Discontent with ourselves can either improve us or tear us down.
If discontentment is caused by comparing ourselves to others, it’s self-depreciating because we value what’s right with someone else more than what’s right with ourselves.
If discontentment is a wake-up call or an inspiration to motivate us to be better, it’s self-appreciating because we value ourselves and know we can do better.
Discontentment can be used as our internal compass to let us know we need to get back on track.
Let us be content to stay in alignment with our values rather than be discontent and influenced by others today.
Knowledge is power. But knowledge is powerless if we don’t use it.
We spend a lot of energy on learning. It goes by the wayside when we choose not to apply it. We know staying up late or eating unhealthily isn’t good, but we may do it anyway. What good was the knowledge?
Success is about acting on the knowledge where our actions changes our lives for the better. Great success is sharing our knowledge and results with others so they can learn and use our knowledge to make their lives better.
Let us apply and share our knowledge so we can be better today.
At the core of making anything better is creativity. It’s the ability to bring something new into being. It’s a higher level of energy that can point us in a new direction. Without creativity, it’s business as usual; it’s life experience as normal.
It’s challenging to be creative when we are overwhelmed with too much to do. We rarely have enough time to imagine, contemplate or experiment - yet unlocking creativity is the key to transformation and innovation.
Let us tap into our vast pool of inner resources with insight, expertise and focused attention to be creative today.
The race in our life is against ourselves. If we can “stay in our lane,” we can stay focused on our vision, our plan and our priority.
There’s no competition within the boundaries of our lane because we are doing our best. Our best is unique to us. There’s no reason to look at others on the left and right.
There’s no need to measure our success against anyone else because they aren’t in our lane. We own our lane from start to finish.
Let us build strength from within and look to the finish line in our lane today.
Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain caused by adverse circumstances. So, stress isn’t a thing. It’s just an energy frequency that we feel when we think stressful thoughts and act on them OR experience stressful situations without the ability to change our reaction and experience.
Stress saps so much energy, the mind puts everything else on hold so we can’t think straight. Maybe the best way to manage stress is second by second by cultivating the ability to switch thoughts.
The second we feel overwhelmed or powerless, find a way to take back the control of our thoughts.
Let us manage our stress in the moment today.
When do we need to deliver or get something done: sooner, later or right on time? That’s a million-dollar question. Precrastination (sooner) is just as bad as procrastination (later). Precrastination is our inclination to complete tasks in advance, before they are due or needed, just for the feeling of checking it off our list. It’s also a mind game to make ourselves feel more productive by completing easy tasks because it gives us an immediate sense of accomplishment. Procrastination delays important tasks so when they’re due, we feel overwhelmed. Let us get it right today and do what needs to be done right on time.
Achievement is not accidental. It’s intentional. Something powerful happens when we firmly declare our intention. In 1962, John F. Kennedy declared, “We will put a man on the moon, and we will bring him back by the end of this decade.” There was no room for debate when he made his claim. Why ask for permission? Permission invokes timid action. Why preface the statement with hope? That’s wishful thinking. Why leave any room in our mind for the possibility that it won’t happen? That gives us an excuse. Let us declare our intention and leave no room for a failed outcome today.