The High Probability Win

I am in favor of really BIG, AUDACIOUS goals. You should definitely want to achieve them and know why your goals are important to you. This gives you a solid foundation from which to excel.

That said, I truly believe that the actions you decide to take to move you toward your goals should be absolutely doable. The actual size will depend on where you start. Bottom line is that you can execute any action with the talents, time, and motivation you have at the moment. If you can’t, then make the step smaller and smaller and smaller if that’s what it takes.

Set up yourself to win again and again and again. Then all of your “within reach” steps will accelerate your growth, success, and happiness.

Enjoy your day.
Anita

The Cure for the Appreciation Deficit

We live in a world where the biggest deficit isn’t what you might think. It’s not related to money, but appreciation. Most people feel undervalued – really unappreciated. This is actually an epidemic – and a wonderful opportunity if you up your authentic thank yous. Let others know how much you gained from them. Be specific and concrete. If each of us does this, even a little bit, we can shrink the appreciation deficit overnight.

Enjoy your day,
Anita

What Does Your Work Say About You?

Whether you work inside the home, outside the home, or both, what you do is a reflection of who you are at your core.

So what kind of statement does your work say about you? Commitment? Care? Creativity?

You will want to know so you can keep doing what you are doing the way you are doing it – or make changes – big or small.

Have a great day,
Anita

Speak Up A Little, Succeed A Lot More

I was chatting with someone today is clearly competent, kind, and capable. Yet, often, people never get to see that in him. Instead, they see a quiet person without a ton of engagement. This is a loss for my new friend and many who would like to get to know him.

The good news is that he is open to stretching himself. Yay! Here is one thing that he is going to do that might work for you as well. Instead of agonizing about how to become a brilliant conversationalist, he has decided to ask thoughtful questions and then give the other person his rapt attention. It is a wonderful “secret” to greater success.

Enjoy your day,
Anita

Getting Out of the Dumps

It’s a funny thing. There are days when the sun is shining, the sky is blue, and I feel unsettled. At those times, there are no people or circumstances troubling me. It’s all internal. In many ways, it’s simple to change since it’s up to me. Yet simple and easy are not the same. It takes courage, commitment, and desire to move ahead.

In the end, it really only takes one babystep to shift everything. Thank goodness for that.

Enjoy your day,
Anita

Just One More Step

It’s a funny thing about achieving goals. The difference between success and failure starts with one step – that is either taken or not.

If you take just one more step, there is the possibility that you could accomplish something important to you. That one step (no matter how big or small) is extraordinarily powerful because it is a source of courage, confidence, and momentum.

So the next time you think about stopping, pause long enough to see if one more step is in order for your success and happiness,

Enjoy your day,
Anita

To Achieve Your Goals Faster

What does it take to achieve a goal? Well, lots of things – from making the goal clear and concrete to actually taking a bunch of progressive babysteps?

So why doesn’t everyone take the steps to zoom through their goals? For me, personally, I stall out when I lack encouragement. Think of encouragement as someone or something that inspires courage (this is actually what the word means). I, and many others, just need a bit of a boost on the courage side and the action, momentum, and results are easier to create.

So if you need a little encouragement, find it. An even better idea: give encouragement to another person. Then you both get the boost.

Enjoy your day,
Anita