A bigger challenge

If you’re working to get past a problem that you’ve had, a great way to do that is to create a bigger problem. Now, that may sound a little bit strange at first. After all, why would you want to replace one difficulty with another one? The reason is control. The challenges you create for [Read More...]

Looking at limitations

It’s easy to tell yourself that the things holding you back are all outside of you, and that you can do nothing about them. It is true that there are many factors over which you have little or no control. Yet those things are not your true limitations. Your limitations arise from the way you [Read More...]

Turn regrets into affirmations

Regrets are useful in that they can help you to realize, in a personally meaningful way, the mistakes you’ve made in the past. Once a regret has served that purpose, however, it’s best to get rid of it and replace it with something more positive. For if you continue to dwell on your regrets, that [Read More...]

Connect with your purpose

When was the last time you stopped to consider the purpose of your life? It’s not something most people spend a lot of time and effort to understand. And yet it can be a powerful and lasting experience. A clearly understood sense of purpose will keep you going when all else fails. Knowing your purpose [Read More...]

Always another way

Perhaps you’ve now been beaten down so often by the challenges that you see no way around them. But the past does not equal the future. Just because you’ve never before been able to get over the mountain does not prevent you from finding a new and successful approach that will get you over that [Read More...]

From weakness to strength

Just as it is good to know your assets and your strengths, it’s equally useful to know your weaknesses and vulnerable spots. When you’re aware of your weaknesses, when you’re willing to admit them and face them, you’ve identified a powerful path for personal growth. Take a look at yourself. What is holding you back? [Read More...]

Staying on track

Persistence is not an all-or-nothing endeavor. Just because your persistence breaks down one day, or in one situation, does not mean that all is lost. You’re allowed to have bad days. Just make sure you get back on track as soon as possible. It is natural to become discouraged and to consider giving up. When [Read More...]

Choose responsibility

Responsibility begins on a personal level and grows outward. The basis for all your responsibility is an abiding sense of responsibility for yourself. This includes responsibility for your thoughts, your goals, your actions and the results they bring. As your responsibility expands beyond yourself, so does your influence. When you make the community your responsibility, [Read More...]

Highly effective

Think of a time in the past when you were highly effective. Think of a time when you were able to reach a maximum level of performance. Think of a time when the results you desired came to you naturally. How did the world look to you? What shapes and colors were around you? What [Read More...]

Positive control

Often, life is viewed in terms of needs rather than choices. Unfortunately, seeing something as a need takes the focus away from the power of choice. Seeing something as a need often leads to resentment and a feeling of being trapped, while seeing it as a choice leads to a sense of empowerment and control. [Read More...]