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An Extraordinary Year


A big hello from the Australian Open and welcome back to Quinnessential Quotes for 2013. I look forward to inspiring you to have an Extraordinary year. Here are my top tips to help you make this year a great one.


Dream Big and Follow your Heart
What are the three things you would love to achieve this year that would really make a difference to your life? Then get really focused on these three. Clarity is power. Simplicity is velocity. Reduce your life down to what really counts and then focus obsessively on it.


Health and Vitality
Our greatest asset is our health and it is so easy to take it for granted. Don’t wait until it is too late. People plan for their financial future but have you planned for your own health and vitality so you can enjoy your retirement? The energy you have and your health in years to come will depend on the habits you begin today. Get fit to win the game of life. Your health is your wealth.


Keep it Simple
As Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Make your life simpler. Get rid of what you don’t need. Clear out the clutter, eliminate the unnecessary. Simplify all you do and let the real you shine through.


Make Each Day Super Productive – Prioritise and Schedule
Set yourself up for success daily. What do you need to achieve to make this day a great one? Make a daily list each night and then prioritise it. Most importantly, schedule when you will do each task and allocate the time necessary.
What’s planned is possible,
What’s scheduled is real.  


Have Fun
Do what you love, spend time with your family and those you love. Life is to be lived. Enjoy it. Plan it. Schedule it and make it happen.  


Make Time to Think
Block out time in your diary to simply think. All the answers you need and the wisdom is already within you if you just stop and listen. Make this a daily habit and the results will amaze you. Einstein said: “If I had 1 hour to save the world, I would spend 59 minutes  thinking and 1 minute doing.”


Believe to Achieve
Winners in all areas of life believe in themselves. They know where they are going, they live it like they are already there, saying it, seeing it and creating the routines to make it happen.  As Zig Ziglar said: “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.”


Do Something Different
What would you love to do this year that you may have never done before or not done for some time? Take up a new sport, do a short course, learn a language, go somewhere. Whatever it is, decide and make it happen. Schedule it in your calendar NOW!


Work smarter, not harder. Take short recovery breaks throughout the day so you can be more efficient, more effective and more energised.


So many people are so focussed on their goals and do achieve them and then they move on to the next goal. Make sure you make time to celebrate your wins along the way, even the little ones too. Life is a journey, not a destination.


Little Extra
The difference between ordinary and Extraordinary is that little extra.  Do a great job and then go one step further. Ask yourself, what can you do to make this extraordinary? Strive higher to be the best athlete, the best leader, the best teacher, the best coach, the best parent, or the best child. Do the little extra. It is the little differences that make the BIG difference.  
There are lots of tips here. Choose just ONE that resonates with you for now and get started.

Wishing you an Extraordinary Year

Love and Blessings
Ann                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ann Quinn, Ph.D Peak Performance Specialist



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