Just remember that setbacks are temporary. We all stumble, falter, or fail at some point in our lives, but it’s how we pick ourselves up and carry on that matters. Persistence and determination will overshadow those setbacks and help you overcome.
As I wrote about my 2018 goals in my last post, I have chosen to be more Deliberate this year — more conscious and intentional with my decisions and my life. I believe this behavior will lead to greater success in all I set out to achieve this year. So to start things on a positive note, I would like to share a quick post with a few words of inspiration for this first week of the new year.
It’s a time for reflecting on last year – what worked and didn’t:
“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the story you’re willing to create.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
And a time for making our plans for this new year to be better than the last:
“You are never too old to set another goal, or dream a new dream.” ~ C. S. Lewis
And finally, for me, it’s a time to embrace my word and focus on what that means for me in building a purposeful path to a successful and happy year:
“The way into the hall of success always passes through the chamber of decision. Decide to be a success; success is deliberate.” ~ Israelmore Ayivor
I hope you are having the best week! Have you set any goals for 2018 or embraced a word for the year? I would love to hear your thoughts.
For some people the phrase “failure is not an option” are words to live by. I tend to look at things a little differently. I had a boss a long time ago who used to tell me, “No guts, no glory” when I was a little hesitant to push a button on an upgrade. Those words helped me gain confidence and get over my fear of failing, because even if I failed, I learned something from the experience.
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
So don’t be afraid to make a mistake. Be afraid of never trying!