What Needs Your Gravitas?

Gravitas: A serious or dignified demeanor.

Gravitas was a virtue that was particularly appreciated in leaders in Ancient Rome. It still matters today. Is there anything going on in your work life right now that needs your gravitas? Taking things lightly can be a benefit or a detriment, depending on the situation. In some cases, seriousness is what moves you forward in the best and most efficient way.

There are a number of things that indicate when your gravitas is warranted: others involved are taking the situation very seriously, the possible consequences of how you proceed can cause problems for you, the outcome of the situation matters greatly to you or others who matter, you have something to lose if the outcome does not go your way or your own values are involved and you want to honor them.

What needs your gravitas today?

 

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Fancy Free

When was the last time that you were fancy free? Yes, it is just a phrase, but its meaning has relevance to a balanced and happy life: free to imagine or fancy; having no commitments or restrictions; carefree.

Your mind, body and spirit need open space. In the modern world, open space is not often handed to you. You have to consciously create it. Once you do, you’ll see the benefits of being fancy free. Your creativity, sense of well-being and happiness will grow.

How soon can you create some space to be fancy free?

 

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What’s The Point?

Every once in a while it is good to ask, “What’s The Point?” You can ask this question about a number of things – your career, the amount of time you put into your work, your goals or the way you are living your life. In doing so, you re-center and check up on the alignment of your life with what you want to accomplish and be.

How does your answer to this question measure up? Are you where you want to be? Are you moving forward? Hopefully you are. If not, you now have what you need to change direction.

 

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Wanting Answers

Is being in the unknown uncomfortable for you? It’s natural to seek certainty. It gives you a feeling of being safe and secure. The reality is that, seeking certainty or not, you can find yourself in the unknown often. If you do not have a way of dealing with the unknown, it can turn you around and unsettle you, ultimately affecting both your emotions and your performance.

What can you do when you are wanting answers that are not there? First, you can accept the present reality and know that answers will come eventually, either from within you or from outside sources. You can develop your ability to be comfortable in the unknown by seeking ways to find answers and centering your self in the process.

You have what it takes to deal with the unknown and will get better at it as time goes on. The next time you are wanting answers, embrace and make the best of being in the unknown!

 

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Creating Momentum In The New Year

How are things moving along for you in the new year? Just right? Slow? At warp speed? It helps to focus on the type and level of momentum you want to create in 2019. In doing so, you set the pace of the year and, hopefully, ensure a productive and fulfilling one.

Momentum involves many aspects of your work, including the pace at which you work, the amount of work you handle and the direction you go in. Take a moment to look at the level of momentum you created in 2018. Then, set your sights on the new year and creating a level of momentum that works well for you. Before you know it, you’ll be in your “zone” and getting to where you want to be.

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How Can You Make Your New Year Bright?

Yes, a bright 2019 is possible. You can make it so. How? By starting on the inside and shining your unique light in the world. What is unique about you? Something special and totally you. Is it a skill, an attitude, a talent, a personality trait? Take that uniqueness and bring it to the world, in any way you can. Then, see how it brightens your year.

What kind of light do you intend you shine?

 

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Suspended

The holiday season is often a busy one. Is there anything it would make sense to “suspend” until the season is over? Time is finite and stress increases as our expectations do, particularly when you are out of time. Bring yourself to the present moment. How is your stress level right now? What are you expecting to get done during the holiday season? Do you have the time and energy to accomplish all that you want to?

By being realistic with your time and expectations, you keep yourself centered and strong. By lightening your load, you can enjoy the holidays and start the new year well.

 

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Countdown

10, 9, 8… It will soon be the end of the year. What is left undone? 2018 can still be the year you intended it to be. Move quickly and do whatever you can. If it seems you are out of time – go for it. There are still things you can do to enter 2019 in a good place.

What will you do before this year ends?

 

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