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Commitment to the greater good.

Monday, March 17, 2008

my power today lies in change. I am quick, sharp, and ready for assertive, revolutionary or affirmative action. I overcome obstacles or resolve conflict by getting right to the point, cutting to the chase or confronting challenges head on -- even if this means going against the grain. My communication, style or expectation is on the cutting edge and relies on reason, design, the latest craze or facts. It is my honor to protect and defend my perception of truth. I measure twice and cut once. I am empowered by expectation or duty and my virtue is commitment to the greater good.

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out theyíve got a second. Give your dreams all youíve got and youíll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.
-William James
Letís picture yourself in a dessert storm. Youíve been walking for hours with the wind relentlessly blowing the sand into your face pushing your body back with every step you take beneath the hot, blistering sun. The blisters ache all around your mouth. Your tongue is so dry and crusty you canít even swallow. You can hardly focus now, nearly blinded from the bright sun intimidating you with its rays. You think youíve taken the last step when off in the horizon we see your salvation; an oasis. Suddenly, your energy is resumed. Whence it comes from you do not know. All you know is that youíve gotten a second wind and now push readily forward in the direction of that vision.

Itís amazing how far vision can drive us; how it can give us energy just when we think we have none left.
The art of visualizing our future life as the success we want it to be will motivate, energize and help to overcome obstacles. Just when we donít think we can, we seem to find that extra ounce of energy deep down inside.
So let's see ourself in shape, see ourself eating right and work out.
The power of visualization is amazing. We have it when we are young. Our imagination takes us to all sorts of places. We play cops and robbers, Barbie and Ken. We explore space and do that amazing thing of playing grown up. We actually see ourselves as functional successful adults with careers and families, and we play the game very successfully. Why do we stop using our ability to project, to see ourselves moving forward in life?
Envision yourself in shape, eating right, healthy, in a good relationship, with a good attitude, happy and successful as a ďwhole.Ē Allow that vision to propel you forward to successfully loose that weight; meet your goals. Use the visions to make the right decisions, and make your visions your realities.

  


Am I the candle or the mirror?

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Today I beg the question; are you a candle or a mirror? In asking myself this question reminded me of just how important my actions reflect on others. The example I set (as a mirror) is a way of sharing how I feel based on my behaviors. Complaining, and being pessimistic only shows those in my life that I am unhappy and feeling downcast. So is it the same that is true of portraying the opposite behaviors; setting a positive example, conveying self-confidence and voicing affirmative comments sends the message that I am happy, content, open; sociable, and optimistic. This reflection would be the far better effect would it not? So what is my mirror reflecting? Are my actions reflecting my true beliefs and values? My desire is to believe they are. I certainly wouldnít want the people in my life to be subject to gloom and doom! I want the people in my life to draw strength and confidence from my actions. My desire is to want to help build people up for success in their goals. What are your actions portraying?
Some people are just born pessimists while others are born optimists? Did you know that the biggest percentage of people are somewhere in the middle? I would pray that I am forever the optomist!

  


I am NOT my mistakes.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

my power today lies in realization. I am NOT my mistakes. I CAN'T do this alone or pretend any more. The illusion of comfort in denial or sacrifice is no longer mine. There is NO shame in my suffering -- no healing in silent self-torment. It is here at the surreal crossroads of the "soul search" where dawning truth meets the anguish of overwhelming resistance in mind over matter that I can finally wake up, change my mind, let go of what no longer works or own my losses or choices. I am empowered by intense acknowledgment or epiphany and my virtue is gratitude or relief in

  


So now we step it up a notch!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Ok, so we need to lose weight. For some of us, if not all of us it is imparative. Some of us even have doctor's orders because if we don't lose the weight we stand a very good chance of serious health risks.
So, now we've taken it seriously and we've taken the steps toward working on losing the weight.
And we start out with grit and determination and we actually do well for the first while. Then it starts to wane and eventually peter's out and we are right back to where we started from. WHY?
Did you know that one of the biggest reasons people fail to reach their goals--whether losing weight, exercising consistently or eating healthier--is because they actually fail to prepare. Anyone can set a goal, but it takes preparation, planning and motivation to see it through to the end.
So I asked myself a few hard questions to find out just where I stood with myself. I took this assessment quiz to find out just how serious I actually was in reaching my goals! And what did I find? That I am serious but not serious enough! And from what you here know of me you know how dedicated and determined I already am. So now we step it up a notch!
Here were the questions I asked myself. It's actually one of the quizes here on site.
1. Is your goal specific, meaning that it includes details like numbers (lose 20 pounds, eat 5 fruits and veggies, walk 30 minutes) and dates (by January, every day, each week)?

Yes, it's got all that!
It includes one of the above (numbers or dates), but not both
C. No, it's simple and kind of vague (lose weight, exercise more, eat better)

2. How much time are you giving yourself to reach your goal?

A. I didn't set a timeline because I don't know how long it should take
Get there as fast as possible!
Several weeks or months

3. Have you told anyone about your goal?

I don't think it's anyone's business
Everyone who will listen!
C. A few close friends or family members

4. Who will you turn to when you need encouragement and support?

My partner, family, friends and goal buddy
B. My best friend or a support group
I donít know yet

5. How are you tracking the progress you make to reach your goal?

A checklist
I take a mental tally of my progress
C. I track my daily actions online or in a journal/planner (but not often enough)

6. How will you reward yourself when you reach your goal?

Reaching my goal is a reward in itself!
Something fun--a party, a vacation, or some new clothes
C. Why wait 'til then? I reward myself along the way!

7. Do you believe you can reach your ultimate goal?

Definitely! I can do anything I set my mind to!
B. I hope so. I'm pretty determined!
I often doubt myself since Iíve failed in the past

8. What happens when you mess up along the way?

I try not to let it get me down. Nobody's perfect.
I'll enlist my support system and motivational techniques to stay on track.
C. I usually lose momentum and blow it for the rest of day...or longer.

9. What do you do when you get bored or impatient?

That's when I usually give up or give in!
I change things up for variety and to keep myself excited.
C. I look back over everything I've accomplished so far.

10. Why did you set this goal?

To prove that I can do it
Because someone I care about told me that I should
C. For myself alone

  


Don't even go there.

Friday, March 14, 2008

my power today lies in denial or blocking. 'Don't even go there.' I will not let myself be limited, paralyzed, held hostage or alienated by fear or fantasy that relies on exploitive emotional rescue, sacrifice of truth, or victimization. I will not be a prisoner to my own perceptions or expectations. Why did Cinderella stay? Do I want to be right or alone? Why have I placed a mental gag order on my own suffering or thinking? I am empowered to question or endure by virtue of my own self-worth because there is no honor in sacrificing my self to victim hood.

  


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