Renewing your Vows


We are half way through the year already. Who knows where the time went! It’s a good time, though, to review your 2015 goals and objectives and, if necessary, reconstitute them. If you didn’t make any, or, if you have already blown through your lists and accomplished everything you set your mind to do, consider it a good time to sit down and design the final half of the year.

I love knowing in advance the results that I want to be responsible for. In every domain: work, family, health, growth: review your whole life, renew your promises (including the ones you make to yourself), and bring some perspective to everything that’s important to you. Primarily, it’s an opportunity to get clear about what is important to you.

First, I have to distinguish what I want to create for my life and then I have to work out how to make it a reality. Next, it helps to understand where the time does go. A lot of time is spent with people. In fact, probably most of your life is spent in relationship to others: at home, in families, with friends, partners, coworkers, employees, bosses, clients… Are they the right people? Do you ever stop to think about that? Do they light you up or bring a dark cloud in to your space? Do they contribute to your life in a meaningful and fulfilling manner, or do they steal your energy and take away your joy?

Jim Rohn, renowned author and speaker, said “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Be sure then, that you are spending your time with good people. The right alliances make it much easier to realize your goals. A stable home life, supportive, encouraging and positive friends, and powerful partnerships with the right people can literally make or break your entire experience of life. Live a life you love, or live a life of misery. Live a life of fulfillment or live a life struggling just to survive.

Think carefully about how, and where, and with whom you want to spend your time. Think carefully about the conversations that you want to engage in: conversations that will forward your game and help you to elevate your performance. Be in conversations that will excite you and compel you to take action toward meeting your objectives.

Maximize your good relationships. Know who you can ask for help, and ask! Cultivate new relationships with people who can help you win in all areas of your life. People will always be your greatest asset and best ever resource for advancement. You don’t have to do it alone!

Renew your vows, my friends. Make big promises and bring them to fruition. Spend your time wisely and surround yourself with awesome people. I promise you it will make a difference. It certainly has in my life.

August 6, 2015

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