Let ‘s Do More Than Try in 2018

She Did It_JAN 7Success cannot truly be success if you are not achieving what Ignites Your Smiles. Defining who you want to be, what you want to achieve, making an honest attempt at what you really want to try is a beginning step to seeing the success you desire.


“I used to want the words “She tried” on my tombstone.

Now I want “She did it.”

Katherine Dunham


According to Wikipedia Katherine Mary Dunham was an America dancer, Choreographer, author, educator, and social activist. Durham had one of the most successful dance careers in American and European theatre of the 20th century, and directed her own dance company for many years. She has been called the ‘matriarch and queen mother of black dance.”

What do you want to try this year? The New Year has come and gone. If you are like many you have already forgotten your New Year’s Resolutions. What was it? Was it something you really wanted? Did you give it a try? Did you try to keep your resolution?

In 2018 let’s forget those New Year’s Resolutions. Let’s forget eating salads for dinner every day. Let’s forget losing 50 pounds. Let’s forget walking 3 miles before work every morning. Let’s forget taking our lunch to work every day.

In 2018 let’s remember what we really want to achieve. Let’s declare who we really want to be. Let’s do what we always wanted to try. In 2018 let’s live our best, give our best, do our best, and at the end of 2018 let’s celebrate the best year of our lives.

In 2018 join me each Sunday as we explore, plan, achieve and celebrate our greatest desires. Each week I will share a bit of the science behind success, help you tap into the science of YOUR success, create behaviors and practices that support your progress, and suggest a Mini Mission intended to Ignite Your Smile as you achieve your greatest dream.

Today’s Mini Smile Igniting Success Mission is to pause and truly consider 10 endings to this statement.

It’s December 31, 2018 and I did it! I …

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Take the week to mull this over and come up with 10 that move you, inspire you, make you smile, and could make