Starting The New Year Off Right
I want to start the new year off right and in order to do that I have to apologize to you, because I have not been consistent with the newsletter as I promised I would. I could tell you all the reasons why, but the bottom line is I didn’t do it, so I am sorry. I am making a new commitment to you, my newsletter subscribers, to deliver a newsletter you can get something out of each and every month in 2011 starting right now.
This Months Quotables:
The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!
~Edward Payson Powell
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.
~Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
~ Nike (beckham)
This Months Positive Websites
Every month we nominate 3 to 5 websites that we think spread positivity in some way and we share them with you. Then we ask you to vote for your favorite. The website with the most votes will remain forever in our positive websites and resources section of the positive thinking-toolbox website. Here are this months nominees.
www.inspired-personal-development.com :By developing your own potential you are answering the call to contribute to the evolution of human consciousness.
www.creatingpower.com : Teaches how to achieve your goals by working with the power of your subconscious mind and directing your thoughts.
www.lifemagick.net : Information about conscious creation, the art of manifesting desires through intent, creative visualization, and positive affirmations.
www.affirmations-for-success.com :Can Success Quotes Or Affirmations Change Your Life? You Bet They Can! Harness The Power Of Your Mind To Attract Prosperity And Create Peace Of Mind
www.positive-thinking-for-you.com :Positive Thinking and Personal Achievement are like two sides of the same coin. Learn how maintaining a Positive Attitude can change your life
To vote for your favorite visit the positive websites section of the positive thinking-toolbox.com by clicking on
As I continue to work in the field of positive thinking and strive for excellence in all that I do, I come across a lot of products, books, people, classes and a number of other things that I really like or that make a huge impact on me. This is where I share that stuff with you.
A Few Things Worth Sharing
Changing the Course of My Life
So it is almost January and in the later part of October I took this course called the Landmark forum at the recommendation of a friend. I didn’t know a lot about it, just that my friend thought it would be something I would like and it had to do with living more powerfully.
What I got from the course changed the course of my life forever. I am more focused, more driven, more committed. My relationships with those I love is better than I ever thought they could be and I am making new strides in my personal, financial and work life. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to make a difference in their lives. Don’t take my word for it though please check it out for yourself. Im sure glad I did. Here is a link to the website so you can see what its all about.
This is were we get to the grit. Most of the time you will find articles here from other authors as I like to share the knowledge of others that have touched me in some way because you get what I have to say on the website. Sometimes however, I have a burning desire to write something just for my newsletter subscribers. Either way this is where you will find the best positive articles.
This Months Positive Article
Stop Procrastination Now, and Start Living Your Dreams Today!
It’s time to stop procrastinating! Let’s face it, we all procrastinate on some level . The truth is there is no way we could accomplish everything we want to accomplish. We only have 24 hours in a day. Let’s be realistic. However, what most people procrastinate on is their biggest hopes and dreams. These are the things we should be accomplishing, but most of us do the little things that don’t matter much and put off the things that really do matter for another time. It is time we stop this insanity.
Imagine for a moment if you will, what it would be like to accomplish your biggest hopes and dreams. Would they include, doing something like , starting a website, starting a family, writing a novel, loosing weight, running a marathon or learning to play the piano? It doesn’t matter what your hopes and dreams are if you are not moving in the direction of achieving them. Without clearly defined goals, you will never see your dreams realized. They will just continue to be a dream and only a dream.
So, what can I do, I’m just to busy, you say. Take little steps. Accomplishing your dreams is not difficult if you take tiny baby steps towards them everyday. It’s the very first step that is the hardest, so if you can just get motivated to take that first step, the rest will follow.
How do you motivate yourself to take that first step? Well, that is easier than you think. No matter how big or how small your dream, you can break it down into smaller, more manageable goals. Let’s say for instance, your goal is to start a highly successful website. A successful website consists of a minimum of 100 pages or articles. This seems like a huge| task when you look at it in this manner. If however ,you break that 100 pages into 10 related topics, now you have 10 pages per topic. Let’s go a little deeper further and break each one of theses pages into sub-topics. Now you have one page or one topic to focus on at a time.
To make this even simpler you can decide to focus on a single topic or a single page everyday. After ten days, you will have finished the first 10 pages of your website. If you keep up with this, in only 30 days time you will have written 30 pages and you will be close to one third of the way finished.
TIP: Tracking your goals with
and keeping your accomplishments visible is a great motivator and it can keep you motivated to continue moving closer and closer to your overall dreams.
Depending on how well you write or how easily things flow you could write a 500 word article in about an hour. If this is the case, then in one month you will be one third of the way to accomplishing your goal and only have spent 30 hours on it. That’s less time than what you spend at the job you don’t like in a single week.
Now here is the best part. When we accomplish a goal. No matter how small, our brains release endorphins that give us a euphoric feeling or as some like to call it, a natural high. Because of this we are more joyful, more productive and we are more likely to want to accomplish more.
After awhile, we become addicted to this natural high. We crave it. Procrastination becomes a thing of the past. This is why successful people continue to succeed. They were fortunate enough to accomplish just enough to be addicted. Now, there are plenty of us with addictions and vises like smoking, drinking, watching TV, eating chocolate or a number of other things. Wouldn’t it be nice to be addicted to
setting goals and acheiving them.
I hope you enjoyed this months newsletter. If you have a specific question about positive thinking be sure to ask your question at
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and I will be happy to share whatever knowledge I have on the topic. Thank you and have a great 2011.
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