25 Things We Could Learn From The Big Fella This Christmas

25 Things We Could Learn From The Big Fella This Christmas

Lets face it what ever you want to call him Father Christmas, Santa Claus, St Nicholas, Babbo Natale, Weihnachtsmann, Pere Noel, Dun Che Lao Ren or the fat guy in the red suit off the Coca Cola advert all of us have experienced the magic that Father Christmas brings to the festive season.

There are numerous films and stories about the big fella and I’m sure when you think of him, you think in a good light in the same way I do. This old man who spends all year at the North Pole working with his elves to provide gifts to children of the world that have been good in the preceding year, if that wasn’t a big enough challenge he chooses to do it in one night via a sleigh being pulled by reindeer! I mean talk about setting your goals high!

Now we all understand there is an element of ‘magic’ involved however I thought to myself if I was to meet Mr Claus I wonder what would be a few of the rules he would live by.

These are basic things that you can implement into your life to help you live the most fulfilled life possible.

  1. Make people feel special. Encourage and empower people at every chance.
  2. Find work you love and put your heart and soul into it. Choose a job you love and you will never have to work another day in your life.
  3. Focus on the task at hand. Do the best you can wherever you are with what you have.
  4. Treat every task as important. Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it.
  5. Always do the right thing, even when it’s hard. Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can.
  6. Delegate whenever you can. You get the best out of people when you believe in their talent.
  7. Take initiative. Even if you’re already very good at your job, do whatever you can to push your limits.
  8. Be part of the solution. Don’t be known as someone who is always complaining about something.
  9. Tell the truth. Let people know they can count on you to be honest even when it creates difficulties.
  10. Help as many people as you can along the way. Become someone people seek out for assistance.
  11. Avoid gossip always. It should go without saying, but turn a deaf ear to gossip and rumours.
  12. Maintain a positive attitude. A positive attitude is always contagious.
  13. Double your income by tripling your knowledge. Don’t let your knowledge and skills become outdated.
  14. Mind your emotions. When you’re angry, count to 10; before you speak, count to a hundred.
  15. Make small daily improvements for stunning results. Most of the time, success consists of a series of little daily efforts.
  16. Sharpen your skills and focus on mastering your talents. Avoid boredom–and learn a new skill to keep you on top of your game.
  17. Be masterful at what you do despite the obstacles. No person fails who does their best.
  18. Don’t feed your fears. Have faith that you will make it through.
  19. Always be prepared. Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.
  20. Ask for help when you need it. There is no such thing as a self-made person; you will reach your goals only with the help of others.
  21. Set goals and get results. It’s important to know where you are going, how you will get there, and what the outcome will be.
  22. Be all that you can be. Don’t settle for less than your highest potential.
  23. Don’t worry about others telling you it can’t be done. If you believe in it anything is possible.
  24. Be a good role model. Live by your values and walk your talk.
  25. Always enjoy Christmas. Be happy and merry with those closest to you.

So on that note I will wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas . Look out for the launch of the new make it happen. website on the 27th December and our Unlock Your Potential events launching in January 2015.


p.s. Have you downloaded my free ebook Staying Positive: 10 Simple Tips to Staying Positive? Click here to download it now!

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