Getting Unstuck

What do you do when you feel stuck?

My usual MO is to push and push and attempt to “figure out” the problem, write down a whole bunch of possible solutions, and create a list of the resources I need to “make things happen”.

While this approach often does work, not always. In fact, sometimes the more I push and plan and strategize – the most stuck I feel. That’s when I give up – not quit, but give up my idea of how things “should” work out.

Have a great day,
Anita

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Unblocking Kindness

Kindness is an easy thing to share in theory, but quite another thing in reality.

Fear, greed, and ignorance can be powerful barriers to sharing our loving kindness. “What if the other person rejects me?” “If I give to him will there be enough for me?” “What could I possibly give to her?”

Yet getting beyond those obstacles will yield considerable rewards to you and others. So go out and share your kindness. Start small and enjoy the benefits..

Warmly,
Anita

Worth Doing?

Ever do a great job on something and then not receive any acknowledgement for a job well done?

While sometimes recognition is not part of the culture, it could be something else. Was your project worth doing in the first place? Did it contribute to a goal valued by your organization?

If not, no matter how well you do something if it’s not worth doing, it likely will never be rewarded.

So what project or activity could you work on next that is valued by you and your organization? Proceed with care, commitment, and capability.

Have a great day,
Anita

Errors as Teachers

Your past can help you predict your future, but not 100%.

However many people believe this, many live their lives as if their past dictates the future, and use worry to guide them.  Yet happiness is not found this way.

While past “errors” can be teachers, make them compassionate ones that allow you to grow, advance, and yes – even learn from a few more mistakes along the way.

So today, choose one goal that makes the most of your strengths that your have developed through both your successes and challenges.

Have a great day,
Anita

A Real Confidence Builder

Some people look life answers for data, theories, and formulas and others gravitate toward the self-help section of their local bookstore.

While information of many kinds can assist you, true confidence is not built that way. The truly confident become so through a series of experiences where you challenge yourself, go beyond what you think you can do, and advance step by step.

So what situation currently in your life could be real confidence builder? It could be anything – internally or externally – that is stretching you at the moment. Take a step now and watch your life condition and vitality grow.

Thank you,
Anita

 

What Matters to You

Do you know what really matters to you? Do you live your life based on those “ideals”?

Some people need a trauma or loss to gain clarity and focus on what’s really important to them. You don’t have to wait for such an event.

Sit down for 15 minutes today – at lunch, on the bus, or any time that’s convenient. Write down the top 10 most important people and projects in your life. Then make another list – include in that list the 10 people and projects consuming your time. Are the lists in sync? If not, realign you time to focus on what really matters to you.

Have a great day,
Anita

Focus, Happiness, and Success

Ever forget something and then kick yourself? While self-flagellation is counterproductive, paying attention to things vital to you is essential for a happy and satisfying life.

So the next time you become preoccupied with slow traffic, full e-mail boxes, and other little distractions of life, stop for 60 seconds.

Ask yourself what’s really most important to you. Then make time to enjoy whatever you discover.

Thank you,
Anita

Punctuate with Action

It is terrific to say wonderfully inspiring things, yet without the action to back it up – no one will take you seriously. This is true at work, in relationships of all kinds, and especially with children. So if you want your words to have a positive impact, punctuate them with deeds that show your commitment, courage, and character. Begin today.

Have a great day,
Anita

Pause Before You Complain

Oh my gosh! It’s so easy to complain about people, situations, and even the weather. Yet before you do, pause long enough to remember all of the good things you have in your life. When you do, you might just “forget” about complaining altogether. And that would be a very good thing!

Have a great day,
Anita

The “Perfect” Decision Dilemma

Wanting to make the “perfect” decision is something that many people struggle with – including me. Yet a perfect decision is an illusion and an insidious form of procrastination.

So what is a person to do?

Allocate a fixed amount of time you will devote to collecting information.
Determine and prioritize your key factors.
Pull together what you learn and decide.

While there is risk involved in any decision, having more time and information doesn’t necessarily lead to a better outcome.

Warmly,
Anita