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Imagine your desired life: how to create it

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Imagine your life is perfect in every respect: what would it look like? (Brian Tracy)

I'm going to exercise more, New Year's resolutions, life plan, vision boardThis year, I am not making any New Year’s resolutions. I do not promise:

  • I’m going to exercise more.
  • This year will be the year I get healthier.
  • I will lose weight.
  • I’m going to find a hobby and stick to it.
  • I will play more.
  • This year I will start each morning with meditation.

Nope. I have no intention of setting myself up to fail to keep my word because I am hesitant to give my bond unless it aligns with the perfect life that I envision building. Continue reading Imagine your desired life: how to create it

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Fundamentals of success: knowing is not enough

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Wherever you look today, you will find information and awareness campaigns. If ignorance were the problem, the information age would have solved everything. Whether you want to look at issues of health and wellbeing, caring for the environment, or simply improving your lifestyle, it seems that knowledge is not enough to bring about change. Knowing is only half the battle.

For example, perhaps you know what kind of diet and food your body responds the best with. What results do you have to show for knowing this?

Or consider your goals and plans for the past twelve months. What did you know had to be done, to you to reach those goals? How much of that did you effectively implement? Continue reading Fundamentals of success: knowing is not enough

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Knocked down, but not out! Now get up

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Ever felt that you just had the wind knocked out of your sails, because things don’t go as planned? Perhaps you failed to meet your goals and dreams for 2019, in spite of consistently putting in the effort over the past twelve months. Or maybe, even worse, you have suffered the loss of a relationship, family member or a job. And you feel knocked down when many around you celebrate happily.

The question isn’t will life knock you down – because it will – but rather: how will you respond when it happens?

“Bravery is not found in getting knocked down. Rather, bravery is found is getting back up knowing that you’re going to get knocked down again.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

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How to separate decision-making from problem-solving

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Recently, I was putting off some crucial decisions about how I wanted to move forward in my life. And it’s not that I haven’t been looking at the issues and contemplating what I wanted. But I felt stuck.  Then, I came across a question in Wendy Craig-Purcell’s book “Ask Yourself This“, and realised my dilemma. I was mixing up problem-solving with decision-making.  

The question she asked as “If I could solve the “how”, what would I do?” Continue reading How to separate decision-making from problem-solving

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Learning from your failure and mistakes

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When you are afraid of learning from your failure and mistakes, you stay within your comfort zone – where you already know what you need to know to survive. What you want – and don’t have – is not within your comfort zone.

How do I know?
Because you don’t already have it!
If you knew everything you needed to know already to get it – you would have achieved it. Continue reading Learning from your failure and mistakes