|Russell R. Shippee
Author, Speaker, Navigator
T E L E S E M I N A R
January 15, 2013
January 17, 2013
Haven't Planned for 2013 yet?
Want to make 2013
your best year ever?
Want to be organized and focused?
"A few of the things I worried about actually happened."
"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves."
"The sooner you make your first five thousand mistakes the sooner you will be able to correct them."
"Don't be concerned that things appear to be falling apart: this has to happen in order for something new and wonderful to emerge."
|Ahoy Captain |
Captain, do you have a clean slate?
You do. The issue is what you write on it, be it by design or by default. Write on it by design.
Did you remember, you are the captain? It is your life, and yours to live. Resolve now to live so you have no regrets later.
If you haven't done your report on 2012, let's get it done now. Do the report and then present it to someone. UGH! If you knew you'd have to report it, I bet you'd have done more in 2012. Good news! You can do the more this year starting NOW.
The above paragraph on "your report" (#234 1-4-13) frustrated people. Some were uncomfortable and certainly did not want to write one. It is only when you visualize 2012's report that you realize you want to change what it needs to be in 2013.
We have a new Goals Accountability Program. We all need an accountability coach. If you are ready to admit it and willing to grow and stretch, send me an email for the details. This program is limited to 10 people. As of 1-9-13, there is only 1 spot left!
The goals tele-seminar has been popular so we are going to run it for the final times next week. Been thinking of listening but afraid? Sign up and listen, it can only help.
Goals are far more than, "I want to earn X." My top goals for 2013 have nothing to do with money. Goals are about your life; and money is only a small part of that.
Many of you watched the Simple Truths video below so I am providing it again for those of you who did not view it last week. No sales pitch, you don't have to buy, and you don't have to give them your email. It's just for you.
Simple Truths has a great short free video of the 10 rules of success. Watch them HERE You will see how easy success truly is. Right NOW, right HERE.
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Do you want to start off now with a clean slate? A blank page on which to write? A new beginning?
Today, and every day, is a clean slate. A new beginning. A gift to use or to lose.
We all have baggage, history, regrets, failures, mistakes, words we wish we never said, actions we wish we never took, wrong roads we went down, wasted time, wasted relationships, and relationships we should have kept. The list goes on and on.
Our history, our baggage, can lift us up or drag us down. Which do you prefer?
Most of us wake in the morning exhausted, mind racing, and reliving the past, the horrors, and how we are going to face the day. We get up and pile our history on the slate of the day. The day is clogged and full before it begins. There is no room for the new.
Does the past and the fear of the future take today away from you? Are you overwhelmed with what was and what could be ahead? Do you live in the past and the future?
As I write this, it's the new year, a clean slate. It's also my birthday, another year, and a clean slate for the upcoming year. Plus, it'll be a big birthday next year.
Like you, I have history. Perhaps failure. To me, 'failure' is lessons and learning. You have not 'failed' until you have stopped trying. It's as simple as learning to ride a bike. You fall many times before you learn to keep your balance and ride. When you fall, is it failure or learning? So, as long as you don't stop trying, you have not failed.
Like you, I hope to have a future. In the future there are many things that could go wrong. Things have gone wrong in the past. Should I expect that for the future? Sure. We can all find a lot of things to worry about in the future. Health, kids, financial, disasters, accidents, relationships, and more.
Ben Franklin said, "A few of the things I worried about actually happened."
Me, I look at this year, my birthday, and each day as a clean slate. I try (not always succeeding) to leave the past in the past. The past is experience, lessons, and learning. I can't change it, and I can't relive it to any value. So, ideally, it's left where it is, in the past, in the rear view mirror.
The future is a clean slate. We can write on that clean slate and we do. The issue is what we write. If we write the same old history, a repeat of the past, the negative, the hurts and the failure, we'll ruin the clean slate. We'll ruin our future. Today, also a clean slate, will be lost in the trauma and drama of the awful future we are imagining.
The slate is clean. The past is past. Today and every day in the future is a gift. We are the captain, we determine how we are going to live the day. We can't determine the outside issues that confront us, but we can decide how we will react to them.
Let's use the clean slate to create a life of value. Let's decide what we'd truly want and then work towards it. Life is a clean slate for you to write on. You can write the picture of your exciting adventure and live to it. Yes, you can. Yes, yes, yes. Decide now, decide to make the clean slate a picture of the life, the exciting adventure, you'll live to.