One of my more popular articles is the one about How to Get out of Debt (more specifically, get out of bad debts). I believe an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure, so it’s better to avoid bad debt from accumulating than to keep digging yourself out of it.
Christmas and New Year’s Eve are two of the biggest holidays of the year. Aside from spending quality time with your family, storming the malls for sales and opening presents, and preparing a feast with fireworks, here are a few other things to do during the holiday season:
Reflect on your past and express Gratitude
Each year brings a great number of changes and experiences, both good and bad. Take a deep breath reflect on the lessons you’ve learned from the mistakes you made, and congratulate yourself for all the achievements you’ve completed this year.
You know how simple sayings can spark all sorts of ideas?
Whenever you’re in a slump, sometimes it’s best to take a break, read a few short and uplifting quotes, and ponder their meanings.
Here’s a few we think you’ll love:
Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
– Earl Nightingale
Tagalog Translation: Huwag kang matakot sa tagal ng panahong kailangan para mapagsikapan ang gusto mo. Magdadaan din ang panahon; gamitin na lang natin ito ng mabuti.
Have you ever had a sleepless night stressing about an important decision you need to make?
Have you ever spent entire afternoons wondering if the choice you didn’t take would have been better?
Have you ever regretted an opportunity that passed you by because you couldn’t make a decision?
I have, and you probably experienced it too. Thankfully, there’s a way to get rid of the anxiety and stress, and it lies in how you view your choices in every decision-making moment.
‘If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!’
– Benjamin Franklin
Here’s a scenario you’re probably familiar with:
You have a good idea and you want to do it, but you couldn’t start, working harder didn’t work, or you got overwhelmed and the project failed. The end.
At multiple points in your life, you probably wanted to do something great, but the idea got stuck somewhere along the way and the project ended in failure. It could be due to any number of reasons, but the main factor that you can directly control is how you plan for it.
Whether it’s for building a business, embarking on a new project for your department, or simply planning your next road trip or vacation, these three simple project planning steps can maximize your chances for success.