A "WORD" for 2013

Providence.

That's my word for 2013.  Providence is defined as God conceived as the power sustaining and guiding human destiny.  Synonyms include:  divine intervention, destiny, etc.

I have read many business and motivational books throughout my career and have read that when starting something new (a new venture, new goal, journey, etc.) that the most important thing to do is to take the first step.  Pursue that venture or goal and "providence" will occur.  When you focus on achieving something, your mind will seek out the "how" to achieve it, and people and ideas that can help you will appear - that's called Providence. 

Hence, as this new year begins, I know many of us (if not all) have set goals to achieve new things or change things.  Remember the following:

  1. You can do more than you think you can.
  2. Take one day at a time (don't get ahead of yourself - life happens one day at a time; so let your mind and body achieve your goals one day at time)
  3. Be You (don't compare yourself to others; there will always be someone better than you; but no one will be better at being you; be the best you)
  4. Expect Success (hope is a fountain of energy; without hope, your motivation will dissipate; there are no limitations except your expectations)

What is your "word" for 2013?

"When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there."  Zig Ziglar

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Brian Strahle is the owner of LEVERAGE SALT, LLC where he provides state and local tax technical services to accounting firms, law firms and tax research organizations across the United States.  He also writes a weekly column in Tax Analysts State Tax Notes entitled, "The SALT Effect."  For more info, visit his website: www.leveragestateandlocaltax.com

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