Los Angeles, CA, December 18, 2014 — It’s the nature of motivational author and speaker Shawn Anderson’s work to get people fired up about their lives. With January 1 and new year resolutions around the corner, it’s the time of year when people are seriously thinking about what they’d like to change in their lives.
“January 1st carries a mystical power that prompts us to reflect on all the ways we think our life is lousy and how we might be able to make it better,” Anderson says. “And although we have the power to create positive change on any day, I love the extra motivational push that the first day of a new calendar year offers.”
Anderson offers three gut-check tips to for people to think about as they consider living the life they love in 2015:
1. Quit living a life you don’t like.
“If your life sucks in any area, no one has more power than you to create the changes to make it better,” Anderson shares. “If you truly want better for your life, don’t you think 2015 is the time to get off your butt, and tell yourself ‘enough is enough’? If you don’t do it now, you might not ever.”
2. It’s time to kick Fear’s butt.
“If you’re afraid of taking risks, then 2015 will look the exact same as 2014,” Anderson says. “Fear is our arch-enemy whose intention is to take everything great from our lives. If you want better health, more adventure or a better job, you have to put on your Superhero cape and kick Fear’s butt. Quit thinking about how might feel if you try and don’t succeed. Instead, start thinking about how you’ll feel if you have to keep living what you are living now…forever.”
3. Everyday is January 1st.
“If you have an awesome goal, expect to have a hundred days during the year where you don’t succeed,” Anderson says. “If you fail once…twice…ten times in pursuing your goal, get over it. Tomorrow is always the first day of the rest of your life, and it holds the opportunity to get on track again. Don’t let your failure discourage you to the point you quit trying. Let your desire for getting what you want be what stokes your fire even more.”
In addition to being a successful lifetime entrepreneur and author, Anderson is also the Founder of Extra Mile America and the creator of “Extra Mile Day” …a day recognizing the capacity we each have to create positive change when we go the extra mile. On November 1, 2014, 527 mayors and cities made the unique declaration and recognized those in their local communities who were going the extra mile in volunteerism and service.
“Living a life that you love starts with knowing what that life actually looks like,” Anderson, the author of the motivational book Amicus 101: A Story About the Pursuit of Purpose and Overcoming Life’s Chaos, concludes. “The quality, value, and adventure of each of our lives will always be determined by our own vision and a willingness to take action on that vision.”
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