"Let the initial impulse pass & wait for the second"
"Knowledge is only a rumor until it lives in your muscle"
We're so quick to want something different than what we already have.
But what if instead of wishing for something different, you focus on taking better care of what you already have?
We’re so busy creating a living that we fail to create a life.
It’s not that life is short, it’s that we waste much of it.
What if we focus on presence instead of productivity?
"Can't pick up no crown holding what's holding you down"
"The one thing you can control is how you treat yourself and that makes all the difference."
Bring a heartfelt spirit to everything you do today.
Spend your time doing, not dwelling.
There's nothing wrong with future thinking as long as you're being practical and not strictly emotional.
If you set yourself in motion, you'll heal yourself.
You are not stuck. Every choice is a chance to advance.
Slow is smooth & smooth is fast.
Your past does not deserve to keep you.
Your past behavior doesn't dictate your future behavior: you do.
Confusion precedes clarity.
There is no confusion in your comfort zone.
What is truly important in your life?
Now think about the things that most regularly stress or upset you. Are they on that list of what is truly important?
When you get clear on what is truly important (and what isn't), you'll realize that happiness, fulfillment and the life you want are much closer than you act like they are.
Marie Curie wrote, "one never notices what has been done, one can only see what remains to be done"
Too many of us put off enjoyment, put off appreciation for where we are and what we have because we tell ourselves there is some future moment that can give us something that this moment can’t.
Perfectionism and procrastination will keep you from progress. You do not need to be perfect to make progress.
In fact, you have to be willing to be imperfect – you have to be willing to fall down, to fail, in order to learn and grow.
Perfectionism is a form of procrastination.
Both keep you from doing what you CAN do NOW to make progress TODAY.
One of my clients recently shared a mantra that I think would all benefit from keeping in mind: We train on Sunday while you wait for Monday.
Stop waiting. Stop waiting until it can be perfect because it doesn’t need to be.
Do you let your inner critic run the show? Do you let your thoughts dictate your actions? Thoughts are powerless ideas. The only power they have is the power you give them with the actions you take.
Regret comes up when we think about opportunities we missed, choices we didn’t make, efforts we didn’t put forth or talents we didn’t develop. There are some regrets we can’t influence – maybe words we never said to someone before they died. But three are so many regrets we accept as final even though they aren’t. We close the book instead of writing another chapter. We consider the situation over instead of taking action to adjust the path. Use regret as a tool - use it to do something different right now. Break out. Take action.
To become unlimited, you must explore the outer edges of your comfort zone. You must seek & embrace discomfort. You must seek out your own limits.
When accepting a sports performance award, basketball superstar Koby Brant said:
"We’re not on this stage just because of talent or ability,
We’re up here because of 4 a.m. We’re up here because of two-a-days or five-a-days.
We’re up here because we had a dream and let nothing stand in our way. If anything tried to bring us down, we used it to make us stronger.”
Being calm today is a predictor of success tomorrow.
Train yourself to pause, to slow down, to not immediately react.
Most of the decisions we regret, most of the choices that take us away from our goals are decisions we rushed into or situations to which we reacted impulsively. Slow down. Calm down.