Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Brand New Year Can Begin Any Day

A note from peter@thewealthyattitude.com for Tuesday December 9 2008

Good day everyone and welcome to this darned cold Tuesday here in the mid west. We're a wee bit late getting to you today as the interwebby thing must have been cuddled up as well last night and wasn't going to play as it usually does. Anyway, it's up and co-operating now.

Just to let you know, we'll be letting you pick a book from our bookstore this week as our holiday gift to you and your family. We'll send you details later in the week, however, you may want to visit the bookstore and noodle what is there in preparation. You can visit here and peruse the stock. http://www.thewealthyattitudebookstore.com/

So on with today's offering. We go to our good friend Thea in Australia to share a neat message about preparing for the New Year.


A Brand New Year Can Begin Any Day

As we are approaching the end of another year and the beginning of a new year, it often appears to me that many of us may falsely believe that something magical will change our lives overnight, at the clock strike of midnight. We do similar things with birthdays and anniversary dates, or when we begin new jobs or relationships.

You hear so many saying it around us; "I can't wait for the end of this year" "Things will be much better in the new year." "Next year I'm going to …" "Once we get this year out of the way…" "Next year will be…" Once I leave this job, I'm going to…" "My next relationship will be…", and so on.

Honestly, you only ever have the one moment, that is this moment and now! If you have decided on something that you want for yourself, your life or the lives of those for whom you care, then the time to begin it is now.

It does all sound like clich├ęs and a bunch of words you have heard many times over. Why do you believe you are hearing them many times over? What day will you take these words and live them? We know that they are the way forward.

If something is not happening that you want to have happen, or you live in waiting for something external, it is time to get truthful. Have you decided on what you want? Do you really know what you want? I can tell you that once you have a vision and you can really see it and you desire it, there is nothing that will stop you and nothing will get in the road of you reaching that target.

I know that you have experienced the sensation of this when you got your first car or first got behind the wheel of a car, when you first saw that girl or boy in which you were interested in getting to know better, the day you decided to apply for that job you wanted or when you wanted to get that lovely bunch of ripe blackberries right in the center of those prickly brambles.

You need to recreate that same sensation and that level of desire, for the things that you say you want. So, how is that achieved?

Firstly, get straight with yourself. Quit wanting things because others say it is what you should want. Spend some quiet times with just you and get connected to your own personal desires.
There are many exercises online that can support you with this, make more use of Google!

Once you have a list, of at minimum 100 things to do before you die, pick one that stands out and decide to accomplish that one thing, and by when. Now start telling your most supportive and most positive, optimistic friends all about what you're going to do. Find someone who has already done what you are seeking to do and get help, advice or model your behavior on their state of being and their way of thinking.

Get pictures, slogans, objects and anything you can find to put in your immediate environment (work, home, car, clothing), which will consistently pull your focus back to the thing that you have now given priority status in your everyday life.

Next, make a blue print for a plan of action, working in reverse from the end date of your project and back to today. Get a couple of those great, inspiring friends to give you detailed feedback on your plan and block any leakages so that it is water tight. Make it so that, if you gave your plan to me, I could do exactly as it tells me to do and without fail, I would produce your intended end result, with ease and fun in the process.

Now follow through! Act on your plan, and do exactly as it tells you to do at the times that you said. Regardless of whether you feel like it, whether you feel tired or just not in the mood. Keep stepping forward and take those actions that you said. You may want to set up someone to whom you are accountable each week, for fulfilling particular actions and producing specific results.

There will be a part of you, part of your identity that will struggle and keep you in position, where you are now. The only way you will break through is, by breaking through. You will need to go a little beyond where you are comfortable, and change. Yes, you will change. Isn't that what you want?

I could have written much more about all the above and there are many more things to attend than just the simplistic content for this article. I know you will find ways to bridge the gaps that I have left for you. All there is for you right now is to decide exactly what YOU want, why you want it, and by when you will be the person to accept and receive it.

© Thea Westra is the senior thought leader, at her Forward Steps site. She resides in Perth, Australia with her ultra-supportive partner Greg. Thea publishes a monthly ezine (among many other publications and products) at http://www.forwardsteps.com.au/ Enjoy her life success blogs at http://www.timeformylife.com/blogs.htm and get personally connected here, http://www.ask-thea-about.com/

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