Equanimity is the steadiness of the mind, the ability to be at peace during stress and chaos.
It’s not being aloof or disconnected.
It’s the capacity to not get caught up in the drama or not taking anything personally.
It is the ultimate state of balance when the mind is cool, calm, stable and confident.
Take a deep breath and see the impermanence of most situations that are not life or death.
Let us see the big picture and be centered in the middle of whatever is happening today.
Accountability is being responsible and explaining our actions to someone for something.
Personal accountability is holding ourselves accountable.
We can misrepresent ourselves to everyone else except ourselves. When we are personally accountable, we are completely free and in control of the result.
It’s the #1 success principle.
Let our personal accountability be the example that speaks for us today.
Highly, intrinsically motivated people aren’t challenged when it comes to starting to work on their goals. They are more challenged when it comes to stopping.
The motivation to stop is just as important as the motivation to begin.
When we get to a stopping point or need to make a transition to do something else, or it’s the end of the day, we must find the motivation to say I’ve done enough; I have confidence that tomorrow will bring a new day with a fresh start.
Let us trust when it’s time to stop so we can freely move to the next great thing today.
Balance is the alignment in how we distribute our time -- then being present in each slice of each time allotment.
It’s the ability to embrace what we are doing in the current time slide and release any qualms about what we should or should not be doing about anything else.
Why take a day off, go on a vacation, go out to dinner, spend time with who we love or do what we love…. if we are worried about something else?
When can use this as our guide, we are more balanced.
Let our minds be aligned and reinforced with inner stability today.
There’s no better way to gain confidence than to “work in the trenches” first.
Most of our learning happens with experience or when we witness things in the moment. We can show rather than tell. This gives us the advantage so when we tell, it’s our story – no one else’s.
Confidence comes from earning our way and seeking answers rather than it be handed to us without the work.
When we are confident, we know it and others know it. It can be seen in persona and heard in our voices.
Let us do the work and radiate unshakable confidence today.
What gives us the extra will to power up to the next level of success?
Research shows that those with the strongest willpower always come out on top, no matter what their challenge is – relationships, happiness, career, wealth, health, success…. Just one extra degree of anything separates the ordinary from the extraordinary.
Water boils at 212. Boiling water creates steam. Steam creates power.
What if we turn off our internal willpower just one degree before we achieve our goal?
Let us push our will to power one extra degree of effort and make all the difference in the world today.
Our dream is a cherished aspiration. Our dream is our dream.
No one else can make our dreams come true. If we don’t make our dreams come true, we will help others make their dreams come true.
Let us make our dreams come true today.
Noticing good things is a big deal.
Noticing is free. It takes little time. It’s to see or become conscious of something or someone.
How wonderful does it feel when someone says, “I noticed you did <xyz> today. Thank you!”
To notice is to affirm. It makes that thing visible. It is to say, “I see you and I am impressed.”
What goes unnoticed over time usually loses its value. It’s perceived that it must not matter.
What gets notices gets continued and improved.
Let us “notice” and communicate what we want to see and experience more of today.
With time being one of our most precious resources, is there any way to slow it down?
Maybe it’s concentrated time management.
When we can compound time by using the knowledge others have given us through their writings, we are saving thousands of hours.
t takes an author years to write a book or a philosopher decade to compose a new idea. All the time they spent in the years ahead of us saves us time. We can use their time as a springboard for our time in moving forward.
Let us compress our time by building on the dedication and knowledge of others today.
Usually we worry more about what we can’t see.
Worry is an invisible, constant nagging in our heads that wastes our valuable energy.
Habitually we are trying to solve a problem that can’t be solved or it is only speculation or what we perceive to be a problem, isn’t even a problem.
Worry makes us feel helpless. It causes stress. It takes our attention away from being creative and productive. Before you know it, worry controls us.
Ask, are we solving a genuine problem and is it worthwhile?
Let us give up worry as a bad habit and control our worries today.