Monday, December 31, 2007

Why 2008 will be a good year for you

The answer is simple: Because it's a new year.

I hope that 2007 has been a year filled with good things for you, but if it hasn't, don't fret, it's over.

Yes, I know that sounds trite, but it's true. 2007 will be gone in a few hours. Everything that happened in 2007, whether good or bad, will soon be consigned to that category of events that we label "past".

Did you have a bad breakup? Did someone swindle you? Did you lose someone close to you? Did you make bad mistakes? Did you hurt someone? Did you....

Did you finally get that big promotion? Did you make your first million? Did you marry the love of your life? Did you...

If it was mostly bad, take a deep breath, cry some tears, and then get up, and move on. If it was mostly good, take a deep breath, smile, and then get up, and move on.

Don't get stuck in the past, and in what may or may not have been. Instead, look at the new year as what it is, a NEW year, a new beginning, life moving on. Embrace the freshness of it, and the opportunities and hope that any new and fresh brings into our lives, and go forward with no eye to the past, except to learn from your mistakes and to be a better stronger more positive person.

Here's to your success and fulfillment in 2008!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Are you keeping busy?

I am. I have been keeping really busy the last few weeks with activities and demands of life. I have been a student, a worker, a partner, a friend, an advocate. I have been executing the roles of my office in all these categories, and it has consumed a good chunk of my time. Today, I sat down and thought about the last few weeks, and I was surprised at how truly busy I have been, and how being busy has kept me out of trouble.

I have not had time to worry, or fret, or listen to unnecessary information (read gossip), or fight, or fear. I have been about the business of learning and earning and giving and caring and sharing.

Idleness is not your friend. An idle mind truly is the devil's workshop.

Don't be busy for the sake of being busy. Find something useful, beneficial, caring, and kind, and set about engaging yourself in that thing with all your being. It will save you many troubles if you're out and about doing something positive with your time and your energy.

This is my thought for the day.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Are you still feeling sorry for yourself?

If you are, then I want to give you something to think about. Watch this video in its entirety. It may give you a new perspective on life, on tenacity, and on living life to the fullest when you have it.

As a tribute to Randy Pausch, bloggers begun a series titled "One Last Blog Post." Below are some of the posts. They are inspiring.

Byron's One Last Blog Post
Mary's One Last Blog Post
Arnaldo's One Last Blog Post

Watch the video, and read the posts, and think about how your attitude impacts your success in life.