I am sitting here in our beachside 2 storey townhouse at the picturesque Glenelg in South Australia waiting for my family to arrive to enjoy New Years Eve together.Â There will be my wife, Terri, of course, the four boys and invited friends.Â Most of the friends will belong to the boys (ah the joys of parenthood).
I have chilled the drinks, prepared the B-B-Q and just completed the most important task – cleaning and refilling the spa.Â This four person cosy spa sits comfortably on our first floor balcony overlooking a gorgeous parkland setting. The boys love it and I suppose their friends are going to as well.Â Today being a 40 degree Celsius day means it should be occupied all night.Â I might need to jump in now if I want my turn.
And now I am thinking…
WOW what a wonderful year it has been. We have helped so many people and we have been blessed in meeting manyÂ wonderful people who have helped us achieve our goals.
But then I thought, “Could it have been better?”
“Better?”, I quizzed myself.
I suppose one of our racehorses could have won this year – but that’s another story!
Better, but how Kurt?Â How could it improve ?Â Isn’t this like saying you have failed somehow?Â I don’t get it?
Isn’t this negative self talk?Â After only a few seconds I said to myself -Â it’s NOT negative self talk to think this way.
Let me explain…
You see we all have a little voice inside our heads telling us to do this or to do that.Â It’s an inescapable voice yet, we can control it.
My self talk wasn’t telling me things could be better because I did something wrong, it was saying you can do better in 2008 Kurt because you have learned so much and now it’s time to put this learning into action.
And this is one of the magical secrets.
Improve, complement and enhance what you did in 2007 to make 2008 a stupendously better year than you ever imagined.
YOU DESERVE IT.
So as we all contemplate our New Year’s resolutions in the next 48 hours or so we owe it to ourselves and our families to make 2008 a rewarding and successful year, one which we will be proud of.
And I reckon although it’s not 2008 yet I have started off OK, as one of my boys’ mates just arrived and said,
“Hey Kurt, what are you doing at your laptop don’t you know the spas on !”
Hmmm, teenagers, hmmm New Years Eve.
Enjoy everyone and we will talk soon.
Cheers and Great Selling
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