Archive for the ‘Personal Transformation’ Category

What to do When You Don’t Have Enough Time

Monday, March 30th, 2020

I’ll bet that you have all the time in the world. In fact, you have every piece of time that exists.

So, you have enough time to do that project, and you have enough time to do that thing that will move your career ahead.  You have enough time to write that book you’ve been thinking about writing.  You have enough time to get any project done that comes at you when you decide, up front, that you have enough time.

By deciding up front you have enough time, you will create the plan to get it done in exactly that amount of time. We fill time based upon how much we think we have available. The same project that could take you three weeks often can be done in an hour and a half, simply by taking the time to think through it in advance and decide that you have exactly the amount of time that you need.

Gratitude for What IS

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Are you grateful for what is?

I’m grateful for the air around me. I’ve been to China, and I couldn’t see across the street in the middle of the day due to smog! I’m grateful for the trees and the beauty that they bring, and the blue sky and the beauty that it brings. The friends that I have in life, and the opportunities that I have.

Being grateful is one of the ways that we bring sanity into our lives. Sure, my life is just like yours—there’s a million things I could complain about. There are many things going wrong, there are people with challenges, friends who have health issues, friends who have died of cancer, and so on. I could spend my energy being consumed about that. But, although I do have concerns, I choose not to be consumed. Instead, I choose to have an attitude of gratitude.

What if you looked around today and you were grateful for your feet and grateful for your hands? And grateful that your heart is pumping, and grateful that you can take in that next breath of air? Because the reality is, every one of those is a gift, and when we live in a state of acceptance of the gifts that we have and gratitude for them, we have a better outlook about life. When we live from a place where we give gratitude for what is, we create better things because our spirit is one of joy, and with joy, we attract even better circumstances.  

Discipline or Regret?

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Jim Rohn was famous for a quote about pain, essentially saying that there are two types of pain: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The good news is you get to choose.

We can choose to eat healthy and as a result have good health. Or we can choose to make sure that we get exercise so we feel better. Or we can discipline ourselves to do the hard work or learn how to do our jobs better.

If we don’t do those things, we get a different pain—the pain of regret. The one where we don’t have our health, when we’re not performing at work. So, we always have the choice—choose wisely.

Bring Your Higher Self

Monday, March 9th, 2020

We’re all angels on the good days, aren’t we? Sure, it’s easy to be nice when everything’s working perfectly. People are patting you on the back. You’re ahead of your work. You’re feeling on top of your game.

But, what about those times when things aren’t working so well? That’s when we must choose to bring in our higher selves—especially when we feel least justified in having to do that.

Sometimes we feel like getting even or hurting another because we’ve been hurt. That’s when we’re called to rise above it all and choose to bring our highest and best selves.

Choose wisely whenever something isn’t going well. Take a deep breath and ask yourself: “What would my highest self do in this situation?” I promise you—you’ll never regret those actions.

Speak with Good Purpose

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

At every moment we have a choice to speak with good purpose. In every moment, we can use “advancing language” to ask for what  we want, as opposed to “whining” about what we don’t want.  In every moment, we can speak kindly about another, or make a suggestion to another, as opposed to speaking behind their backs or complaining.

So, choose always to speak with good purpose.