Staying Intellectually Alive
Improving requires us to be intellectually alive. The day we stop improving is the day we start dying.
We have a limitless capacity to improve. Why would we not take advantage of that? Each time we improve we grow, expand and evolve to the next level.
Life is about renewal – learning something new, meeting someone new, going somewhere new, helping others learn something new.
We can’t grow into our full potential by remaining static.
Let us keep our brain in a state of renewal and come alive today.
Be the Best and Let Everything Else Go
When we know we are doing the best we can, we feel it in the core of our being.
Often doing the best we can falls short of our expectations but all we have is our best in this moment and it has to be good enough.
Doing the best we can with what we have is always enough and all that we can do. If we know we aren’t doing the best we can, sometimes the best we can do is start over.
Let us do the best we can and let everything else go today.
Our Story From a 1st Person Point of View
Our point of view is what we hold to be true. It’s our judgement combined with attitude, opinions and values. It’s our story from a 1st person perspective. What could be more important than that?
If our point of view is powerful and we carry it with a sense of confidence, we attract like-minded people and fend off others. That alone positions us in a frequency of energy that aligns with ours.
Let us be persuasive and audacious and bring a compelling point of view today.
Extending Courage to Others
Real encouragement is more than offering a pat on the back or saying, “you will do better next time.” It is extending “courage” to another when they need it most – maybe when they make a mistake, seem overextended, down on their luck, or just not having a good day.
A sign of encouragement during these times is far more valuable than any other time.
Our greatest gift is to give others hope, build them up and help them believe in themselves – in a greater way than they ever have before.
Let us use our courage to store up encouragement in others today.
Right Place At the Right Time
Sometimes our success is just postponed. We like to feel we are in complete control, so we fixate on doing the right things right now. But there is no need to rush.
If we aren’t successful, the timing isn’t right. Why be pressured by anyone else’s timeline? Why let anyone confine us with their timeline of success? All we need to do is trust our own timing because it’s tailored just for us.
What is meant for us always happens at the right time.
Let us know we are in the right place at the right time and doing the right thing today.
Being In A Steadfast Mood
Our mood is our predominant emotion. It is our prevailing attitude that determines how we feel.
How do we sustain a steadfast good mood all day?
One way is to manage our energy levels. Notice when our energy is low, our mood is gloomy. We feel unmotivated. We see the glass empty.
When our energy is high, our mood is more enthusiastic. Everything is brighter and everyone is nicer. We see the glass overflowing. We are more optimistic and get more things done with ease.
Let us choose high energy activities so we can stay in a great mood today.
Make Fewer Sacrifices
Any relationship must balance between compromise and sacrifice.
Compromise requires more work by both where sacrifice is usually one or the other giving up. Every time we sacrifice, we give up a piece of ourselves and if repeated over and over disproportionately, there is nothing left of us.
Let us make fewer sacrifices and more compromises today.
Mind Power Over Memory Power
The most powerful resource we have is our mind. How we use it determines our rate of growth.
Our mind is to be used for creativity, not for disc space to store useless information. When our mind is out of space or fragmented, it’s more challenging to be creative.
Why not store cluttered, unimportant data on an external drive rather than use the memory in our mind? That might be an app or journal or index card. This helps us get details out of the mind and makes more room for new ideas.
Let us use our mind power over our memory power today.
Mystery is a Leadership Advantage
One subtle leadership advantage is mystery. An element of mystery keeps everyone else surprised because of uncertainty and unpredictability.
With mystery, we offer something that keeps others puzzled. When others are left wondering, that creates a feeling of intrigue. That makes us extraordinary.
Others not knowing what will happen next makes the situation more exciting, more intense. It elevates the energy of creativity.
Let us enhance our influence with a little bit of mystery today.
Be Wholeheartedly Alive
A great day starts with being wholeheartedly alive. But what happens when we encounter those around us that are lifeless?
These are others that are just going through the motions in life. Maybe their health has deteriorated. Maybe they gave up on their dreams or waiting for things to get better. Maybe they don’t have the resources or know what to do to change. After a while, they become negative and stagnant.
Seeing others in this shape is a reminder to not let ourselves cross over into a lifeless mindset.
Let us support others and keep ourselves fully awake and alive today.