creating an amazing 2010: the carrot and the stick

Take action Well 2009 is  officially over. Done. Finito!

So now the question for you is: What will you create in 2010?

Let me first tell you that I'm not a "resolutions girl".  They're cute.  They're fun.  And if they work for you great.  But resolutions are often initiated out of some sense of "have to".  You know what I mean….

I have to lose 20 pounds.

I have to quit smoking.

I have to spend more time with my family.

Now let me ask you, does any of that seem fun to you?

No? Me either.  Is it any wonder why 60% of resolutions fail in the first 2 weeks? 95% within the first month?  By the way, today is January 5th.  How are your resolutions going so far?

Today I'm asking you to turn your perspective upside down.  Don't get me wrong.  As a coach, I am all about goals. In fact, I love them! But I'm not about goals just to have goals.  I am about goals that have been put into context…


In other words, what will losing weight, quitting smoking or spending more time with your family do for your life?  What is the vision that supports those objectives? When you arrive at December 31, 2010 what kind of life will you want to have created?

So many of us think that we have to take what comes to us but we don't spend time really thinking about what we want our lives to look like, feel like, taste like…  Yes, taste! You know that savoring of a moment that turns into many moments and your life just becomes this incredibly sweet, tangy, joyful entity that has you intoxicated on a daily basis?  Yes, you can create that!

Here's some homework for you:

Over the next couple of days, make some quiet time to reflect on what you want to create by the end of this year.  How do you want to feel?  What do you want your life to taste like?  Do you want to create an incredible business?  Do you want to create entry into a company that resonates with your values and philosophy? Do you want to create an incredible connection with your spouse? Do you want to change the dynamics of some of your friendships? Do you want to be more loving, caring, passionate about life? Do you want to gain greater vitality? 

Most resolutions are successful because of the carrot (the vision), not the "stick" (the have-to's, shoulds, need-to's, etc).  Create a compelling vision along with a great plan of action and 2010 could be your best year yet!

You were born to be great.

YES, you can!

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