How will you be remembered?
What is the one word that best describes your character and what you stand for?
Authentic, Integral, Honest, Trust-Worthy, Kind, Generous, Wise, Intelligent, Creative, Adventurous, Compassionate, Empowered, Visionary, Courageous, Strong, Catalyst, Ethical, Funny, Enthusiastic, Happy, Responsible, Influential, Insightful, Understanding, Playful, Loving, Graceful, Enlightened, Confident …
Our excellence lies within our habits, both virtuous and vice.
By building on the virtuous and eliminating the vice, we transform the composition of our character … our lives.
Judit e. Szabo
Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.
It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions.
And the actions which speak louder than the words.
It is making the time when there is none.
Coming through time after time after time, year after year after year.
Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things.
It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.
~ Abraham Lincoln
The strength of your character is revealed through your relationship with others.
Your parents, siblings, friends, life partner, children, co-worker, peers, strangers …
~ Judit e. Szabo
Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.
Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level. Goals give our life direction.
What would you like to have happen in your life this year? What would you like to do, to accomplish? What good would you like to attract into your life? What particular areas of growth would you like to have happen to you? What blocks, or character defects, would you like to have removed?
What would you like to attain? Little things and big things? Where would you like to go? What would you like to have happen in friendship and love? What would you like to have happen in your family life?
What problems would you like to see solved? What decisions would you like to make? What would you like to happen in your career?
Write it down. Take a piece of paper, a few hours of your time, and write it all down – as an affirmation of you, your life, and your ability to choose. Then let it go.
The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.
~ Melody Beattie
At the end of life,
what really matters is
not what we bought but what we built;
not what we got but what we shared;
not our competence but our character;
and not our success, but our significance.
Live a life that matters.
Live a life of love.
For Donald C. Day … Who Lived a Life of Love … May You Rest In Peace … 1934-2012