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What does your conscience tell you?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ever get the feeling that you should be doing something other than what you are? Not just in the area of good vs. evil, but in your exercise and nutrition choices. Do you ever feel guilty about doing a half-hearted job on a project or neglecting your duty to family? Listen to your conscience. It's telling you that you're getting off track. It knows what you're capable of and where your priorities are. If you neglect those standards--if you get your priorities mixed up--your conscience is going to let you know about it. When you work, turn out a product that would make you proud--even if you think nobody notices. When you plan your day, make sure it agrees with the healthy direction you want to head. That'll keep that nagging inner voice from reminding you that "something is not quite right here." You may think no one is looking, but somebody is--you are

  
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APIRLRAIN888 11/30/2011 11:39PM

    I know I need to curb the eating

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VENISEW1 11/30/2011 4:47PM

    Joining fly lady.com has helped with my perfectionism.

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MISSB8604 11/30/2011 4:17PM

    What do you do when your conscience is a perfectionist?

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LYNNEJ7 11/30/2011 1:57PM

    You've written a thoughtful and articulate blog that is going to inspire me to continue. Since our biggest critic is often ourselves, you've reminded us that our biggest encouragement should come from outselves too. emoticon

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Do you know where you're going?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.

- Malcolm X, American spokesman for the Nation of Islam



Who tries to put together a puzzle without seeing a picture of the finished product? Who shoots an arrow without knowing exactly where they want it to hit? Your goals--particularly your health and family goals--are likely more important to you than puzzles and archery. So why trust them to luck or a fuzzy idea of what success is? If you can clearly state and see what your vision is, you're well on your way to seeing it come to life. From the beginning, world leaders with a strong, clear vision have been able to energize people with the possibility of greatness. In the same way, a vision can motivate you and keep you fired up. Instead of stumbling around, hoping to reach your goals, you'll know success when you see it, and know what needs to be done to get there. The clearer your vision, the more targeted your plan will be. What do you see?

I see a successful, clean, organized, healthy family w/lots of great friends & family.

  
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APIRLRAIN888 11/29/2011 12:36PM

    Yes

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SUPERSYLPH 11/29/2011 11:16AM

    Very motivational blog! Thank you!

I see a successful and organized marriage with great teamwork!

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VANYELMOON 11/29/2011 10:41AM

    Well said. Having vision and being able to translate that into concrete goals is a vital key to success. Your future is yours to control if you are willing to take the reigns.

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Today's SP reflection - Facing your worst fears

Monday, November 28, 2011

Your worst fears are usually the ones that never happen. Unfortunately, they're also the ones that keep you from trusting yourself and your abilities. Doesn't it seem silly to give up in the face of an anxiety that may be no more real than the fairy tale troll that lives under the bridge? If you approach a possible roadblock with hesitation, it might resist and break your resolve. But if you step forward with confidence, you can climb that wall, even one inch at a time, and pull yourself over the top. It's all about confidence, which you build by facing problems. Then you know that you can take on anything that comes along. The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality.

  
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APED7969 11/29/2011 4:50AM

    Love it! Great point :)

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APIRLRAIN888 11/28/2011 1:18PM

    Awesome dust bunnies lol

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Are you connecting with the world around you?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Reflecting on Today's sp healthy quote
You cannot hope to build a better world without improving individuals.
- Marie Curie, Nobel winning chemist

It's normal to be concerned about the effect you have on the world. You may look for opportunities to help others, but are often unsure where to start. Here's a good strategy: Make it your business to build people and help them improve themselves (and that includes yourself). You can have a much stronger effect on people this way than if you did hundreds of hours of secluded community service. Start by improving yourself and developing the strengths that can set an example for others. Then use your strengths to help others develop their own. You don't even have to wait! What are you already good at? Take that skill and put it to use for the good of your community, or teach it to someone else. For a better world, do less FOR other people, and do more WITH them.

Had a great day walking the length of the xmas parade my daughter was in this afternoon & then playing for 20 minutes wipeout 2 on xbox kinect, which got me real sweaty which got the girls away from the crafts & computer b/c they wanted to play too, talk about setting an example for others. Not really good at it yet but I keep trying ;)

  
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APIRLRAIN888 11/27/2011 3:18PM

    yes!!!! agreed

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GERIKRAGH 11/27/2011 2:29PM

    Thank you for the explanation. It helps.

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Thanksgiving/hs reunion

Saturday, November 26, 2011

I had a great Thanksgiving with all my family. Had a great time dancing and catching up with friends and meeting new ones at my hs reunion last night. Looking forward to watching my girls dance in the Xmas parade tomorrow.

  
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SUSIQZER 11/27/2011 7:31AM

    Sounds like a fun weekend! Have fun at the parade today!

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APIRLRAIN888 11/26/2011 11:19PM

    Awesome

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