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Ghaster Painting & Coatings January Newsletter
Oscar Wilde wrote "a New Year's Resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other". Maybe a "new month" resolution is the way to go. Fifty percent of Americans make some kind of New Year's Resolution. Half believe that they will be successful. Research has shown that after six months, fewer than half of the people who make New Year's Resolutions have stuck with them and after one year, that number declines to about ten percent.

Some simple strategies which can help us stick with our resolutions or goals are:
  1. Set specific and realistic goals
  2. Share the goal with someone (accountability is always a good thing)
  3. Focus on the benefits of achieving the goal.
Some obstacles we may encounter along the way are:
  1. Negative self talk or we replay a critical parent or friend telling us that we will never make it (a.k.a. "baggage")
  2. Our own emotions of fear, anger, sadness or frustration. We can be our own worst enemy.
  3. Our environment, the people we surround ourselves with, the places we go, the activities we do, the sense of comfort we might get from certain things….all of these things can derail you from your goal and may not be for our own good.
Change starts with a simple yet powerful conviction that comes from a very deep and personal place inside of us. Often that voice is saying something like "I just cannot continue living like this any longer". If I keep doing the same things over and over but expect a different result, that is what defines insanity. Faith and belief are potent motivators for change, inspiration, hope and even a healthy fear of losing something valuable.

Courage is essential because changes requires risk and willingness to be honest and confront aspects of ourselves that need to change.

Determination - we need an unwavering determination to resist obstacles and to persevere moment by moment, one day at a time. A momentary falter is not failure - quitting is.

Philippians 4:13 says I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

May this year of 2010 be everything you want it to be and more.

Happy New Year from Ghaster Painting & Coatings
Ghaster Painting & Coatings  |  3120 W. Carefree Highway  |  Suite 1, PMB #347  |  Phoenix, AZ 85086
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