Here is some good unsolicited advice: If you don’t want to regret your past, don’t mess up your future. The choice is up to you.
As we begin another year, I hope you have taken some time to reflect on both the good and the bad as it unfolded in the year 2016. I hope you’ve learned from the bad and are motivated as a result of the good.
At this time of year, I am always reminded of a paragraph from the popular comedian Woody Allen who went on the record to say, “I feel I had grandiose plans for myself when I started. I have not lived up to all of them. I’ve done some things that are perfectly nice. But I had bigger plans. What makes it double poignant for me is that I never was denied the opportunity. The only thing standing between me and greatness was me.”
And I dare say, the only thing standing between you and greatness is you.
You are standing before a clean canvas. You have the next 12 months do sink, swim, or tread water. And you have little time to waste. The time to decide how your new year is going to unfold is today. Just as the year 2016 came and went in a blink of an eye, 2017 is sure to pass just as quickly. Let me help you decide: you are going to swim and you are going to enjoy the exercise.
Regardless of the size depth or girth of your goals, written or unwritten, the time is ideal to get moving towards your soon-to-be accomplishment.
Think about whether you are supporting your cause or standing in your own way. Maybe it is not the economy; maybe it is not the industry. Maybe it’s not your employees or competition. It could be… you. And if it is you, it is high time that you get out of your own way. You have every opportunity standing before you to make your life something you can be proud of.
Starting today, start making your life work for you. It is time to get out of your own way and don’t waste a single minute on regrets. Yesterday is gone forever and a very bright future is yours for the grabbing.
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