The Courage and Cowardice Partnership

Something happened yesterday that really scared me. There was no physical danger and what someone asked of me wasn’t even all that significant  – but I noticed this fear that starting in my throat and expanded out from there.

My first reaction was: “wow, are you a coward!” At least from many things I am and have done, I know that isn’t true. Yet the fear in my heart showed me the limitations I place on myself. That’s actually great news because now, I can gently babystep my way to greater courage without chastising myself for the fears that may creep in at times.

Have a great day,
Anita

When You Are Ready to “Fail”

Okay, I can’t imagine that anyone reading this has failed in one form or another Before you delete this, let’s define failing. Failing doesn’t mean that never having a setback or obstacle. What it does mean is giving up and defeating yourself from the outside in.

If at any time you are ready to “fail”, reach out to someone you respect and seek guidance, support, and encouragement. You owe it to yourself and to the rest of us who need your talents, skills, and experience.

Have a great day,

Anita

A Question About Acknowledgment

Today, I have a question for you.

Here you go: If you have been working REALLY hard toward something and instead of being praised, you are rejected What would you to do turn things around – starting with potentially changing what’s in your heart?

Thanks for thinking about this,
Anita

Why Succeed?

This may seem like a silly question, but most people who fail or achieve their goal and end of unhappy – don’t know why they pursued the success in the first place.

Pause for a moment and ask yourself why you want a specific goal or dream – 10 times – and write down all 10 answers. See what you notice and use this to build your answers into your “why”.

Having a “why” will help you ride out the rough spots and celebrate all of the good stuff.

Have a great day,
Anita

Your Impact Translates into Success

Some people believe that more is better and that more will have a greater impact. This is often not true.

As you envision the impact that you want to have, focus on the quality of your effort and most importantly, the quality of your interactions with others. Relationships are the strongest and most direct pathway to success. When you make it easy for others to help you and create appreciative conversations, your success and happiness will accelerate.

Have a great weekend,
Anita

Happiness and Success Start Here

This may not be what you think. I am not going to share with you the latest book or program on how to be wildly happy and successful.

What I have come to realize is that happiness and success are realized from the inside out, not the other way around. Don’t get me wrong, I am a big advocate of tools of all kinds that encourage, inspire, and show me (through other people’s experiences) what truly is possible.

All that said, the work starts inside. If there is a goal you are pursuing or a dream that you have, look inside for the resources you already have. Also, see what you can develop – and you may need to stretch yourself. Remember that you don’t have to zoom ahead in giant steps. Begin where you are (mostly) comfortable and expand from there. Babysteps work just fine and count each and every one of them.

Have a great day,
Anita

Where THE Answer Is

“Where is THE answer?” is an age old question and I can tell you that many people (including myself at times) search outside. That approach is unsatisfactory at best. So next time you have a challenge, just as an experiment, pause for a moment and start by looking inside. You may find just what you were looking for.

Have a great day,
Anita