Thursday, December 15, 2011

Be Excited

It's almost the end of this year...we should all Be Excited...

Well, I know that the year may not have turned out the way you planned but the fact is you are still here which means that the best is still yet to come. I like to remind people that their past and present put together are nothing compared to their future - that thought alone should make and keep you excited.

Ann Landers put this so nicely: "Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies." Think about it: for those who drive, have you ever been able to go forward "safely" while looking in your rear-view mirror? I haven't.

The only time it makes sense to use your rear-view mirror is when parked in a garage or a spot where going forward is not possible. In such cases, you only go backwards in order to go forward - that's also how we should live our lives. We all need to look-back on the past year to identify areas for improvement or development but looking back and reliving past glories or "sorries" will not take us forward. In other words: "if you are still talking about what you did yesterday, you haven't done much today."* No one can rewrite the past but we can all create a glorious future and that is enough to be excited about.

Get ready to go forward: a great & exciting year awaits us!

Sources:
*Author unknown

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Aspire to inspire...

I've said it more than once: there is more to your life than just your own life.

As long as we respire, we must all aspire to inspire others before we expire

Besides the personal satisfaction of living for more than yourself and making a difference where you are, "if your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."* As you plan for 2012:
Aspire to inspire others ...

With 30 days to go to the end of this year,
I've started considering possible resolutions -
this is one for sure...
Reference:
*John Quincy Adams