How simple to transform our work place, our community, our lives. Watch this video, and let me know if you can’t come up with at least one idea that could really make a difference for you and the people around you. Enjoy….
Change your destiny. It is up to you to arrive at your desired destination. The choices and attitudes displayed today are shaping the future ahead of you. It is the future you live into that shapes who you are.
Actions are like seeds planted in the ground; To reap a harvest of blessing, sow accordingly. In my past, If you’ve sown negative seeds, choose weed your garden and start fresh.
At times, life sends unexpected challenges your way, but you have the ability to turn those challenges into opportunities. Train your mind to think of dead ends as new beginnings.
Refuse to take on the negative image others try to put on you. Instead of thinking of yourself as inadequate, see myself as someone who is creative and full of passion. Instead of giving up on your dreams, find new ways to make them happen.
Daily, reflect upon your life and ask yourself if your actions are yielding the results you want. Through honest soul searching, you are able to identify the true feelings of your heart. Only when you are honest with yourself about how you feel can you enact change within.
Filter your thoughts because the greatest predictor of your future is the current state of your thoughts. A positive mindset takes you to the place of success. You remain positive because negativity destroys dreams.
Today, choose to align your thoughts with the picture of the future you hope for. Where you find fear, pray for courage. In the place of bitterness, seek joy. Trade selfishness for compassion.
1. Is your attitude hindering your success?
2. Why makeover your thoughts?
3. What does your dream or ideal future look like?
Instead of being my own worst critic, I choose to be my greatest cheerleader. I encourage myself with positive thoughts because it is the best thing I can do for my self-image.
When a negative thought tries to creep into my mind, I promptly reject it without giving it time to develop. I protect my self-confidence because the way I see myself affects the way I carry myself and the way others see me as well.
There are things about me that I would like to change, so I work to improve on those areas. In the meantime, I build upon my strengths. I focus on my positive qualities to keep myself motivated.
When I stand in front of a mirror, I automatically point out three beautiful features I love about my body. I let go of the urge to condemn my imperfections and I am wonderfully made to achieve remarkable success.
My inner dialogue is saturated with respect, encouragement, and grace. I speak to myself the way I would speak to someone whom I admire. I refrain from belittling myself in my mind. When I speak to myself and of myself, I do it with positivity.
Today, I choose to believe that who I am is good enough. I guard my heart and my thoughts from the trap of self-condemnation by focusing on the potential stored within me.
1. What do I like about myself?
2. Are my thoughts building up my self-confidence or tearing it down?
3. Why is it important to be my own greatest cheerleader?
For me this is so on mark today:
Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as soon as you can change your beliefs.
When the Wright Brothers set out to build a flying contraption, many respected people thought the idea foolish. Everybody knew that a machine heavier than air could not fly. When Marconi tried to transmit a radio signal across the Atlantic, the experts ridiculed the idea of sending radio waves around the curved surface of the earth. When Galileo proposed that the earth rotated around the sun, and not vice versa, he was shamefully disbelieved. Yet each of these people changed the world by overcoming traditional thinking, and found ways to prove possible what was once thought not.
Neither the Wright Brothers, nor Marconi, nor Galileo, accepted the world for what it seemed; they strove to see past the illusion of the obvious.Before it was discovered that the earth was round, it was considered fact that the world was indeed flat. This instance alone, exemplifies that what we consider a truism today could be categorically disproved tomorrow.
Could this be true for you? Something you consider fact might not be a fact at all.
It is so amazing that we can't always see our own beliefs, the ones holding us back; limiting us. Things we chose to believe long ago, the rules WE made up that put limits on our lives. The rules that keep us from our potential, the constraints that keep us playing smaller in life than we really are. The ones it seems we keep bumping into.
Where are you feeling held back? What limits you are imposing on yourself? There isn't anything wrong with this, there is nothing wrong with you! We are all like this. Keep in mind I'm not saying that you must keep your limits – you just may need some help is seeing them and getting past them.
Some other day we'll talk about the box we live inside of.
So you have been living for 40 or 50 or 60 years. What do you have to show for it? What comes to your mind first? Your children? Your house? your car? Were your children an accomplishment or an accident? Should a spouse who loves you be listed in your inventory?
I did this inventory 10 years after I have been teaching school. I personally felt my inventory was not what it should be. I had a car and an apartment. I wanted a family and a house. I changed my behavior in an attempt to get those things.
Ten years later I felt that this was not enough. A wife and kids for me was not enough for my inventory. A new direction had to be derived. I spent much time in determining what truly makes me happy. I discovered that what really made me happy was helping other people.
My inventory includes letters from three people whose life I saved using my CPR skills. A distinguished teacher award. College Degrees, Letters from students that say without my influence they would never have attended college.
Action Step. Do your life's Inventory. Try to add things that cannot be taken away from you. Certificates, Degrees, and Marketable Skills that you enjoy. Do not focus on material things.
Action Step. Discover the joy of helping others. Share your skills, your knowledge, your understandings with others. Do this without seeking credit or anything in return.
Action Step. Look at your resume. Rewrite it as if you have accomplished more. Then work on making it happen. Never think the thought that "I am too old." There exist a list of people that were over 60 before they achieved their major accomplishments. The greatest joy in my life is when I received an E Mail stating that I helped someone change their behavior.
Action Step. Please note that you don't necessarily help someone if you give them material things. You really help when you teach them how to get their own and/or when you cause them to change behavior.