Seven questions to begin the process of eliminating excuses from Dr. Wayne Dyer in his book, Excuses Begone.
1. Is it true?
2. Where did it come from?
3. What is your payoff?
4. What would your life look like if you did not have that belief?
5. Can you create a rational, truthful reason to change?
6. Can I access universal cooperation?
7. How will I continually reinforce this new way of being?
John Maxwell presents in his book, The Difference Maker an acronym for PROBLEMS.
P – is for predictors which help us mold our future
R – is for reminders – a reminder we cannot succeed alone
O – is for opportunities that pull us out of the ruts, prompting us to think creatively
B – is for blessings – opening doors we would otherwise not go through
L – is for the lessons that provide instruction with each new challenge
E – is for everyone – no one is excluded
M – is for messages – warning of the potential disasters
S – is for solvable which reminds us that for every problem, there is a solution.
Eight Life Lessons from Sherry Petro-Surdel. Lessons Learned as a Therapist.
- There is always a payoff and a payback for any behavior we engage in.
- You cannot change what you are not aware of.
- We can’t solve a problem with the same mindset that created the problem.
- We all have our own reality.
- Life is a live theater with roles.
- We teach people how to treat us.
- How we show up is our decision. Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
- Humans are fragile, yet resilient.
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. ~Meister Eckhart
Express gratitude each and every day.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle. ~A Course in Miracles
A coincidence is a small miracle in which God chooses to remain anonymous. ~Anonymous
In every decision you make, every decision is not a decision about what to do. It is a decision about who you are. ~ Neale Donald Walsch
Consider making a list of what is important to you and then make all your decisions with that list in mind. ~Sherry Petro-Surdel
From the book The Art of Intuition by Sophy Burnham.
- They listen to their inner voice. They don’t dismiss it.
- They take time for solitude and silence.
- They access their creative side.
- They practice mindfulness and meditation.
- They are observant, they journal, and they connect the dots.
- They listen to their bodies. When something or someone doesn’t feel right in your body, LISTEN!
- They connect on a deep level with others.
- They pay attention to their dreams. There is much intuitive information to be found in them.
- They take time to enjoy the things they love, and they make time for down time.
- They mindfully let go of negative emotions. Of course, they can get upset, hurt and emotional yet they don’t wallow in it for long.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. ~Abraham Lincoln
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? ~Abraham Lincoln
To leave the world a bit better … to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw
We affirm your success in all you do for highest good. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. ~The Buddha
The present moment is all we have!
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home – the place to which I always return. ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie
I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me.
I love you for that part of me you bring out. ~Roy Croft
Two mindful bites: At each meal or snack.
Take a deep breath.
Place food in your mouth and feel the texture.
Pay attention to the flavor.
Is it sweet, sour, bitter, spicy?
Who was involved in getting this food to you?
Express gratitude for this bite.
Let it set in your mouth without swallowing for one minute.
Take one minute to focus on your breath.
Feel the sensation of your chest rising and falling.
Feel your breath move through your nostrils, your throat,
your chest, your whole body.
Focus on an object or space that is attractive to you.
(A candle, a flame, a picture of a loved one or of nature.)
Or gaze out the window.
Keep your attention there. If anything else pops up, go right back to your original focus.
Go outside and take three deep breaths.
Then pay attention to the air on your skin.
Maybe your face is the only exposed skin.
Feel what it feels like on your cheeks for one minute.
Take one minute to scan your body from head to toe.
Check if there is any tightness or discomfort.
Send your breath to those areas.
Do One Thing For One Minute Mindfully
Doing the dishes,
walking the dog,
petting the cat, etc.