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The right attitude into the New Year

The New Year of 2010 will be here in just another day. At this juncture, you have a simple choice; To choose how you will face this New Year.

No doubt some of the events or choices of 2009 may not have been ideal for you, and we are also never certain about what is ahead. But what we can control is how we will deal with the past and how we will face the future.

I was at the gym this morning and spoke to someone who was fired two weeks earlier and was quite bitter about the way she was treated. Although it was not a pretty situation, we need to be careful that we do not whine and complain continually about what did not go right or who wronged us, whether a boss, a spouse or a friend. Let’s not carry that attitude right into the New Year. Remember the first lesson in the Create Your Garden of Eden process: assess what is not right about your life, but don’t continually complain.

Instead, why not be thankful about what went right for you in 2009. You may be surprised at the number of things, if you just start looking and listing them.

And then acknowledge what did not go right in 2009, identify what you need to do to get back on track and step into the New Year with renewed hope, faith and optimism. Leave the old baggage behind and start a new journey with your head up.

Remember, just like the God the Creator looked out to the vast, dark void and determined to change it, you too can change your world, which is probably not as barren as you think. Follow his pattern and you will be on your way to having your ideal life – your Garden of Eden – in 2010.

Mad rush to the finish

I don’t know if you’re like me, but I just realized Christmas is two weeks away! And the end of the year is in 3 weeks! Where did 2009 go? What about the goals, aspirations and plans? There are so many things I have not started, or if started, did not complete or put in the time I planned.

So you know what I do now?

Make a mad dash for the finish line!

Look, if the upcoming end of year is giving me some adrenalin to get things done, so be it. Why deny it? So I am going to up get back on the pathway I set out for the year. I am starting back in the gym with more gusto. Hey, I’m finishing up the business plan, reviving the website redesign, looking for the online bible study course, posting the book publicist project on elance, looking for a software developer to work on a new idea, learning to invest in Forex and creating the Mastermind group for my business and career.

Yes. I’m doing all of these in three weeks. For sure, it is ideal to work at a measured pace throughout the year in creating your ideal life, Your Garden of Eden. But, as we all know, distractions – some good, some bad – suddenly appear, and before we know it, we’re in December.

In Genesis, we see God creating the earth in six days of action. But then in the latter part of the week, he did much more. From Day Four to Day Six, a lot of creative work takes place, building on the foundations laid in the earlier days. It’s not that God suddenly realized the week was almost over and rushed to get in everything. Not at all.

But let’s take a cue. Keep doing what you need to do and if in the last month, you accomplish more than the last three months, just say thank you, pat your self on the back and burst through the finish line of 2009.

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