Just Do It

May 7, 2010 by  
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I love the slogan “Just do it”.  Because if you want to make a change;  just do it. The how is what can become the issue.  So here are a few things to consider when you decide to make a change:

1                    – Tell people you trust about your decision.  Once it’s out there we feel more responsible to follow through.  Plus our friends and/or family will keep us in check.

2                    – Have a plan. If you want to lose weight, set up a plan.  If you want to stop smoking, set up a plan.  In these cases a plan can be a schedule to stick by, and actions to be taken such as: read food labels, weigh food, avoid sugar etc.  And if you want to be happier, you still need a plan like: not to indulge in negativity, to busy yourself every time you get depressed, to do something pleasurable every day etc.

3                    – Realize that only you can make the change.  Waiting for others to change things for us, just keeps us right where we are.  No one can rescue anyone.  If we don’t love ourselves and are waiting for someone to love us so we can feel whole, it will never happen.  If we are waiting for someone to strategize how to get the perfect job; that will never happen.  We need to be responsible for our own lives.  If we want to live differently and/or better it is up to us.

4                    – Don’t give up and don’t expect immediate results.  Just because we decided to change something it doesn’t mean the results will happen right after we declared to the world that we are in the process of changing.  Be diligent and be reasonable and don’t give up.

5                    – Be okay in being off balance.  We are creatures of habit.  When we decide to change something about us or our lives, every cell in our bodies wants to scream: “What the hell is going on here?”  When you feel that way, realize it is part of the change and breath through the anxiety and discomfort.

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Twenty Important Questions To Ask Yourself

August 22, 2009 by  
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Twenty important questions to ask yourself at any stage of life:

1          -How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

2          -If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?

3          -If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?

4          -Which is worse, failing or never trying?

5          -When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?

6          -Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?

7          -If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?

8          -To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?

9          -Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?

10        -If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?

11        -Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?

12        -What are you most grateful for?

13        -Is it possible to know the truth without challenging it first?

14        -Has your greatest fear ever come true?

15        -Do you remember that time 2 years ago when you were extremely upset?  Does it really matter now?

16        -When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?

17        -When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?

18        -If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?

19        -What do you love?  Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?

20        -What’s the worst thing that could happen to you?

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