This year, I will

Success is the sum of small efforts — repeated day in and day out. Robert Collier 1885 – 1950 As the old year winds down, people seem naturally drawn to two activities. The first is looking back on the old year with a bit of remorse for all the things they’d planned (and failed) to do. The second is looking forward to the fresh New Year and promising, “This year, I’ll ___________.” My guess is you’ve probably done these things already. But if history is any guide, we won’t be far into the New Year before your plans start to …
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The Pillow Test

You become what you give your attention to. Epictetus 55 – 135 A.D. I’m always looking for little things people can do to improve their quality of life. I recently heard of a good exercise from an associate in Dallas; he calls it the pillow test. It’s simple, but it can be very effective over time. As you lay your head down on your pillow each night, ask yourself the following two questions. What am I glad I did today? What do I wish I had done today? These are powerful and thought provoking questions. Think about the things you …
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What’s blocking your success?

Don’t let yourself make excuses for not doing the things you want to do. Sam Altman 1985 – Could something small and simple be blocking your success? Most people believe there are major roadblocks standing between them and their ideal life. I don’t agree. In fact, I think that, more often than not, it’s something small and simple standing between you and your dreams. To illustrate, I want to tell you about an experiment conducted in the UK by Derren Brown. Derren Brown combines magic, suggestion, psychology, misdirection and showmanship to entertain and stun audiences. In 2003, he conducted an …
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