Staying Present Allows Me To Accomplish More

Staying Present Allows Me To Accomplish More

The mind wanders when I allow it and it is a beautiful thing. But I know the importance of balancing that with the here and now.

I fully embrace my life as it is today. Whenever I think about my goals and dreams, I soon come back to reality to take action to make them happen. Being conscious of what is in front of me spurs the energy to work towards that future life for myself.

I plan for my successes by intentionally focusing on what it takes to achieve them. I keep those things in mind as I move along the journey to winning.

When I take stock of my progress towards a goal, I am reminded of what is left to be done. That reminder refuels me. It causes me to focus on what is in front of me. The journey is more important than the destination.

Focusing on what I have instead of what I desire gives me a sense of gratitude. Being truly thankful for what I have allows me to pursue goals without added pressure.

I go through life with the acceptance that I have enough today. That mindset shifts my motivation to succeed to one that sees future wins as icing on the cake. Challenges are easier to handle when I view the objective as just something extra.

Today, I take my future with a grain of salt and choose to focus on life as it is today. My goal today is to make the most of the time that I have right now. Staying present causes me to really see the blessings in my life.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. How does another person’s success affect my ability to stay present?
  2. What measure do I use to determine the level of my success?
  3. What are some of my biggest wins and what makes them valuable to me?

 

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I start my day with gratitude

I start my day with gratitude

I wake up feeling thankful. Being grateful makes me happier and healthier. I experience more joy and healing. My relationships grow stronger and closer. I reduce my stress levels and boost my confidence.

I count my blessings. I meditate on the meaning and abundance in my life.

I appreciate my body and mind. Being able to think and move enables me to work towards my goals and enjoy my favorite activities.

I cherish my loved ones. I treat my partner with kindness and respect. I play with my children and read them bedtime stories. I listen to a friend who is struggling.

I savor simple pleasures. I notice the taste and texture of my food. I appreciate objects and devices that provide me with comfort and convenience. I marvel at the beauty and power of nature.

I keep a journal. I remind myself of my advantages to avoid taking them for granted.

I express my thanks. I tell others about the positive difference they make in my life. I return favors with my own acts of kindness or look for ways to pay them forward.

I live mindfully. I make peace with my past disappointments. I stay alert to the opportunities that surround me now.

I practice my faith. I celebrate the presence of the divine in my life.

Today, I cultivate gratitude.  I am thankful for my life and the riches that I enjoy. I feel calm and content.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. Why is it important to express gratitude in my actions as well as my words?
  2. What would my life be like without my family and friends?
  3. Why is gratitude transformational?

 

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Staying On Track Takes Discipline

Staying On Track Takes Discipline

When life throws curve balls, my world sometimes changes. I sometimes lose my footing, but only for a short while. I have the discipline to stay on track.

A typical workday is sometimes interrupted by unexpected challenges, but I take it in stride. Instead of becoming frustrated and losing my composure, I take a breather. This disciplined approach to stress keeps me from breaking down.

Meditation is a consistent part of my daily routine. It balances me and clears my mind, so I regularly take the time to meditate. It is a practice that takes discipline to form and maintain.

My diet goals are sometimes challenging when my days are difficult. I remind myself that it is easy to fall off track and harder to stay on. I prefer to conquer something difficult through focus and consistency.

Although work hours are often unpredictable, I always make time for exercise. It is far from enough to say that I only have time for one or the other.

I get creative with my workouts. In between meetings, I do effective yoga stretches that both strengthen and relax me. A modified workout is of greater benefit to me than a nonexistent one. I affirm that something is always greater than nothing at all.

Today, I take on the challenges of life through a focused and disciplined approach. My daily endeavors are successful because I remind myself of the importance of consistency. I feel good about myself when I am able to stay on track.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. How much discipline is required to maintain a consistent sleeping pattern?
  2. Which area of my life poses the greatest challenge to consistency?
  3. How do I encourage myself to eat healthily when I am feeling

 

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I set myself free by forgiving myself

I set myself free by forgiving myself

By holding on to regret and disappointment with myself, I am only punishing myself. Just like everyone else in the world, I have made mistakes, but I am willing to forgive myself.

Forgiving myself is easy. I have everything to gain when I forgive myself. I gain peace of mind, emotional freedom, and a new perspective on life.

I am free of my past when I forgive myself.

I avoid the belief that I must be perfect to be content or happy. Mistakes are part of the game of life. I accept that I make mistakes and exercise poor judgement from time to time.

I learn from my mistakes and become a wiser version of myself each day. Forgiving myself allows me to become the best person I can be.

I am willing to forgive others, so I must be willing to forgive myself, too. Self-forgiveness gives me the greatest level of freedom.

Each time I forgive myself, I release myself from emotional bondage. I am then free to grow and develop fully.

Forgiving myself is a daily habit. Each day I forgive myself and learn from my errors.

Today, I release myself from the past. I forgive myself for my past transgressions and move forward with confidence and positivity. I am free to choose the life I want.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. What are the three things I regret the most? What can I learn from those mistakes?
  2. How would I feel if I chose to forgive myself for all of my mistakes?
  3. What is it costing me to not forgive myself? What do I think I am gaining by holding on to the past?

 

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My standards are high.

My standards are high.

I feel accomplished when I push myself to go after more. Being consistent in what I accept ensures that I achieve at peak level.

My expectations are lofty for both what I give and what I accept from others. I challenge myself to work beyond the previous day’s accomplishments. Sometimes I miss the mark, but it is hardly due to a lack of effort.

Pushing myself allows me to have days where I see my strength. My capabilities are incomparable when I consistently give my all.

Even when I am doing a task that is uninteresting, I work at it diligently. Anything that I commit my time to is worth being done well. My reputation of being an industrious colleague precedes me.

The same level of expectation exists when I consider what is due to me. I refuse to be given less than I am worth.

I know the skills and drive that I put into anything I do, so I avoid cheating myself of reciprocal reward. My relationships are strong and lasting because I believe in them being a two-way street.

My friends and I understand each other and know what we each need. I know that to maintain relationships, the balance of effort and reward is paramount.

Whenever I find someone attempting to downplay my value, I am vocal about it. My voice is the tool that keeps me from being taken for granted.

Today, setting standards for myself ensures that I know both my strength and my value. I am committed to settling for only what I know I deserve.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1.  What value do I put on my talents that are unproven?

2.  How far does self-belief take me when I am dealing with unfamiliar situations?

3.  What standards do I set for the type of job that suits me?

 

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I am driven to succeed.

I am driven to succeed.

I pursue my dreams. I set goals that challenge me but are still reachable. I use my objectives to guide me in managing my time and channeling my resources.

I analyze my progress. I consider my strengths and the areas where I need to grow. I set interim milestones that keep me on track. I adjust my plans as needed while remaining true to my vision.

I screen out distractions. I clear away clutter from my desk and mind. I plan my day and block out time for my priorities. I cut back on activities that drain my time.

I practice self-care. I eat nutritious foods, exercise regularly, and sleep well. I keep my mind and body in peak condition.

I take the initiative. I create my own opportunities. I make things happen.

I value learning. I work hard and take risks. I view each experience as a chance to add to my talents. I take courses online and sign up for training at work. I read books and subscribe to blogs about my industry.

I ask for advice and feedback. I team up with colleagues who share my vision. I choose partners who complement my skills and challenge me to exceed my past performance.

I remember my purpose. I stay motivated by keeping my goals in mind. I am willing to persevere as long as it takes to reach my goal.

Today, I am fully committed to success. I believe in myself and my abilities. I overcome obstacles and stick to my resolutions.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1.  Why is a positive attitude important for success?

2. How can I build up my mental strength?

3. What is my definition of success?

 

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