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Career Management and Life Balance

The Not-So-Secret

Wanna hear a secret? If you just have a positive attitude, abundance will be attracted to you. How about this one? If you only wished you had that great job, it would soon be yours. And of course, if you merely repeat the mantra of "I am a successful person" (or I am thin, strong, beautiful, and rich), then that will happen to you too.

Of course, there is always a winner of the lottery, and it is true that one cannot win without purchasing a ticket; as expected however, the vast number of people find that holding a ticket makes them no richer.

Visualization, positive attitude, and personal desire are important, but by themselves they are nothing: it takes drive to achieve great ambitions. The get rich quick schemes of various promoters, along with the shelves of books on success all might be motivational, but without action by you, they too hold no value.

Research has proven that unless you have started to put into practice what you've learned within 24 hours, you aren't likely to. And unless you have done it 21 times, it is unlikely to become habit.

This week's action item: Look back into your notes from the last conference, speaker, TV show, or meeting, and find the ideas that you thought were so important. Then schedule some time immediately to prove the theories wrong. Here's the real secret: if you are to have one New Year's resolution, this should be it.


Randall Craig is an expert on Career Development, Work-Life Balance, and Networking. For more information about how Randall can help you or your organization, go to www.PersonalBalanceSheet.com, or contact Randall by email through editor@ptadvisors.com.


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Publication Date: January 1, 2008

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