Thursday, December 29, 2011

Life-Changing Habits for the New Year

Have you made your New Year's resolutions yet? Do you plan to? Maybe you're into "goals" instead? Or do you forgo the whole resolution process beings it's usually doomed to failure anyway?

Well, have I got an alternative for you! Marcus Sheridan over at The Sales Lion recently posted about 20 Life-Changing Habits That Will Make 2012 Your Best Year Ever. Instead of listing things you SHOULD do, Marcus highlighted 20 things to STOP doing. I read them through and I have to say - it's brilliant! What a way to think outside the box - well done, Marcus!

Of the 20, I've already stopped doing some, such as watching the news. But is it cheating if you don't even have television? Well, I used to spend way too much time with the news online and it was a huge benefit when I quit filling my time and head with a bunch of negatives. Truthfully, when I'm away from home and get exposed to tv news, I'm appalled. I mean, really, how many times can they run the same bad news over and over and over and . . . Isn't there any good news? I know the answer is yes but you certainly can't tell by watching the news on tv. Ok, enough of that rant.

The main thing on Marcus' list that I want to stop doing is:

"19. Stop Consuming So Much Information without Doing Anything

Seriously, do you really think that next eBook for $27.99 is going to tell you way more than you already know? It amazes me how many people would rather ‘consume’ all day than actually apply the teachings they’ve been reading and hearing again and again and again.

The fact is most of us don’t need any more information, we just need to actually do something."

Was he thinking of me when he wrote this? Seriously. I think he was! I have several folders on my computer filled with eBooks telling me how to do this and how to do that. And today I almost bought yet another "get organized and get it all done" eBook. I really DO need to stop consuming info and TAKE ACTION instead!

So there you have it - my New Year's resolution. Now why don't you head on over to The Sales Lion and read about the other 18 things to stop doing in 2012?


  1. Excellent post, Crystal. I am so in agreement with you about watching the news. I am an admitted news junky, whether it is broadcast on television, radio, or the Internet, I follow it. But like you, I have been working on weaning myself away from all of that negativity. The educational programs on PBS are fast becoming my new viewing. Thanks for suggesting the 20 Life Changing Habits. It was well-worth reading and advice to be heeded. Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year to you, too, Loretta! Thanks for stopping by. I agree, educational programs are such a better use of viewing time. As for the 20 Life Changing Habits, if you aren't a regular over at Marcus Sheridan's The Sales Lion, you may want to subscribe - he pumps out great content on a regular basis:)