HAPPY NEW YEAR: Tips For Attaining Your Goals In 2011
Happy New Year from The Vintage Rush! 2011 will be YOUR year, everyone. Here are some things to remember the next time you think that your dreams are too big to be conquered. (Because this is the year that you will accomplish them, so naturally, you better start looking for new bigger & better dreams.)
TIP: This is a great top to wear at your New Year's Eve party. This silk and cotton blouse is by Sonia Rykiel and is the perfect balance between chic and flirty. $910 You can save it for a fabulous interview that you might have or a killer business meeting in 2011.
Anything can happen, with a positive mindset. It seems silly, but give it a whirl on a day that everything just seems to be going wrong. It works. If you apply it to your whole life, imagine what can happen.
Walk with more confidence than you know what to do with. You'll find a use for it somewhere. It's better for a woman (or a guy) to have too much confidence than too little. Simply said, we all are amazing individuals: let's celebrate it. Wear heels taller than you think that you can walk in (just carry some Dr. Scholl's Fast Flats in your bag for when you start to fall.)
Never for a second believe (or let anyone else trick you into thinking) that you can't aspire to be anything you want to be. As I always say, dream bigger than you think you want, because why not? You're bound to get it.
Never give in to negative emotions. They can creep up on you like a derranged stalker, but you simply do not have time for them! They take away from your inner-drive, the thing that will fuel you to accomplish anything. When you start to feel negative, do something! Go to the gym, turn on an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, polish your nails, paint a beautiful picture, prepare a meal, anything! You'll be distracted for a little bit, but then you'll get back on track. Even if you are just distracted by Kourt Kardash's leopard heels, it's much better than feeling sorry for yourself. Remember, feeling sorry for yourself is so last season.
Never pass up an opportunity. Everything happens for a reason and even the times you fail miserably (like, say, falling on your face and breaking your ankle at an event) you are still in progress. You are still bumping into contacts that can turn into someone who can change your life one day and you are still working towards your dream! Never keep up, always keep going and always rush! Rush to get your dreams accomplished.
Always accept help from others, but never be naive. It is very rare that you can have a free ride to anything. Some of the best advice that I've ever recieved is that it will take A LOT out of you to get what you truly want. If it's not, you're probably not working too hard. A work ethic is one of the most important things to have in your back pocket. Never lose it and always, always work as hard as you can. If you make a mistake, work as hard as you can to fix it! No half-ass attempts.
Finally, always be yourself. Always be vintage. Things that are mass-produced are easy to find, but vintage, vintage is hard to find. The vintage Chanel gown, for instance, never goes out of style and is cherished. It is recognized as something that is hard to find; a gem. Gems are hard to find, so when you find it, cherish it. And if you are a gem, a lot of people will try to copy off of you and mass-produce imitations of what you've done/who you are. Stay you. Love yourself, love others. If you can't see how special you are, no one else will be able to either.
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