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For most people, including myself, new years is a time of reflection. As we review the last 365 days, we look at the things we want to leave behind. Bad eating habits, painful relationships, overspending and too much time spent on social networks are amongst the things that many of us will resolve to change in 2015.

It is generally accepted, that the beginning of a new year is a great time to start something new. It’s easy to track when you last did something, and psychologically, it’s actually quite effective to be in a position to say that you haven’t done ‘something’ since last year, even if last year was half an hour ago. On the other hand, it’s a fact that most of us won’t make it a week with our new resolutions. According to one survey, 9 out of 10 of us won’t make it through the year, with even the most determined of us making it just over 3 weeks to January 23rd, (also known as Fail Friday) before we’ve skipped that gym session, ordered that dominos extra large pepperoni pizza for one (with diet coke of course) or bought that dress, shirt, or pair of trainers that would have caused the destruction of all mankind had we not bought them.

Statistically, it doesn’t look good for us as we usher in another new year. So why bother? What’s the point of trying to make a change if we’re pre-destined to fail?

To cut a long story short, I think I may have finally worked out why it has always been so easy for me to lose sight of the things that had been so important to me on December 31st. It’s actually pretty simple, and if you are serious about making changes, getting the most out of your life, living on purpose, with purpose, and having the best, most challenging, exciting year of your life, then I will share it with you.

I invite you to join me in taking 2015 by the scruff of the neck and forcing it to fall in line with your vision for your life, instead of allowing it to dictate what happens to you. It’s time to Ascend.

Ascend means to arise, climb, soar, go up, escalate, lift off, move up, take off, float, fly, mount, scale, sprout, get up and move upward. Every one of these expressions encapsulate exactly what I aim to achieve in 2015, for myself, and hopefully you. Not just moving forward, but changing our trajectories and moving up. Here’s the disclaimer. Unless you believe there is more in you, and more for you, in this world, this not for you. But, if you believe that you are capable of greater things, you’re motivated to get more out of life, and want to make changes that last, then you should join me. What have you got to lose Gain?

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