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Sunday, May 5, 2019

The One Time Management Tip That'll Transform You!

"The unexamined life is not worth living."--Socrates

Do you ever feel that despite your efforts and good intentions, you're not where you should be in your creative career or personal life?
Do you sometimes feel frustrated and depleted?
Would you like to move forward with greater progress and peace?
If so, we're on the same page here.

In fact, today's post serves as a reminder for me, as much as a "caveat" for you.
Let this one practice be a navigational guide for a more productive and positive year...

Be careful what you give your "head space" to.

Allow me to elaborate here. So often we measure and monitor our physical activities, appointments and social obligations in an effort to achieve more, and strive for an enhanced quality of life.
However, in this ongoing pursuit, many times we overlook the things we devote our mental energy and spiritual focus to. Things that can rob us of our peace, sleep and productivity.
Things that can steal our joy and sap our creativity.

Here are a few common culprits:

  • Worry--Worrying about what people think of us; worrying about a lack of clients or finances; worrying about loved ones. 
  • Resentment--Feeling taken advantage of by friends, co-workers, associates, etc.
  • Rejection--Anguish over a failed relationship or the inability to place your work with targeted publications.
  • Regrets--Re-hashing the past, second-guessing your "bad" decisions.
  • Fear--Fear that you won't be successful; fear that you will be successful; fear of what the future holds; fear of not being good enough.
  • Grudges--Anger and bitterness over a perceived wrong or betrayal.
Are you guilty? If so, you'll need to retrain your brain and consider a paradigm shift.

Here are 3 good reasons:

1. A pre-occupation with negative thoughts is a big time waster that prevents you from reaching your full potential and enjoying optimal health.

2. Most times, people that you may hold a grudge against don't really care. You're hurting yourself;  you're not hurting them. Additionally, they may not even be aware that they have offended or harmed you.

3. Karma is an equalizer. Don't keep score, keep the faith. Trust that things will work out in the end in God's way and time.

Quotes to apply and remember...

"The best revenge is a good life."
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."-- Philippians 4:8
"Simply put, when we are frightened, angry, or impatient, we lose our bearings and get in our own way."-- Richard Carlson, Ph.D.
"If you can laugh through it, you can live through it."
"Believe you can and you're halfway there."
"There is great power in letting go, and there is great freedom in moving on."

Thought for the day: "Don't be bitter, be better."

Comments? Agree or disagree?

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  2. So much truth in those quotes, but nmy favorite is "... great power in letting go, and great freedom in moving on." These are gresat reminders for one and all regardless of experience. Your site motivates me.

    1. Motivation? The feeling is mutual. :-) Thanks, Lin.

  3. Yes and amen. The battle, as some preachers have said, is really in the mind. Mindfulness of where our thoughts run is key to success in just about every area of our lives.

    1. Yes, I believe Joyce Meyer has a book "Battlefields of the mind." Thanks much, Karen!

  4. This is a very good tip especially to those new to the blogosphere.
    Short but very precise information… Thanks for sharing this one.
    A must read article!

  5. You are one of the wisest writers I know. You nailed every culprit. I've had a lot of rejection lately. Sigh. I will keep Philippians in mind as I trudge along. Excellent passage! Hugs.

    1. Sue, Sue, sudio, how lovely to reconnect today! Thanks so kindly for the compliment. Come back soon...