TRANSFORMATION ISN'T A FUTURE EVENT. IT IS A PRESENT DAY ACTIVITY.
Today's Tiny Transformation Thought
One way to conserve our energy is to see a person or a situation for what it is. It's difficult to come to terms with but sometimes a person is beyond saving. Their values and work ethic doesn’t align with ours. Send them well wishes and move on. If we are confronted with an unpleasant situation and there is not anything we can do to bring up the energy, find a kind way to be excused and leave. When we can rise above is where we find extra power to fuel our energy. Our energy is our most valuable asset so we must use it sparingly. Know when to hold and when to fold today.
More Tiny Thought Transformations in 100 Words or Less
We can spend hours reading, thinking, talking and planning what we are going to do. We can watch others do what we want to do. We get ourselves wired up, but then fall into the trap of not taking the next step. That spark of enthusiasm dwindles into a wait state – delaying until tomorrow, pausing until everything is in order, or waiting on whatever our mind can come up to justify our lack of action. We know what it takes. Just like 1 + 1 doesn’t equal 10, expecting not doing anything + great rewards doesn’t equal success. Get up, get going and start to work today.
Our “Je ne sais quoi” is our personal brand. It’s the indescribable quality that others can’t put their finger on they just know we are special. It’s the unique characteristic that drives our success. It’s the urge to be the best we can be no matter what we do. It’s what we stand for combined with skills and experiences that make us, us. All these things intertwined with how we relate to others is our defining differentiator. Let everything you do carry weight because it all counts today.
In every relationship there is an underlying exchange of value. If we aren’t adding value by contributing to others in a meaningful and positive way, we’re just dead weight – maybe even a liability. Our value is an invisible scale that measures our level of importance to another. It’s our intangible worth. We may not be able to put a price tag on it but the more value we add, the more invaluable we become. Adding value is how we get others to believe in us. Let your value multiply by not having any ulterior motives and genuinely having another’s best interest in mind today.
It’s easier to be 100% committed than anything less. Less than 100% is a mind game that says, “I’m giving myself an out because I probably can’t do this.” Then our mind attracts reasons why we can’t be successful at 100%. Do we really need a safety net? When we set the bar at 100%, we trigger our mind to push through any obstacle that comes our way. Plus, we don’t have to waste energy spending time motivating ourselves. We are already motivated at 100%. Go for 100% and nothing less today.
How would our day unfold if we changed a couple of words in our vocabulary? Rather than say I don’t have the time say I will make time. Substitute maybe for absolutely. Eliminate I can’t with I can. Swap out if only for I will. Tweak I don’t believe to I’m sure. Our words signal our values and beliefs. When we say and think positive thoughts, it enhances our experience. Embrace the positive and eliminate tentative words from your language today.
In our countless daily challenges, we have an intrinsic will to rise-up. We reach up for a helping hand. We call out for wisdom from one beyond ourselves. We reach into the depths of our soul and search for guidance. During the process we gain strength. We are transformed while we work through the challenges that come our way. It’s easier when we trust the process. Have patience to wait for your situation to become clear as you gain strength to rise-up today.
Personal growth can be simplified in 3 categories. UP - learn from someone that has more experience. These are others that can push us to the next level and help us see greater possibilities. DOWN – help someone that has less experience. To mentor anyone we must be a master and understand our own skills at a higher level. AROUND – learn from others at the same level to enhance our learning. This creates a deep connection with others that synergizes what we can accomplish. Grow UP, DOWN and all AROUND today.
The respect we receive from others is a direct reflection of the respect we give ourselves. If we focus on our weaknesses, we give others permission to focus on them too. If we don’t keep a promise that we make to ourselves, why should anyone else keep their promise to us. If we aren’t willing to listen to others, why would anyone listen to us. We can’t control if others respect us or not. We are the only ones that can measure what we do and evaluate ourselves based on our standards – no one else’s. Let others naturally respect you because you respect yourself today.
Our attitude at the beginning of anything we do affects the outcome more than anything else. To start with, attitude may be one of the few things we can control. No matter what happens, our attitude gives us a “success” perspective. As we work through the day, find simple reminders to consistently express a positive attitude. It’s the most underrated secrets for how to have a successful day. It’s this little difference that makes a big difference. With all things being equal – attitude will always win. Even if things aren’t equal, let your attitude lead you to your success today.
We take notice of successful people. On the outside they are calm, cool and composed. They act like they don’t have a care in the world. Everything seems to go their way. They have what they need when they need it. The right people come into their lives just at the right time. They meet their goals and they deliver. What we see is probably 1% of that person. What we don’t see is the other 99%. That’s when they are working strategically towards accomplishing their goals. Hustle when no one is watching you today.
There’s a time and a place to think big and act big. Unfortunately, there are few ways to take short cuts that make big things happen. Quantum leaps of achievement comes down to thinking big but taking on small tasks working towards that big thing. High achievers start small after thinking big. They show up every day, committing to the long haul with small consistent actions. Leverage the power of progress to make big things happen today.
The HIGHEST of high achievers set themselves apart by doing this: they do what high achievers aren’t willing to do. They expect anything they do will be difficult. They don’t underestimate it. They aren’t surprised. They are tenacious. They know they must stick to it or they won’t achieve anything. They create their own success by thinking strategically and working hard. Find what high achievers won’t do and do that today.
Persuading others to believe in us is a science. If we want to be a force to be reckoned with, it may be that we must do it, then say it. It feels great to announce our plans or set an intention about what we are going to do. But there’s nothing more persuasive than putting in the hard work and having the evidence to back it up. Some need to see to believe. Keep your plans to yourself and produce concrete results today.
Self-confidence that we can do what we need to do successfully is the foundation of our day. It’s what we think about in our mind as evidence, where we know whatever comes our way, we have the wherewithal to overcome any obstacle. It’s a spinoff of prior success. The caveat is that we must do the work and continue to grow so we can keep the foundation strong. Otherwise our onfidence will weaken. When we put in the effort to be the best at whatever we are seeking to conquer and we are prepared, our confidence will shine through in our eyes, smile and posture. Earn your confidence with yourself first today.
When we are winning, we are invincible. We feel like nothing can stop us. Winning magnifies the positives. Any problem we encounter seems insignificant. The more we win, the more energy we have. Our confidence increases. We are never losing but if we feel we are, our confidence drops to a low point. Vulnerability creeps in. Squelch that! We are winners regardless of any external outcome. Let your values and personal strategy influence your actions and behavior today.
It’s easy to look at someone that is successful and think, everything comes so easy for them, or they are the luckiest person I know. Everything they touch turns to gold. But, what we don’t see is how hard they work when no one is watching, or what sacrifices they had to make, day in and day out. We usually see the visible accolade. Success is a sacrifice. It’s private. It requires sacrificing what we want right now to use our time and energy for something much greater, and that brings us closer to reaching our goals. Let all of your private accomplishments lead to a visible accolade today.
Momentum is a mysterious force that motivates us to accomplish what we want or need to get done. Where can we get this? The truth is we can’t get it anywhere. It’s a personal choice we make with every opportunity– big or small. We choose to pull ourselves backwards or push ourselves forward. The more we push forward, the more we want to move forward, and the more we find a way to move forward. When the momentum starts rolling, harness that energy and let it work in your favor today.
How do some people lead and command the room with so little energy? Their aura emits respect, confidence and influence. It comes down to one thing: reputation with credibility. When we have it, it’s everything. We must guard it and stake our careers on it. Our work is done before we even enter the room or say a word. Our strengths are exaggerated. Even after we leave, our presence is left behind and our influence continues. Let your reputation precede you and your influence linger wherever you go today.
Why would we wait for anyone else or anything to make things happen for us? We are the creator of our lives. When we aim for growth with a mindset to improve, we are creating things that are happening or will happen for us. The only one holding us back is us. Anything is possible if we are willing to stay focused and put in the effort. Rather than wait for the perfect time, make the time perfect today.
The most difficult person to lead is staring back at us in the mirror. It’s us! It’s self-leadership. If we can’t lead ourselves, we surely can’t lead anyone else. To lead ourselves better means we must think new thoughts, speak in a better way, take new directions, learn more skills, and act with clear-minded intentions. Today, we are the best we can be in this moment. Tomorrow we will be better. Says who? You! Lead yourself to be better by leading your thoughts in a positive direction today.
A rotten attitude spoils everything because it’s infectious. Once it starts spreading it’s difficult to counteract. It seeps into the crevasse of every conversation and undermines every word that’s said. Great attitudes ripen the relationship. If we just phrase every conversation and question with a positive slant, we spread positivity. Then, positive people gravitate to us. Let your positive attitude attract positive people that will go out of their way to help you today.
Who is the person that is a spark, no matter what situation they are in or wherever they go? Who is it that elevates the energy of the room? They serve as a catalyst to shake things up and make things happen. They have an uncanny ability to take action and bring out the best in others. Their confidence and energy rubs off on everyone around them and as a result, they lift everyone else up. Be the spark that spills over to everyone you encounter today.
Why would we ever let someone else do our thinking for us? Maybe because it’s easier. If someone else is influencing our thoughts or controlling us, then it’s not our fault if we fail. What inspires success is what we think about ourselves that makes us successful. If we truly know what we want and that drives our thoughts and beliefs, we attract the right opportunities and our subconscious mind figures out how to make it happen.
Let your mind think about success and you will surely find it today.
Let your mind think about success and you will surely find it today.
People that get things done do one thing: They do the work. We can read every success book on the market. We can dream. We can build a solid plan. We can have all the resources in the world. But, at the end of the day, only we can do the work that must be done. There is no one stopping us. The choice is always ours. Plain and simple, successful people do the work. Let go of the internal struggle because you have the power to get the work done today.