….. to today!
There is absolutely nothing more threatening to your future potential than spending your present time dwelling on the past. Whatever has happened is now over. Victory or defeat, once the bells struck midnight, the day was done, gone for ever! Every morning you are reborn and who you are each single day is defined by what you do that single day & that single day only. You are not your past. You are only your present & your present actions determine your future.
So, pondering today’s potential, let’s take strength from the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
The Coach Approach is to say “YES” to life: “yes” to all of it!
Don’t you just love that?
Say “yes” right now, this very second.
Shout it out “Yes, yes, yes, and again yes!”
How does that feel? Energized?
Now try this, “No.” “No, no, no, and again no!”
Feel any difference? If you’re like me, “Yes!” has a lightness, a zesty energy and “No!” has a heaviness, shutting down of energy.
Open up to ALL of life. The ups, the downs, the opportunities to let your soul shine.
Embrace it – shout out “Yes!”
- get much more done in far less time
- eliminate the hassles of life once and for all
- feel better, not just emotionally but also physically
- become closer to others who matter
- make and keep more money
- be a true professional
- communicate more effectively
- get on the path and stay on it
- substantially increase the quality of your life
- become solution focussed, no more complaining about what’s wrong …… which ones are your reasons for choosing coaching today?
He took up running at the age of 89, after loosing his wife & son, to give himself a new focus on life – at the age of 89!
When asked that enticing question about the secret of a long and healthy life he gave 5 pieces of advice:
Mr Singh said: “The secret to a long and healthy life is to be stress-free. Be grateful for everything you have, stay away from people who are negative, stay smiling and keep running.”
What would your answer be to your needs for a long and healthy life?
Abilene, the main character in the immensely successful book ‘The Help’ by Kathryn Stockett, is a black maid. She has endured many tragedies, including the death of her only child. Despite this she exhibits strength, dignity and kindness while raising other children – the children of her white employers. While enduring so much discrimination, she still tries to remain non-judgemental, loyal and kind to not only her employer, but also their family and friends.
Like Abilene, how many ways can we show courage, dignity and wisdom as we face our challenges in life?
… have you decided to be today??
What feelings or realization does this question raise in you?Whose shoulders does it put the responsibility and empowerment to change firmly upon?
Next time you’re in a situation where the external factors don’t mirror your internal picture of the ideal world, try asking yourself this very question. It all begins with a simple decision, and you can be off and running, taking the lead in your own life!
While musing on the value of truthfulness and the guidelines around the philosophical arguments of when to be truthful, I decided on a personal guideline of practising ALWAYS being truthful to myself as it’s NEVER okay to lie to yourself. I consequently threw myself the following challenge and would now like to throw it out to you:Take a piece of paper, find a quiet corner and for 15 minutes write down, just for your own personal use, what you are reluctant to admit to yourself, to face up to and be honest about.
Remembering that we often present to the world a combination of both empowering and limiting stories, we might have the habit of choosing the parts of an experience that prove that we, and the world, are just as we think and expect. We also tend to ignore what doesn’t fit in with our personal view of things.
Taken that we then act on these stories and make decisions based on them, what are some of the stories you are telling yourself? Being aware of them and how they are affecting you could help you to choose more empowering and positive ways of living authentically.