How To Get More of What’s Good.

Sounds like a no-brainer, right? Why would we need to know how to get more of what is good, even great for our lives? It seems as if this is something everyone would naturally want to do. For that reason alone, it’s something we should all be able to do

If it was that simple, then more of us would be doing it and living lives that were personally and professionally fulfilling. We would each know our individual good and great and be busily working to incorporate them into our lives.

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Be Great or Be Right?

Which would you rather be?

For many of us, there is some area of our lives we are trying to improve. Or at least, wish we could improve. Whether it be getting to the next level in our careers, launching a new career, elevating our personal relationships, advancing our health or increasing the quality of our life.

For every desire for improvement, there are numerous methods, techniques and approaches to get us there. Most are probably valid with persistence. However, I believe successful change depends not only on sustained motivation but also on increased awareness.

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The Games We Play

Who do you compete against? Other people or yourself? Whatever your answer, how can you use this to help you achieve more of what you want?

For some, competing in business or sports is a thrilling game played with formidable opponents. It reflects a combination of strategy and skill. For others, competition is about being better today than they were yesterday. It’s still an exciting game but a solo one. No other players required.

 

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Step On Your Mistakes

“Don’t carry your mistakes around. Instead place them under your feet to use as stepping stones.” – Unknown

Wonderful wisdom, isn’t it? While steeping my tea bag in hot water this morning, I discovered the anonymous quote on the little paper square that hung over the side of the cup.

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3 Questions to Challenge the Status Quo

The status quo, as it applies to our lives, is the result of our habits. Challenging the status quo is challenging our habitual ways of seeing and doing.

Why challenge the status quo? If this moment were completely satisfying, we wouldn’t even think of it. We’d be too busy enjoying how we have chosen to live. On the other hand, when the way we are living reaches a crises level we’d do anything to make radical changes in our habits. Continue reading 3 Questions to Challenge the Status Quo

The Quickest Way to Have More

There a short cut to having more in our lives. It doesn’t cost anything and anyone can do it.

But many of us don’t.

It’s called gratitude.

No situation is too dire to not be able to find something to be thankful for. Even if it is only the fact that you are able to read this post (or to write it). Continue reading The Quickest Way to Have More

Why We Don’t Change Bad Habits

Sounds crazy doesn’t it?

Even when we know we have a habit that is detrimental to our well-being and fulfillment-either physically or psychologically, we still don’t put the effort into changing it.

We might think about all the ways we act, think or speak that are destructive or less than constructive. We might complain to our friends about how we should change, but we never take the consistent action required.

 

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How To Know What Is Important

What are your core values? Have you taken the time to write them down? Do you even know what they are?

Core values are what directs us in life. They can be different for everybody. Many of us have some idea of what they are or what we think they “should be”, but many have never actually taken time to investigate what they truly are.

 

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What Does Respect Have To Do With It?

One of the changes I am making in my life is deepening respect for myself and others.

Respect is admiration or reverence for someone or something. I noticed some time ago that out of efficiency, I was semi-consciously breezing through tasks, conversations and decisions in order to “get to the good stuff” or what I assumed was of a higher priority.

 

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What Is Behind Our Desires?

Did you ever wonder what is behind your desire for more?

Not the quantity kind of more. The quality kind of more. The more we may find ourselves desiring with increasing awareness.

There is something within us, that at some point, will begin to discern what is worth focusing our attention on and what is not. Something that will start demanding we choose deeper, more lasting value over what is momentary and fleeting.

This is the moment to appreciate that aspect of ourselves. Or at least to wonder about it. Maybe for the first time.

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