When you begin to think about making changes in your life often, the thought is to “go big or go home.” Taking significant actions seems at first to make sense: ‘if you are going to make needed changes, why not go all in?’ I, too, at one time, believed this mantra and set out to change my life in significant ways and in just a few days. Only in a…Read More
Habits are the building blocks of life. For good or bad, they determine our direction and effectiveness or the lack thereof. My observation is that for much of my life, the word habit was usually paired with the word bad. Defeating bad habits seemed to consume a lot of energy and time. As I began to read more and observe others, I found that bad habits not only stop the…Read More
I read this statement recently: 90% of success is found in your daily habits. This reminder helps me understand that I cannot go through life, blaming others for my situation. It is good to have clarity and come to realize that I do have control over my life. I have no control over much of what happens, but I do have control over my attitude! I also have control over the daily practices that…Read More
The Power of Morning Routines
Routine. What comes to mind when you hear this word? Habits? Plans? Boring? For most people, it is somewhere between the ordinary and the mundane. Routines produces your habits. Habits can be good or bad, and the same is true for routines. To cultivate good habits, you must have dedicated and consistent routines. It is hard to eliminate bad habits. I have found that it is easier to exchange a good…Read More
Small Steps lead to Big Changes
When you are certain that there needs to be a change in your life, and you are ready to commit yourself to make the change, your natural inclination is to go big! You decide to take bold steps and go for massive dreams and make the major changes that are needed. That is the usual way it works. What follows next is as predictable as the sun rising in the…Read More
How Much Time Do you..?
Nearly everyone I meet informs me that they are busy and that they cannot fit one more thing into their schedule. Busyness is what is keeping them from adding to and subtracting from their schedules. They cannot make necessary changes because there is no more room in their schedules. Let’s talk about your schedule and life for a moment. How much of your time is dedicated to things you have…Read More
Goals alone may not be the answer!
People who succeed wildly have goals. They write them down read and reread them often. Perhaps they even say them out loud and repeat them before going to bed and say them again when they get up in the morning. People who do not succeed have goals as well! They did not achieve them or got distracted or for any number of reason failed to reach their goals. So, it…Read More
Time For A Mid-Course Correction
It may seem a little early to bring up the subject. Usually, people do not talk about mid-course corrections until several months into a new year. First, let me define the term: “a navigational correction made in the course of a ship, airplane, rocket, or space vehicle at some point between the beginning and end of the journey.” I fly several times a year. I leave point A…Read More
Okay Now What?
The Christmas gifts have been put away or returned. Taking down the decorations and putting the house back in order has begun. Before long the children will be back in school and the work routine has started. Routine is quickly becoming the order of the day. Late last fall when we were hip deep in routine, we longed for a break. A break from our schedule, a…Read More
There are a lot of powerful forces in the world. There is the power of a moving river, the power on display during a thunderstorm with flashes of lightning and the peal of thunder. There is the power of a mother’s love as well as the power of atomic energy. There is the power of touch, the power of kindness and the power of faith.…Read More