Some day is this day

“Grow a backbone, not a wishbone.”

Take full accountability, take control of your life.

Don’t wait for some day when somebody will do something.  Some day is this day, and somebody is you.

Your thirty second ride

“See your reflection in the elevator.”

Everyone gets off at their floor, and you’re left staring at the shiny silver door.  Who’s really there?  Do you like who you see?

What would you change?   And why?  And how would you change?  Why would it matter?

Moments of life altering insight can occur on a thirty second ride.  Pay attention.  Life passes quickly.

Look in the mirror

“I think you should take your job seriously, but not yourself.” - Dame Judi Dench

Lighten up.  Allow yourself to be fallible.   Allow yourself to be real.  Take time to relax and recharge.  Take time to smile.

When you’re always on, you’re depleting your psychic batteries.  You feel the drain.  Others sense the tension.

Developing mastery and excellence takes discipline and effort, but it should also be fun.  Look in the mirror and learn to laugh.

Choose your battles carefully

“Don’t die in the fight.”

Stand your ground, but don’t die in the fight.  Choose your battles carefully.   Know when it makes sense to dig in, when the time and circumstances are right.

And if the time’s not right, live to fight another day.

The problem with problems

“The problem is thinking that having problems is a problem.” - adapted from Theodore Rubin

When you look deeper, you discover  that every problem reveals it’s greater counterpart – opportunity.  Change the way you see what shows up, and as a result change your life.

Expect nothing

“Give 110%, expect nothing.”

It’s about what you give, not what you get.  Because what you give is what ignites passion.  What you give gets you in flow; engaged with others, in connection with life.

Expect nothing to have everything.

Look up!

“How will you know how high to aim if you’ve never looked up?”

You wouldn’t, and maybe you don’t.   Too many don’t look up; they aim too low and pick  the obvious, the easy targets.  Too many fail to push themselves to their greater capabilities and capacities.  And they  fall short of what they could become; they settle for less.

Why fall short of what you’re capable of achieving?  Why not look up?  Why not recalibrate your aim?

Why not be promiscuous?

“When was the last time you set out to be promiscuous in your failures?” – Seth Godin

Showing up with ideas, innovation, creativity and achievement also means showing up with failures.  Lots of failures, because that’s how you learn, that’s how you move forward  in the real world.

If you’re not ready to fail, not ready to fail often and sometimes massively,  you’re not ready for massive achievement, massive success.

Embrace failure, and in doing so prepare to embrace success.

Tomorrow starts today

“People who are grateful see abundance everywhere.” - Hugh MacLeod

Wealth is a state of mind, a way of experiencing  your world.  Gratitude triggers it.

Economic cycles rise and fall, but you’re never poor when you’re grateful.  Regardless of what’s in your bank account today, the truest wealth is measured by the size of your spirit, by the capacity of your heart to embrace all the good you see and experience, by the wonderful, enabling people who show up in your life..

You’re not ready for a better tomorrow until you’re ready to be grateful for today.

Amaze yourself

“Take back your power.”

You have it.  Maybe deep inside.  And while you may have denied, feared, ignored, or somehow lost track of it, it’s waiting to be reclaimed and unleashed.  You know it’s there; it never left..

Take it back.  Work with it.  Improve it.  Leverage it in all you do.  It’s a gift to be used.  A gift to add value to your life and all you do.  A gift to share with the lives of those you touch.

It’s there waiting for you to reclaim it, to flip the switch and reignite it.  Amaze yourself. Take back your power.

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