New Year’s Resolutions or Reflections?

img_0286As we prepare for 2018 to roll in, I wanted to take a look at the concept of resolutions. There are folks that make them every year, swearing that “this is the year I’ll do blah blah blah”. Some keep the resolutions, while most fail to do so.

Others don’t waste their time. The thought being that they will break the resolution or that making a promise to do something worthwhile, like eating healthy and exercise, should be lifestyle changes totally detached from a “time of year”. They don’t want to make empty promises to themselves.

So what’s a leader to do?

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Dump the Thanksgiving speech.

IMG_0597Some people spend a lot of time coming up with the perfect Thanksgiving speech or post that expresses their “thankfulness” for this or that.  I think as leaders we shouldn’t fall into that trap.  Time to dump the Thanksgiving speech.

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3 simple ways to discover your purpose.

IMG_0594Many of us get fooled into thinking that our purpose has to be “earth shattering”. We have often psyched ourselves out of finding our purpose, because we associate it with a major task.  Finding our purpose means that now, we have to work hard.  Some people do a lot of soul-searching, questions, countless nights, introspective observation and back-breaking labor to crack the surface of who they are and more importantly, where they are going.  It doesn’t have to be that deep or hard and I offer 3 ways to find our your purpose.

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America got soft after the 80’s.

IMG_0589The United States has become soft.  We have issues telling the truth because we’re afraid we’ll hurt people’s feelings.  We have a tendency to sugarcoat the things, because we feel the truth will crush someone’s spirit.  We are relegated to telling off-color, awkward jokes, which leaves others wondering if we’re serious or not.  This is almost always followed by the line “I was just playing”.  Yeah right…

We also diminish the attainment of goals, by giving everyone a trophy, instead of just saying “you lost”.  These facts are well documented, but I want to know, why?  What the heck happened?  I know one thing, it sure didn’t start in the 80’s.

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Use energy to change problems, not perception.

IMG_0465When things go wrong, some people spend more time and energy pointing fingers and deflecting blame away from themselves, in an attempt to change the perception of others.  In reality, that energy is better spent solving the problem.  Even if it means pointing the finger at yourself.

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Things “successful” people sometimes forget to tell you.

IMG_0578The simple truth is, you can’t have it, just because you want it.  You’ll hear a lot of people say, “you can have it, if you want it”.  If you believe it, you can achieve it. That’s why motivational speakers do so well because people that listen to them are searching for anything to latch onto.  Anything but the truth.

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