The Joy of Anticipation – anticipation sets us up for positive momentum

Recently, it occurred to me that the joy of something in the future comes not only from the thought of that something but may also come from the anticipation and preparation for it.  For example, I have an upcoming trip.  Certain preparations will create benefit while on the trip:  learning some Spanish, refreshing scuba diving skills, and gathering warm-weather clothing.  These could seem like...

Celebrate!

Celebrate! People who celebrate have more success.  Celebrating keeps us on track and motivated towards our goals.  When we acknowledge what we have done, we send a signal to ourselves that we are making progress. Celebration is self-acknowledgment and recognition for successfully completing every small step. Completion is the triumphant achievement of our objective and our signal to proceed...

Maintain and Sustain

Maintain and Sustain At this point, you may be well on your way and have made changes to set the trajectory to your vision.  You may be more aware and are making more conscious choices in the here and now that build towards the future.  You may still be contemplating and just starting. Awareness is the first step.  With awareness, we are at choice. No matter where you are at, the following can...

Have I All the Resources I Need?

Have I All the Resources I Need? In implementing changes in your life, do you have the resources you need? Check these out: 1. Am I truly ready, willing, AND able right now to make these changes? 2. What people support me with these changes? 3. What more training/learning is required of me? 4. What people can help me with this? 5. What financial reserves would be helpful? 6. Do I have the space...

Where Does All the Time Go?

Where Does All the Time Go?  Are you feeling that you don’t have enough time to do it all?   If so, ask yourself: Where am I spending my time? What is depleting my energy? What am I tolerating that is weighing on me? What is frustrating me? Where am I wasting time? Where do I want to spend my time? Given your answers to the above questions, what can and will you change to focus your time on your...

SELF-LESS, SELF-ISH or SELF-FULL?

Self-less, Self-ish or Self-full? The blog topic of 2 weeks ago was Living BIG.  Living BIG brings freedom.  It may also, especially if unfamiliar, bring up doubt and challenges.  We may feel selfish for doing something more for ourselves – like we are taking time away from our family and loved ones.  We may not feel worthy.  We may think we can do it all and keep adding to the list.  We may...

Remember Who You Are

December 2015 Remember Who You Are This week, I noticed a woman from a conference that I had recently attended with her young children.  She was in her ‘mommy’ role.  It made her seem more real to me somehow.  There was such a visible difference.  At the conference, she was dressed for the role with stylish business attire, high heels, and a gregarious, confident business-like demeanor.  In her...