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Ten of the Best New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make Without Letting Yourself Down

December 28, 2010

1. Resolve to Stay Brutally Optimistic. See the opportunity in every difficulty and anticipate the most a favorite outcome out of every situation. Whatever you look for, that’s what you’ll find. 

2. Resolve to identify the most powerful benefit you offer to the people around you and then deliver it. “The Purpose Of Life”, said George Bernard Shaw, “Is a Life Of Purpose”. What’s yours?

 3. Resolve to pump up your personal vitality. In the game of life, it’s not about who’s right, its about who’s left. So, this year, resolve to enhance your physical, emotional and mental vitality. Take just a small step. First you’ll amaze yourself, and then you’ll amaze everybody else.

4. Resolve to be habitually generous. Success is not something you pursue. It’s something you attract by what you become.

5. Resolve to go on a mental diet. Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can scar you for life. Avoid the temptation to vent your negativity on others. Instead, use words that express your joie de vivre and connection with others.

6. Resolve to be a global citizen, fully open to the cultures and influences of others.  Not only will you make lots of new friends, but you’ll also gather multiple reference points to help you resolve personal challenges.

7. Resolve to take control of your destiny!  Don’t be so busy trying to make a living that you forget to make a life. Decide who you want to be and what you want to achieve and then stride boldly toward your vision. 

8. Resolve to increase your human connectedness. The wider your network, the more opportunities you generate. It’s all about trust. So invest at least 10 percent of your time broadening your sphere of influence. When you listen, truly listen. And burn your fear of rejection.

9. Resolve to increase your creativity by letting go of the familiar. Nothing is as far away as yesterday. Try to see the world through fresh eyes every day. Listen to your intuition and follow your instincts.

10. Resolve to be you because others are already taken. You and I are at our best when we’re being authentic.

Source: (excerpts from) Can you believe its that time of year already? Ten of the Best New Year Resolutions you can make, without letting yourself down. By Mike Lipkin First published in December 2001


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