This year, I will

There is very little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. W. Clement Stone 1902 – 2002 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’re probably doing these things already. Given your commitment to dramatically change your life, you’ve probably made a …
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Stop asking how

The fourth commitment is the hardest for most people. It’s to persist and have the patience to hang in there long enough to make steady progress. Change doesn’t happen overnight. Roger K. Allen I’m continually asked questions along these lines: How can I find my ideal mate? How can I achieve my financial goals? How can I lose 30 pounds? How can I get my mate to be more loving, agreeable, helpful? The common thread among these questions is that most people believe there’s an easy answer to their problems and once they learn it, everything will fall into place. …
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The magic of Susan Boyle

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. William Shakespeare 1564 – 1616 Prior to April 11, 2009, very few people had ever heard of Susan Boyle. On that Saturday evening, she appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, and in a matter of days, millions of people had viewed the YouTube video of her performance. Eventually, over one hundred and thirty million people saw it. Why was the world so taken with “a middle aged, frumpish lady singing one song” on a talent search show? In the book Winning from Within, …
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