Here’s the thing about goal/promise making to self or another; it will always cost you something and in some cases there’s usually some form of sacrifice involved. In addition, we can all agree that we’ve all “been there and done that” when it comes to following through on a goal/promise to self. We’re guilty of making excuses which prevents us from going the distance and finishing. Along with this acknowledgement if you’re like me, we usually make every effort to do everything within our power to go the distance in fulfilling promises made to others. Regardless if the promise is delayed or not, it’s kept. When I began noticing this pattern in my own life, I set about to figure out why, and what I needed to do to apply that same attitude in accomplishing the goal/promise made to self. I know, there’s a sense of pride and honour attached to wanting to fulfil our word when it’s promised to others. It’s easier to excuse yourself from going the distance, but it’s certainly not right to rob yourself of that satisfaction and reward. More
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I’ve attended the school of patience and worked on the subject a number of times in my life, and when I feel overly confident about mastering this virtue or character trait, I find myself back in class for a refresher. The outcome solely depends on me, one hundred percent, and though the process is the same, I’ve found the discipline it takes to execute being patient, is different every time. I clearly remembered when I was introduced to my first lesson in patience, its meaning, and how it came to benefit me throughout my life-time. I quickly but reluctantly accepted the truth that being patient is learned as we live life, there’s absolutely no other way to cultivate this virtue. My first lesson was connected to an ice-cream maker, yes you read right, it was the old fashion ice-cream maker that required a whole lot of physical labor to churn out that cold, creamy, tasty and delicious treat children and grown-ups love. More
Today, two things happened that reminded me of the purpose for this blog, and why my passion and drive to work at sharing quality topics will continue to evolve, to inform, inspire, challenge, encourage and empower you my readers. It may be only one word, or one sentence that speaks to you, but if that one word or sentence inspires you to act then the purpose of this blog is being met.
In January I got the running itch again, and made the commitment to myself to train for a half-marathon race. I’d just recovered from a back injury, and started out slowly with the goal to run a 5K by the end of February, and I did. My next goal was to run a 10K race in April month end, and yesterday I accomplished that goal in the “Up the creek run”. This run was about running my own race against myself, enjoy nature and finish the run. I set aside the idea of wanting to finish less than 60 minutes, and took the time to appreciate and enjoy the scenic route. It was one of my most rewarding and educated run I ever did.
Self-esteem is about feeling good about you, and seeing yourself in a positive way. Unfortunately, we’re not born with a healthy dose of self-esteem, it’s not in our family genes, and it’s not attainable by a doctor’s prescription. The great news is; it’s obtainable, rightly ours to pursue passionately, nurture daily, enjoy and share with others.
Self-esteem is about being having a healthy dose of confidence, worth, image and respect first for you.Self-esteem isn’t about being boastful overconfident, arrogant and disrespectful. More
With April assigned as Stress Awareness month let’s discuss.
Stress can be described as pressure, strain, anxiety, tension, trauma, hassle, and worry that affect your well-being.
Stress is a normal part of our lives; we deal with it every day with various degrees of intensity. It can be negative or positive, and can affect us internally or externally. The fact is, we all react or respond to stress differently; how you manage it will determine how the rest of your day will turn out. Yes, you do have the final say on the outcome.
Finding yourself in a stressful situation can actually be teaching tool in your life. How you say? Well, for one thing, your best or worst side comes out when you find yourself in a stressful situation; not when things are proceeding as planned. More
(From excessive baggage that keeps you from succeeding)
Getting rid of excess baggage (internal or external) of any kind takes some form of work which equates to discipline. The outcome however provides a sense of accomplishment and personal reward. According to Webster dictionary, discipline means “training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental faculties or moral character”.
The word discipline depending on how it’s used, can come across as a strong and direct. It’s like being in the spot light with no place to hide, and when it relates to us personally, it’s usually a hard pill to swallow – me, undisciplined? My spin on discipline is what I like to refer to as “healthy decision making”. The act of applying discipline/healthy decision making produces benefits that will enhance an enjoyable and successful life.
In part one I shared about the need to have our attitude and thinking re-adjusted a process that takes commitment, time and patience. The same practices we’ve applied to getting our bodies healthier are the same steps that apply here. It’s the workout of our minds.
You may be familiar with this statement “garbage in, garbage out”, which speaks to what we feed our minds. If we’re in the habit of feeding our minds with information which produce a negative impact, then our withdrawal will be the same. This explanation would invoke a common sense response of – “duh, that’s a no brainer.” However, how many of us purposefully do that? It is simple; if we want to make positive healthy withdrawals, then we have to make positive healthy deposits. More
Load question right? Well, I found myself in an interesting place – you know, all part of life’s journey. Let me just say; though I don’t enjoy, anticipate, nor look forward to the downside and sometimes blind-side that life brings…later, I do look back; yes, I do, and appreciate the lessons I learned from both. Though we can agree that life dishes out highs, lows, ups, downs and even blind-sides however, we can learn, grow, and benefit from those times. Unfortunately, it’s during those seasons we are forced to take a closer look internally, and ask the tough questions – (not the ones that add another knock-out punch to our already hurt soul), rather, the ones that can help guide us to a healthy place. Sadly, in some instances we come up empty because there’s nothing healthy inside to draw on. More