Happy New Year’s Eve, the biggest drinking day of the year, in the entire world.
What will your New Year’s (or whatever date you use) Resolution be for 2010?
How did you do with the one(s) you made in 2009?
If you are curious enough or smart enough to pay attention, you can learn a lot from what I share. But like anything where excellence is a goal, the focus has to be constant.
Not everyone can keep up. That’s just the law of nature. There’s only a certain type that has that focus and discipline. What type are you?
Looking back to my 2009 resolution to start an Internet-based business, here are some numbers, mostly for posterity (and certainly not to boast):
20 – 2008 Mid Life Celebration blog posts
312 – 2009 Mid Life Celebration blog posts
Humongous difference, eh?
Why? Because of:
Do you look forward to each new day?
I mean, with a joyful anticipation? Not an awful dread.
This can be challenging to say the least. You have to suspect that some readers may not believe I have much experience with Hell, with challenges, problems, obstacles, fear, failure, struggle, grief, agony, hopelessness, strife, worry, doubt.
Do all of you have a ton of experience with these things? Okay then, I rest my case. We all do. No one is immune.
Then why am I so optimistic and “joyful”?
Great question. Some people think I’m crazy. A
. Or, worse, a fake. weirdo
It’s taken like 50 years, but, I’m totally cool with it all. Finally.
One of the secrets to being joyful, is so simple, you’re not going to believe it. And it brings great joy to tell you that tomorrow, I’ll reveal January’s “value”.
Mid Life words are helpful. So are mid life phrases:
Just do it
Life is short, play hard
Life can change in an instant. This One-Take-You Tube video I shot the other day while leaving from my podiatrist illustrates this perfectly.
Life is short, play hard. Carpe diem. Just do it.
And expect Joy to follow.
Nothing Under Mid Life
Are you getting this? Mid Life Crisis versus Mid Life Celebration.
These are simply mid life words, but the difference between the two sets of words is as profound as the difference here:
Hate and Love
War and Peace
Terrorist and Missionary
Dishonest and Honest
Criminal and Saint
Death and Life
Apathy and Passion
Crisis and Celebration
Have I told you lately how much joy it brings to know there are others out there who benefit as much from Mid Life Celebration as I do?
Three days away from New Year’s Eve. Got big plans for 2010?
A Word Is Worth A Thousand Pictures
Do you have words that fill you with Joy? Words that inspire you? Words that instantly create positive images in your mind?
Four favorites are in the Mid Life Celebration blog post title here – wisdom, confidence, courage, joy.
Do those do anything for you? How about these:
Faith, Hope, Love
Peace, Harmony, Balance
Creativity, Innovation, Change
Laughter, Humor, Bliss
Hunger, Desire, Passion
Vision, Mission, Brand
Social Media, Blogs, Facebook
Mind, Body, Spirit, Money
Words. So many good ones. So much meaning.
Mid Life Crisis and Mid Life Celebration. Ya with me?