Tuesday, 31 December 2013


As we end 2013 and start 2014, I would like to propose a toast. So wherever you are and whatever you are doing…… please stop!!! Get yourself a drink. It doesn’t matter what drink. It could be water, wine or fruit juice is fine. Grab that drink and let’s toast:

            “TO YOUR DREAMS IN 2014”

Okay, now that we have drunk to your dreams, may I ask what those dreams are for 2014?
Anyway, if you did an opinion poll or asked people what their New Year’s resolutions were they would mention any of the following; spend more time with family and friends, quit smoking, quit drinking, get out of debt, learn something new, help others or get a better job.
But the hard truth is, only a few of us will be able to achieve SOME of our goals and dreams and the reason is we just say them but never work at it.

I want you to know that it’s all about you and your goals for 2014. Hopefully you have made them already. If you haven’t, then do it now.

I will urge you to write them down. I have found that there is nothing as powerful as writing down your goals at the beginning of the year. When you put your goals in writing at the beginning of the year they take on a new significance and power.
After writing down your goals, please follow through them.

Encourage yourself to achieve your dreams because nobody will inspire you to achieve your own dreams.
Speaking about encouraging yourself, one reason most people don’t ever start working on achieving their dreams, even after they have made them is that they wait to get motivated before they do so. Dr. Dubin argued that “action precedes motivation, not the other way around. Once they initiate an action – the smallest of actions – you pick up momentum and you’ll realize ‘hey, this isn’t so bad’ and it will be easier to keep moving forward and to stay motivated” So take action now.
Break them down into small steps to boost your confidence and you will be empowered to achieve your dreams

There is never a more perfect time to do something about it than now.


Christian Essel.