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Always Enthusiastic

January 14, 2020

As we begin another New Year, we make promises/resolutions to ourselves with an eye towards reaching our dreams and goals.

We begin the New Year with lots of enthusiasm towards reaching those dreams and goals.  Inevitably, for most, that enthusiasm wanes over time.

So how do we keep that enthusiasm burning?

There are lots of new beginnings.  There is a new year, a new month, a new week, a new day, hour, minute……  Each new is another opportunity to reignite the enthusiasm you had at the beginning of the last new.  If we celebrate each new as another opportunity, we can renew that enthusiasm and keep it burning.  So cherish the new of every new and especially every moment.

With every new remind yourself of your dreams and goals.  Think of a word or thought that you can use as prompt reminder.  With those reminders you will keep the enthusiasm in the present.  Renew with each and every New.

 “The beginning is embedded in the end, and the end is embedded in the beginning”. – Sefer Yetzirah 1:7

Most Important – be grateful for each New that you are given!

You were given life for this moment, so that you can give this moment life.

For a new beginning to truly be a new beginning means not being anchored to the past.  It is an opportunity to leave it behind.

Don’t just take a step forward, jump forward.  Why jump, because when you take a step, one foot is still left in the past.  When you jump, both feet leave the ground and then both land in the new spot.  That  means you are leaving the past behind and landing in your new beginning.

So leave the past behind, except for remembering the lessons you learned and create the present……Enthusiastically!!

Now with all that enthusiasm, remember that it is the Doing!!  “Wishing and hoping… and planning and dreaming”*,  – “Won’t get you where you want to go”**.  It’s the doing that will get you the results.

“When all is said and done, a lot more is said than done”.  — Lou Holtz

A reminder lesson from the Tightrope Walker who said when asked how he gets across

“It’s simple. Before I begin, I find an object on the other end and focus on it. I don’t dare take my eyes off the object while I’m walking. I don’t look to the right, I don’t look to the left, I don’t look down.  As long as I focus on my goal, I make it across”.

With every step and progress you make towards the goal congratulate yourself

Be Good Do Good Think Good

* from “Wishing and Hoping”,Dionne Warwick

** from “Words of Love”, the Mamas and Papas


4 Comments leave one →
  1. Ann permalink
    January 14, 2020 10:17 am

    Happy New Year, Fred!

  2. cmcout permalink
    January 14, 2020 7:13 am

    Thanks for the inspiration Fred!

  3. Alison permalink
    January 14, 2020 6:24 am

    Dear Fred,

    Thank you for such a beautiful reminder that any moment is an opportunity to refocus attention on the goal or dream and take action in that direction.

    Love the post!


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