7 Volume 7 Issue 1 Results Derived From Within

 Volume 7, Issue 1

Coach Vickie Bevenour, PCC  - www.CoachVickie.com

January  2009

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Written by: Vickie Bevenour, a Professional Certified Coach, PCC


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The RDW Group, Inc.
114 Partheni Court
Cary , NC 27519

January 2009

For Success in 2009, Ask Yourself Just One Question.    

Recently I read an article about the specific moment in time when Oprah was asked a question that stopped her in her tracks. The question was asked, live on her show by film critic, Gene Siskel and the question was:

What do you know for sure?

Initially Oprah was caught off guard and admits to taking two days to think about the question afterward. The Oprah, who of course does everything in a big way, went on to ask the question to many celebrities and even devoted much of an entire Oprah magazine issue to the answers. Instead of reviewing the celebrity answers, I suggest that you take a moment to simply ask yourself:

What do I know for sure?

Clearly this question intrigued me and, like Oprah, I spent some time pondering my response. Before we talk about any resolutions for 2009, I would like to share my answer with you.

�One thing that I know for sure is that we will never be in this moment of time again.  In another moment, this current minute will be gone and we can never have it back again.  Time is one of our most precious natural resources and it passes �.of this I am certain.� 

After such a remarkable year in 2008, we are now at the start of a New Year, 2009.  Instead of making the traditional resolutions or even making lists of this coming year�s goals and objectives, I would like to suggest an alternative action.

James Taylor sings a great song which begins with the line �the secret to life is enjoying the passage of time�. Suppose your only goal for 2009 would be to simply enjoy the passage of time?  Think of the ramifications of that�.perhaps:

  • You could learn to use every minute wisely.
  • You could learn to enjoy the interactions with others more.
  • You could learn to be more tolerant of difficult situations
  • You could be more responsible with money.
  • You could take a moment to show your friendship.
  • You could take a moment to help someone in need.
  • You could take this precious moment to smile.

In short, the only thing that we know for sure is that we will only have this moment once in our lives.  Make the most of it.  Congratulations! You have learned that �the secret to life is enjoying the passage of time� and deriving results from within.


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