There are so many people who are going very, very fast, yet they are not getting anywhere. They are on a bus that runs the same route every day. They are on that bus and no progress is being made. When you notice you are on that bus, start asking yourself questions that force hard answers. The difficult questions lead to better actions. Ask yourself: “Is what I am working on important to creating the ultimate vision I have for myself?”
It is easy to get caught up in the negativity that so many people try to push as “being real” or “authenticity”… When you have a clear focus, a definite vision of your purpose, then it becomes so much easier to ignore the negativity and focus on your own personal contribution.
Taking a step back is never wrong. It allows you to gauge the situation. It allows you understand your own emotions. It prevents mistakes and conflict. When needed, take a step back. Even if you think you are right, take a step back. Breathe. Ask yourself a question: “Will this make the situation better, neutral, or worse?” If it the answer is not “better”, then readjust your plan of action. Always make every situation better by the actions you choose, and that starts with taking a step back.
When you are thankful for what you have, everything gets brighter. When you show appreciation for your gifts, your blessings increase. It works for people too. The more you show gratitude towards others, the happier you get, the better they feel, and the relationships always strengthen.
Preparation is never complete. You can never prepare for everything. But you can prepare enough. If you look at your preparation is lacking, or incomplete, that is how you will perform. If you know though that you have done all you can and you are as ready as you need to be, then your performance will match. Prepare to perform and focus on abundance.
When you can control your triggers, any habit can be broken or created. Controlling you triggers means choosing your response. Often, you can’t change the trigger, yet your response to it is 100% in your sphere of influence, under your power, is your duty and obligation to control. The more triggers you control, the more you will achieve. When you control how you react to every stimulus you face, then nothing is impossible.
Julia was born today!
When you listen, you can learn, you can feel, you can understand. If you hear, you can plan. When you truly listen, you will have better ideas and can make definite plans. Definite plans tied to a definite purpose will always lead to a better outcome.
What others see is who you are, to them. If they perceive you wrong, do not worry. But, are you doing what it takes to be seen as the person you want to become? Are your actions showing the principles you actually believe? Actions always shine through, they always tell the truth. What truth are your actions speaking today?
When you act better you feel better, always. Actions CREATE thoughts. But thoughts LEAD to actions. Emotions are created in the comparison of thoughts, to actions, to values. If they are aligned, our feelings will always be positive. When one or more is misaligned, that is when bad feelings begin to exist.
Traditions are powerful. Traditions create stories. They create stability. They are focus points and centers of balance for individuals, families, and teams. When you have a tradition, you know what to look for, you know what you can trust, you know what to rely on. Expectations can be harmful when they are not met, traditions give confidence because they are known events with predictable results, expectations that always come true. Traditions are more powerful than we often give them credit for. Create traditions and watch your experiences and life improve.
I am thankful for the traditions my Mother brought to Idaho from Germany, so we as children could feel connected to her, to our family, and to each other. Now each of us 6 siblings continues those traditions to this day.