Sunday, February 3, 2008

Goals For Positive Living

A common recurring theme I have experienced through Coaching, has been about maintaining a healthy, positive attitude. When I am asked, "how do I do that", or "what can I do to be more positive", believe it or not there are ways to strategize accomplishing this. When I hear the operative words, "how and what", it tells me that my client is ready to move forward and do the work.

By recognizing and accepting the personal responsibility of developing ourselves to our fullest potential, we will restore balance to all of our lives, starting with us. It is the sense of self respect we bring to all of our relationships, because the very relationship we have with ourself will be the same one we will have with others.
Here is a list of methods we can choose from today to begin to bring about a positive air to our living.
  • Be kind! Be kind! And Be kind!
  • Be an example to others.
  • Be sensitive and exercise better judgement.
  • Be a non-participant of gossip.
  • Be mindful of "your business" only.
  • Become approachable.
  • Respect the privacy of others.
  • Always get more information before making decisions.
  • Let's not attempt to read the minds of others. Stay out of their heads.
  • Earn each others trust and respect.
  • Avoid sarcasm AND criticism.
  • Acknowledge people doing the right thing.
  • Take a sincere interest in others.
  • Look where you can give sincere compliments to others daily.

Every journey begins with the first step, as we all have heard through our lives. Developing a positive attitude of gratitude will keep us from developing "Psychoschlorosis", as Zig Ziglar would say. What is it? Hardening of the attitudes. Yes--it is a manufactured word, however our hearts and minds do not know anything different than what we teach it. Realize what you have to be grateful for and YES-this all has to do with positive thinking. Will positive thinking let me do anything? Absolutely not. BUT-it will let me do everything better then negative thinking will. Remember the 10 two letter words of success: "If it is to be, it is up to me".

Have a Great Day!!

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