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A Few Simple Disciplines

Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”  — Jim Rohn
I was looking for a good way to start the new year when I happened onto this quote.   Most of us tend to over complicate our lives don’t we?  We think we have to do it all and we have to do it now.
Maybe it’s time to get back to the basics.  At the beginning of this year instead of setting resolutions that will soon be forgotten, let’s think about how life would be different if we focused on just one simple discipline and actually practiced it every day?
This year  we will focus on  simple disciplines.  Every month I will highlight one simple discipline through a blog post and quotes.  Chose one or two to implement in your life and see how things change.
Blessings to everyone as we begin another new year.

January Follower of the Month: Doreen Lerner

Genie’s Note:  Our January follower of the month is Doreen Lerner of The Full Mind Weigh.

Happy New Year!

It’s a new beginning. What do you want to see on December 31st when you look back on this year? When we think about change, we can feel overwhelmed. No matter what your goals are, it’s best to break them down into tiny steps. Each step taken feels like a success, and motivates us to keep going.

* Acknowledge yourself for each tiny step taken. Anchor each tiny step to an established habit, for maximum success.

* If you’re unsure about the change, restrict the new behavior to 30 days and see how you feel at that point.

* Remind yourself of the challenges that you’ve previously overcome.

* Find an accountability partner – someone who will support you and be your cheerleader.

If you become discouraged, remind yourself of why you want to accomplish the goal – what’s your underlying passion or the underlying value that you strongly believe in?

Dr. Doreen Lerner is a licensed psychologist. She earned a degree in psychology from Glasgow University in Scotland, and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles. Dr. Lerner has over 20 years of experience as a psychologist, working in a variety of settings with a wide range of client populations.  Please take a Minute to visit her at The Full Mind Weigh.

The Help of Others

“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others.
The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” —
Alfred North Whitehead

I really like this quotation.  In a world where many seem to believe they not only can but do achieve everything on their own,  we need to be reminded of this important truth.

What better time that the fist day of the new year to remember those who have helped us along life’s way and be grateful.

Today I am grateful for the members of the church where I grew up.  Many are gone now, but they are still alive in my heart and I am forever grateful for their guidance, support and friendship.

Thought for Today

Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins
“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” ― Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Read more at Buzzle: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/funny-new-year-quotes.html

Coming up This Year…

Copyright 2013 by R.O. Robbins
Copyright 2013 by R.O. Robbins

Beginning tomorrow Healthy Living A to Z will cover a letter of the alphabet every other Friday throughout the year.

My newest eBook The Gluten-Free Good Life  Is available in the in the Kindle Store as well as the Espirational Bookstore.

I have started an art site as we prepare to move to a small town with an active art community.

Have you enjoyed meeting other followers through the Follower of the Month?  I am having trouble contacting people.  If you are interested let me know.

Monthly heart health quotes, videos and links will continue this year.

On the personal side, we are caught in a referral nightmare concerning Bob’s eye problems.  Please pray for us as we try to disentangle from this mess and discern what is really going on.

That’s the announcements for now.  Anyone have plans for the New Year you would like to announce?

Thought for Today

New Year Sunrise
New Year Sunrise (Photo credit: joka2000)

“Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.”– Oprah Winfrey

The answer to yesterday’s trivia question is B. 1979.

For more information check out a December 22, 1982 Canadian news story about the game.