Take action this year

Take action this year

11:59An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. -Bill Vaughn

Take action. Get your goals out of the way early this year. Try and accomplish all of your New Year's resolutions in January. Think about it. It's fresh in your mind now. If you wait, things will only get in the way.

Here's what Mac has to say about it:

About 7 years ago I was in a Successories store and watched a couple in their early forties stroll through the front door. The husband stopped, looked around for about thirty seconds, then nudged his wife and said, "Honey, these guys stole my idea! Remember when I said to you, 'I'll bet we could start a business selling products with motivational quotes.' Remember that?"

I smiled and when they left I shared the story with our store manager. She said, "Mr. Anderson, we probably have one person a month come in and say the same thing." Then, out of curiosity, I spoke to some of the other managers and they reported simlar exchanges.

Hundreds of people had the idea, but only one executed it. This is a great example of the gap between "I should" and "I did."

Procrastination, in my opinion, is opportunity's natural assassin.

So what's your New Year's Resolution?

January 2, 2008
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