Archive for July, 2010

Promise Yourself – The Optimist Creed

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Wonderful creed to live by and that is why I am sharing this.

Promise yourself to be strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words but great deeds.

To live in faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

Christian D. Larson 1912 – The Optimist Creed

Choose to be an optimist; to be happy and spread joy!

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Positive Life Changes

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

How do you manage change in your life? Changes are essential because they open new doors to opportunity and they create room for adjustments. Accept change because without it, your life may become lackluster and cheerless.

Everyone experiences change, whether it is a change in their job, relationship or health. It may even be a change you initiated that may suddenly seem daunting.

Practice being good at change and always focus on the positive. Sometimes it may take some time to realize that a specific change of circumstance was actually a gift in disguise. The gift you receive may not even be related, in any way, to the change you experienced. For example, you may lose your job but find yourself in a rewarding new relationship would never have taken shape if you were still employed.

Change may lead you to new people, help you develop a stronger belief in yourself, provide you with new opportunities, or inspire you to live a healthier life.

It’s important to be on the lookout for the good that can transpire from unexpected changes.

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Rejuvenate Your Life

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Do you have low days; days where you feel down? It’s fine to have those days once in awhile. Sometimes you just need a day to refresh.

These are the days when you need to be thankful for who you are, reflect on your past achievements and review where you are going. Ponder the successes you are working toward and think about the exhilaration you will feel when you reach those successes.

Take the down day to examine your life, find your soul, meditate, or read. Indulge in something that puts you back on track the next day.

After your day off, begin your next day with your power start and feel the rejuvenation! Rekindle your momentum and take some action steps toward your goals. Keep putting one foot in front of the other. Do not quit!

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao Tzu

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Gratitude

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Knowing what you are grateful for is an important factor to happiness and success.

Being aware of everything that you have to be thankful for will help you create a positive focus. Gratefulness will help you reach your goals because you are seeing all the positive things that are happening in your life.

When you are focused on the things that make you worry, you may fall into an unproductive state, which will set you back from reaching your goals. Even obstacles in our lives make us learn and problem solve, so accept these as opportunities of personal growth.

You are responsible for your success or failures, so let’s focus on successes!

Here are ideas to help bring gratitude into your life every day:

Start a gratitude journal
Create a gratitude list
Add a statement to your power start and give thanks every morning
Read your goals each morning, then add one thing you are grateful for
Put a rock or piece of polished glass in your pocket and every time you see it or feel it, think of something you are grateful for

Realize what you have and who you are and find ways to be thankful for everything.

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Today I Will Master My Emotions

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

“The Greatest Salesman in the World” by Og Mandino an excellent book and it’s not just for salespeople. The concepts in this book will help you to positively alter your attitudes.

Excerpt:

Weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions; strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts. Each day, when I awaken, I will follow this plan of battle before I am captured by the forces of sadness, self-pity and failure –

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will remember past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be master my emotions.

End excerpt.

I highly recommend this book. It is an easy read and well worth your time!

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The Basics of Goals

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

What are your goals and dreams? What do you aspire to or hope for? Goals help turn these “wishes” into reality. You can have what you desire with some planning and that is what goal setting is all about. Goal setting gives you the necessary confidence you need to know that you can have anything that you want in life.

What is a goal?

A goal is a dream that has a deadline.

Why should you set goals?

  • Goals give you direction; they give you a road map. You can’t arrive at a specific destination if you don’t know where you are going. When you know where you are going you will stop driving around in circles and head straight for your destination.
  • Goals create enthusiasm. Enthusiasm comes from within and when you have a goal, you have a purpose. Every day when you awaken you are excited to get up because you know where you are going and you are getting closer to reaching your dreams!
  • Goals make you happy. Your mind is alive because it has something encouraging to focus on. Goals help eliminate negative thoughts and discontentment.
  • Goals help you overcome obstacles. Obstacles are what you see when you take your sites off your goals, so if you don’t have goals, you’re forced to focus on obstacles.
  • Goals give you discipline. Goals make you mind yourself. Instead of just going through your everyday actions, now you will be asking yourself “Is this action taking me closer to or farther away from my goals?”
  • Goals give you confidence. When you have clearly defined and written goals, you move toward those goals with unshakeable confidence. You don’t let anything get in your way.

If goals are such a great thing then why don’t more people set them? The only reasons that seem reasonable are that people don’t know how and/or they just don’t understand the importance of setting goals.

How do you set goals?

You write them down using these key factors:

  • Your goals must be written in a present, positive state as if you have already achieved your goal.
  • Your goal must be measurable, attainable and tangible.
  • You must have a deadline, a timeframe, in place for when you will reach that goal.
  • You must list the obstacles and the solutions to overcome the obstacles you may encounter.
  • You must reward yourself when you reach predetermined milestones or when you reach your goal.

It is imperative that your goals incorporate these factors in order to be effective.

Be sure you set goals in every area of your life. A balanced life is a good life. The areas in which to set
goals for are:

  • Physical and health
  • Financial
  • Family and relationship
  • Spiritual
  • Educational and mental

Get serious about doing something for yourself. Writing down your goals and having a purpose to achieve your goals will benefit not only you, but your family and others around you.

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You Are Invited to a Free Live Call on Health and Goals

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

The lesson is THE 6 KEYS TO ULTIMATE HEALTH, then he will do a live question and answer after the lesson and you can ask any questions about the lesson or goal setting.

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Date: Thursday, July 15, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. MDT
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Positively Altering Your Views

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Sometimes it is a challenge to make changes in our life because certain things may seem like a chore to us. Positively altering the way you perceive the changes you are making will produce better results and propel you more quickly toward your goals.

Here are some examples:

I have to manage my time. Change to: I have my priorities straight.
I am dieting to lose weight. Change to: I have changed my relationship with food.
I am working to change my life. Change to: I am transforming my life.
I must always think about self improvement. Change to: I live consciously.

Do an exercise right now.

Write down the changes you are making in your life that you discern to be a chore.

Now, positively modify these transformations.

From today forward, think and talk about these changes with your new and improved declarations!

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Example of a Powerful Affirmation

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Affirmations and belief in ourselves creates happiness within. Affirmations should be said with strength and conviction; your affirmations should come from your heart. The true power of affirmations cannot be discounted.

I want to share a post called The Power of Positive Thinking written by Lorelei, a friend of mine who has a wonderful blog for parents. Within the post she shares a You Tube video called Jessica’s Daily Affirmation and you don’t want to miss it. If adults learn by example, this is one example we should learn from.

Here is the direct link to the article and video: http://raisingcreativechildren.com/day-smile/

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