Leadership Life
January 1, 2010
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With the dawning of a new year, hope eternal springs and everyone is given the chance to begin a new life. Regardless of the “What ifs” which were left on the table of 2009 as un-kept promises, unresolved relationship, unmet goals, undiscovered opportunities or unfulfilled dreams – 2010 holds no grudges and carries none of the negatives of the past forward with it.
This is the beginning of a new day and a new decade – This could be your chance to transform your “What ifs” into “What is?”

Think about it:
What if you made 2010 your year?
What if you resolved to focus on realistic goals and pursued them with passion?
What if you put fear and uncertainty on the shelf this year and just went for it?
What if you stopped your negative thinking or pessimistic views of the world around you?
What if you refused to listen to negative voices, even if they are within your own head, and truly believed in your impossible dreams?
What if you looked for the good in every opportunity, every challenge and every person which crosses your way?
What if you developed greater self-discipline?
What if you played more with those you love and worried less about things beyond your control?
What if you rediscovered a passion, talent or gift you have set aside in the past and used it to make a difference for others?
What if you chose to bite your tongue more, speak in less anger, (if at all) and determined that everyone will leave your presence feeling better?
What if you turned the negative news and media off and instead filled your mind with the wisdom, wit and inspiration of the great minds from yesterday and today?
What if you chose to make a difference for at least one person every day?

What if you decided to slow down more often and disconnected from beeps, buzzers, tweets, alerts and emails?
What if you had deserted first at least once a month?
What if you truly focused on who you are, where you want to go and what you want to become?
What if you began each day with a clear vision of what you will achieve?
What if you put procrastination away forever?
What if you chose to criticize less and compliment more and transformed yourself into a role-model instead of always being a critic?
What if you decided to smile more?
What if you spent 1% (14.4 minutes) of every 24-hour day improving yourself?
What if you attacked your goals, were resilience in the face of failure and refused to quit until success is yours?
What if?…
Hope that this will indeed be the year where your “What if” will truly become your “What is!”

About author

Dr Shailesh Thaker

Dr. Shailesh Thaker is a world-renowned management thinker and trainer on organizational behavior and development. He is the CLO of Knowledge Plus Inc., a highly reputed training firm based in Ahmedabad, India, helping organizations to achieve international benchmarks in management practices.

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