"Don't part with your dreams - when they are gone you may still exist but you will have ceased to live" - Mark Twain

"Do you know that this blog wouldn't exist if it wasn't for you being here to read it!?" - Bobby Gill

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Friends, resolutions and elephants in 2009!

Thought I'd avoid the New Year Eve's rush and wait a day to wish all my friends, including YOU, a fabulous New Year.

From those friends that I've met and catch up with regularly, to those that are currently just pixels or occasional pokes and messages on facebook. By the time I'd get round to sending everyone a personal new year message it would be Easter and Facebook would have banned me for spamming! Maybe that's not a bad idea, I'd get to log off and have more me time in '09! I just wish random people would stop adding me as it sure makes quality time more challenging. I'd really like to know how the serial networkers manage their relationships with people!?
You can't outsource your friends, I tried and customer services just sent them back! ;-)

To everyone who has had the pleasure of making me dinner, eating with me, letting me sleep on their couch and the text messages and all night phone conversations, I'd like to say a big THANK YOU! Your friendship and time has made more of a difference than you can imagine, so please keep adding value and touching the lives around you and the people that you meet.

If you've been putting things off till New Year. Whoomph... here it is!
Who said you had to wait for a certain day to change your life? Well, now that it's here are you already worried about your New Year's resolutions? Some set resolutions, others goals, some have plans and others hope they didn't tell too many people, so they don't even have to try.

You've heard it before and I'll say it again - "People overestimate what they can accomplish in a year, but they underestimate what they can accomplish in more."
If you think your goal(s) may be too big to achieve in a year, put it out to the end of 2010 and increase it in size at the same time (not going to make it that easy for you).
AND more importantly, chunk it down to something more manageable and achievable for the next month - or week if you prefer.
How do you eat an elephant? The answer is, one bite at a time. So take a piece and chew!

Know that you can do whatever you want in life, as long as you are prepared to take those small definitive steps in the direction of your goal. The smaller steps to achieving your goals will get ticked off faster than you focusing on the destination and in no time you will be there. Once the momentum builds up you will be unstoppable!

Today is New Year's Day and the first day of the rest of your life. Start it as you mean to go on, decisions are made in the now!

2009 will be a better year for love, health, finances, career and of course fun! You just have to believe it; I do! Remember, you could eat an elephant if you wanted to.

'Worry looks around, sorry looks back, Faith looks up.' Here's to looking up at you as I look forward to catching up with all of you in 2009, no matter where in the world you are.

All the best and take care,

Your friend, Bobby :-)

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