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What does the New Decade Mean in the New Millennium?

Friday, December 31st, 2010

TIME MARCHES ON… We are all painfully aware of how quickly time keeps moving, what opportunities have been missed, who we forgot to thank or connect with, and even more so, how much time we have left to do what we want.

I find it very interesting how we group time into particular segments: seconds, hours, weeks, years, decades, generations, centuries, and millennia. I like seconds and minutes. They make the most sense to me. They were invented based on the human heart beat (which averages 60 beats per minute). Which ultimately established the day with 24 hours (one neat revolution of the earth). Now a year is my other favorite, 365 days (just 1 orbit around the sun) which is real good chunk of time, isn’t it? A year offers us 525,600 minutes or 31,536,000 seconds to spend any way we choose to. That’s plenty of moments to enjoy and create many worthwhile memories to store for the future or just lose to that inevitable passage of time.

Personally, I do not like days, weeks or months. They are the wrong length for our own good. Wouldn’t it be nice for days to be 28 hours long and weeks to have 2 weekends? That would give us more time to work and play. Hours are a good chunk of time but months should follow the moon and 13 months would fit much better into a year. Ancient societies lived by the lunar cycle, wonder who was the moron that create these odd months? : ) Nevertheless, it’s a year and a decade that concerns me the most here.

The point of this story is that one year is an excellent chunk of time. I think of New Year’s Eve as the beginning of a world-wide race, who is going to get the most of their year! We all get exactly the same number of moments the only difference is what YOU DO WITH THEM. A decade is also an ideal segment of time because it usually takes about 10 years for a person to become an expert or master of some activity. Research has documented this story.

Well then, what we do with our 365 days is mostly up to us, if you find the motivation, inspiration, and energy, along with a vision, plan and the resources – you will be able to accomplish amazing things this next year. Even more importantly, may I suggest that you stop and reflect about what you have spent the past decade doing; most likely you have been developing your skills and abilities to do your “thing” more effectively and successfully. Each new decade of practice takes us to a higher level of mastery and a deeper sense of confidence in what we do. This is one of the most special and practical aspects of our solar system. Literally, the sun and our orbiting planets have given us these unique chunks of time for us to utilize in the best way possible. A decade ago we officially began the New Millennium. Now we are about to start the next decade, yet I am aware of so much trouble in our world. Why are we still so far away from a time of universal cooperation, peace, prosperity, and harmony among us people?

May I propose a new direction for this next decade. First, on the personal level, I would like to urge everyone to consider what they intend to master and develop over the next decade (you must have a very clear plan – see Resources below). Secondly, on a social level, I wish that we call this the “UPP” Decade, dedicated to developing and mastering our sense of Unity, Peace and Prosperity. Perhaps, we are at that “tipping point” when enough people believe it is time to end the prejudice, hatred, violence, greed, and isolation, then maybe we will achieve a new level of harmony and progress on this beautiful planet.

If you like this idea, then please pass this message on. Start with your own effort to make the next year and decade into an example of going in positive directions! Don’t under estimate your power, because you can lead others towards greater success and happiness. The key is to help each other refocus on the positive side of life, on kindness, creativity, love, patience, generosity, cooperation, and optimism. Create a plan and make the most of your year!

For heaven’s sake, even our solar system has been conspiring to give us the right chunks of time to make more progress easier. The obvious thing is that if we all agree on making Unity, Peace and Prosperity our goals, the positive energy will expand helping us all to achieve more!

Wishing you a Fabulous New Year and New Decade! Cheers! JR

Happy New Year – RESOLUTION TIPS

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

A new year, and a new life. That is why making resolutions about what you intend to accomplish THIS YEAR is important. Whatever you decide to add to your agenda, big goals or small ones setting things up right is essential for you to succeed. Here are the secrets to make resolutions that you can achieve.

 

Start by creating a long wish list of what you would like to accomplish, be daring, think of all the things you really would love to succeed with this year. Write down all your ideas. Next, prioritize them, decide after analyzing your list which are most important to you. For the ambitious individuals out there you may have a list of ten things, others may have only one, two or three items. OK, now take a clean piece of paper and write down your list from most important down. Under each item make a note, what is going to be your personal reward when you accomplish this goal and how you intend to punish yourself if you fail to make progress. At the bottom of the page create a simple timeline noting when you expect to reach important goals you have set. This is now your resolution list, things you see as your potential that you intend to reach.

 

Announce to the world your intentions. Tell your family and friends what are your resolutions and when you want to achieve them. Alright, to get yourself going, psych yourself up, visualize your achievements, build up your motivation and determination. Put up your list where you can see it often and think about how to make progress. Sometimes it’s good to find objects that symbolize your goals to be another reminder of what you plan to do.

Resolutions are supposed to have an impact through all 365 days of the year. The idea is that you have made a commitment to yourself (and perhaps others) to invest your energy to transform your potential into manifested realities. These good intentions must be planned and monitored so they do not join the trash heap of lost fantasies.

 

Follow rule number 1, never give up! Keep your mind focused on your goals. Remind yourself how important your plan is to you. It may be difficult to break free of your old patterns sometimes, but it is always possible. If you invest the right effort, you will succeed.

So, here is the summary to make your resolutions stick!

· Write down your list and prioritize your goals, pin it up to look at it frequently.

· Clearly identify how you will reward your success or punish your lack of progress.

· Get support from friends and family, tell everyone about your plans and ask for encouragement along with your own motivation to succeed.

Wishing you great success in the New Year!

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