Are you ready? Well, 2019 is already history across most of the world. A new year usually starts with some new commitments and many of us think of the new year as a time to change our focus and get back on track on actions we didn’t take the year before. These actions probably include getting physically and mentally healthier and stronger, taking a closer look at our finances, looking for a more challenging job or doing some stuff around the house that we’ve been putting off. The bottom line, is how can we follow through on these goals so we can focus on building steady progress in all these important areas of our lives, instead of having to wait for another year to pass and be in the same situation? Commit to Your True Goals I was thinking about this and asked myself, do we really need to wait for another new year to begin to commit to taking actions we should have been taking all along? Why did we allow ourselves to get caught up in doing things at times that might have been of lesser importance and not work towards the goals that could really make a positive difference in our lives? There are certainly obstacles that keep us from consistently taking the right actions; so, what can we do to identify the obstacles that have stopped us in the past and then start building the right action plans to overcome those obstacles and move closer towards …

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Hi there! Hope this finds you well and thank you for checking out this hopefully useful collection of thoughts on the key concept of attitude. In life coaching, key concepts are the basic building blocks for personal growth and overall success. Some people use only a few key concepts; some people learn and practice many more. So, let’s focus in on the importance our attitude plays in personal growth and overall success. How does our attitude affect the day-to-day decisions we make in our lives? After all, it’s our decisions, that to a high degree, determine how our life turns out. For example, if our attitude in a moment in time where we need to make a significant decision is negative, what can happen? Well, we will most likely procrastinate or sabotage the situation and let that opportunity which we may never get back slip away. Thus, mastering our ability to control our attitude can really help us capitalize on those opportunities and increase our chances of leading a more harmonious, successful and happy life. The great thing is, that we have the ability to do this because it’s a learn-able skill. Viktor Frankl, the author of Man’s Search for Meaning said, “Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” As you may or may not know, Viktor Frankl was held captive in and survived …

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