I can’t think of a better topic to write about as we are in the peak of our Holiday Season. This is the time of year we celebrate the birth of JC, give thanks to all that we have, and we reflect on our priorities and do our darndest to get them in proper alignment for the upcoming New Year. So what separates those who are successful with their resolutions from those that aren’t?
It’s called the LAW OF DIMINISHING INTENT
Those that are successful act on their goals for the new year. Those that want to get healthier and more fit start working out and eating better. Those that want to help others acheive their dreams find a vehicle that allows them to do that. Those that want to earn more income take action towards ways in doing that. Those that want to re-allocate their money and find ways in which they can save or spend better do just that. Those that want to work on themselves and develop themselves personally turn off the TV and use their time more effectively, those that want to spend more time with family find ways in which they are misspending their time or discover avenues in which they can be at home more than at work, and the list of scenarios can go on and on and on. So, what’s the underlying constant in each of the scenarios listed and any other scenario you can fathom? The answer lies within taking action with the first 24-48 hours of making the decision to change. Those that fail to take action within that time frame drastically reduce their chances of being successful with the respective change they are trying to accomplish. Quite simply, they become the definition of the Law of Diminishing Intent.
I am a huge fan of quotes because they provide so much perspective and wisdom in a short amount of words. These are a few that can become principles in which to guide you towards a brighter 2012 than 2011. I know they surely worked for me.
“Significance is not possible unless what we do contributes to the welfare of others”
“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes
“The most successful people are those who are good at Plan B.” -James Yorke
Happy Holidays to you all and most importantly, Merry Christmas. Enjoy the time with loved ones, the fellowship, and even all the goodies (yes, I said it!). Take a moment, on Christmas Eve, to take in the silent night and remember why we celebrate this holiday.
God Bless you all this Holiday Season,
Brandon LaRue (aka “Street”)