Happy New Year!
Wow, we all have twelve new months to see what we can accomplish and what changes we can make to improve our lives and have more fun. Just think of the possibilities.
For some people it's time to chart a whole new dramatic course, while for others it's a time for only a few small changes with a little refining.
How about you? What do you want for the next twelve months? Are you looking to make some changes? If so, that's what everyday-wisdom.com is designed to help you with. We've been busy creating new articles, new tips, on a wide variety of subjects.
If you are a person who is unhappy with a particular part of your life, why not go to www.everyday-wisdom.com to see if we've created an article with suggestions you can use to chart a better course? Here are just a few of the possibilities:
Here's a major key to make any of the above happen in your life. Ready? The key is to just get started. Most people want changes in their lives and yet they do nothing about it. If you want a better life, you have to put forth the effort. There's no other way. You can pick a better simpler way to do things, but it all means nothing if you don't get started.
The good news is once you get started you get momentum. Think about an airplane taking off on the runway. It takes a lot of power and energy for the plane to get off the ground. But once it has accomplished liftoff, it can get to a point where it reaches cruising altitude. At that point it takes far less energy to cover large differences in distance. But think about this. What if the pilot sat in the cockpit on the runway and never applied the power for liftoff. He can think how great it would be in another location, but until he applied the force necessary for liftoff, the plane just sits there.
There are a lot of people who sit dreaming about possibilities, but never get off the runway. They have wants and needs, but they're just sitting on the runway (couch) of life.
Here's some questions to ask yourself if you want to make changes in your life:
If you keep doing what you've been doing, you'll keep getting what you've been getting. Take a look at what you're getting out of life and make a decision to start changing those items you're unhappy with. Pick an article, get a tip, and make a change.
- Are the risks serious if you don't make some changes?
- What will you get if you do make the changes?
- What is your first step to make a change? Remember, if you start, you'll probably continue. The key is to start, to get moving. We have some of the answers for you on www.everyday-wisdom.com , but you have to make the decision that enough is enough and some changes are going to be made.
Finally, here's something from Jim Rohn that got me thinking:
Jim talks about the rich and the poor. He says it occurred to him one day that the rich have... 24 hours in the day. And the poor have... 24 hours in the day. Don't you wonder what the difference is? It’s all in what you put into the day. The decisions you make determine the life you create.
Jim says a person can even learn from failures. He says, find out what they read, and don't read it. Find out what they do, and don't do it. Find out what kind of people they hang around with, and don't hang around those kind of people. Makes sense doesn’t it. Jim says failures should give lectures. Talk about how they messed up. He says he would be in the front row, taking notes.
Ready to make some changes in your life? Here‘s what you do: go to www.everyday-wisdom.com , get an article, pick a tip, and get moving. Then, twelve months from now, you'll look back at the changes you made, the life you're leading and... smile. What a difference twelve months can make.
Humor is good for the body and spirit.
Why humor in a newsletter on wisdom? Because it’s wise to take care of you body and spirit. Humor does exactly that. We have a lot of humor on our website. So in every newsletter, we will include a little humor.
Here’s this month’s humor:
Signs that you are an Internet Addict:
1.You step out of your room and realize that your parents have moved and you don't have a clue as to when it happened.
2.Your bookmark takes 15 minutes to go from top to bottom.
3.Your nightmares are in HTML and GIFS.
4.You turn off your modem and get this awful empty feeling, like you just pulled the plug on a loved one.
5.Your heart races faster and beats irregularly each time you see a new WWW site address on TV.
6.You turn on your intercom when leaving the room so you can hear if new e-mail arrives.
7.All of your friends have an @ in their names.
8. When looking at a web page full of someone else's links, you notice all of them are already highlighted in purple.
9.Your dog has its own home page.
10.You can't call your mother... She doesn't have a modem.
11.You check your mail. It says "no new messages." So you check it again.
12.You write your homework in HTML and give your instructor the URL.
13.Your husband tells you that he has had the beard for 2 months.
14.You wake up at 3 a.m. to go to the bathroom and stop and check your e-mail on the way back to bed.
15.You ask a plumber how much it would cost to replace the chair in front of your computer with a toilet.
16.Your wife says communication is important in a marriage... so you buy another computer and install a second phone line so the two of you can chat.
17.As your car crashes through the guardrail on a mountain road, your first instinct is to search for the "back" button.
18.You enter your password into the microwave to heat your coffee.
19.You start tilting your head to smile :).
20. After reading this you know who you will e-mail this to.
Finally in this issue of the newsletter…
I want to include a quote that has helped millions of people throughout the world. I believe if you will develop the skill of putting this quote into practice, it will help you immensely in reducing the stress you feel from life.
Here’s the quote:
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
Wisdom to know the difference.
I wish you all the best.
Till next time,
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