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Fill Your Pages

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” (Edith Lovejoy Pierce)

The beginning of a new year ushers in feelings of excitement, and, as just mentioned, opportunity. I personally feel like I can conquer the world as I plan out my goals and strategize for the upcoming year. I, like many of you, do it annually. I set aside time in December and make lists upon lists upon lists of what I’m going to make happen. The lists always have three characteristics in common: ambitious, lofty, and prior to this year, unrealistic. Yes, unrealistic. I pile tasks on as if I have nothing else to devote my time to, but each one. That is neither realistic, nor advisable. And inevitably, I end up disappointed. So I’ve decided this year to set goals that are definitely ambitious, perhaps even lofty, yet within the realm of attainable, especially with a plan.

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Just Do It . . .

No resolutions. Decisions, Commitments, then Action!

Happy New Year! Welcome, 2015! I am so blessed, so thankful to God and so grateful to see another year. It’s crazy how quickly it seems to have come. And a New Year, feels like a new start. The opportunity to begin many things with a fresh perspective. It’s the time of year when people typically make resolutions, for things they’ll do differently. I charge you, instead of making a resolution, make a decision to make a commitment that leads to action!

You want to lose weight? Decide to do just that. Then commit to eating healthier and getting regular exercise. And once you’re committed … just do it! Want to curb needless spending, write that book, start that business, have a better relationship with your children, love your spouse more – it all begins with a decision. And the only one who has the power to make it is you.

I charge you to be inspired, to be encouraged and to be motivated … to make that difference in your life you want to see. It’s up to you. The ball is in your court.

Just do it!