Want a Mediocre 2013? Motivational Expert Shawn Anderson Shares Four Tips to Guarantee It Happens

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Motivational expert and best-selling author offers four tongue-and-cheek tips to limit personal and professional success in 2013.

In 2012, Shawn Anderson led 362 cities to declare November 1 "Extra Mile Day."

"If we don't change our expectations and our actions, we can't expect our results to change either."

With 2013 approaching, many begin to whisper "good riddance" to 2012. For those whose past year can be counted in the "Yuck!" category, motivational speaker and best-selling author, Shawn Anderson, shares a tongue-and-cheek message to guarantee that this year's limited success will continue in the new year.

1. Set less than spectacular goals.
"Set your sights low. Who needs goals?" Anderson says tongue-and-cheek. "If you or your organization's imagination is dull for what you want in 2013...how can you expect to have an amazing year? Or, instead, we could 'go bold' in setting our goals, and create an exciting year."

2. Be afraid of taking risks.
"Want more of the same limited success this year? Don't risk anything. Just keep walking the exact same status-quo road." Anderson continues, "My philosophy is much different, however. We get one life, so why not take a few big risks and give it a chance to be amazing?"

3. Act like a victim.
Anderson says, "It's gotta' be somebody else's fault your organization is not where you want it to be...right? Blame them." Anderson adds, "Or an alternative option is to quit pointing fingers and, instead, set our sights on doing three things every day to expand our opportunities."

4. Give up.
"If you're too broke, too inexperienced or too old to start over, then just quit and turn on the TV at night." Anderson continues, "Or we could get over past failures and take the most productive action we've ever taken in making 2013 our best year ever."

According to Anderson, the founder of Extra Mile Day which was recognized on November 1, 2012 by 362 U.S. cities, the biggest obstacle in creating more personal and professional success is simply ourselves. "If we don't change our expectations and our actions, we can't expect our results to change either," Anderson finishes.

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Shawn Anderson is a best-selling author, national speaker and success coach. His "go the extra mile" philosophy and ability to produce winning results have been praised by national political leaders, Olympic Gold Medal and world record holders, and media outlets across the country.

In addition to being a six-time author, Shawn is the founder Extra Mile America, a non-profit organization empowering people. Through the EMA, Shawn led the charge in encouraging 362 U.S. mayors in all 50 states to declare , as Extra Mile Day...a day to acknowledge the capacity we each have to create positive change in our families, organizations and communities when we go the extra mile.

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