I constantly see articles about traits of highly effective millionaires, but rarely do I see article addressing the actual habits of the very people that need the help. It is easy to dangle the carrot in front of the rabbit. But it is much harder to teach the rabbit the tools to dig it up.
Have you ever gotten so excited about getting started on a new habit, you jump in full speed on day one and by the day seven, you are done with it? Think about the last time that happened. How does it make you feel. Do you feel disappointed, ashamed, upset, or guilty?
I wanted to tell you about a technique I use to make decisions when I am stuck.
Have you ever been on a diet. You are craving a salad, so you decide to take a trip to the local grocer. You approach the aisle and begin searching for the best dressing–one that does not have too much fat, low sodium, healthy amount of sugar, and most of all….one that tastes good! If you are a label buff like me, you will usually find that there is no single one with that contains all of your requirements! So you just stand there…….trying not to give into the high fat Thousand Island, Ranch and Blue Cheese dressing that are calling your name.
Pericles, an influential and important leader of Athens during the Athenian Golden Age said, “Time is the wisest counselor of all.” Perhaps you are at a point in your life where you realize that time is fleeting and you must spend your time more efficiently, not wasting it on frivolous things or things that hold us back.
We’re always looking for ways to get more important things done in less time. Today I want to share with you 3 simple tips you can implement right away to get you to be more efficient.
In reflecting about my life, my family, my friends, everything that could have gone wrong, did go wrong. Everything that could go right, did. Nothing more, nothing less. I am thankful for life. Thankful for love. Thankful for peace. Everything has worked effectively to bring me to this moment of reflection and gratitude for life. I know my identity–not trying to create a new one, but I continue to grow and learn in authenticity–remembering not to make it harder than it needs to be for the sake of money, status, power, and self esteem.
Did you catch that? You know how we have the tendency to skim as we read. Some of you probably only read, “you’re not responsible for the past.” I almost agreed!
As many of us were growing up. We were repeatedly reminded that our main path in life was to: Graduate high school, go to college, get a good job, get married, build a nice picket fenced home in the suburbs, and have a couple of children, To this mindset, we were anchored, but somewhere along the journey, we became obsessed with a lie. That lie was based on the constructed framework that life is in a neat little package, and that everything that we plan will work in our favor.