Before You Do, Change Your View

Okay, it's that time again – when we close the chapter on this year and set resolutions for the year to come. It's often a bittersweet time for those of us who still haven't accomplished last year's resolutions. I, personally, never make a New Year's resolution, only because every day I wake up with a new idea or project for my life. It's kind of my thing. But for those of you who are making your list, I would like to offer one piece of advice: Consider changing your perspective before you change your actions.  

As a motivational speaker, I am a firm believer that a changed attitude is so much more effective than a changed to-do list. If every year I am making a resolution to lose fifty pounds, there is really nothing new that is going to make that work unless I change the old perspective and attitude that got me here in the first place. Does that make sense?

Maybe your resolution is to leave that no-good-rotten-cheating-stinking boyfriend who brings you nothing but trouble 'cause you swore you were going to leave him last year, and the year before that, and you didn't. Writing it down on a piece of paper is not going to magically make it work. Or it would have worked last year. Something inside has got to change before your actions. You have to get a new perspective. You have to come at this problem from a different angle. Change your view.

Try it. You just might find it works.


Motivational Speaker Kelly Swanson - called one of North Carolina's funniest women by Our State Magazine. Kelly lifts the spirits of audiences from coast-to-coast using humor, storytelling, and lives of the characters from Prides Hollow - Kelly's make believe small town. This unique approach to motivational speaking allows Kelly to break through communications barriers and connect directly to the audience's imagination.
Her powerful stories and wacky wit will make you laugh, remind you that you matter, show you how to see beyond your obstacles, and teach you how to stand up and stick out in a crowded market.
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  1. Such a true statement: Change your view. Otherwise the view stays the same. And with a new view, a new perspective you can begin to take the consistent action required. Well said, Ms.Motivational Speaker!

  2. Right on mamacita! THIS one should be required reading before anyone even begins to set a goal for the new year!  I can hear the song, "I've Got A New Attitude" playing in the background now!

  3. Yes! m Great job Kelly, as usual, you are so spot on!  

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