Posted by: David D. Daggett | January 3, 2013

Let It Shine

Let It Shine

How are you going to shine in 2013?  Do you have a plan?  The beginning of the year is always a time to take inventory.  We learn from the past, and look optimistically to the future.  So, what do we have to do to make sure we shine this year?

Daybreak 2013 - Let It Shine!

Daybreak 2013 – Let It Shine!

At the beginning of the year it is a common tradition for many people to have New Year resolutions.  During this time at the beginning of the year we have an annual brief period of time where we make promises to change our behavior.  Many times, these are highly aspirational, and sound really good.  Unfortunately, that usually doesn’t work and those resolutions quickly fall to the wayside.

Perhaps one of the most powerful resolutions we can make is really not all that complicated.  What if we make a conscious pledge and conscious effort to continue doing the basics first.  These are the simple, fundamental principles or building blocks that always progressively improve our efforts and allow incremental successes.

It is interesting that in the struggle for continuing success we often forget the little things that added up to our past successes.  Continuing to do those little things that got us to where we are to start out with, is a big step toward achieving future successes.  Many times we do not need to add anything new on top of what we are already doing.  Rather it means we continue to emphasize the basics that have gotten us to where we are.

We have discussed a number of times the principle that consistency over an extended period of time always wins.  People and organizations that consistently execute on the basic fundamental principles generally come out ahead.  This happens with our families, our businesses, spiritually, and of course athletically.  Many times it is not fancy or glamorous or even the most exciting.  However, continuing to focus on the basic fundamentals ensures our continual progress on the road to personal fulfillment and satisfaction.

So, as the weeks go by, and the crowds at the gym thin out, and everybody falls back into their normal routines, remember to keep emphasizing and building upon the timeless fundamentals that always lead to future successes.  By focusing on the fundamentals we are sure to shine this year.

Shining in 2013,

David

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