Wednesday, 1 February 2012
This year, be sure to
LIE, CHEAT, DRINK, SWEAR and STEAL
more than you did last year.
"At the beginning of each new year, it is traditional to make resolutions about things that we want to accomplish in the year to come.
Usually, they have to do with losing weight, trying to stop smoking, working harder, getting fit, taking a course or something like that. Often our resolutions are more to impress other people than to improve ourselves and the problem is that we seldom take them seriously therefore we seldom accomplish them.
This year let's come up with resolutions that are fun, easy to comply with and that will make a big difference in our lives.
From now on resolve to LIE, CHEAT, DRINK, SWEAR and STEAL more than you have before.
LIE back and relax just a little more this year. Let a little more life happen to you. Take time to appreciate the wonder of life. Stop and watch a sunset. Get up early and experience a sunrise. When you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed stop a moment and ask â€œIs it worth it? How important is it really? I don't think that anyone on their deathbed has ever regretted not working harder but I'll guarantee that many people regret not having had more fun and taking more time to enjoy life.
CHEAT failure. Don't be afraid to try something new because you think you may fail. Be excited at the opportunity just because you might succeed. The only true failure is the failure to attempt. The feeling of failure is merely that, a feeling. Failure is really just getting a result that you did not expect or want. By reviewing your actions and evaluating the result you are now in a great position to start again more intelligently, at least you know what doesn't work. So cheat failure! Learn from your results and fail forward.
DRINK from the fountain of knowledge. Learn as much as you can about as much as you can. Many people have already been down the roads you want to travel. You can gain from their experience by learning from the mistakes they made and the successes they achieved. Take what you learn from them and use it to make your journey easier.
SWEAR to do your best. All the time, in every situation. That is all anybody will ever ask. You can't do better than your best and you should resolve to never do less than your best. Treat everything that you do as important. Remember that every action is a building block of your past and the foundation of your future.
STEAL a little time for yourself. Everyday take a little time to develop a stronger relationship with the one and only YOU. Realise that you are the most important person in your life for without you, there is nothing else in your life. The state that you are in will determine the shape of your world so go ahead, treat yourself as the special creation that you are. The world will not come to an end if you take a break but you might break down if you don't. Remember that when you are running so fast to get where you are going you miss all the wonder that this world is showing.
So, if you lie, cheat, drink, swear and steal just a little more in this year, you will have a profitable and enjoyable year."
Thank you, John, for sharing this and I'm paying it forward!