10 Things Between You and A Great Life

By: Kathy Gates

1. Unfinished business: Free yourself from the past by
identifying and cleaning up your unfinished business.
Call an end to whatever you started - a project, a diet, a
feud, a commitment - by dumping it, delegating it, or
doing it.

2. Ignoring the Present: Today is a result of all the
Today's that came before it. A well lived present will
naturally produce wonderful future. Save a dollar today,
and you'll have a dollar tomorrow. Eat 500 calories less
today, and you'll lose weight tomorrow. Only what you
do TODAY can affect tomorrow.

3. No Priorities: Never trade what you want at the
moment, for what you want the most. If you just react to
the next thing that gets your attention, you'll never have
enough time for what is important. Don't schedule your
time around your priorities.schedule your Priorities
around your time.

4. Betraying yourself: Telling lies to yourself is the
hurtful form of disrespect. Write out the ways in which
you have been untruthful to yourself, and how you can
change that.

"I will no longer pretend that what I put into
my mouth doesn't matter." "I will no longer pretend that
overspending my budget is ok."

5. People Pleasing: If you always say yes even when
you want to say no, you will find yourself unhappily
going through the motions of living, giving control of
your time, energy, and spirit to anyone who asks for it.
Free yourself by learning to quietly assert your

6. Accepting Energy Drainers: Everyday crisis and
problems ARE NOT "just the way it is". Choose to put
life on your schedule. Make a conscious choice to
simplify your tasks, organize your environment, and set
up your life to support how you want to live.

7. Complaining Instead Of Asking: You will only get as
much as you ask for. Complaining is passive, not active.
Choose to consciously educate people on what you need
by making a request instead of complaining.

8. Low Reserves: Without reserves to back you up, you
will make decisions based on your LACK.lack of
money, lack of time, lack of energy. And that will cause
you to make mistakes, and miss opportunities.
Systematically eliminate things from your life until you
have a built-in reserve of time and money; then build
from there.

9. Hiding your weakness: Let your weakness help you
be more truthful. Educate people. "I'm really impatient;
please let me know if I skip over something you don't
understand." "I'm not good with secrets; please don't
tell me anything that you don't want me to repeat."

10. Wishing Instead of Planning: START! Do
something! If you just sit around *wishing* that things
would be better, it's not likely that they ever will be. As
my mother used to say, "wish in one hand, pour peas in
the other.see which fills up faster." Create a planBusiness Management Articles, and
get into action.

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