Your Most Important Goal

If you had to choose, what would you say is the most important goal you are working towards now?

For that goal, how are you doing in these areas:

• clarity on what you want to achieve

• steps to get there

• timing

• identifying any support you need

• maintaining focus and tracking your progress

Setting a goal is your first step. Achieving your goal asks that you make it a priority and do what needs to be done.

 

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How Far Ahead Do You Plan?

An article, Have You Ever Felt That You’re in the Wrong Place in Your Career, in Your Life?  offers stories of people who reach fulfillment and success by a circuitous path, often planning in the short-term and rejecting linear, long-term planning. Their paths have involved surprises and unknowns, risks, following their interests and non-traditional choices.

What kind of career path are you on? Is it working for you? Whatever type of path you are on, periodic re-evaluation and awareness of non-traditional options can lead you to the success and fulfillment you are looking for.

 

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How Are You Coping?

Life and politics are pretty tumultuous right now. There is so much change, discord, violence and turning of things upside down. How are you doing with it all? There is value in taking a moment and assessing how the state of our world is affecting you. Are you having trouble with it, finding yourself anxious or distracted or wanting to run away? Once you are in touch with how you are handling it all, you can find your center. Take good care of yourself. This is not easy. Your insights, participation and talents are needed now.

 

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Lighten Your Load

How is your week going? Are you carrying a lot? How about this coming week you let go of three tasks, responsibilities or burdens so that you can lighten your load.

Your mind can convince you that you must do everything and that you have no choice. In most cases, there are things you can let go of, without dire consequences.

Go ahead, tell yourself that yes, you can walk a little lighter in your life!

 

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Do You Love Your Work?

The question, “Do you love your work?” can be intimidating. Love is not always associated with working. Often, work is looked at as a necessity and not as something to be enjoyed. Here are some factors you can consider regarding loving your work.

• Does the work you do each day interest you? Are you learning and growing from it?

• Are you generally compatible with the people you work most closely with?

• Are you optimistic about your future?

• Do you feel you have the ability to set a positive direction for your career?

• Are you making the kind of difference you want to make? Are your contributions acknowledged?

You deserve to be happy in , and even love, your work. It is up to you to make it so.

 

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Don’t Have Time To Deal With Your Stress?

Yeah right, add dealing with stress to your “to do” list! That’s a great way to create more stress than you already are experiencing. Wait – rethink that for a minute. If you pause every once in a while, you will start reducing your stress. If you shift your perspective and improve your relationship with time, you will reduce your stress. And these things do not take much time at all.

Reducing your stress is mainly an inside job. “Doing” things – say taking a meditation class or using the Calm App  do take time. Start first with inner shifts and time will become available for you to do a lot more to reduce the stress you are experiencing today.

 

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Staying Present To Mistakes

A recent NY Times article, So You’ve Made a Huge Mistake. What Now? by Tim Herrera looks at recovering from a mistake or blunder.

Mistakes can stop you in your tracks and even send you backwards, if you let them. Staying present to a mistake you have made brings all your skill and talent to rectifying any damage done. Next time you make “a big one”, accept it and move on towards a better place than you were before. Mistakes help you grow and learn. They are not worthless or unfixable.

 

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Being Seen

I recently came across this statement: We want to be seen so that we know we exist. It caught me. Some like the spotlight. Others avoid it. The statement may go deeper. What does being seen mean to you? Is it recognition of your talents, attention from others, receiving the respect you are due or something else? Whatever your desire, validate your feelings and declare them a value that you can honor.

How do you want to be seen in the world? It is up to you to make it so.

 

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Brightly

Do you “go brightly” in your work and life? You have the capacity to shine in all that you do. Shining often starts within. Ask yourself what is your focus, what do you want to achieve, what are you truly meant to be doing? Identify your unique gifts. Then, build the reserves within to bring your gifts outward to the world. Once you do, you’ll be shining brightly!

 

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