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Learn More Vocabulary Words and You’ll Be Amazed!

Learn More Vocabulary Words and You’ll Be Amazed!

Bueno. Konnichiwa. A good hello is one way to start up a relationship.

It’s interesting, I was in Phoenix, AZ all last week, and I noticed a Japanese man sitting outside smoking a cigarette. I smiled at him and said, “konnichiwa.” He was startled. He appeared lonely, and it looked as if no one had spoken to him. Isn’t it amazing what one friendly word, accompanied by a smile can do? I wonder what the rest of his day looked like…

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1. You will be puzzled when you learn more vocabulary words.

Being puzzled is a good thing because it gets you outside of your comfort zone. It takes you out of your intrepid state of homeostasis, and places you into a world unknown. In other words, you’re in the position to learn something new. Isn’t that exciting? You are going to learn something new today! You may already be sitting up a little bit straighter in your seat. You may already be a bit more focused. Learn more vocabulary words.

2. You will see fresh roses gently replace dated plaids.

In other words, new patterns will develop. Our minds were created to be utilized to their fullest potential. You might have failed miserably in the past at science or math or writing business plans or whatever it may be, but each new word you learn will build a bridge to a larger vision of your future. Rather than making a New Year’s resolution this year, check out this book and website My One Word: Change Your Life with Just One Word. Learn more vocabulary words.

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3. You will love it when it rains.

Welcome, you are now a pluviophile. You find joy and peace in hearing the melodic dripping of drops of rain on the window pane.  Do you love music? Then, you are an audiophile. Do you have any idea how important it is to realize who you are? It is so important to find your identity. Who would have thought you could find that through learning a word? It is important for you to learn more vocabulary words. You will become a seeker.

4. You will find yourself in a position to leapfrog.

One word might make the difference between getting a job and not getting a job. Competition is fierce in the job market today. No matter what kind of work you do, opposition is out there. Imagine if knowing the difference between a terabyte and a megabyte during a casual conversation over coffee with a stranger either opens or closes a door to your future.

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If you don’t know those words, look them up!

5. You will comfort others by speaking their language.

Do you have a friend with Cancer? What is chemotherapy? Learn more vocabulary words. Do you have a friend that has diabetes? What is insulin? How does it effect the body? Learn more vocabulary words. Can you learn a word a day? Do you have a friend from a different country? Are you up for the challenge? Join me in learning 30 new words for the next 30 days. Then, start over, duplicate it. Learn more vocabulary words.

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If you learn more vocabulary words, you may also be provided the opportunity to teach another person; to pay it forward as they say. You may find yourself in the position to mentor or coach someone. Yes, even you! You may find yourself experiencing success beyond what you had ever imagined.

One thing is certain though, you will have a larger reservoir of words from which to draw. No matter where you are in life, that is not a bad thing. We all need to keep ourselves hydrated, be it literally or metaphorically. Reach beyond the 6 inches in front of your face and establish a vision for tomorrow. It’s okay to take it step-by-step. The world will not stop moving because you stopped talking. You only live once. Enjoy the journey!

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Last Updated on January 2, 2019

7 Steps For Making a New Year’s Resolution and Keeping It

7 Steps For Making a New Year’s Resolution and Keeping It

Are you keen to reinvent yourself this year? Or at least use the new year as a long overdue excuse to get rid of bad habits or pick up new ones?

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The time of year when we feel as if we have to turn over a new leaf. The time when we misguidedly imagine that the arrival of a new year will magically provide the catalyst, motivation and persistence we need to reinvent ourselves.

Traditionally, New Year’s Day is styled as the ideal time to kick start a new phase in your life and the time when you must make your all important new year’s resolution. Unfortunately, the beginning of the year is also one of the worst times to make a major change in your habits because it’s often a relatively stressful time, right in the middle of the party and vacation season.

Don’t set yourself up for failure this year by vowing to make huge changes that will be hard to keep. Instead follow these seven steps for successfully making a new year’s resolution you can stick to for good.

1. Just pick one thing

If you want to change your life or your lifestyle don’t try to change the whole thing at once. It won’t work. Instead pick one area of your life to change to begin with.

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Make it something concrete so you know exactly what change you’re planning to make. If you’re successful with the first change you can go ahead and make another change after a month or so. By making small changes one after the other, you still have the chance to be a whole new you at the end of the year and it’s a much more realistic way of doing it.

Don’t pick a New Year’s resolution that’s bound to fail either, like running a marathon if you’re 40lbs overweight and get out of breath walking upstairs. If that’s the case resolve to walk every day. When you’ve got that habit down pat you can graduate to running in short bursts, constant running by March or April and a marathon at the end of the year. What’s the one habit you most want to change?

2. Plan ahead

To ensure success you need to research the change you’re making and plan ahead so you have the resources available when you need them. Here are a few things you should do to prepare and get all the systems in place ready to make your change.

Read up on it – Go to the library and get books on the subject. Whether it’s quitting smoking, taking up running or yoga or becoming vegan there are books to help you prepare for it. Or use the Internet. If you do enough research you should even be looking forward to making the change.

Plan for success – Get everything ready so things will run smoothly. If you’re taking up running make sure you have the trainers, clothes, hat, glasses, ipod loaded with energetic sounds at the ready. Then there can be no excuses.

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3. Anticipate problems

There will be problems so make a list of what they’ll be. If you think about it, you’ll be able to anticipate problems at certain times of the day, with specific people or in special situations. Once you’ve identified the times that will probably be hard work out ways to cope with them when they inevitably crop up.

4. Pick a start date

You don’t have to make these changes on New Year’s Day. That’s the conventional wisdom, but if you truly want to make changes then pick a day when you know you’ll be well-rested, enthusiastic and surrounded by positive people. I’ll be waiting until my kids go back to school in February.

Sometimes picking a date doesn’t work. It’s better to wait until your whole mind and body are fully ready to take on the challenge. You’ll know when it is when the time comes.

5. Go for it

On the big day go for it 100%. Make a commitment and write it down on a card. You just need one short phrase you can carry in your wallet. Or keep it in your car, by your bed and on your bathroom mirror too for an extra dose of positive reinforcement.

Your commitment card will say something like:

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  • I enjoy a clean, smoke-free life.
  • I stay calm and in control even under times of stress.
  • I’m committed to learning how to run my own business.
  • I meditate daily.

6. Accept failure

If you do fail and sneak a cigarette, miss a walk or shout at the kids one morning don’t hate yourself for it. Make a note of the triggers that caused this set back and vow to learn a lesson from them.

If you know that alcohol makes you crave cigarettes and oversleep the next day cut back on it. If you know the morning rush before school makes you shout then get up earlier or prepare things the night before to make it easier on you.

Perseverance is the key to success. Try again, keep trying and you will succeed.

7. Plan rewards

Small rewards are great encouragement to keep you going during the hardest first days. After that you can probably reward yourself once a week with a magazine, a long-distance call to a supportive friend, a siesta, a trip to the movies or whatever makes you tick.

Later you can change the rewards to monthly and then at the end of the year you can pick an anniversary reward. Something that you’ll look forward to. You deserve it and you’ll have earned it.

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Whatever your plans and goals are for this year, I’d do wish you luck with them but remember, it’s your life and you make your own luck.

Decide what you want to do this year, plan how to get it and go for it. I’ll definitely be cheering you on.

Are you planning to make a New Year’s resolution? What is it and is it something you’ve tried to do before or something new?

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