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January 2007

Happy New Year Members and Friends!!

As we look forward to 2007, we at GAMA want to thank you for your attention to our publications in this newsletter and to our column in Advocis’ monthly FORUM magazine. We want to give special thanks to those of you who have made past contributions to our publications. As we carry on with our work, and our membership grows, we continue to require the contributions of quality leaders to provide us with interesting examples of direction.

The New Year also brings us an exciting "first"! GAMA International will be holding the LAMP (Leadership and Management Program) conference in Toronto in March 2007. This is the first time GAMA International has held the conference outside of the United States. It is an amazing program! I look forward to seeing you there!!

Now I am excited to bring you an excellent article from Faith Wood of Inspiring Minds Consulting Ltd. Read on and enjoy a wonderful 2007!

Michael Tourond,
Editor and Director

Inspiration or Trepidation?

By Faith Wood

With the frantic holiday season now fading into memory, and a brand new year dawning before us, we are granted, once again, a renewed opportunity to ‘do it different’. Each year as we celebrate the holiday season, many of us will quietly (or loudly) proclaim our goals and dreams for the coming year. Some will begin with a burst of energy that may slowly wither over time, whilst others will begin by rationalizing away their lack of focus and direction – choosing to wait for their dreams and goals to happen in spite of themselves. What kind of goals are you committing to in 2007?

Each year, many of my friends and family will debate the merits of annual New Year’s resolutions. Some will argue that many goals are impractical or unrealistic; some may set simple goals which are easy to achieve and still other’s will celebrate their strength and determination and the measurable successes of each closing year. Ultimately, goal setting is an annual ritual which can either empower or overpower us. 

Since each of us has exactly 24 hours in a day – no less and no more – how is that some people are living a life of opportunity and abundance while others drag through each day feeling unfulfilled and fatigued – dragging their tail as it were?  The difference is Choice. You can either do things the same as you have always done them – producing the same results, or you can choose to do things differently. Either way, it's your choice.  And it is that power of choice that will ultimately determine your destiny and the fulfillment or demise of your hopes and dreams for the future. 

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Comments or questions? Contact: Editor, Michael Tourond