Doing becomes being

“Do great things.”  - adapted from Darren Hardy

How do you spend your time?  Trying to do something important, or trying to be someone important?

Forget about trying to be someone great.  Try to do something great.  Becoming great will show up later.  Being great is the result of doing great.

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How will you fill your time?

“I took off my watch and found I had all the time in the world.”  - Addrisi Brothers

Many blame their lack of time for their lack of success.  Yet everyone – successful or not –  gets the same amount of time each day.

What makes the difference?  Is it how you choose to fill your time?

Quit thinking about how time controls you.  Start thinking about how you can best control your time.

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Resist the squeeze

“ Why fit in when you’re born to stand out?” – Dr. Seuss

Resist the squeeze.  There are already too many in the room.  Too many clamoring, pushing and pulling.  Too many trying to rise, trying to climb a crowded mountain of mediocrity.

You weren’t stamped out on an assembly line.  You’re different, you’re handmade, you’re custom designed.  You’re on a different mission.

So choose.  Will you squeeze into the crowded room; to just fit in and take your chances?  Or will you find that unique expression of what makes you special, what makes you different, what makes you stand out?

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Driven by a higher code

“Why not be last?”

Last to keep trying.  Last to hold on to enduring principles. Last to give up, when everyone else has rung the bell and walked away.

The world is full of quitters.  But you are driven by a higher code.  You demand more of yourself. You know that if you want to change the world, you never, ever ring the bell.

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So do it!

“You let your life suck.”

Only you have that power.  No one else.  It’s not about how you were raised, or who held you back.  It’s not about luck gone bad, or opportunities that fizzled.

It’s about you.  It’s about you and the disabling attitudes you’ve embraced.  It’s about you and the fears you’ve nurtured.  About you and your whines and sighs when difficulties and challenges that show up.

Only you can stop the insanity.  Only you can discover possibility in the midst of problems.  Only you can get your life on track.  So do it.

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The flow in determines the flow out

“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.” – Rumi

It is.  It is unless you believe it’s not.  And then it isn’t.

You choose.  You choose how you view and embrace the flow into your life; and how you choose determines the flow out of your life – the outcomes.

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Lower the stress

“Making small changes works where a sweeping overnight reinvention does not.” - adapted from Jeff Haden

You can’t eat seven apples on Saturday and say you’re on an “apple a day” plan.  New habits become lifestyles with repetition and time.

The decision to change can be made overnight, but the commitment plays out over time.   Commit to the choice, and ensure the discipline follows.  Embrace the newer you by letting transformation roll out without all the stress and angst.

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And then go deeper

“Just dip your toe.”

Dip it in.  So lightly.  Get accustomed to the the experience, the newness. the change.  Stick with it.

Remarkable change in your life doesn’t require jumping in over your head. You can progress at the speed that works for you.  So just try a little splash.  Experience what it’s like. And then go deeper, because you will.

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We’re all in it together

“You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” – Brene Brown

The survival instinct helps us overcome danger, overcome ourselves when we feel weak and helpless. It’s what drives us to keep our head above water when the waves come crashing.  The instinct is not to be feared or reviled, but rather cultivated and channeled.

Cultivate this innate energy in an attitude of self-love and appreciation; channel it and create a connection with those near to you.  In the process you grow and become more. Know that everyone else is treading water too.

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Forever silence the inner critic

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

You’ve heard that voice, that voice within – sometimes whispering, sometimes howling, always distracting and inhibiting.  Maybe it spoke to another discipline, another passion, another desire unfulfilled.

Venture beyond the boundaries, the walls, the limitations you’ve built around your life. Venture beyond the stuff that stops you from becoming all you can be, all you want to be.  Take a risk, attempt, confront the fear, the self-doubt and self-criticism that’s holding you hold back.  Then step forward and try. In doing so forever silence the inner critic.

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