Our first grandaughter was born in March and our first grandson was born in October, so that added a whole new dimension to our lives.
So how was 2008 for you?
Was it a great year?
A good year?
A challenging year?
Or was it a devastating year?
I’ve experienced all of them at one time or another.
But one of the things I do EVERY year is to review what happened.
It’s not always fun.
It's great to acknowledge and appreciate the good things that have happened, but sometimes it’s hard to be willing to look at the no-so-smart things you did. Or the things you DIDN’Tdo that you know you should have.
A mature and wise person recognizes that you have to be willing to evaluate. You have to acknowledge the good, the great, the bad, the mediocre and the downright ugly.
It’s part of what I call “Correction Without Invalidation”.
There’s nothing we can do about what’s already happened. Even God can’t change what’s already occurred.
But we can learn. We can evaluate, examine and attempt to understand. And in doing so, benefit from the experience.
But only if we're willing to be honest—only if we’re willing to look at what happened, how we responded or didn’t respond—can we gain the full value.
A life well-lived is a life that was planned AND examined.
On New Year’s Eve, Dawn and I are having a soirée. Not a party, but a small gathering of friends who will spend a good part of the evening reviewing 2008 and sharing our individual plans for 2009.
We will celebrate, for sure. But we will also make it an evening of introspection, appreciation and understanding.
I don’t know who wrote this, but I’ve always remembered it, “Small people talk about other people. Average people talk about events. Great people talk about ideas.”
I hope that sometime during your holiday activities that you carve out some time to contemplate who you are, what you’ve done and what you will do.
Because in order for things to change, WE have to change.
I urge you to take the following action: Sometime between now and the end of the year, take some time to reflect upon the year past and begin to make real plans for 2009.
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Next week, I’ll be conducting “The Year in Review” with my Diamond Club Team. It’s always a great way to create closure on the year past and open ourselves to the new year ahead.
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I invite you to take a very close look at what this program can do for you.
There are always new people joining Diamond Club at this time of year. And I know that we can place you in a Mastermind Team for you that will support you in being your best.
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It’s not for everyone, but if you qualify, I would enjoy helping you reach you goals.
Because I think . . .
. . . it’s time to shine in 2009!
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