to create what I desire?
  • Instead of complaining focus on solutions. It's the key to innovation.
  • Read more books than you did in 2009.
  • Learn from mistakes and let them teach you to make positive changes.
  • Each day focus on what you get to do, not what you have to do. Life is a gift, not an obligation.
  • Each night before you go to bed think of something you are thankful for and that you accomplished.
  • Smile and laugh more. They are natural anti-depressants.
  • Enjoy the ride. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it.

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Anonymous said…
A number of great ideas ... some of which are more difficult than the others, which means they are the ones I should focus on the most :) Happy New Year Olga ... I hope we get a chance to catch up soon. Sheila

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