SOURCE: Shawn Anderson

December 30, 2013 17:37 ET

5 Tips to Guarantee a Lousy 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 30, 2013) - For those whose past year can be counted in the "lousy" category, motivational speaker and author Shawn Anderson offers five tongue-and-cheek resolutions to guarantee that 2014 will look exactly the same as 2013.

TIP #1: Set less than spectacular goals.
Set your sights low. Who needs goals... right?

TIP #2: Be afraid of taking risks.
Want more of the same limited success? Don't risk anything. Just keep walking the exact same status-quo road.

TIP #3: Watch a lot of TV.
Want to stay stuck? Watch TV! Undoubtedly, there will be lots of mind-draining shows on that will absolutely allow you to waste your time.

TIP #4: Act like a victim.
It has to be somebody's fault you aren't where you want to be... right? Blame your boss for not paying you enough. Blame your spouse for you being unmotivated. Blame your parents for how you were raised. Blame the government for not having a program to help you. The reason you are stuck in life must be because of one of them!

TIP #5: Give up.
You're too old and too broke to start over now, so don't even try. Just quit. And point fingers. And watch TV.

The author of six books, including A Better Life: An Inspiring Story About Starting Over and Extra Mile America: Stories of Inspiration, Possibility and Purpose, Anderson is also the Founder of "Extra Mile Day." On November 1, 2013, 444 cities in all 50 states made the declaration to recognize the capacity we each have to create positive change for ourselves, families, organizations and communities when we "go the extra mile."

For more information about Shawn Anderson, go to www.ShawnAnderson.com. To contact Anderson directly, email Shawn@ShawnAnderson.com.

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