Setting Yourself up for Success

Written by Cecile Peterkin

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12. Attitude: A good attitude will allow you to turn any bad situation into a learning experience. Staying positive and surrounding yourself with friends that share a positive attitude will help you succeed.

13. Makerepparttar Best of Each Day: Makerepparttar 136561 most of every day and accomplish something - even if it’s something small. Every baby step counts towards your success.

14. Set Daily Goals: Setting daily goals keeps you on track. Seeing your progress will help keep you going.

15. Accept Responsibility: You will have help in many instances; however,repparttar 136562 bottom line is that you are responsible forrepparttar 136563 choices you will make.

16. Be Open to Improvement: Accept that you do not have allrepparttar 136564 answers and more importantly, be open to recommendations from other people.

17. Paint a Picture: A great way to keep working toward your goal is to picture what it will look like when you are successful.

18. Identify Procrastinations: If you have a problem with procrastination, make a list of distractions you routinely choose, so you can recognize when you are off course and get back on track.

19. Want versus Need: Do it because you want it, not because you need it. When you want something, it requires and creates intention, desire, and action – all powerful tools for being successful (doing something out of need usually leads to pain, stress, and frustration).

20. Believe in yourself: Your confidence is what will get you throughrepparttar 136565 challenges.

21. Be Efficient: Use your time and effort wisely.

22. Have Balance in your Life: Makerepparttar 136566 time for both hard work and pleasure.

23. Have Fun: Fun is a crucial element of success, but one that often forgotten once we get intorepparttar 136567 process. Find fun and joy in what you are doing, even inrepparttar 136568 midst ofrepparttar 136569 challenges.

Copyright 2004-2005, Cecile Peterkin

Cecile Peterkin is a Certified Career Coach, Retirement Coach and Speaker. With over 17 years of managerial, leadership, empowerment counseling and personal development experience, Cecile specializes in helping Middle Managers overcome the “Middle Syndrome” of being stuck in a middle position in mid-life. To learn more about Cecile, visit her website at or call 416-782-5001, Toll-free:1-866-486-4112.

"Choices - The Search For Control"

Written by Glen Gould

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Next you haverepparttar relationship with your body. Once again, issued without choice. This isrepparttar 136491 first opportunity however to control.

Third: your environment. This is a vast relationship with multiple opportunities to control. Not onlyrepparttar 136492 immediate environment around you, but alsorepparttar 136493 local, national and global environment.

Forth: Your relationship with people. Now comesrepparttar 136494 tricky part, we believe we can control for a short time, now some joker who has ideas of their own shows up.

Fifth: your spouse. Ok, significant other, long time partner, you name it. This is a person that you will allow to change your locked assumptions and perceptions. Finally, we get a choice.

Sixth: our education. Here we have a relationship of long term that we will reflect on much like our family. We are in total control of this relationship.

Next comes work. Surveys abound andrepparttar 136495 more they are conducted,repparttar 136496 more we find people hating their jobs. Yet off we go, every day. Is thisrepparttar 136497 tail waggingrepparttar 136498 dog?

Eighth: Money. No one thing in human existence is more misunderstood and misrepresented than money. If work isn’trepparttar 136499 tail waggingrepparttar 136500 dog, money is.

Ninth:repparttar 136501 relationship you have with your past. Most people can’t let go ofrepparttar 136502 past and most ofrepparttar 136503 time it is so exaggerated in our perception. Let’s face it, nothing is ever as good or as bad as we remember it.

And most importantly, your relationship with your creator. Each of us, believers or not cannot deny that we have been created and our relationship withrepparttar 136504 creator isrepparttar 136505 most important relationship in our lives. For those who believe, this truth is self evident. For those who are non believers, your ability to justify and quantify your existence andrepparttar 136506 creation of that existence will in large part determine your ability to interact withrepparttar 136507 rest of creation.

These ten relationships will shaperepparttar 136508 way you will react in every event of your life. Most ofrepparttar 136509 time you will give little thought to how they effect your decisions. You will make decisions about your life based upon your perception of your relationships in each of these 10 areas.

Our ability to determine our perception of our relationships will in large part determine our ability to achieve. Our limitless selves are there forrepparttar 136510 taking if we only adjust how we perceive our relationships in these 10 vital areas.

We must recognize fromrepparttar 136511 list above and our reactions to these ten areas that life isrepparttar 136512 search for control.

Glen Gould is a Director of The Inspiration Agents, a company of individuals with the mission of bringing positive change to the lives they encounter. He is the author of "I'll Never Be Who I Want To Be As Long As I Am Who I Am". For further information visit

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