Archive for July 2015
- You have a strong independent streak.
- You are creative and have lots of ideas.
- You have a high tolerance for uncertainty.
- You enjoy a challenge.
- You know what you want from life.
- Your current job is not fulfilling.
- You are prepared to pursue the goals of your dreams.
The problem with problems, both large and small, is that they are constantly a part of life. And so is the task of problem solving.
Sometimes we perceive a problem as a giant monster who is about to painfully tear us up and devour us. So what we need to do is shrink that big monster down into little monsters that are not so terrifying.
Think of the problem as a challenge, an activity to be worked out. Create a solution by breaking it down into manageable parts. When we separate it into different components, and put them in order of priority, it then does not seem so overwhelming.
First, get clear about what the problem actually is. Second, define the various aspects of the problem. Third, figure out and design a strategy for resolution, including alternative or back up plans. Four, move forward and put your plan into action.
When you are able to solve your problems in a clear and logical way, you will find this greatly empowering.
What you say and how you say it make all the difference in both personal and business relationships. Appropriate communication and quality writing are essential keys to success. When you communicate well and write well, you get your point across and readily accomplish your goals.
Decide what you want to achieve with your communications. Determine who your audience is. And then choose your words thoughtfully.
Think of words as your allies. They help you to convey and exchange information. How much you say is important. Too much, and you lose your audience. Too little, and they do not understand.
Re-read what you have written. Rehearse what you are going to say. Bring your self-confidence into your presentation. Know when your work is ready to be offered. And enjoy the process!
The world continuously presents us with all kinds of wondrous and entertaining sights and information. Every day, everywhere around us, there are plenty of options to be experienced. Life is an aesthetic sensation to enjoy and learn from.
All you have to do is be aware of and open to what is right there. Listen to your intuition. Trust your gut instincts. Think with your physical senses.
However, it is necessary to distinguish between what the distractions are and what the opportunities are. Discernment helps you to know what to tune in to and what you need to tune out.
Observe with balance, without letting your emotions get in the way. Take notice with curiosity. The key word here is “curiosity.” Participate, investigate, be aware of your reactions. Allow the natural process of discovery to take place.
There are many different kinds of people and many different kinds of personalities, and everyone has a different way of doing things. So finding inspiration is a personal thing. How and where you find it is up to you.
Inspiration is something that lights a spark inside of you and motivates you to follow that spark, see where it goes, and let it flourish. The possibilities are endless!
Inspiration takes you down a path that leads to creativity, whether that creativity is in cooking, painting, writing, dancing, exercising, singing, gardening, or whatever. Inspiration feeds you mentally and energetically. It gives you power. It is a flow of energy that connects you with your own essence and connects you with the universe.
Find your inspiration and nourish your mind and soul!
Whenever you set out to achieve something or create something, you have to build it from the ground up. That means putting down a foundation. The foundation is created one step at a time, patiently and consistently. This applies to everything in life, including getting through school, building a relationship, developing a career, or healing an illness.
It is often challenging to accomplish things, because we tend to keep our eyes on the end result instead of on the process. Therefore, it is helpful to map things out and to chronicle our progress.
Before the artist paints a picture, the artist has a vision. And the painting does not just magically appear on the canvas. It has to be thought out, sketched out, worked out. There are many details. It takes time and effort to bring a work of art to life. And so it is with life in general. How do you bring your life alive?
Holding on to life experiences is a habit that can create discomfort. If you hold on to the positive experiences, you are constantly comparing them with other experiences. If you hold on to the negative ones, you are blocking your ability to be in and enjoy the moment.
It is healthy to have good memories and worthwhile plans for the future, but great attachment to either of these circumstances holds you back. You have to open the way for new experiences.
This involves creating the space in your thoughts and actions for things to flow. This can be challenging to do at first, but with practice it becomes effortless.