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Increase Your Income and Add 2 Years to Your Life in 30 Seconds
by Glenn Shepard
January 5, 2016
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I’m a very, very strong believer that
Christmas should be about what you give, not what you get.
here to see why.)
But New Year’s Day is my favorite
day of the year, because it gives everyone a fresh start. I
begin each year by looking back at who died over the past year.
Those who left us in 2015 include:
Bobbi Kristina Brown (Whitney Houston’s daughter)
Darryl Dawkins (basketball player)
Dick Van Patten (actor)
Donna Douglas (Ellie May on The Beverly Hillbillies)
Banks (baseball player)
Frank Gifford (Kathy Lee Gifford’s
Gary Richrath (guitarist of REO Speedwagon)
Leonard Nimoy (Dr. Spock on Star Trek)
Natalie Cole (singer)
(author of The Millionaire Next Door)
Wes Craven (movie
Yogi Berra (baseball player)
morbid, but it helps to be reminded that life has an expiration
date – and none of us know exactly when that will be.
Deadlines are a great motivator.
Being reminded that even
people who seem bigger than life can’t escape death also gives
me a little extra kick in the seat of the pants.
can’t control whether this will be your last year, but there is
something you can do in the next 30 seconds that will increase
your chances of living longer than those around you.
Researchers at the University of California found that people
who are organized, reliable, self-disciplined and set personal
goals outlive their peers by 2 to 4 years.
Resolutions might seem cliché. But if setting personal goals can
increase your life expectancy, why not do it?
than exercise and a lot more fun than eating broccoli and kale
all the time.
If you don’t have one, start with the
“Better People Pledge” from last week’s issue. (Click
if you missed it.)
To Your Success in 2016,
Zig Ziglar used to
say that only 3% of Americans set goals, and they are among the
wealthiest people in the nation. So you can extend your life AND
increase your income by taking 30 seconds to set a personal goal
this year. Sure sounds like a no-brainer to me.
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