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Sometimes we just need a quick fix! Maybe it’s an uncomplicated reminder or a gentle nudge. These are some of my favs… bits of wisdom picked up over the years, shared liberally and continually reapplied in my own life. I keep this list for myself and read through it from time to time so I thought I’d share it with you.
Take what you need, skip past what you don’t, and maybe leave a reflection, a question or a bit of your own wisdom in the comments section below.
- Stop creating drama around it. Fix it. Solve it. Or move on.
- Start from where you are, that’s all you can do. You’ll learn and grow along the way
- Be patient, life is a process not an event
- Keep a Positive Attitude – it feels better inside, and nothing improves with a negative outlook
- Surround yourself with positive, inspiring people as much as you possibly can, they’ll help you stay focused and pull you forward.
- Speak from the heart. What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
- Set and write down goals, both short term and long term. It keeps you focused and moving forward.
- Take care of your body – your body always gets the final say.
- Listen to your intuition and trust your gut. The biggest mistakes I ever made in life have been the times I ignored my intuition.
- Stop tolerating bad behavior and things that don’t make you happy. Fix it or move on – it’ll drain your energy.
- Respect money. It touches every area of your life.
- Detox your Inbox. Email is a HUGE time waster.
- Go for completion not perfection. You can correct and improve along the way.
- Assess. Correct Move Forward. We all make mistakes or errors in judgement and need to reevaluate sometimes. Let it go.Assess. Correct Move Forward.
- One step at a time; it’s all we can really do. Pause. Breathe. Next Step.
- Get really good at decision making, it’s a skill. Procrastination is delayed decision making – this wears you out. If you’re slow at it practice getting better and faster.
- Reframe the hardships and the failures – Vince Lombardi once said “We didn’t loose the game, we just ran out of time.”
- Don’t quit your day job. Seriously. I see people get frustrated and do this all the time. Think about the finances and make a rational, calculated deci
- Be Brave, Be Bold. Ask what’s the worse case scenario? How do you mitigate this? What will you regret not doing?
- Look for Support. Trying to do it alone is so hard and no fun. We all need people to lean on personally and professionally.
- Stop trying to learn from your mistakes without new information. You only really know for sure what NOT to do. Seek advice and a new perspective readily.
- Life is like driving a car; you go the same direction you look. Focus on what’s ahead of you not what’s behind you.
- Create a working environment that supports You. We all work differently.
- Allow people to help you. Accept it graciously. It’s good for both of you.
- Finish what you’ve started and clean up loose ends. Zelda Fitzgerald once said; “Loose ends are the strings by which men hang themselves.”
- Get really good at focusing on what’s moving you forward, not just keeping you busy.
- Try to help people along the way. We all love good karma 🙂
- Have firm boundaries. “Be of service”… not a servant.
- Have a supportive, healthy routine. What is at least ONE THING that you can do on a daily or weekly basis that makes you feel great? Dance, yoga, hiking, movies, massage etc.
- Do what makes you feel empowered and inspired – this is always the right way for you.
- Not everyone is going to like or agree with you… just let it go.
- Stop complaining. Focus on what you DO WANT and find a path there.
- Charge for your expertise. Knowledge is valuable and thinking is work. Ask any doctor or lawyer 😉
- Move on. Life can be really hard sometimes… I get it. I’m sorry. I wish I could change that. Move through those times with as much grace and ease as you can but don’t hold onto them.
- Ask yourself daily, “Will this bring joy, ease, health or happiness into my life?”
- Always remember what life is truly about; shared moments, love, laughter and maybe a little adventure! Do what you can with an open heart.