“Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life. If you continue to believe as you have always believed, you will continue to act as you have always acted. If you continue to act as you have always acted, you will continue to get what you have always gotten. If you want different results in your life or your work, all you have to do is change your mind.”
And so starts a new week. While I have not pinpointed exactly how I am going to achieve self-actualization, I do understand that there are lots of little things that need work if I am going to get there. So I have been toying with the idea of having a new work mantra. I am currently working with "Be the Solution." It has worked well, it is ingrained, now time for a new addition. Right now I think I am feeling the "Be responsive, not reactive" idea. The idea that if I give myself a second, a minute or a day then my brain can process a "response" vs. my emotions delivering a reaction. This is the kind of thing that I think will serve me well at home too. This was the topic of conversation on my run yesterday afternoon. When I came home I read SUAR's post and thought, WOW, I was totally meant to be thinking about. You should read her blog post HERE.
Another thing I am toying with for a New Year's Resolution is to stop complaining. Yes I know that one will be tough so I am still sorting out the details. It could look like trying to put a positive spin on challenging situations or maybe a "push up" jar. Meaning everytime I catch my self complaining or my family does, I get a marble in the jar. I will then have to do 10 push ups for each marble. I say marble just in case I am not in a position to knock out the 10 push ups right away. I hate push ups, but they are good for me so it is win win. I either stop complaining or get a wicked nice upper body.
What things are you doing to improve yourself?
Have you nailed down your New Year's Resolutions?
- Robe night with the family, I know, we're pretty fun and exciting people
- Getting a run in yesterday.
- Starting to re-focus