Saturday, December 27, 2008

Empower Your Destiny!

The Seeds of greatness are on the inside of you. You have the power to make them grow. Move beyond the limitations others have set for you. Refuse failure it is only an event and a place in time…it is not your life. To be a success you only have to get up one more time than you have fallen down. Life takes a lot of practice, getting it right is an adventure. Getting it wrong reveals one path you can avoid the next time that situation shows up. Use this as an opportunity for growth.

Refuse to beat up on yourself with I could have, I should have scenarios and skip the "if only" ruminations. When relationships cannot be restored after a misstep, let them go without burning bridges Hindsight is often 20/20 and can be used as a strategy for the next round in life. Life is like driving a car…if you look backwards while in motion your direction loses focus and allows distortion. These distortions promote conflict and confusion. Just move on. Remember to forgive others and celebrate yourself.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Where are we now?

Rate yourself by attaching % to each of these categories of life family, society, career, health, personal growth. Make a circular chart…imbalance in any of these areas is like a flat tire. It takes away energy, productivity, slows down the ride and wears out the equipment. What can you do to improve the ride you take through life?

Small things make a big difference…4 hugs a day improves marriage communication. Making eye contact helps people feel valued. Catch people doing something right and express your appreciation. Exercise graciousness by doing one random act of kindness every day…even the small things add up and make a difference. Do you really know what is important to those who are close to you? How much have you helped them to realize their dreams?

Often we are nice to those from whom we are trying to win approval and we set aside those who value us. There are some people who will never be pleased or impressed with you. It is good to consider when to cut your losses and move on. Go where you are celebrated rather than tolerated.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Make a Plan To Get A Grip…

helps to set goals as it gives your vision focus and direction. Writing something down or typing it helps to clarify the focus as this uses more areas of the brain than when you think about it without writing. Also once something is written it is easier to structure and adjust. Some people have trouble getting started. Here are some concepts that may help.
Think of all the things you would like to do in life if you had no limitations, write them down, which of these could happen in the next five years? What can you do today to bring one of them to pass. Now "Just Do It!"
Get three friends to tell you what they see as your positive qualities and what they see you accomplishing if conditions are right. This idea came from the book Brainlash by Dr. Gail Denton. Trying this out catapulted me into the area of Brain Science because three friends thought that was where I belonged when I did not know where I was going.

We learn by going from the known to the unknown. This reduces a variable we know as cognitive load. When things are taken from our minds and written down it gives them a place to rest and provides a foundation from which you can build. These are reasons setting goals and mapping out your future is important. Your vision written down can serve as a road map for your life. Write (type) your vision down