Thursday, January 7, 2016

The "Slight Edge" Secret to ACHIEVING Your New Year's Resolutions and Much More...

GREETINGS and HAPPY 2016!

New Year's Resolutions
A new year - a clean slate - a fresh start - new goals: aren't New Year's Resolutions great? Here are some typical ones:
·         "I'm going to lose 25 pounds" this year.
·         "I'm going to make "X" dollars" this year.

Why They Often Fail...
Why are typical "Resolutions" like these most often not achieved? What do they have in common? They are all BIG items that can't possibly be accomplished in the PRESENT MOMENT, which is the ONLY MOMENT that we ever live in...

Baby Steps
As tiny children, we crawled while watching others walk, so we decided we should walk too. We pulled ourselves up on tables and such until we stood on our own, then held on to that table and finally our parents' fingers until we took our first unassisted steps, stumbling and falling hundreds of times through the process. Did we ever think of quitting, saying "I'm not cut out for walking" because we "failed" so many times? No - we persevered repeating the same little things until we finally did it!

Learning to walk was a process. Achieving anything in life generally is. Set your goal then do the steps necessary until you achieve it. As we grow, we often lose the drive we had as that child wanting to walk. We more and more want gratification without doing what is needed to achieve it. We become unwilling to take baby steps...

"The Slight Edge" by Jeff Olsen
"To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first" - William Shakespeare.

Time IS on your side with "The Slight Edge"... It is a process of setting goals in any facet of your life (health, personal development, finances, relationships, and life in general), then identifying a simple thing or two you can do on a daily basis that over time will lead to success. For instance, if you want to lose 25 pounds, knowing that exercise  and a better diet are keys to weight loss, you could walk 1/2 hour a day instead of snacking in front of the TV before dinner. Easy to do one day at a time? Yes! Also easy not to do...

The book includes simple planning sections with worksheets to help you.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
Buy "The Slight Edge" and put the process to work in chosen areas of your life by identifying a couple of simple things you can do every day - trust that long lasting results await you by doing so (baby steps)... Yes, you CAN achieve anything you want in life - go for it!

HAPPY 2016 - Here's to Your Happiness and Success!!!

ABOUT CHIP:
Chip, the Happiness and Success GPS, is a speaker, trainer, facilitator, consultant and NETWORKING EXPERT. Everything I do is customized for the group or business I that am working with so let's brainstorm - call me anytime at 860-673-4006 - coffee's on me!

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