As we quickly approach C-Day (Christmas Day). We spend money we don't have, fear taking time off from our business, and call down the wrath of those we may mistakingly disappoint with the less than perfect gift. Jeez! What's a person to do?
Christmas should inspire us; lift us up to the highest highs; push us closer to our creator. So, I found some help during my daily reflections.
I've been deliberating these holidays about my own character, thinking, and attitude. Therefore, for the first time in a long time I made plans to set aside a week of relaxation and reflection to meticulously review my year. Wiser and more noble people suggested the benefits to me for such an annual practice. Here's the plan:
Because I jot down a few notes concerning every business conversation I had this year, I will review each one. As I review I will mark each conversation with a coded later that let's me know which of my gifts the interviews incorporated. I then tally up those gifts and decide whether or not those conversations sent me into my gift zone. If not, I will make a plan to improve. Happy, productive people frequently use their own unique gifts to add value to others.
I will make a plan to get better at what I do than I was in 2016. Get GOOD and you will soar.
Since a person's thinking is directly reflected in their outcomes (the law of cause and effect), I must daily make a note to myself to begin the day with affirmations. When my father worked sales, he always had a 3x5 note card hanging from the mirror of his car. On that card he wrote affirmations. It dramatically changed his attitude and helped him to achieve sales records.
I will set new personal growth goals. Personal growth, inherently plants seeds in the soul that eventually lead to $$$ or to what ever outcomes one passionately desires.
Stretch myself. I will aim higher this year. Aim low and you might just hit the target.
I will practice letting go and trusting my God more. That translates into risks. Many older people regret not taking more risks. Faith based risks develop our God given potential.
I'm not a saint. Neither am I a genius. But, I learned long ago that life is difficult and requires a passionate disciplined response if one desires to let life lift them higher.
Have a great Christmas,