20 Tips for a Positive New Year

1. Stay Positive. You can listen to the cynics and doubters and believe that success is impossible or you can know that with faith and an optimistic attitude all things are possible. As Henry Ford would say…”Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.”

2. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement: My purpose is_______________________. (and EACH of us have a purpose)

3. Take a morning walk of gratitude. With those endorphins flowing, it will create a fertile mind ready for success.

4. Instead of being disappointed about where you are think optimistically about where you are going. Don’t play the “what if” game, concentrate on the steps you are taking now.

5. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, debbie downers, negative thoughts or things you cannot control

6. Transform adversity into success by deciding that change is not your enemy but your friend. In the challenge discover the opportunity.

7. Make a difference in the lives of others.

8. Believe that everything happens for a reason and expect good things to come out of challenging experiences.

9. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, debbie downers, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

10. Mentor someone and be mentored by someone.

11. Live with the Feisty 3’s: Choice, Courage and Love.

12. Remember there’s no substitute for hard work.

13. Zoom Focus. Each day when you wake up in the morning ask: “What are the three most important things I need to do today that will help me create the success I desire?” Then tune out all the distractions and focus on these actions.

14. Instead of complaining focus on solutions. It’s the key to innovation.

15. Read more books than you did in 2012. I’ll post a few good ones for you this year so check back!

16. Learn from mistakes and let them teach you to make positive changes.

17. Focus on “Get to” vs “Have to.” Each day focus on what you get to do, not what you have to do. Life is a gift not an obligation.

18. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:

• I am thankful for __________.
• Today I accomplished____________.

19. Smile and laugh more. They are natural anti-depressants.

20. Enjoy the ride. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy it.

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