Michael Daly

Author, Speaker, Mentor

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Starting Anew

September is that month which is so often like January. A time for Starting Anew.

Rest of Blog The holidays are over and there’s a new look to the year ahead and what it is that needs to get done. School is starting back for so many young people. Many parents shed a tear when they see their child starting school for the first time. It really is the beginning of something new for both them and their child.

So why not let September be the start of something anew for you. Well at least to look at the time between now and Christmas and what needs to get done so as to make sure it’s a better one that the previous year.

Let it be a time to stop waiting to be hit between the eyes – to have that moment of clarity about the life you need to be living for it to be a happier and more successful one. Self-leadership is about going for it, facing the challenges with courage and determination, taking the disappointments with a sense of humour, hanging in there when the going gets tough and never giving up the thought that you will get there in the end, for you surely will. And you will, if you are prepared to start anew and go after the life you really wanting to be living.

If you don’t already know, then start identifying what you love and want to do in your life. Having done this, to then give it everything you have to make these things happen, to take ownership and the responsibility to see that they become an integral part of all that you do. Yes, luck favours the brave and, if you want to live the life of a self-leader, you will need some element of luck, but you will also need to be brave and determined. To do everything you can to move forward with your life in pursuit of the life you want to be living. In fact, luck often only comes to those who do the legwork, the ones who are prepared to put the time, effort and energy into looking at where they want to be in their life and how best to make this a reality. They are the ones who have the determination to go on and take action to make sure they have a chance of achieving the life they want to live. They understand that they must take on the traits of the self-leader within their life and work if they are to succeed and be successful.

For them every day’s anew day. So go on and start anew and start doing what you need to be doing for your life to be one of true success, just like theirs.

Summer Time and the Living is Easy

Well it is the Summer Time and being the eternal optimist, it always starts in May for me anyway, and is the living easier for you? It’s my experience that those who achieve their best and have success and happiness, do so because they do not allow their past to hold them back; nor do they spend their days dreaming about a better future. They take ownership of their present situation, accept where it is they are in life, and then take the time and invest the energy in setting out where it is they want their life to be. In doing so, they show the hallmark of being a self-leader within their own life. Only they now go further and live the life of a self-leader, taking the action necessary to see the future they want for their life actually become a reality.

They do not confuse living in the now with living in the future. Always remaining hopeful for the future but here, today, is where their life is taking place, regardless of the season. They don’t dwell on the past, as there is a need to remain hopeful for the future, only it is now where they live life to the best of their ability. They live in the here and now and, at the same time, make real and positive decisions that will bring them forward.

Yes luck favours the brave and, and if you want to live the life of a self-leader, you will need some element of luck, but you will also need to be brave and determined. To make the decisions that need to be made and then go take the necessary action to see them become a reality. Anyway the fact is, luck often only comes to those who do the legwork, the ones who are prepared to put the time, effort and energy into looking at where they want to be in their life and how best to make this a reality. They are the ones who have the determination to go on and take action to make sure they have a chance of achieving the life they want to live. They understand that they must take on the traits of the self-leader within their life and work if they are to succeed and be successful.

So, please regardless of the time of the year or how hard or easy life is for you now, go take the necessary action to see that you are living a life of true and real success

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