Secrets of Success

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Use your childhood habits

I'm a "girl" raised in the 1950s and my mother taught me to look around, scan a room and see what needs doing. To this day, I unconsciously do this, notice what is out of place but now, I often semi unconsciously ignore what I see! I'm working on getting back in the habit of deliberately sticking ...

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The Nature of Change

All things change, constantly; the weather, moods, relationships, and the habits we are picking up or dropping. What you do over time, whether you are aware of it or not determines what you will be doing later! Sit and watch TV and "exercise" will get harder to start or maintain.

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Small is beautiful

Stay focused by whittling down your to-do and goals lists; only work on 3-5 things at a time. Having to decide which things on your lists is "most" important to you will help you focus and know what is right for you, a "this" moment.

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Showing up

Wishing and thinking about and even planning and goal setting is not enough; one has to "show up" to be counted. As Woody Allen quipped, "Showing up is 80% of Life."

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