The rockets red glare and bombs bursting in air . . .

This is the second year in a row I have posted about this timely topic; I love creating blog traditions!   

July 1 was the 183rd day of the year. Since 2012 is a leap year with 366 days total, that means today, July 2, is the first day of the second half of 2012!

Why am I bringing this up? So you can begin celebrating your 2012 triumphs to date, of course!

What have you accomplished this year that just six months ago seemed impossible or a distant possibility?

What new trails have you blazed?

What promises have you kept?

What chances did you take?

What teeny, tiny or wondrously huge steps have you taken in the direction of your dreams?

I think that since folks are already planning parties, picnics and pyrotechnics for the Fourth of July, it’s a fantastic time to combine our patriotic triumphs with our personal ones – and celebrate them all!

Don’t be shy, this is the season for aiming high and lighting up the sky. Even if you don’t tell your friends and family what you are up to, why not let those bright lights and loud booms ignite a bit of personal pride?

Start planning now to make this Fourth of July your personal Independence Day. Light-up your life by counting your successes. (Most of us, particularly women, spend way more time thinking about what we haven’t done, than what we have done.) 

List them all – big and small, and then, when you are watching “the rockets red glare and bombs bursting in air” congratulate yourself on your 2012 accomplishments thus far, and all the exciting ones that lay ahead.  

To get started, click here for your free Wishful Thinking Works downloadable “Ta Da” List. (A “Ta Da” List is much better than a “To Do” List, because it’s for all the cool stuff you have already done.) Have fun!

Happy Independence Day!


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Take a leap . . .


 . . . of faith – in yourself!


Happy Leap Day! Today is a great time to take stock of where you have been and where you are going.

Here are 11 Leap Year questions to ask yourself in the next 11 minutes – think fast.

1. What were you doing around this time in 2008? (Take a minute to remember . . . )

2. What are you most proud of over the last four years? (Congratulations, job well done!)

3. What else has been working well for you? (Make a list, everything counts. And, kudos to you!)

4. What would you like more of? (First thought that popped into your head is a keeper!)

5. What can you do to bring it into your life? (Again, first thoughts are worth listening to.)

6. Is there anything you’d like to change? (If your response is “Not a thing, I’m absolutely happy.” Give yourself and everyone you love a great big hug!)

7. If there is something you would like to change, what can you do –  right now TODAY – to take a  leap in the right direction? 

8. Do you need to start a new path?

9. Redirect an old one?

10. Turn around, go back, and tie up loose ends?

11. Pause, reflect, relax and regenerate?

I believe that where there is a wish there is a way. Faith in yourself might be the best leap you can take in 2012, and will go a long way to helping you create the life you really want. I want you to be jumping for joy throughout the year.

 PS I’d love for you to spend more time on the Wishful Thinking Works site, but now is a good time to get-up and walk away from your computer to get started on what’s next for you. I suggest beginning with a quick leap in the air. No matter how small your leap is, it can bring a smile to your face and is a great way to celebrate you and the changes you’ve made or are going to make. (Go ahead, I just did it, now it’s your turn!)

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