It’s Earth Day and another Monday morning, so here’s a little motivation and optimism to start your week. The saying usually goes, “It’s a good day to have a good day,” but I say AIM HIGHER! Why not have a GREAT day?!!
Letting go of things that no longer bring you joy or satisfaction can in itself be joyful and satisfying!
It’s a new year full of new hope and new promise. Many of us start the new year with resolutions or diets or workout regimens, hoping to shed some holiday weight or gain some new perspective or success. This year I didn’t make any bold resolutions or promises, but I did choose a word for the year. Simplify.
Last year was all about being deliberate about my choices and what I did. I found this gave me increased success with my blog. I wrote more posts, I gained more followers, I engaged more, and I even got nominated for an award. So what is it that I want to simplify this year?
“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” ~ Hans Hofmann
We all need to believe in something, so why not believe in yourself. Confidence is contagious.
Yes, working hard is important. But success comes from the belief that you can accomplish anything.
We all deal with setbacks or failures, have to overcome obstacles, and sometimes face adversities. But how you face those obstacles and the attitude that carries you through the day can help you reach your goals.
So don’t let those negative thoughts take over. Positive thoughts and attitudes, self-confidence and the belief that you can do it will yield positive results.
It’s a cold Sunday morning here in Texas. I am alone in the house, and it is quiet except for the wind. I am sitting here enjoying my coffee and trying to tackle my overflowing To Do list that has gotten a wee bit out of control this week. Too many unchecked items!! The last several days at work have been crazy and my evenings have been filled with functions and fund-raisers. I haven’t had quiet time like this in quite some time it seems.
I have had this particular blog post on my list to write for months now. Yes, months. But how do I write about doing something I myself am not always able to do? And that is to make sure I am getting a healthy dose of Vitamin R. Continue reading “Why We All Need Vitamin R”
As I wrote about my 2018 goals in my last post, I have chosen to be more Deliberate this year — more conscious and intentional with my decisions and my life. I believe this behavior will lead to greater success in all I set out to achieve this year. So to start things on a positive note, I would like to share a quick post with a few words of inspiration for this first week of the new year.
It’s a time for reflecting on last year – what worked and didn’t:
“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the story you’re willing to create.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
And a time for making our plans for this new year to be better than the last:
“You are never too old to set another goal, or dream a new dream.” ~ C. S. Lewis
And finally, for me, it’s a time to embrace my word and focus on what that means for me in building a purposeful path to a successful and happy year:
“The way into the hall of success always passes through the chamber of decision. Decide to be a success; success is deliberate.” ~ Israelmore Ayivor
I hope you are having the best week! Have you set any goals for 2018 or embraced a word for the year? I would love to hear your thoughts.
As you start with the big picture, ask yourself: What do I have time, energy, and resources to accomplish? What makes me happy and brings me joy. The answers will then help you make your list of goals.
I started reading the Goal Setting Series by Lara Casey this morning (Part 1 here) and wanted to share some quick insights. While 2017 wasn’t my most productive year, I am trying to look past my shortcomings, extend myself some grace, and be happy with what I did accomplish.
I wrote about some self-care goals for 2017, and at last check I had given myself a solid B-. I would say that was where I ended the year. I am sleeping more and working out regularly. I still need to get away from my desk more at lunch AND not work so many hours – I am going to work on those items more in 2018, as I am building my purposeful path. Continue reading “Building a Purposeful Path”
Thomas Jefferson said, “If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done.” Do something different. Step outside your comfort zone. I have done exactly that several times in the past several years: I started this blog. Changed roles at work. Twice! Changed departments once. I was able to do this because: I believe in myself and my capabilities; I am not content to stay put; and I push myself to learn new things, have new experiences, and GROW. Continue reading “Do Something Different”