What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
New Year’s Eve is the time when most look back and remember all that happened in the year that has passed.
I recall some trials that came about during the year, but I’d say it was mostly a good year. It was this year that I reawakened my sleeping desire to be my own boss and continue on my journey to financial freedom.
As the New Year kicks off, we hear and read a lot about the importance of setting goals. Most would agree that setting goals is like planning a vacation. We must first identify our destination and how we’re going to get there; otherwise, we tend to cruise along without a purpose in this journey called life.
The New Year is such an exciting time when millions of people seem to unite in the desire to better themselves. Millions of people vow to adhere to their chosen resolutions, diaries are started, books begun, and promises made. These resolutions are excellent and are driven by desires for self-improvement.
However, we are all aware and have all experienced that most of these commitments fall short after just a brief period, and we sometimes submit ourselves to a confidence-bashing defeat, calling ourselves “failures!”
With a slight adjustment of perception, this seeming failure can be translated as victory. Simply adopt a positive attitude!
For example, I may not have planned at the beginning of 2009 to start doing anything online, but I am proud that I did even though I only started in the last quarter of the year. So even if I do find myself affirming some resolutions, which are the same as last year’s, I give myself a pat on the back for other accomplishments.
It’s like seeing the glass as half-full instead of half-empty.
We must reward ourselves for whatever we have achieved thus far. Goals are critical to our success, but more important is our enjoyment of experiences along the way.
There are many benefits beyond the meeting of goals and the realization of dreams. We just need to open ourselves to the wonderful possibilities that each day presents. True friendship, laughter, support, kindness, and understanding are there as we trek on our journey towards our goals.
2010 stands before us as a great opportunity and a great adventure to be savored every step of the way. We realize that we can never go back in time, but we can move ahead to the coming New Year. Cherish each passing moment of the journey.
“Keep your destination in mind as you journey along the road to success. Thought, NOT money, is the real business capital, and if you know absolutely that what you are doing is right, then you are bound to accomplish it in due season.” – Harvey S. Firestone
I wish everyone an entrepreneurial and profitable New Year!
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