I ran to the store right after Christmas and as I drove down the street I saw overflowing trash cans. The leftover remains of the holidays was on display.

It reminded me that the New Year is a great time to get rid of trash – our head trash.

The new year is all about fresh starts and resolutions. We are more likely to be successful with our fresh start and resolutions when we get rid of the trash in our heads.

Imagine a garbage can. Now, throw in the negative thoughts that have held you back from reaching your goals. “I would love to, I just don't have the (time), (money), (energy), (support).” Throw these thoughts in the trash. Throw in your doubts and baggage and what you will find is you have room in your head for positive thoughts and possibilities. Put that trash on the street for pick up and leave it behind.

Now, ask yourself how you can get what you need and then get to work. Talk to others who have done what you want to do and ask them how they got started. Need a skill? Sign up for a class, join a group, or find a mentor who can help you develop the skill you need.

I can tell who is serious about reaching their goals by looking at their checkbook and their calendar. Serious people invest in their goals and they schedule their time to work on their goals.

Replace your head trash with positivity!


New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings, Lao Tzu.

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  • Tree Email says:

    I loved even more than you will get done right here. The picture is nice, and your writing is stylish, but you seem to be rushing through it, and I think you should give it again soon. I’ll probably do that again and again if you protect this walk.