is a quick tip ezine for Managers who believe in
"Results Derived from Within"
Vickie Bevenour, a Professional
Certified Coach, PCC
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For Success in 2009, Ask Yourself Just One
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:
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:
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,
of making the traditional resolutions or even
making lists of this coming year�s goals and
objectives, I would like to suggest an alternative
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:
could learn to use every minute wisely.
could learn to enjoy the interactions with
could learn to be more tolerant of difficult
could be more responsible with money.
could take a moment to show your friendship.
could take a moment to help someone in need.
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�
results from within.
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YOUR SUCCESS IS MY GREATEST PLEASURE.