The Taste Of Success Intensifies The Drive To Achieve More

Take pride in everything you do, whether big or small. Keeping track of your various successes in life encourages repeat performances. You may succeed at overcoming anger when dealing with a child or coworker. Your success may entail resisting the urge to procrastinate, and focusing on the task. You may achieve a financial milestone, make room in your schedule for more family time, or get a great night’s sleep. Success is waiting around every corner. It doesn’t have to be based on fame or fortune

Track Achievements At Work

It’s great to be acknowledged at work. A public shout-out can drive greater dedication and achievement. However, you don’t have to wait for recognition to start feeling good about yourself. Idealist Careers recommends maintaining your own personal record of accomplishments. Even if you won’t be looking for another job any time soon, clearly articulating your impact at work can help you negotiate a raise and give you a sense of pride in your work. You can track challenges you helped resolve, concrete metrics, actions you took, or projects you headed. These victories can be logged in a journal, spreadsheet, or in the WorkSmartapp. Whenever you question your position in life, look over this reminder of your worth.

Raise The Bar On Your Workouts

You are your own rival when testing your physical endurance. Set and exceed your own standards. Train for races to give yourself a specific goal to work toward. Every time you surpass your previous running time record, raise the bar. Increase your weight reps or running distance by 10% once you have hit your milestone. Success will enliven your mind and soul. Enjoy the motivation from the feeling of winning.

Take Pride in Your Go-Getter Spirit

Invite challenges as they come. You have the ability to overcome them if you desire. Your drive to win amplifies with each hurdle you leap past. No one can stop you once you have the motivation and the thrill of achievement. Why stop when you were just getting started? Take on more to fill your life with greater triumphs and to learn just how resilient you can be.

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Empowering questions:

1. How do I measure my success?

2. What has success taught me?

3. What experiences propel me to be strong-willed and persistent?

 

Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a Coach. If you are grappling with your established business and laboring with lackluster sales, perhaps you should consider working with a Professional Business Growth Coach.

This partnership will empower your professional growth, those of your team, while positively impacting your revenues by 21.5% or more.

Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.

Get Empowered with Lisa’s Expressions of Empowerment Self Help Book

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Alone Time Opens Up Your True Self

Spending time alone allows you to know your true self and discover what you truly think about matters of importance, without the influence of others. Everyone needs some alone time each day to consider life circumstances and reconcile actions with inner beliefs. In our solitude, the universe reveals the most creative solutions to our greatest problems.

Spending time alone gives you the opportunity to celebrate your true self

So much of our lives are consumed giving of ourselves and doing for others. You may spend your alone time taking a scenic walk close to home. You may sit in your backyard in the summer or near a cozy fireplace in the winter. When you are alone, you may enjoy reading books or listening to music. Reading books helps you gain insightful knowledge while listening to music helps you enjoy the voices and talents of others in a way that connects with your soul. Meditation and yoga will help you relax your mind and focus on yourself.

“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault

In your quiet moments, think about the pleasing parts of life and conjure up thoughts that make you happy. At the end of the day, only YOU are responsible for maintaining a positive attitude and grooming yourself for success. Reject negative thoughts or impulses that go against your beliefs. Consider what imbues your life with the most value.

Work towards maintaining what matters most– your sanity!

Contemplate how you can enrich your life with more of what makes you feel happy and fulfilled. Set goals in solitude and plan how to achieve them. You can use your alone time to be productive, but be sure to balance your alone time with sufficient rest and relaxation. Do not despair in your quiet hours of reflection. Enjoy this chance to lead a more meaningful and successful life by following your intuitions.

 

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Empowering Questions:

  1. What can I do when I am alone?
  2. How often do I take time away to restore myself?
  3. Where can I go to bask in solitude and evolve my true self?

 

 

Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a Coach. If you are grappling with your established business and laboring with lackluster sales, perhaps you should consider working with a Professional Business Growth Coach.

This partnership will empower your professional growth, those of your team, while positively impacting your revenues by 21.5% or more.

Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.

https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Expressions-of-Empowerment
https://www.212degreescoaching.com
lisa@212degreescoaching.com

 

Keeping Your Commitments Is Part Of Your Personal Brand

It is important to shape your commitments because so many people depend upon them. Make a habit of honoring your word, no matter how big or small the commitment may seem. Do not offer false commitments to tell others what you think they want to hear. It is more important to stay true to yourself and your word. You can take pride in being known as someone who is dependable and respectful of other people’s time.

People with good intentions make promises; people with good character keep them… 

People trust you to be honest and realistic about what you can give, do, and achieve. Keep your work up to date, your projects completed on time, and attend all meetings punctually. Come prepared to your meetings and be fully present with others, devoting your full attention. Develop a clear understanding of your responsibilities to others.

Be determined to keep your promises with your family

The workplace is not the only place where people are depending on you. Keep commitments made to family and loved ones, too. They rely on your attention, guidance, and love to support them throughout life. Deal with others’ hearts judiciously to avoid trampling on the feelings of others or letting them down. Your competence to keep promises will develop faith and confidence in your relationships.

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Live with intergrity

To avoid broken promises:

  • Know that saying you are going to do something is not the same as actually doing it.
  • Schedule all the promises you make, keeping track in a calendar or agenda book.
  • Take time making decisions. Learn to say “I’ll think about it”, “I’ll let you know,” or simply “No.”
  • Ask questions to clarify what a person is asking of you before you agree to commit.
  • Communicate early if you foresee a problem delivering on your promises.
  • Prepare everything you need to leave the house the night before and allow double the travel time.
  • Make effort to know yourself, to be aware of subconscious motivations and hidden ambivalence.

Empowering questions:

  1. What is the best way to honor my commitments personally and professionally?
  2. What are the best ways to remind myself of the commitments I’ve made?
  3. How can I be more punctual and prepared in my appointments with others?

 

 

Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a Coach. If you are grappling with your established business and laboring with lackluster sales, perhaps you should consider working with a Professional Business Growth Coach.

This partnership will empower your professional growth, those of your team, while positively impacting your revenues by 21.5% or more.

Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.

https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Expressions-of-Empowerment
https://www.212degreescoaching.com
lisa@212degreescoaching.com

 

Persistence Pays Off… Right?

Self-control, perseverance, and grit are the most important predictors of success – even more than IQ or socioeconomic background. Thankfully, persistence is a quality that can be cultivated. It’s a decision that we make to stick with what we’re doing, no matter what.

Our ability to recover from setbacks is governed by our ability to engage with people who are different, control our actions, ask curious questions, and think positively. Completing goals fast is satisfying, but the sweetest victories are those we’ve worked hard to achieve and defined ourselves in the process.

Let the promise of the future motivate your success

The promise of the future is a powerful motivator for success. Focus on your “purpose” and your “mission statement” for strength. Emotions threaten to stop us dead in our tracks or deter us off the rails onto a different course. Sticking to principles and stated objectives will help you stay on your path.

The most persistent people have all-consuming visions of their future success. If you really want something, nothing can stand in the way of your powerful desires. Sometimes you may need to take a break to rebuild energy and strength, but never lose sight of that grand hope.

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn

No matter how much you want something, staying continually motivated is difficult, especially when progress is slow. Developing habits is the best way to hack your way to the finish line. Certain habits help to motivate you for completing any task you set out to achieve.

Getting up early and going through a morning gratitude ritual gets your days off on the right foot. Putting in time doing at least one task related to your goal – even if it’s for less than an hour – keeps you constantly progressing. Surround yourself with motivators. Set up rewards when you hit milestones along the way to keep your enthusiasm up.

View challenges as opportunities to increase knowledge and skills

Learning from past mistakes is a way to remain positive and steadfast, despite obstacles. Reading stories of how others overcame challenges to succeed in the end can be a great source of inspiration and a helpful reminder that no life is perfect. Humans are highly adaptable.

You may need to alter your approach or wait a little longer for the payoff, but know that success is always within your grasp. The most persistent people know that life is a journey of dead-ends and detours. They know when to let go of ego and admit that something is not working. They are quick to incorporate new information and adapt to a better way.

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Empowering questions:

  1. What is the connection between success and perseverance?
  2. How does my spirituality help me?
  3. What do I miss out on when I quit?

 

 

Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a Coach. If you are grappling with your established business and laboring with lackluster sales, perhaps you should consider working with a Professional Business Growth Coach.

This partnership will empower your professional growth, those of your team, while positively impacting your revenues by 21.5% or more.

Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.

https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Expressions-of-Empowerment
https://www.212degreescoaching.com
lisa@212degreescoaching.com

 

Show Up

The phrase “show up” means more than just appearing physically, but appearing mentally as well. Putting in effort and being there emotionally for others are worthwhile endeavors in life that lead to greater success and more fulfilling relationships.

Showing up is particularly important in marriage and parenting. It is important to help others who are in need of emotional support, even if we feel we have nothing to say or contribute. The cumulative effect of your presence helps sustain a bond.

 “80 percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen

It takes great courage just to show up and be seen. There is a vulnerability in putting ourselves out into the world, among others, but we won’t find opportunity hiding beneath the blankets of our beds or lounging on our sofas.

You may not feel 100% prepared for every activity or situation in life, but you may find that once you get there and set to work, the energy and drive to work soon emerge. Even if you fall short of the success you crave, you are furthering your goals through practice and expanding your determination.

Give yourself credit for hard work and take pride in showing up, though it’s not always easy to do.

“Show up in every moment like you’re meant to be there.” – Marie Forleo 

Instead of looking at work, the gym, or another setting as “drudgery”, think of each moment as a piece of your destiny. Everything in your life was designed for you – whether it’s to learn a lesson, hone a skill, impart your wisdom upon others, or reveal a mystery.

Delight in the moment even if the benefit is not immediately clear. Find a way past inertia and enjoy the opportunity to problem-solve. Take pleasure in the moment, but also keep in mind the purpose of your hard work and your long-term goals. This will enable you to push through small obstacles with the bigger picture in mind.

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing,” – Theodore Roosevelt 

Even if it feels safer to stay where you are, the decision to do nothing is still a decision with its own set of consequences. We cannot bury our heads in the sand and hope that conflicts will blow over and troubles will disappear. We are all responsible for the choices we make in life. If we take a false step, we can always work to rectify our mistakes.

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Empowering questions: 

  1. How can I show up for others around me?
  2. Does showing up help me create opportunity?
  3. What area of my life do I want and need to show up more?

 

Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a Coach. If you are grappling with your established business and laboring with lackluster sales, perhaps you should consider working with a Professional Business Growth Coach.

This partnership will empower your professional growth, those of your team, while positively impacting your revenues by 21.5% or more.

Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.

https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Expressions-of-Empowerment
https://www.212degreescoaching.com
lisa@212degreescoaching.com

Concentrate On The Journey Ahead

Focusing on the many opportunities life holds keeps you moving forward, happily and productively. The future holds the piece of history we are still writing.

Today, we have all the power in the world to change tomorrow. All of your life experiences and perspectives over the years have prepared you for this moment to embark on your journey toward the future.

“Let us not look backward in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” – James Thurber

Our past like the ex we just can’t let go of – sweet smells, familiar, comfortable.

For some situations, we may find, as time goes on, we tend to idealize the positive and forget all the negative drama happening at the time.

Particularly, in relationships, there can be many loose ends we can’t quite wrap our minds around, making it difficult to forge ahead into new romantic endeavors.

In other cases, we may be unwilling to stop playing a reel of anger and resentment regarding someone from our past to prevent “losing” them or facing the underlying hurt.

We all have nostalgic moments to reminisce, but make sure you’re not stuck facing backward. If you are habitually longing for the past, you should:

  • Forgive yourself for past mistakes and work through the guilt. Accept it as part of your journey.
  • Forgive others. If you can’t, fake it until you make it. Time will heal your wounds.
  • Realize you are not your thoughts. Slow your racing mind and connect with an ocean of calm.
  • Look at the choices before you, replacing “I should have” with I will.
  • Give yourself some time to grieve, but set some goals for what you will do when this phase ends.

Future possibilities are brimming with excitement

Picture a blank piece of paper before you. Imagine you’re sitting in your car, about to start driving, with no idea where you’re going and no map to get you there.

Is “fear” the first thought that comes to mind? That is a natural reaction… until you understand that uncertainty is your greatest asset.

There are infinite paths ahead of you, so many rewards to grab hold of, untold riches coming your way.

Challenge your assumptions about your limitations – what can or can’t be achieved.

Challenge your ideas about how the world should work and see the world as it actually is. Let go of that “something” that is holding you back.

Instead of thinking of all you don’t want, think of what you do want. Whittle down the overwhelming number of choices to pick a path that suits your talents, interests, and desires.

Make your decision and walk out into the world with your eyes wide open.

Take note of the beauty in where you are at this point in your journey. You are learning, experiencing, adapting, and growing.

Anticipation is rewarding in its own regard

You don’t need to take a vacation to enjoy the rewards of one. Vacationers feel happiest while planning their trips and daydreaming about all they’ll do, according to a 2010 study of more than 1,500 people published in the journal of Applied Research in Quality of Life.

Similarly, a 2007 study by Leaf Van Boven and Laurence Ashworth published in the journal of Experimental Psychology found that students felt happier anticipating their vacation than they felt later reminiscing about the trip.

So immerse yourself in a daydream by reading, watching films, and talking to others about future plans, whether it’s about a vacation, a future career endeavor, a date, a new baby, an impending move, or whatever the case may be.

Keep your mind on the prize of possibilities in life, on dreams of greatness.

Accept the current set of circumstances as they are and set new initiatives, so you can forge ahead with confidence to meet whatever the future holds.

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Empowering questions:

  1. What are the methods that I can employ to help me in letting go of my past experiences?
  2. How can my day be improved with daily planning?
  3. How prepared I am to face any circumstances that come in my way?

Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a Coach. If you are grappling with your established business and laboring with lackluster sales, perhaps you should consider working with a Professional Business Growth Coach.

This partnership will empower your professional growth, those of your team, while positively impacting your revenues by 20% or more.

Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.

https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Expressions-of-Empowerment
https://www.212degreescoaching.com
lisa@212degreescoaching.com

Being A Friend Means Absolute Allegiance And Support

Friends are precious resources. These gifts bring you grander courage, confidence, and purpose. Knowing that you have touched the lives of others is one of the greatest satisfactions on Earth. Loyalty and support are what defines and sustains a friendship. Make a point to be a better friend today.

Show Support To Best Friends, Even When You Disagree.

Disagreements are bound to arise among friends, whether as simple as how or when to spend time together or totally life-altering like which career or partner to choose. Even when you don’t agree with your friend’s decisions, you can still offer support without losing your mind in the process. First, consider if you can reserve judgment by accepting that you don’t know all the facts. If you feel burdened with your difference of opinion, it’s okay to voice your concerns – in the right way. Bring it up when you are both relaxed while taking a walk, gardening together, painting, or doing another activity.

Express your concern and ask that your friend hear you out, but also make it clear that you respect differences of opinion and are there for your friend, no matter what. Once you have calmly, articulately explained your feelings, ask for clarification on your friend’s motivations if necessary so you can better understand the situation. From there, the ball is in your friend’s court. Do not bring it up continually. Sometimes you may need to stand up for a loved one when others are unfairly critical. You may not agree with the decision, but no one deserves to be called names, attacked, gossiped about, or ostracized.

Lend a compassionate ear when your friend needs you. Sometimes you don’t have to offer any advice at all. Your friends will unravel the issue as they talk through it with you. A University of Michigan study found that women produce more progesterone, a mood-boosting, and stress-busting hormone when they feel emotionally close to other women. Simply being there with open arms goes a long way. It should give you a sense of pride to know you are relied upon for unconditional love and encouragement.

Display Your loyalty by treasuring shared secrets. When my friends share their innermost secrets with me, I treasure them.

Never betray a friend’s confidence by discussing with others what was shared with you in private. The first rule of loyalty is that you keep all information in confidence. When pressed by gossipers, resist the urge to get involved by saying you are “not at liberty to discuss” the details of your time spent with someone, advise the gossiper to ask your friend, or simply proclaim your ignorance. It is no one’s business what you talk about in private with others.

Loyal friends are mum when necessary, but they are also honest as the situation warrants. A good friend might ask for or need your opinion from time to time. Take care to understand your friend’s needs and boundaries to know when it’s appropriate to interject your thoughts, feelings, and guidance. People vary greatly in the level of support they’re willing to accept.

“True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.” – Balthasar Gracian

Each friendship is unique, requiring its own special rhythm and finesse to maintain. Though your approach to various friends may vary, you can never go wrong if you base your relationships around loyalty. Aim to be trustworthy and supportive each day. Let others know how meaningful their friendships are to your life. Joyfully do whatever it takes to keep your friends encouraged and uplifted.

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Empowering Questions:

  1. In what ways can I prove to my friends that I am trustworthy?
  2. What are some of the other key elements of friendship besides loyalty and support?
  3. How does sharing tough advice impact the strength of my relationship with friends?

 

 

Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a Coach. If you are grappling with your established business and laboring with lackluster sales, perhaps you should consider working with a Professional Business Growth Coach. This partnership will empower your professional growth, those of your team, while positively impacting your revenues by 20% or more.

Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.

https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Expressions-of-Empowerment
https://www.212degreescoaching.com
lisa@212degreescoaching.com

First, Nourish Your Mind

Physical nourishment is just one type of fuel. Most basically, “nourishing your mind” means avoiding processed junk food and overindulgence in alcohol, caffeine, or other drugs. Strive to lead a pure existence. Hydrate your body with water and keep tabs on the vitamins and nutrients you’re getting. Choosing optimal nutrition gives you the power to heal and balance yourself. What you eat influences your emotions, feelings, moods, motivations, and ability to enjoy life with energy and enthusiasm. You may find it helpful to meet with a dietician to get a pulse on how well you’re fueling yourself with food.

Surround Yourself With Positive Vibes.

Cut people out of your life who you know will hurt you and attack your mind. Invite positive people into your life and focus on activities that nurture the “inner you.” Dine with companions who are great conversationalists to enhance your wellbeing and spiritual growth. Appreciate your company and the pleasant atmosphere that surrounds you.

Stir Your Soul with Meaningful Activities.

There are many soul-stirring activities to incorporate into your life:

  • Travel at least once a year even if it’s just a two-hour road trip or train ride to the next town over.
  • Visit an ethnic market, culinary institute, or gastropub to taste food you’ve never tried before.
  • Shop for a color you don’t normally wear, dye your hair, or get a new cut to reinvent yourself.
  • Make a pastry that requires some creative decorating work.
  • Learn the art of meditation to release yourself from negativity, worry, and mental clutter.
  • Create a home sanctuary – a place filled with everything you love and need to relax.
  • Get out into nature, taking a walk and soaking in the sights, sounds, and feelings.
  • Start a new ritual an hour before bed that doesn’t include television, computers, or phones.

Feed Your Mind With Creative Pursuits.

You are more than just a physical body; you are a unique spirit. To make sure your mind and soul are content, feed yourself with creative mediums like craft, literature, and melody. Regularly read spiritual books to reframe your perspective. You can find lists on Good Reads or the Amazon “Spiritual, Self-Help” list. Use online apps like Spotify or Amazon Music to discover new music. Look at Pinterest or visit your local craft store to find a project that excites you. Pick up an instrument you learned how to play that has been collecting dust and refresh your creative memory. Keep a personal journal of your daily thoughts and feelings to lead a spiritually rich life packed full of purpose and meaning.

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Empowering Questions:

  1. What is the ideal blend of nourishment needed to cultivate my mind?
  2. What spiritual “food” do I need to grow my spirit?
  3. How can I deal with gloomy thoughts that threaten to shrink my world?

 

 

Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a Coach. If you are grappling with your established business and laboring with lackluster sales, perhaps you should consider working with a Professional Business Growth Coach. This partnership will empower your professional growth, those of your team, while positively impacting your revenues by 20% or more.

Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.
https://www.212degreescoaching.com
lisa@212degreescoaching.com

LISA MORGAN MOSLEY HAS ANNOUNCED THE FIRST VOLUME OF ‘EXPRESSIONS OF EMPOWERMENT’

THE ULTIMATE GUIDEBOOK TO PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS WILL BE RELEASED ON AUGUST 30TH ~ Preorder Now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 30, 2017

THE ULTIMATE GUIDEBOOK TO PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS WILL BE RELEASED ON AUGUST 30TH

ATLANTA, GA, July 30, 2017– Seasoned business leader Lisa Morgan Mosley has announced the release date for her new self-help and personal growth book titled ‘Expressions of Empowerment: An Introspective Guide for Personal and Professional Success (Volume I).’ The book will be released on August 30th and will be available for sale on Amazon. With decades of experience in the corporate world, Lisa is known in the industry as an innate sales strategist that capitalizes on company’s objectives, and this book is a reflection of her lifetime of engaging personal and professional experiences.

“Empowerment is a key to success, and this book is my effort to share insights of professional and personal success,” said Lisa Morgan Mosley, the Author of this inspiring book. “This is the first volume and I look forward to future stories of enlightenment with additional volumes to follow,” she added.

This book by Lisa is all about positivity and self-development to meet professional and personal goals in life. According to the reviews, the author has candidly shared her experience to fight negativity and hurdles through a positive sense of growth with motivation. Lisa’s background clearly demonstrates that she is an experienced leader in multiple disciplines and a talented motivator and mentor who receives high praise from clients and peers alike for her teaching skills.

About Lisa Morgan Mosley

Lisa is a renowned American Business and Career Growth Coach with over 25 years of experience and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management. She is the Founder of 212 Degrees Coaching Services and an effective leader in such companies as Apple, AT&T, and FedEx. Lisa also developed curriculum and taught Sales and Marketing Research at Gwinnett Technical College. She is a graduate of The Coach Training Academy and credentialed through the Certified Coaches Alliance (CCA), a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), and also a member of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).

To preorder your copy on Amazon, please visit:

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If you would like to schedule an author reading, book signing or learn more information about 212 Degrees Coaching Services, please contact Lisa Morgan Mosley at 404-625-0700 or email at lisa@212degreescoaching.com. #booklaunch, #newbook, #amazonbestseller

In the NOW

Yeah, we brag about achieving frequent flyer status. However, we are all frequent flyers when it comes to bouncing around the past, present, and future. We do it continuously. Call it lessons learned (past). Call it a to-do list (present). Call it goal-setting (future). The challenge is spending our time in the place it will do the most good, which is living and taking action in THE NOW!

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“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”  Henry David Thoreau

Baggage Restrictions

Time traveling is something we do frequently and with great ease. How often have we asked our love ones to visualize their future? Even when someone is fully living in the present–living in the now–they still may not be achieving their desired results. Could this be because of excess baggage they drag with them from their past?

We might do well to adapt the guidelines and restrictions placed upon our luggage when we fly (in real time) out of town. The best advice seems to be, the less we bring with us the faster we will pass through the check points and reach our desired destination.

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“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” Groucho Marx

One Bag Only, Please

The future we dream about is like the narrow security checkpoints in the airport terminal. We can pass through them quickly and easily provided we are not carrying anything that will hurt ourselves or others. The bags we carry-on must be limited to one and must be small enough to pass through the “time machine.”

If we are lugging an enormous trunk full of yesterday’s baggage, we are simply not going to fit through the gap. Even if we check this extra luggage, it will only cost additional time and effort at Baggage Claim and be waiting for us at our destination. Do we really need to bring all this stuff with us? In reality, we can either jettison our baggage from the past or go nowhere fast.

Consider this:

  • Is what your carrying positive or negative?
  • Is it a good or bad memory?
  • Is it anything that you can change now?
  • Is it a conversation that should take place?
  • Is it a negative unknown assumption?
  • Is it an automatic negative thought?
  • Do you use language that includes, “I always” or “I never?”
  • Are you using language such as, “but if” or “I can’t?”

Believe it or not any of these dark or angry thoughts are disempowering. News flash, GET OVER IT and Get rid of that stink ‘in think ‘in.  You have too much life to live, too many places to go, and too many people to see.

If you are not living in the NOW, and have disempowering thoughts, think about assigning yourself an empowerment accountability partner that communicates with you frequently. Ask them to call-out when you have negative conversation, and ask them to highlight and acknowledge when your conversation and tone is positive and empowering.

If you are carrying baggage from yesteryear… you must release it! Not for them, but for you.  It’s not healthy to carry anger. Lisa Firestone Ph.D. says, “The benefits of forgiveness include reducing anger, hurt, depression and stress, while increasing feelings of optimism, hope, compassion, physical vitality, self–efficacy, conflict resolution skills and confidence.

Release the excess baggage, live in the NOW and happy travels!

 

Lisa Morgan Mosley
Biz Growth Coach
https://www.212degreescoaching.com
lisa@212degreescoaching.com
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