January Extra - 2006 New Year’s Resolutions
2006 New Year’s Resolutions
I read the following article and felt that it was worthy of publicizing. The following resolutions are ones that we can all endeavor to achieve and will help make our jobs and lives more meaningful for 2006. After reading this, I hope you will agree.
- To stay optimistic – See the opportunity in every difficulty and anticipate the most favorable outcome to every situation.
- To identify the most powerful benefit you offer to the people around you and then deliver it – “The purpose of life,” said George Bernard Shaw, “is a life of purpose.” What’s yours?
- To pump up your personal vitality – The real currency of the new century is not cash. It’s vitality. It’s the ability to keep going every day of every week of every month of the year with vigor and verve.
- To be habitually generous – Success is not something you pursue. It’s something you attract by what you become.
- To refrain from verbal attacks – Use the language of conciliation, not the language of confrontation. Use words that express joie de vivre and connection with others.
- To be open to the cultures and influences of others – There is a direct correlation between personal well-being and openness to other people’s ideas and cultures.
- To take control of your destiny – Don’t be so busy trying to make a living that you forget to make a life.
- To increase your human connectedness – The person with the best connection wins.
- To increase your creativity by letting go of the familiar – Try to see the world through fresh eyes every day.
- To be you because others are already taken – You and I are at our best when we’re being authentic.
We want to wish you all a safe, healthy and successful 2006!
A Positive Attitude is one of your Best Tools!
SAFETY IS A WORD THAT SHOULD BE HEARD!
Reprinted: safetyxchange.org (Laura Franzoni)
Ted Gordon is the Risk Management/Loss Control Manager for the Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. His office is located in the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, in Verona, MS. His telephone number is 662-566-2201.