Tips for a Powerful New Year – Part 2

We’re going to spend a little time over the next few days to think about how to have a powerful new year….not a successful new year; not a good new year; not a happy new year, but a powerful new year!   I’ve had this list on my computer for 5 years and never shared it with anyone.  I don’t know who wrote this list, where I got it or who sent it to me, but the comments under each point are mine.  It’s my hope and prayer that something you read here will encourage you to work toward a powerful 2011.  So here we go with the second installment of 40 Tips for a Powerful New Year.

Be encouraged today friends,


35. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will so stay in touch. Here’s the lesson for today.  Pick up the phone and make that call.  There is a friend, family member, neighbor, co-worker, or school friend that needs to hear from you today.  Perhaps your friendship or kinship has become strained by a disagreement or distant because of the years but that’s no reason not to make that contact.  Stay in touch!

34. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful. Our lives and homes are full of junk!  Get rid of it.  If you haven’t looked at it in several years then throw it out, give it a way or sell it!  When you downsize, reduce the clutter and clean things up, there is greater clarity.

33. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. Envy is a demon!  No matter how beautiful you are, what you do, how much money or things you have, there is someone in this world that is more beautiful, has a better job, more money and stuff.  Here’s the reality; if you have a roof over your head, a bed to sleep in and food to eat, you are among the world’s richest persons.  Be thankful for what you have and learn to be content.

32. The best is yet to come. The reality of it is this; if you are reading this blog, you have lots left to give.  If you are drawing a breath, then your best days could be ahead of you.  If you are in the twilight of your life, your age and life experience are priceless.  There is someone who needs you, your experience and wisdom, so share it!

31. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. On those days when you feel like staying home, just know that someone needs you!  The devil’s main job is to make you irrelevant.  If you don’t get up, dressed up and show up, that is exactly what you may become.  Don’t let the devil win!  When you show up, things are supposed to get better!  You are needed, wanted and relevant!


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