Archive for June 2014
Before you can develop your knowledge and skills, you must begin with the minor details. As children, we learned to understand the alphabet before we understood written words.
Spending time on basic information and activities provides the foundation to build on. Once the foundation is formed, greater tasks can be accomplished.
In this respect, trivial pursuits can lead to profound undertakings and successes. But the activities that are basic or leisurely must be acknowledged as such.
You can only get to the real goal by making a shift in behavior.
Of course you can! What do you think? What are your thoughts? Are they taking you in the direction you really want to go?
Everything that occurs starts first in the mind. You have the capacity to conceive of every possibility, good and bad, real and unreal.
What do you imagine would happen if you paid attention to all your thoughts and how they affect your life?
In the effort to get things done and to get along with others, we often take on more than we can handle. But when we take on too much, we end up burning ourselves out and unable to fulfill our promises.
You know in your own mind when you need to say no. You know how you feel when you are under too much pressure.
It is reasonable and healthy to calmly express your boundaries.
Get used to saying no when you really need to. The more you do it, the easier it is. You will feel a lot better and disappoint fewer people in the long run.
Now that we are using many different websites and social media, the inundation of e-mail has become greater than ever. Your inbox can quickly fill up with all kinds of stuff and become an overflowing distraction.
This kind of clutter can cause us to miss important messages and keep us from returning vital communications in a timely way.
How often have you sent someone a message and asked the person days or weeks later, “Did you get my e-mail?” And the person responds, “Uh, let me check.” Or vice versa?
Tame your inbox and manage your messages. Make it a daily and weekly habit to clean up and take out the trash.
1. Get a pen and paper or use your Internet tablet.
2. Write down the numbers 1-6.
3. Next to the number 1, write down the first thing you need to do to improve your life.
4. Do the same thing for each number in order of importance until you have listed 6 improvements.
5. Review and edit the list as needed.
6. Make the necessary improvements.
There are two kinds of attraction: the kind that emanates from you and the kind that emanates from others.
You create your life by your thoughts and your actions, and other people create their lives in the same way.
Therefore, the law of attraction involves your own processes interacting with the processes of others.
We are all in this together.
The answer to this question depends on two things: the amount of resources you have and what you want to gain from those resources.
We know the old saying, “Do not put all your eggs in a single basket.” But were we also told not to put them in too many different baskets?
What happens when you divide your time, energy, and resources in too many ways? Do you produce too many loose ends?
Diversity is a useful tactic, but it has its limitations.