The Daily Boost: Best Daily Motivation | Life | Ca

The Daily Boost: Best Daily Motivation | Life | Ca


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Time to Stop Learning and Start Doing?  

Have you ever felt as if something is holding you back from getting what you want?   Maybe you’re spending too much time learning? The challenge happens when your mind confuses learning and doing.  It can’t tell the difference between perception and reality - unless you tell it.  And, it's easy to get caught up stuffing your brain with new information.  The problem is, you are not working toward your goal. Here are some simple truths: 1) Learning is fun and required to make a better life. 2) Learning alone will not create results. 3) You don’t have to learn everything to succeed. When you consistently apply what you have learned, you will make progress.  Besides,  your brain is not big enough to hold all the knowledge in the world anyway. Don’t get stuck in the trap. When you grasp plenty to move, MOVE!

Face Your Passion: Moving Toward Purpose  

Do you know your purpose in life?   What a great feeling!   But, what if you know your purpose but can't get yourself to take action toward your goal?  No, you're not procrastinating.  I would be that you're just busy with minute-by-minute life.   If you want to change, try this: 1) Slow down and get real.  Running faster will only distract your from your purpose even further.  Be brave and accept what you want.  2) Forget any limitations floating around in your mind.  Toss out fear of consequences for your actions too.  After all, they'll probably be good ones anyway. 3)  Accept where you are in your life today.  Start there and move forward.  Put one foot in front of the other pointed in the direction of your dreams.   Stand up, take a step, and repeat!

Your Experience Mindset  

As we begin a brand new year, I have a question for you. What experiences will you have this year? Life is all about the "Conscious" experiences you are having.  That requires planning, awareness, and setting your expectations. As you go about setting and achieving your goals, be sure to pay attention to your focus.   While you take action, shift your focus to the experience you want to have.  Life will be a lot more fun. Isn't that what goal setting is all about? Don't skip over the fun by jumping to the destination, savor the journey in 2017.

One Thing, A Million Directions  

In just a few days we're all going to begin a new and exciting journey into 2017. Some of those will last a lifetime, others just a few weeks - maybe. As we get into the final days of the year, I'm getting focused and stepping up to starting line. But, I have rules: 1) I do not believe in or set New Year's Resolutions. If I decide to do something, I start. There's no need to wait January 1st to change your life. 2) No matter what you intend, it will always take what seems like a million steps to get there. They will almost always be in different directions and rarely connected to your goal. 3) If you choose to do a million things, that's a million things multiplied by a million steps. How are you ever going to get what you want doing that? People who get what they want focus their energy on what they want. People who don't get what they want spend their precious energy on every misguided dream that pops into their head. Which kind of person will you be this year?

Building Your Future on Your Past  

As we approach the end of the year, you may be considering what you'll be doing new next year. I have an idea that will allow you to reach your goals faster - especially if you are thinking about a new start. Do NOT start new! It takes too long to get momentum, and you will be giving up your most powerful tool. The wisdom that you have gained in your years of living is the foundation for everything you seek in the future. Build on that knowledge base, and you'll move more quickly to your goals. Besides, it's not like you could ever forget all the lessons you've learned - right?

Explore The Possibility  

Are you caught up in the river of life?  Paddling just to keep up with current with no time to think about YOU?   It's easy to get entangled in your day to day list of things.  You lose track of the road you thought you were traveling to your destiny.   When you finally give yourself a few minutes to remember your passion, you don't recognize it.  It becomes difficult to believe that you have the power to design whatever you desire.     Don't fall for it.  You can!   Today, take a few minutes for YOU!     Who are you? Why are you here?  What do you want most? How will your future be?   Explore the possibility of YOU!  You'll be glad you did.  

Every Day is The First Day  

Is it just me or does creating the life you want to make you feel like Bill Murray in the movie, Groundhog Day. Well, if you want to do your goals, you may as well get used to it. Whatever goals you are working toward, no matter how long you've been at it, the all reset every day. You always begin every day as if it were your first. Yes, everything is a bit easier since you have built a foundation - one that has grown from past daily efforts. However, with every rising Sun, you will find a new way to progress toward your goal. It doesn't matter whether you succeed or fail the previous days. From where you are now, today is the first day of you making your dreams come true. Whew! I bet that takes a load off your shoulders - right?

Are You In Command?  

I like to fly little airplanes. Over the years I've learned a lesson; I don't have to ask permission to go where I want to go. It's always up to me to choose my destination. I'm what the FAA refers to as the Pilot in Command - the Boss of the airplane. I have total control to decide on my goal and plan my journey. I'm also required to tell Air Traffic Control where I'm traveling. Their job is to make sure I arrive safe and sound. There is no requesting permission and no negotiating. I call ATC on the radio, tell them where I would like to travel, and I'm on my way. Yes, sometimes ATC will recommend an alternate route, but I always get to my destination. That sure sounds a lot like life - doesn't it? Is today the day that you take command of your journey?

How The Law of Attraction Operates  

I've always believed the Law of Attraction should actually be the Law of What You Think About Most. Like attracts like. What you think about, you get. Period. If you're always saying, "I won't get it because I never do," you're right! If you always dream of a new life while focusing on your current problems that's all you'll ever have. You ALWAYS get what you focus on most - and you might not even be aware of where your attention goes. Isn't it time you harness the extraordinary potential of your mind? Start today with clear focus followed by massive imperfect action.

Decision Making Magic  

Your ability to make quick decisions is the mark of somebody who knows what they want in life - but how do you figure out what you want? Forget the old "Pro/Con" list that your Mom told you to use. It's time to up your game with "Quantum Linguistics!" Use these four questions the next time you're trying to figure out what to do in any situation: 1) How would I feel if I did? 2) How would I feel if I didn't? 3) How wouldn't I feel if I did? 4) How wouldn't I feel if I didn't? I bet you get things figured out before you get to question three. Whoa - you're about to be filled with new clarity and excitement!

Hope, Fear, Faith, and Courage  

Have you ever paid attention to the process that moves you forward - or stops you in your tracks? All change begins with Hope; a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. Right after the comes Fear; an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain or a threat. When you commit to making your dreams come true, you move into Faith; you have complete trust or confidence in someone or something. Finally, comes Courage; the ability to do something that frightens one. Don't allow yourself to get stuck in the along the way - your dreams are waiting.

Face Your Passion 2017?  

Is 2017 the year that you will finally Face Your Passion and start living the life you desire? I've got a power tip used by most successful people I know that I want to pass along to you today. Folks who are in control of their lives and living according to their terms are planners - most begin planning for the next year in November and finish by December. They use the remaining month of the year for preparation and kick off at the first of the year. While it may seem simple, I promise that if you put a little planning time in now that 2017 will be your best year ever.

Breaking Bad Habits  

What would you say if I handed you the simplest recipe ever to break bad habits and replace them good habits? Would you say, "GIVE IT TO ME?" First, you need to understand that you have etched your bad habits into your brain with years of endless re-enforcement. Your habits are so automatic that stopping is going to be difficult unless you distract yourself. It's simple; decide what your new behavior is going to be and DO IT instead of the old. If you didn't get to the gym this morning, go during lunch? Eating too much bad food? Then fill yourself up on good. Are you watching too much television? Take a walk or read a book. All you need for success is to catch yourself just before executing your old bad habits and do something different. Do it enough times, and the bad habit will be gone forever.

Exploring The Possibilty  

Are you the type of person that can't decide what you would like to do with your life - or are just afraid to pull the trigger and go for it? I get it. It's scary to start something new, especially if you don't know how well you'll like your new lifestyle. That's why I always recommend trying new things on for size before committing. Just explore the possibilities and nothing more. Instead of fully committing and charging forward at warp speed, why not take the fear out of it and see how you like your new experience first. If it's a keeper, just keep moving in that direction. If not, try something new. The fact is, most everything you've ever done in your life happened because you stumbled into it and decided to stay - at least now you'll be doing it fully aware.

Create Better Experiences For Others  

Wouldn't it be nice to improve the lives of every person you connect with this week? When you understand that your "life experience" is made up of a series of "daily experiences" you instantly look differently at your power to impact others. What happens at work, in the classroom, even at home with your family gives you an incredible opportunity to increase the influence you have on others. Try this for the next few days. Every time you find yourself potentially impacting another person, take a moment and think about how you might improve their experience by asking yourself a simple question, "What experience do I want them to have?" Then - create it! Yes, if you think about it, you can determine the outcome in advance - and that's a sure way to improve every relationship you have.

Curator of Your Clutter  

Are you overwhelmed with the clutter in your life?     Hmmm.     I think it's time to take a different approach.   Clearing the clutter from all aspects of your life is the biggest challenge you'll face when trying to change your life.  You simply can't manage everything forever.  Clutter never stops building, there will always be more, and you will always need to control it.   Since that's the case, I have a suggestion; instead of stressing about all the stuff you need to unload from your life, why not "Curate Your Clutter."   Whether it's emotional, physical, relationships, or your job, all this stuff in your life must have some importance to you - maybe.  When you become the "Curator of your life" you begin to prioritize, organize, and maintain your REAL treasures as if they were in a museum that represents what you love most about your life - and you get rid of what remains.   It's your museum, why not make it a perfect representation of YOU?

Say NO To Good Deeds  

There's a law in the Universe known as "The Law of Reciprocity" - and I'd bet it's keeping you from getting what you want.   Reciprocity in action happens when another person chooses to do you a favor.  A gift, service, an introduction, just about anything.  It feels great!  However, when you accept you automatically feel the need to reciprocate and are instantly in debt to the person who did the good deed.  That's the "Law of Reciprocity."   How do you avoid the trap?   The simple trick to not owing everybody who invokes the Law of Reciprocity without your permission is to decline the offer right away. Just say, "No thanks."   The next method is to recognize that just because somebody insists on doing you a favor, you are NOT obligated to reciprocate - although you'll sure feel like you should.  Just say, "No."   Finally, if it's YOU that initiates the favor, remember that the same rules apply when coming from the other side.  

What Happens Next?  

I have a friend who is always asking a simple question, "What happens next?" Most folks pause when they hear his question and almost never arrive at his expected answer, "EVERYTHING!" I'll admit that it's easy to get caught up in your past and everything that is demanding your attention at this moment to take in the very simple nature of his question. No matter where you are in your life today, EVERYTHING will follow. Good, bad, happy, sad, exciting and boring - the entirety of your life sits before you just waiting for you to grab it by the horns and give it more than an eight-second rodeo ride. Today, why not choose what happens next? You might be surprised how fun things get!

Power of Good Enough  

How much is good enough?   I received an email from a fellow MTMer who made the decision to change careers and become a Surgical Assistant - at about the age most folks start thinking about retirement.   Mike, shared a useful saying he's heard many times in operating rooms -   "The evil of good-enough is better."   In other words, once you've accomplished your goal, stop messing around and move on.  The more you poke around, the more chances you'll have to make a mistake or do more harm than good.   I bet that sounds familiar.  I know it did for me.   Such a simple concept.  I like simple.  Simple works.

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