Encouragement is Crucial

There are things that we can survive without, yet I believe that encouragement isn’t one of them. Encouragement could be the only thing standing between a person driving forward and giving up.

Be the person who is a source of encouragement for others and the impact of your efforts could go way farther than you might ever imagine.

Just do it today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

Warmly,
Anita

Your Difference is Your Advantage

Some people try to hide their differences and just blend it. They might change their style of clothing, voice, and more. Yet, it’s the things that make us different that give us an edge in work, relationships, and general happiness. The real you can lead you to what you want in each area of like.

So be your special self.

Have a great day,
Anita

Acceptance and Success

Since I was a child (until about 10 years ago), I struggled with my weight. One day, my mother told me something I just wasn’t willing to hear – and that I needed to accept myself as I was at that time. I told her I would accept myself once I was thin. Clearly, I didn’t get the point.

What I have learned is that acceptance doesn’t mean that we aren’t striving to improve. It just means that if we start from a place of appreciation of where we are and from where we have come, we will have power, confidence, and strength to achieve our goals and dreams.

Have a great day,
Anita

Set a Bigger Goal

Recently, I was struggling to achieve a specific goal I had been working on for a long time. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what was wrong. I blamed myself – too lazy, not committed, missing something to carry things through to the finish.

While my self-assessment may have been accurate, it wasn’t the whole story. I soon realized that my goal was too tiny and didn’t inspire me. So I made my goal bigger – not impossible, but enough of a stretch to drive me ahead.

Updates to follow.

Have a great day,
Anita

The Courage Continuum

I speak to people who tell me they lack the courage to pursue a goal or dream. Yet, they have taken courageous action in other areas of their lives. What we often both conclude it that it’s not really “missing” courage, but taking on too much, too soon.

Once they are able to take a tiny step that takes courage, they make progress toward their goal. In the end, they become a person who sets and achieves even bigger goals.

Just start with one tiny absolutely doable step and you will expand your courage, capacity, and confidence.

Warmly,
Anita

Divisiveness Starts From Within

I hear again and again: that the world is divisive. Some people believe that this serious discord is caused by our institutions and if only they would change, the world would be better. At some level, those individuals are right – and it’s far from the whole story.

Organizations are made up of people, so what if each of us looks at any “disunity” inside our own heart? I have seen when the change emanates from within, the environment changes for the better.

Do it as an experiment.

Warmly,
Anita