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The World Didn't End - Now What?
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The World Didn\'t End  -  Now What?

Well it looks like the ever dreadful December 21, 2012 Mayan prophecy didn't quite go the way as planned and the world didn't end! Fortunately we bypassed the solar flares, meteor strike, polar shift, collision with black holes and all of the other entertaining ways that we were supposed to bite the dust several days ago. I think I speak for everyone when I say "phew!" I guess we all have a little more time left on earth and we should start making the most of it. Now that we don't have the doom and gloom weight over our heads, now what? What are you going to do to make the most out of your life and to make a positive difference on those around you?

If you haven't been living life to the fullest and are ready to give it a go, here are some ideas of how to take advantage of the precious time that we have with this thing called life. Here are six things that you should have been doing already... but if the end of the world talk had you unmotivated and scared to live then you should take action now and start living.

Live every day with a fresh new start- Don't let yesterday's negative events ruin today. You should wake up every morning and feel happy that it's a new day, a chance to start clean and plan on having a great day. Something that will make a huge difference on the direction that your day takes is to take a moment and write out what your goals are for the day and try to fulfill them. If you start the day off on a positive note and plan to have the best day possible, you are more likely to achieve this verses waking up, being negative and going about your day without forethought or provision.

Pay it forward- Perform a random act of kindness whenever you can. Not only will it make you feel like a million bucks, it will make the person on the receiving end feel special and have more confidence in the people around them. With all of the bad things that happen in the world, it's nice to know that there are still some decent people out there. If more people started paying it forward, it might start to change the way people think about the world that we live in and restore faith in the human race.

Be nice to people- There is no reason to be cruel to other people, despite their differences. People come in all shapes and sizes. We need to start accepting people for who they are and resist trying to pigeonhole them. More importantly, we need to stop attacking and looking down on people for being different. You don't have to agree with everything that another person believes and it's OK to have your own opinion. Bullying others and being mean is unacceptable and creates negative energy that is not good for anybody. Start being nice to others and you will see that it will make you feel good and positive things will start to come your way.

Be positive- Like attracts like, so if you are positive you will attract positive. You would be amazed at how much your world can and will change by thinking positive and keeping the negative thoughts and energy at bay. Have you ever been around somebody that was so negative and before you knew it their negative energy had rubbed off on you and suddenly you were having a bad day? That is how negative energy works but it is also how positive energy works. Think positively and you will have positive results.

Keep learning- No one, no matter how bright, has all the answers. There is always something to learn and you should never stop learning. Strive to keep your brain exercised by studying and learning new things or expand your knowledge on things that you already know. The world is an ever changing place that continues to evolve and so should you. The more you know, the more you grow as a person and you will be able to put your best foot forward every time.

Create your own opportunities- You can't sit around waiting for opportunities to drop in on your life. You have to get out there and create your own opportunities. This pertains to all aspects of your life whether it be your love life, your business life, your social life, etc. You are in charge of your destiny and you will get back what you put in. If you are dissatisfied with any part of your life, it is time to reevaluate what it is that you really want and to make a change.

Now that the world didn't end and we have 'officially' been given a second chance at life, it is time to live it. I am sure at some point in the future there will be talk of another doomsday since there is always someone who will try to predict the end of the world. Despite what the naysayers have to say, I think it's safe to say that no one knows when their time will come and you shouldn't let others instill fear onto you and make you afraid to hope for the future. The world can end for you tomorrow, there is no way to know for sure when your time will come, so don't let the hype of what someone says will happen distract you from your life and living it to the fullest that you can.


Street Talk

All great ideas! And on we go to 2013!

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