Chip Madera is a leadership speaker and friend of mine. The following came to my inbox from him this morning. I liked it so much that I asked him if I could post it here. After much arm-twisting, he relented (just kidding).
Words for 2010My life has been blessed by words. I have traveled all over the globe for almost two decades using words to encourage and inspire others. There is so much power in words! Words have the power to transform lives and bring hope, insight and direction in uncertain times.
So I want to give you 26 words (phrases) to live by in 2010 - One for each letter of the alphabet. A fantastic 2010 is as simple as ABC! I wish you favor, blessing and unlimited growth in this new year! Thank you for your friendship and for being an encouraging partner through the years. May 2010 be your best ever!
Affirm the gifts and talents of others
Believe in the hope of a brighter tomorrow
Care for those closest to your heart
Decide to get better at something each day
Execute your plans and strategies
Forgive someone who have wronged you
Give twice as much as you receive
Help someone accomplish their dreams
Initiate a cheerful greeting and a smile
Joke around and create some laughter
Kindle the spark in a relationship
Lift someone’s spirits with kindness
Mentor someone with great potential
Note your biggest fear and conquer it
Observe the needs of those around you
Pray for someone less fortunate than you
Quit your negative self talk and think positive
Read something that challenges you to act
Sing a song with all your heart
Touch someone with tenderness and grace
Utilize your highest strengths to bless others
Volunteer with a charity
Work smarter not harder
Xpect the best and prepare for the worst
Yield to wise counsel and seek it often
Zealously pursue your passion and make a difference
Notice that most are words of ACTION!
Take ACTION each day and accelerate
your results in 2010!
Chip Madera, MS, CSP
Thank you Chip for helping us focus on some important action ideas for the New Year.
For those of you who live within a couple hours of Asheville, Chip is our keynote speaker for this years' Lessons In Leadership main event on January 21 at the Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville. This years theme is Leadership 2010: Accelerating Results in Uncertain Times. In addition to Chip, George Fleming will open up our event speaking on “The Big ‘Why’ in Becoming World-Class”.