I have no idea when priority, meaning “prime concern, first concern, matter of greatest importance” and “a thing that is regarded as more important than another” or the British definition of “the right to take precedence or to proceed before others”, became accepted as a plural word. By definition, and for all practical reason, only… Continue reading Priority is a Singular Word, Not Plural
Between the many "to-dos", and "must-dos", and "have to-dos", it's important to remember to take time to do something, simply for the joy of it! Joy is a vital ingredient we must deliberately add to our day. It can feel like a magic pill, a breath of fresh air, a warm hug and lovingly says,… Continue reading Taking Time for Things that Bring us Joy Each and Every Day.
The sun is always shining. To be in the light simply depends on where we're standing. Being in the dark does not and IS NOT permanent. When we keep moving, we move through the dark times, and can once again step into the light that illuminates our path and provides optimism and hope. We can never get to where we want to be by standing where we are now. The earth maintains balance by altering sunlight and darkness. It must in order to exist. The same is true for life. Taking time to observer nature can help us to reconnect with this truth! We have the capability to make it through if we continue to believe.
How often do we take time to get what we need? It’s so easy to get lost chasing what we want. Things to make life more fun, more entertaining, or looks more plentiful and successful? While it’s a blessing to reap the material rewards of hard work, commitment and dedication, it’s never sufficient enough without… Continue reading Making Sure We Get What We Need by Practicing Self-Care
Awareness. It can be really, really, hard to maintain awareness. Especially when trying to make improvements, because so many of our thoughts and behaviors are habits. Yes, we go on autopilot because daily living requires shortcuts in-order-to function effectively. We don’t have time to relearn how to handle life situations all day, every day, so… Continue reading The Course of Discovering How to Maintain Better Awareness
I used to worry about the labels others placed on me…until I realized my limitations weren’t coming from their labels…but from my own.” Dr. Steve Maraboli Have you fallen for labels and limitations others have put on you? Others don't dictate or determine our direction or progress. We hold that power. Have you overcome limitations… Continue reading Seeing Possibility
When I'm focused on heading a new direction, I'm pumped up and ready to take-action but first I take stock of troublesome behaviors, because I've got to be doing some things that undoubtedly don't serve my betterment. I need to make space for more helpful habits by removing ones that are heavy, negative weight. A… Continue reading Habits That Hold Us Down
“You are free to choose, but you are not free to alter the consequences of your decisions.”Ezra Taft Benson Every day we choose. And those choices are linked to corresponding consequences. When we decide we want a better today, we've got to choose better over and over again, for every minute and every second. We've… Continue reading Results Remain the Same but Choices Can Be Changed
The only real limitation on your abilities is the level of your desires. If you want it badly enough, there are no limits on what you can achieve."Brian Tracy I used to doubt my abilities and talents if I couldn't get past repeated complications until I discovered my desire wasn't strong enough to hurdle me… Continue reading Overcoming our Limitations
Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order."Anne Wilson Schaef Life is not and cannot be a "Perfect 10" every day. Our life is a work-in-progress. Regardless of our enthusiasm and hard work, we’re going to have ups and downs that reflect unpredicted circumstances and their corresponding choices which impact us daily. It’s possible today was… Continue reading A Great Day Doesn’t Have to Be a “Perfect 10”