It’s no longer news that New Year resolutions don’t work. According to a research by the University of Scranton, 92% of New Year’s goals fail by January 15th.
Just yesterday, my colleague strolled down to the gym during lunch to get her adrenaline pumping. As a very athletic person, this is usually how she spends most of her lunch hours. So, being her first visit to the gym this year since the Christmas break, we were all keen to know how it went.
In life there are two kinds of people, the optimists and the pessimists. If you belong to the latter group of individuals, chances are you find it really hard to acknowledge the little victories climbing up the ladder to success. A quote by Alphonse Karr says, “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses”.
For such people, the climb up seems tiresome, boring and they give in to easily to obstacles that come their way. With the other group of hopeful and present minded people, they see the journey to success as a mapped out adventure, with road blocks and a lot of ‘Xs’ to be unearthed.
What do you do when you find yourself at the crossroads of life? Where do you go and who do you run to? This post by Elsie Bowen-Dodoo dissects the very heart of the subject, Indecision. Elsie is the first guest-blogger on soempowering.com
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The saying, “Too many cooks spoil the broth” is one we must pay heed to very carefully. Who do you live for? Your family, your friends, yourself? At times, you’re in a position of second guessing yourself and that really becomes an open passageway for people to manipulate you.
It is important to know within the depths of your soul what works for you. Once you allow indecision to breed in your home, you become a tenant, no longer the home owner. Too many people deciding how your life should be makes it harder for you to progress to greater heights.
The year 2016 is gradually crawling in and I guess you’re really looking forward to making it your best year ever. Here’s a piece of expert advice from Michael Hyatt posted on michaelhyatt.com on how you can achieve more and reach your goals faster in the coming year.
Tell me this hasn’t happened to you: You decide on a goal and you’re full of enthusiasm for the first week, maybe two. Then you slack off. Finally, months go by and you’ve made no real progress.
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