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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It is time for me to shine.

It is time for me to shine.

After all of these years of pretending to be smaller than I really am, it is my time to shine. I am ready to put my best foot forward and show the world what I have to offer.

I am tired of limiting myself. I deserve to be free and to be noticed.

I am sharing my greatest skills, talents, and gifts with the world. I am comfortable showing the world my true self. I am making my true nature available to everyone. I am sharing the best parts of myself.

I may have been too self-conscious in the past to have enough comfort to show myself to the world, but that time has passed. Today is a new day and a new chapter in my life.

I am growing so much that I feel like I might explode! The time has come to allow myself to be seen as I truly am.

It is my time to shine.

I am looking forward to this new lifestyle. I am open and free. I embrace my strengths and weaknesses. I feel comfortable letting others into my life. I am excited at the prospect of showing the world what I can do.

Today, I am willing to openly be myself. I am putting my best out into the world and accepting all the consequences, positive and negative. I am looking forward to the peace I can enjoy from taking this bold step.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1.  What parts of myself am I hiding from the world? Why?

2. What will I gain if I allow myself to shine? What will I lose?

3.  What do I have to offer to the world that I haven’t yet?

 

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Reflection is my source of wisdom.

Reflection is my source of wisdom.

Quiet time brings clarity in my thought process. I see the answers that I am looking for when I take the time to think deeply.

I reflect on different things at different times of day. There is a time and place to focus on various aspects of my life. Early mornings are made for personal reflection. I use my waking hours to reconnect with the essence of my spiritual self.

I find answers that I am seeking for my soul. Whenever I feel uneasy in my life, my spiritual downtime brings me some peace.

I often look back at the outcome of situations that involve the special people in my life. Maintaining healthy relationships is an ongoing process. I encourage myself to reflect as a way to find answers to keeping bonds strong.

When I meditate on a particular person, I see the things that are important to them. I remind myself that I am bound by love to cater to their well-being.

I am guided by the collection of thoughts and memories from my past. Each experience is one to learn and grow from. It feels good to be able to say that I am a wiser person today than yesterday.

Today, I find that looking back is an important ingredient to looking forward. My path is brightly lit by the wisdom gained from reflection. I avoid anxiety about the uncertain future by relying on the lessons learned and strength acquired in the past.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1.  What effect does reflecting on my workday have on my professional development?

2.  How confident am I in my general decision-making process?

3.  How important is it to share my reflections with others?

 

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I take time for myself.

I take time for myself.

I take time for myself.

My well-being is a top priority. I appreciate the importance of downtime and play. I am happier and more productive when I take regular breaks.

I keep track of my schedule. Knowing where my time goes allows me to cut down on irrelevant tasks and focus on the things that matter.

I create opportunities for private moments. I arrive at the office ahead of my colleagues. I take my dog for long walks. I trade childcare duties with my spouse so we can both enjoy a little solitude each weekend.

I minimize distractions. I turn off my phone and stop watching the clock. I give my full attention to the current moment without worrying about making dinner or preparing for a meeting at work.

I use my time alone in many ways. I rest and relax. I take a warm bath or an afternoon nap. I paint my toenails or book a massage.

I engage in activities that I enjoy. I spend time on my hobbies. I listen to music at home or visit a local art museum. I fly a kite or write a poem.

I learn and grow. I read about topics that interest me. I meditate and pray. I evaluate how I am doing with my current goals and identify new challenges to pursue.

Today, I carve out time for myself. Self-care replenishes my resources and helps me to lead a more meaningful life.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1.  How can I tell my family and friends that I need time for myself?

2.  What is one place I can use as my sanctuary?

3.  What are some telltale signs that I need to take a break?

 

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Rewards encourage consistency.

Rewards encourage consistency.

I treat others with the same kindness that I extend to myself. It is important for maintaining trust in relationships. I celebrate my achievements as well as those of others.

Although I sometimes set different standards for myself than for others, I extend rewards based on outlined expectations.

Knowing that there is a system of rewards encourages me to be consistent with my actions. This approach works with maintaining a lifestyle of wellness. Complying with daily fitness goals is easy because I acknowledge my own positive results.

I treat myself to a spa day when I hit a major milestone on my fitness journey. It is important to keep myself motivated for the long term.

The same approach works with my kids and their chores. Instead of requiring occasional conformance, I challenge them to make doing chores a part of their norm. I treat them to their favorite dessert after a week of good work.

When doing performance evaluations of my staff at work, I celebrate small things. When they see that even small efforts are rewarded, I gain their commitment to bigger ones. Sometimes starting small produces lasting and meaningful results.

Today, I use a formula of rewards to encourage ongoing positive behavior. I am happy to highlight any person’s achievement when doing so encourages them to keep up the effort.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1.  What are some of the rewards that I extend to my colleagues at work?

2.  How do I ensure that I continue to be a committed friend?

3.  What actions am I consistent with without receiving rewards?

 

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Transitions Create Opportunities

Transitions Create Opportunities

Change can be exhilarating. It lifts me out of a rut. I break out of my comfort zone and try new things. Change also enables progress. I know that I need to be flexible if I want to be successful.

Change makes me more resilient. I discover my strengths and build my confidence. I realize that I am capable of more than I thought.

I advance in my career. If I get laid off, I have more time to search for my next position. I may change fields or take on more responsibility. I may start my own business or go back to school.

I develop strong and supportive relationships. Marriages and friendships sometimes end. I am still capable of loving and being loved. I make new connections based on who I am now instead of who I used to be.

I age gracefully. I adapt my diet and workouts to suit my current condition. I style my hair to show off my gray strands. I appreciate gaining wisdom and patience rather than fretting about a few wrinkles.

I pursue my goals. When I complete one project, I plan my next adventure.

I turn fear into excitement. I remember that moving forward is more productive than trying to protect the status quo. I choose words that help me to think positive. I focus on what I can do instead of worrying about events beyond my control.

Today, I embrace transitions as a natural and beneficial part of life. I accept losses and gains. I cope with changes big and small.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1.  How can humor help to me to deal with change?

2.  Why is it unrealistic to expect stability?

3.  What is one important opportunity that change has created for me?

 

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