The Great Year Of 2011
December 6, 2011
As we all settle in for a much-needed holiday break, 2012 is just around the corner, which is very exciting. But time to take a moment and see how you did this year. Did you achieve the success that you wanted to achieve?
YOU CREATED YOUR 2011 SUCCESS
2011 was a GREAT year. Literally, if you are reading this, you and I were given every day of 2011 to accomplish something of importance. As we say repeatedly, only YOU are in control of YOU. "You Work For You, Inc."... and as you look back through last year, how were your results? Are you happy to make a end-of-year report on your success? What did you accomplish? We all SUCCEEDED in producing a result. What were yours? What you expected, or not what you expected?
My dad, who passed away in the summer of 2011 at age 80, always said "You make your bed and then you lay in it". That's great advice. Are you laying in the bed that you want to be laying in as 2011 comes to a close? Everything that you are surrounded with up until this very day in your life is a product of what you have done to get to this point.
While Dad left us this year, it still is a year that I will recall as a year where accomplishments were many, and much was learned. Much of it, in fact, was learned from dad in his life and his death.
If you worked hard and smart, you undoubtedly are in the process of being rewarded. If not, then it is up to you to find out which you did not do enough of - the "hard" part or the "smart" part. Once you figure that out, you can fix it easily.
FUTURE HOLDS NOTHING?
Nothing is free. The future holds nothing for you if you are looking for a handout or some "good luck." If you wrap up 2011 looking for good luck, or "hoping" for something better next year, you have failed to plan, so you should begin to plan to fail.
How are you making your bed for the future?
The great news for you today is that YESTERDAY has NOTHING to do with TOMORROW. People make life-altering pivots every day. No matter where you are right now in your life that you don't like, a better tomorrow is waiting for you - it's all up to you. All you need to do is want it and begin to take steps to get it. And true to form, it will eventually appear.
This sounds crazy and corny, but the truth is - it's all true ... it's all up to you. If it is to be, it is up to me. That's the saying. Repeat that a few times to yourself. What do you want to do, where do you want to go? Start acting in that fashion and you will arrive. Life is a journey that is waiting for you to take the reins and move in the direction you wish to go.
TOMORROW IS YOUR FRIEND
2011 may be over, but tomorrow is the first day of your new life. Determine to pull yourself up, make plans, deal with the crazy change in your life, enjoy it all, become what you want to become, and be the person you always knew was deep inside of you.
In 2012, I am excited to bring even more stories of success to you. Hopefully, we can learn from each other and become successful together.
Have a great holiday season, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and let's rest up for an AMAZING year of success just ahead!