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2018 – A Year for Inner Transformation
“You have to believe in yourself.” Sun Tzu
A New Year always brings unlimited opportunities for change.
However, because of the multitude of possibilities, many of us start out strong – and then become overwhelmed by all the options. Should I (somehow) lose weight? Become more fit? Change negative habits? Become a better person?
Or how about – All of the Above? All at once? Success is a marathon – not a sprint.
How to Make Resolutions that Work – Now and All Year
In order to succeed – there must be an intent and a determination to succeed.
For best results, make your new year resolutions more about the behaviors that contribute to success – and less about specific outcomes.
Try not to focus on success as a narrowly defined result. Base new year’s resolutions on developing the behaviors that contribute to long-term success.
For example: Do not resolve to lose 30 pounds by February 15.
Instead: Resolve to eat healthier, exercise more to get physically fit and practice mindful eating. By doing these things – you will feel better, be healthier – and lose weight! All without self-destructive self-blame. It’s a win-win.
According to Zig Ziglar, the inspiring motivational trainer:
“You are a success when you have made friends with your past, are focused on the present,
and are optimistic about your future.”
Set Yourself Up for Success
Success in any venture does not happen overnight. And often success does not happen without failure. In fact, success often requires many failures. Failure can be a very good thing – if we learn from it.
Some of the most successful individuals in the history of the world failed repeatedly before becoming very successful. As anyone who knows a successful musician can relate: There are no overnight successes.
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space. – Johnny Cash
(From Forbes Magazine, 30 Powerful Quotes on Failure)
The Ray Kroc Story
How do you create a restaurant business and become an overnight success at the age of 52?
As Ray Kroc said: “I was an overnight success alright – but 30 years is a long, long night.” From McDonald’s – Our History
In 1954, at the age of 52, Kroc was making his rounds as a struggling Prince Castle Multi-Mixer salesman when he came across Richard and Maurice McDonald’s small hamburger shop in San Bernardino, California. From Ray Kroc and the McDonalds Phenomenon
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s worldwide franchise operations
“Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.”
This quote from Zig Ziglar sums up the attitude of emotional resilience. Emotional Resilience is the quality of being able to bounce back from difficult situations. This is a quality that can be learned and developed. Mindfulness and cognitive therapy are very helpful in learning to become more emotionally resilient.
Whether maintaining sobriety, overcoming a tragedy or dealing with challenging life situations – compassion for self and others, persistence and optimism (sometimes termed ‘faith’) are key to surviving and thriving.
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” J.K. Rowling
“Remember that Failure is an Event, not a Person.” Zig Ziglar
“It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.” Zig Ziglar
Words of Wisdom
“Fall down seven times, stand up eight.”
“We learn little from victory, but a great deal from defeat.”
“Even monkeys fall from trees sometimes.”
“Wake from dreaming and return to living.”
“Let what is past flow away downstream.”
Inspiration for Personal Transformation
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – Henry Ford
“Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.” – C.S. Lewis
New Start Recovery Solutions Wishes You a Happy New Year of New Starts!
Everyone here at New Start Recovery Solutions would like to wish you a New Year filled with New Starts, Happiness and Success!
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