by Doyne Phillips, Managing Editor for Southern Writers Magazine
“It is easy sitting up and taking notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action.”
—Honore de Balzac
French novelist Balzac may have been having a difficult time with his New Year resolutions when this thought came to mind. Many of us are thinking the same thing as well here early in January. We have taken stock but have yet to move on the idea.
Let’s take stock of our accomplishments in 2013. What were your key ones? What could you have done better? For that matter what have you done in your life that changed your life? What could you do that would change your life dramatically? What are your key goals in 2014?
|George Bernard Shaw|
George Bernard Shaw once said:
“The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.”
We too have grown in our skills. We must take measure of our accomplishments and what that has changed in our lives to move on. We have stretched our mind, our skills and our abilities to
take on new and bigger things in our lives.
Three frogs were setting on a log and one decided to jump. How many frogs are sitting on a log? The answer is three. The one was merely taking notice. You must take action! You must JUMP in 2014!