It’s inspiring to be around others that bring a charged energy to everything they do. Don’t we look to find others that charge us up, as if we are plugged into an electrical current when we’re around them?
If we overheard someone describe us and they said, “she is electric,” we would probably take that as a great compliment. Who doesn’t want to be known as breathtaking, electrifying, heart-stopping, inspiring….. These are adjectives that kick us up into high gear.
Let us activate every ounce of energy we have and light up ours and everyone else’s lives today.
One paradox in life is we can have more if we become more, but it takes more to be more.
A solution to the paradox is to focus what we can do, and not confuse the reaction of feeling less because we have less. Or, feeling more because we have more.
All “more” means is a greater amount. Only we know what more means to us.
One thing for sure, if we focus on having less or what we don’t have, we’ll never have enough.
Let us be grateful and find the strength to work for our more today.
What if we turned the productivity measurement around so it’s not about getting more done; it’s about being able to do whatever we want, whenever we want. Or, to not do things we don’t like to do or do things we’ve never been able to do before or want to do.
That requires clearing our schedule, so we have less to do.
That requires reaching out for help, delegating, or being OK with letting someone else pick up our slack or not doing it at all.
Let us scrutinize the time we have and make time for the things we genuinely want today.
It’s our responsibility to cheer ourselves up!
We must create our own ray of light. No one else can do this for us. The quickest way to do it is through celebration. There’s no reason we shouldn’t celebrate the small things as well as the big things.
Momentum is created through great habits, deep emotions with a positive connection with what we want, and successive wins!
Let us cheer for ourselves and to all the moments of the great life we have before us today.
What is a deadline?
The term was coined as a line drawn around a prison that if a prisoner passes, he is at the risk of being shot.
We think of a deadline as a time something is due. Without setting a time for completion, we waste time. We allow our work to expand to the amount of time that is available for completion.
It’s easier to spend too much time on small tasks resulting in less efficiency. A boundary of time helps us be more structured and disciplined.
Let us set time limits on every work task we do, that’s due, and deliver today.
If we are spending time pursuing goals that aren’t taking us where we want to go, we need to ask ourselves why. Any misalignment between our goals creates conflict and emotional distress.
Most likely the aim of one goal is hindering us from achieving other goals. Unless our goals have deep personal meaning and are clearly aligned, our chances of success are slim.
Let us waste no time on anything that isn’t taking us where we want to go today.
In any situation we have the choice to react, respond, or initiate.
Reacting requires little effort. It’s the easy way out.
Responding takes effort but is usually only doing the minimum.
Initiating is activating by starting something or getting the ball rolling. It’s a higher-level skill that requires being proactive, researching, making suggestions, proposing new ideas, involving others. Initiators are influencers that make things happen.
If we aren’t initiating, we are following.
Let us be an initiator with initiative and set in motion everything that is important today.