Not for Me!
by Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta
This year I made just one New Year’s resolution–that I would NOT make any New Year’s resolutions. Why? Because resolutions are usually about what I’m doing wrong (and want to make right) or what I need to do (and haven’t been doing) or what I’ve been putting off (and need to start doing NOW!). In other words, resolutions–although they sound positive and strong–are really focusing on what we didn’t do, failed to do, wanted to do, need to do, or should do. ENOUGH, I said to myself. To be honest, I’m tired of setting goals that keep my attention on what needs to happen down the road and instead I CHOOSE to focus on each day, each hour, each moment and simply do my best step by step.
How do I feel? Liberated! Excited! In charge! Hopeful! And definitely less stressed!
So what is different this year than every other year? Interesting question. My new book came out recently, Ten Ways to Stand Out From the Crowd and I finally read it from cover to cover last week.
I must admit that I LOVE this book. (I know it’s mine–but truthfully I have a couple of other books that aren’t nearly as cool as this one!) It was my favorite to write and my favorite to read. Plus, I wrote it with my very best friend so that was the icing on the cake. This book is fun, colorful, dynamic, memorable and unlike any book you have ever read. I promise! But most important, it is so full of heartfelt ideas that I really believe that it will absolutely change the way you think, feel and react to whatever life throws your way.
The topic should resonate immediately. Don’t you want to STAND OUT from the crowd? If there ever was a time to differentiate yourself and be recognized as a valuable and essential person–it is NOW! Find a spot that is quiet and treat yourself–you deserve to go on a journey that will inspire you, challenge you, educate you, and propel you to make 2011 the absolutely best year ever!
Happy New Year!