Do we really need validation from others about what we do or accomplish? The way to find out is to ask ourselves, would we still work as hard and seek to achieve our goals if we never told another person about them.
When and if we do seek validation from other people, why would we care about anyone that doesn’t have the same values, or someone that we don’t respect or care about?
There’s something refreshing about others that don’t care about needing approval from others.
Let us not apologize or justify why we need approval for the things we want today.
How do we become the type of person we want to be?
The easiest way is to start believing it and behaving like it. If we want to be a successful leader, believe it. Behave like it. If we don’t know how to behave like it, seek someone out that is already it. We can then ask ourselves, what would “it” do? “How would “it” respond? How would “it” behave?
Why not go ahead and behave like we want to be treated and perceived by others?
Let us believe and behave in the ways we desire to be today.
We have the power to be our best. All we need to do is make the best use of what is in our power, then let everything else playout as it happens.
Being at our best is an incredible gift that we give to ourselves. This gift brings what others may perceive as luck when it’s merely the preparation to become our best. By being our best, we can shake up our world. When we are at our best, we can spark change.
Let us be at our best when our best is needed today.
What helps when we start the day in a slump? Or maybe when we are right on the crest of falling into a rut?
One of the best things to do is check our vision and purpose. What commitments have we made to ourselves? What do we consider to be genuine so that our dreams will come true?
For example, “Be a spark of energy by serving others with my highest good.” Only we can propel ourselves forward. No one else can do that for us.
Let us be our leading encourager today.
When we start anything, we see the steps upward and it looks like we have a long way to go to get to the top. When we start anything, we see the steps upward and it looks like we have a long way to go to get to the top.
But we take one rung at a time. With each rung, we realize it being an opportunity for success. The higher we go, the less crowded it gets. Before we know it, we’re climbing higher. The air is lighter. There’s more empty space. We can use that space to be more creative, reflective, supportive… If we fill up all the space, there's nothing left over. Then we feel overwhelmed and suffocated.
Let us keep a reserve of empty space in our schedules today.
Are we an amateur or a specialist? The answer to that question will determine our fate for the day.
Even if we don’t have all the details and skills, we can still bring a ray of sunshine and an element of enthusiasm.
Let us act and show up as a specialist today.
New day, new thoughts, new strength!
What a great way to start the day. What if today wasn’t new. What if today was old, tired, previously existing? But it’s not. It’s brand new. It’s fresh.
We make it an original by making it our new day. We only need to do one thing: reject living backwards by getting our mind set forward. There’s no reason to carry yesterday’s happenings into our mindset today.
Let us start with fresh energy and be grateful it is a new day today.
We need others in our lives that make us better. It may be an influential leader, friend, colleague, family member, mentor, success partner…..
This is a person that pushes us to reach higher.
This person may even set a higher standard for us than we do for ourselves. They stretch us beyond what we think is possible for ourselves. These people are priceless.
Without these people, we may not see the next level. We can’t step up to the next level as long as we are stuck on the lower level.
Let us make a stretch call to this person today.
Be lazy, be crazy. Be disciplined, be successful.
It’s harder to be lazy than it is to be disciplined. We usually burn up more energy thinking about what we need to be doing and dealing with the feelings of procrastination.
Discipline offers freedom, empowerment, and balance.
Laziness extends chaos, regret, and inner turmoil.
The cost of laziness is disappointment. The price of success is discipline. We may not always be motivated so we must learn to be disciplined instead.
Let us be guided by doing-it-now with discipline today.
We can search our whole lives or to the ends of the earth looking for our treasure only to find it buried in our own chest.
Our treasure may be something we value, or someone we love – or whatever has great worth to us.
What can be any more of a treasure than ourselves? We are a walking treasure chest, filled with valuables, jewels, golden nuggets, wisdom, love, self-worth.
We can chase it, seek it in rewards and distractions outside of ourselves but the contentment comes from within.
Let us find our treasure in our own chest today.