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12 Tips for Success

Posted: December 03, 2014

 image21By Tom Dolan, M.A. Exercise Physiology

As we move through the holidays, many people start thinking about New Year goals and resolutions. But just having a goal won’t get you there.

Noted author John Maxwell has had lots of things to say about this. I thought it would be nice to look at a few of them. The headings are mine, but these great quotes are his, from a variety of publications.

What’s it Gonna Take? “Improvement is impossible without change.” “We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are.”

Do The Right Things. “If your habits don’t line up with your dream, then you need to either change your habits or change your dream.”

Do Them Daily. “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret to success is found in your daily routine.”

Just Get Started. “The longer you wait to do something you should do now, the greater the odds that you will never actually do it.” “If you start today to do the right thing, you are already a success even if it doesn’t show yet.”

Don’t Quit. “The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying.” “Ninety percent of all those who fail aren’t defeated. They simply quit.”

Who Said It Had To Be Easy? “People don’t really know if they are committed to something until they face adversity.”

On Finding Your Motivation. “The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it.”

Quit Trying Shortcuts. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”

Look for the Little Victories. “Success is achieved in inches, not miles.”

There you have it. I couldn’t have said it better myself. Actually, I couldn’t have said it better! Now, let’s get planning that New Year!