Category: Thought of the Day

We’re all correct…

Have you ever noticed how often people think other people are wrong?
Wrong in their way of thinking, wrong in their lifestyle, their politics, their beliefs, their choices, their physical location, their school…whatever it is: they are wrong but WE are right, WE are correct.
What would happen if we stopped thinking everyone else is wrong and we’re all correct?
Imagine if we accepted each other as we are.
Maybe I wouldn’t choose to behave, live or believe the same way as you but you chose those things and that’s cool.
You shouldn’t have to think the way I do to be my friend.
Just be you and be a good person.

Who are you waiting for…

What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for?

Are you stuck in a rut, unsure of where to move to next? Are you waiting for permission to make your next move? Are you waiting for someone else to tell you what to do?

If any of these sound like you then perhaps you need to ask yourself, “What am I waiting for?” Seriously, what? What are you waiting for? Are you waiting for a third party to tell you what to do? Guess what, there are plenty of people out there willing to tell you what to do and not a single one of them has your best interest at heart and not a single one of them will know what’s best for you or what will work or what will truly make you happy, unleash your energy or make you shine. Sure, they may have years of experience that they can share with you but that’s not going to get you where you really want to go.

Do you want to make a change? Want to get into something new? Want to figure out what might work for you? Then ask yourself what it is that you really want and listen for the answer. And if you’re really struggling with finding the answer, let a professional coach help you unpack your thoughts and discover the answer. 

You can wait your entire life for someone to tell you what move to make but then you’re really just living their life for them. Life your life for YOU!

Don’t listen to the sheep…

tiger

Have you ever encountered someone that is overly concerned with what others think? They are paralyzed by what someone else might think (or say) they stay stuck for days, months, even years! Afraid to make a choice, make a move, make a decision because (gasp!) what will others think or say?

Why? Why would we give someone our power to someone in that way? You wouldn’t give a stranger power of attorney, would you? Of course not! Then why allow someone else’s thoughts to determine your actions, your direction, your goals…? Think about it. You know what’s best for you so why would you ever allow others to hold you back because they might have a different thought.

Less concern over the thoughts of others leads us to a better life. That’s a fact.

Live well my friends!

Live abundantly…

abundance

There’s always someone who is going to know more than you.
Someone who will know less than you.
Someone who has more than you.
Someone who has less than you.

But no one is exactly like you. And no one has the ability to be grateful what they have in the here and now more so than you do.

Choose to live a life of abundance, get more of the things you really want in life by being grateful for what you already have. Even if the day is bad and you feel like you have a black cloud looming over you. Even when everything is just perfect in your life. Be grateful for the here and now, what you have and watch more of the good stuff come to you.

The key is focus on the good; whether it’s good health, sunshine on your face, food in your pantry, a good friend to share with, unconditional love from a four-legged furry friend…whatever it may be. Be grateful for what you have today so you can have more tomorrow.

Live well my friends!

Enter through the door…

chinese proverb

There’s a Chinese Proverb that states “Teachers open the door; but you must enter by yourself.

Every single day is an opportunity to walk through a door because teachers are everywhere in our lives. No, seriously, they are…look around you. And the teaching isn’t just what you would think you’d learn in school…no, it’s much more than that. There are teachers that teach us about love and live and friendship and gardening and loving our self and others and how to be a better parent or how to be a better child and a better way to get where we are going and the list goes on and on.

No matter if you’re school age or a “seasoned” human…there is a lot to learn and know but you must be open to it and walk through the door when it’s opened.

What’s stopping you?

Live well my friends!

Top regrets…

regrets of dying

I was speaking with a friend this morning  about commitments and this seemed to fall perfectly in that thought track…the top five regrets of the dying. I read the full article and research that went with it and it was powerful and moving.

When you think about your commitments to yourself, keep these in mind.
Don’t worry about working that one extra hour, go home and be with friends or family.
Express yourself and your feelings even if they are counter to someone else’s – they are your feelings and they are valid.

Stay in touch with friends, even if it is over FB or Twitter – both are valid forms of communication.
Be who you were meant to me, and if that means you’re happy working as a waitress even if others want you to do more – be the best dang waitress ever and be.

And be happy…with you, with your life, with what you have – what you have is a lot.

Live well my friends!

Commitment to self…

Commitments to our self too often get lost in the shuffle of the day-to-day.

What are some of the commitments you’ve made that you’ve ignored or pushed to the side?
Eating healthy, exercising, spending more time with loved ones, meditating, going back to school…?

Life doesn’t just happen. Get back to your commitments – pick one and plan the time for it.
I’m getting back to my morning run, what are you doing?

Live well my friends!

Quiet your mind…

shhhhhh

Quieting your mind is the best way to hear yourself and gain clarity. It provides the opportunity for meditation and growth.

Whenever you want to move forward, taking a moment to quiet your mind is key.
The challenge to quieting your mind is; it’s not always easy or wanted. When our mind is quiet we see parts of our self that aren’t the easiest to deal with. And other thoughts are always trying to creep in.

Quieting your mind isn’t about being completely quiet – it’s about remembering what you’re setting out to do. When other thoughts try to wedge into your mind, you don’t have to focus on them, look towards the quiet. Allow the real you to be there, the real you is on a journey and just like Dorothy in Oz, you meet characters you really like and some you don’t. But you get to choose your companions. So choose the parts of you that best provide while on your journey.

Live well my friends!

Reinforcements…

roses

All too often the goals we set for ourselves don’t work out the way we intended.
In coaching my clients I find that has a lot to do with the reinforcements we put in place.
It’s true, we have rewards/incentives in place that are counter intuitive to what we want to accomplish.

Things not working out as you want? Take a look at the incentives you have in place. Are you rewarding yourself for doing the opposite of what you want to accomplish? If so, let’s look at how to pull the right incentives and the proper reinforcements so that you can be rewarded for doing what you set out to do.

Live well my friends!

A kind word…

No matter how you’re feeling, a kind word to another is not an unreasonable expectation.
No matter how you’re feeling, acknowledging another is not unreasonable either.
When we are kind and acknowledge others in our life, our mood begins to shift to the positive and we feel better.

Try it – you may very well like it.

Live well my friends!

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