Thursday, January 30, 2014
You have to do the hard things.
You have to make the call you’re afraid to make.
You have to get up earlier than you want to get up.
You have to give more than you get in return right away.
You have to care more about others than they care about you.
You have to fight when you are already injured, bloody, and sore.
You have to feel unsure and insecure when playing it safe seems smarter.
You have to lead when no one else is following you yet.
You have to invest in yourself even though no one else is.
You have to look like a fool while you’re looking for answers you don’t have.
You have to grind out the details when it’s easier to shrug them off.
You have to deliver results when making excuses is an option.
You have to search for your own explanations even when you’re told to accept the “facts.”
You have to make mistakes and look like an idiot.
You have to try and fail and try again.
You have to run faster even though you’re out of breath.
You have to be kind to people who have been cruel to you.
You have to meet deadlines that are unreasonable and deliver results that are unparalleled.
You have to be accountable for your actions even when things go wrong.
You have to keep moving towards where you want to be no matter what’s in front of you.
You have to do the hard things. The things that no one else is doing. The things that scare you. The things that make you wonder how much longer you can hold on.
Those are the things that define you. Those are the things that make the difference between living a life of mediocrity or outrageous success.
The hard things are the easiest things to avoid. To excuse away. To pretend like they don’t apply to you.
The simple truth about how ordinary people accomplish outrageous feats of success is that they do the hard things that smarter, wealthier, more qualified people don’t have the courage — or desperation — to do.
Do the hard things. You might be surprised at how amazing you really are.
Posted by Peer Support at 8:04 AM
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
“Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story” you possibly can.”― Douglas Pagels
Win The Day…………………
”A goal is a dream with a deadline, an action plan and a personal commitment.”
“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.”
Today is yours to mold…………Its going to start with your thoughts………….Empower yourself to keep your thoughts positive…this is your energy, your hope , your motivator. Your thoughts set you up to
“ Win Your Day!”
What will it be? What choice/ Choices will you make today?
In order to be in charge of you and what is best for you , you have to make decisions….choices, many in a day….What choices will have a direct effect on you being the best you … you can be?
Think about :
Empowering self with positive thoughts
Nutrition choices….we ARE what we eat….we know this…live food promotes life, dead food promotes disease…………choices take milliseconds….consequences are part of what we have to live and manage with..,,,,,,,,,,,mindfulness promotes making better choices.
Fitness/ Movement/- Daily exercise improves mood, weight, and physical conditions……..is there a reason to not make this a priority today?
Goal steps: What goal are you working towards…is there an action step you can make today?
If not ,what is the next step?………plan to make it happen….sometimes, just giving a snap shot or picture of destination is the hope we need to keep going….you don’t have to have success every day to
Win The Day….but you do have to have a vision of it and a desire to reach it. On a day with little progress…..make progress by being patient and seeing the result worthy of barriers.
Win the day? Or Lose the day?
Its a choice.
What about you? Do you need some down time? Daily it’s important to allow the body and the mind to experience the relaxation response….basically allowing a calm and a quiet time for a little while….take the time to allow your self to refresh….even on the worst days , there is a point where you can do no more…in that case you can make an effort to take care of you…or you can be miserable and wear the bad day through the night. It is a choice. The best way to Win That kind of day would be to take good care of yourself.
What will you do TODAY.....to WIN your day?
Posted by Peer Support at 5:50 AM