I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving and are now ready to tackle the holiday season.
I know that it may be hard to look to this month and face:
- the expenses of the holidays
- the stress of being divorced during the holidays
- the fear of overeating and feeling miserable
- the end of yet another year
STOP RIGHT HERE!
That is the last time that you can focus on these thoughts. As TUT.com says…thoughts become things so choose the good ones!!!
Rather, I am going to show you, through the next couple of newsletters, a variety of ways, resources and ideas for maintaining a positive focus for yourself through the month of December and the holiday season.
As a matter of fact, take this month as an opportunity to TAKE ACTION!
- sit back and wait for the month to be over so you can start anew on January 1
- plan to throw healthy eating out the door until the New Year arrives
- focus on how little money you have this season
- plan to move forward in 2009
I want you to promise yourself that you are going to take the month of December to BE SMART!
Make good choices.
Focus on what matters most.
Get a head start.
Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.
The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must step up the stairs.
Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.
Do not let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do.
Begin somewhere. You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
Success often comes to those who dare to act; it seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
~St. Francis of Assisi~
Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
~Alfred A. Montapert~
One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment… if it doesn’t turn out right, we can modify it as we go along.
Only those who do nothing make no mistakes.
You can’t do everything at once, but you can do something at once.
If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams, and endeavor to live the life which you have imagined, you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
~Henry David Thoreau~
Have I made my point yet?
Today I wrote an email that I have been putting off, for no apparent reason. I have been wanting to reach out to the radio station that I listen to in the morning and the two morning radio show hosts. I have wanted to let them know what I do and offer myself to them if they should want to do a show on The D Spot and moving from married life to divorce lifestyle.
So, I just decided to write them, introduce myself and avail myself to them.
I was completely shocked when 15 minutes later my telephone rang and the voice on the other end said, “Hi Laura, it’s Chaz from the Chaz and AJ show!”.
I couldn’t believe it!
He said that he had been sitting in his office with an opening for tomorrow’s 7:00 morning slot and no guest when my email arrived. And that he just looked up and said “thank you” to the universe because he hoped that I would be willing to join them to talk about The D Spot and the book I am working on!
Now, I don’t believe in jumping out of an airplane and believing that a magical net will appear, however there is no time like today!
So, take out a piece of paper and pen…RIGHT NOW!
I want you to write down two things that you have wanted to do but have “not gotten around to doing”.
It could be:
- an email
- a phone call
- an application for a job
- getting a task done
- starting a project
Now, I want you to TAKE ACTION and get these two things done by this Friday, December 5th!
Yes, you heard me right…do it NOW or by this Friday!
Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow an act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny. ~Charles Reader~
Then, when you have completed your two action steps, email me so that I can give you the acknowledgment you have earned and deserve!