Are You Stuck?
You know the feeling.
There’s something you want to do. You’ve thought about it, you’ve made your decision, and now it’s time to act.
Except… you don’t.
You want to take the next step, but “something” stops you. Do you know what that “something” is?
Creativity â€“ according to Webster’s it means having the ability or power to create; characterized by originality and expressiveness; imaginative. Ok that sounds great, wouldn’t we all like to be more creative every day? Sometimes the hardest part to trying something new is the first step. Here are nine inspired steps to help you start living a creative way of life:
1. Stop seeking approval from people.
You don’t need anyone’s permission to fulfill your dream. Trust yourself and give yourself permission to succeed. Having support from people whose opinion you value is a wonderful thing but it should not be the criterion for whether you begin acting on fulfilling your goals or not
If you really desire to turn your idea into reality, constantly floating it around and seeking the approval of people will waste your time and kill your dream. What will happen to your idea if you don’t get the approval of those whose permission you so desperately need? Nothing!
2. Don’t wait for perfection.
Waiting for a time when everything is perfect and in place will cause you to lose your enthusiasm and abandon your goal. Conditions may never be as perfect as you desire. You may never have all the money, time, or knowledge you desire to begin working on your goals.
You must take risks, learn and improve as you go along and then watch as everything begins to fall in place. If you have to wait for the perfect time to begin working on your goalsâ€¦you will be waiting a long time!
How much happiness is there in a piece of paper with the word “happiness” printed upon it? It depends on the person who holds that piece of paper…
How much value is there in a 100 dollar bill?
If you think you’re poor and have just enough to make ends meet, an unexpected 100 dollar bill is very valuable. If you believe you’re rich and more money is coming to you all the time, an unexpected 100 dollar bill is nice, but not very important.
So, it depends on the person…
But it also depends on what’s going around that person. For example:
WARNING! If you want to have a fantastic life, never engage yourself in these 7 deadly habits that incompetent people do.
“People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.” Saint Augustine
What you’ve got + What you need = What you want …. Right? Well… maybe or maybe not. We often strive to fill that gap between what we’ve got and what we want focusing our attention on weaknesses. In fact, I often have suggested this strategy myself in coaching sessions. Yet recently I have been investigating another point of view. Are we spending so much time and energy trying to get up to speed where we are lacking that we miss the opportunity to leverage and maximize the strengths, talents, and resources that we already have?
1. Keep work in perspective – leave work on time.
2. Change a routine task – develop a new process. Instead of handling your e-mails as you get them, set aside specific times during the day to respond.
Often we are in overwhelm because we are holding too many things in our brain. We are trying to make everything a priority and get it done now. When really we can eliminate 60 % of those things get more accomplished and be more successful.
If you answer “yes” to three or more of the questions below it’s a good bet you need to get your life organized and put an end to being stressed out a good deal of the time.
Everyone wants a life that works effectively, whether that means harmonious relationships, a happy family life, a successful career, or the achievement of an important mission. People with successful lives take certain actions consistently.
These seven strategies can bring more success and satisfaction to your life. There is a question after each strategy to bring insights that apply specifically to you.
Talk about a strong finish! In their inspiring story of perserverance which ultimately led to great success and victory, the Detroit Shock won their first ever WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) championship title. USA Today told of their “worst-to-first odyssey” where the team, after winning only nine games in 2002, they finished 2003 with a league-best record and championship title. What was their formula for success? “They did not quit… they believed they could succeed and played their best… They also have a coach in whom they believe and who gives them confidence.”
The Shocks championship victory is an example of what can happen through perseverence and continuing to work toward a dream. Although your goals may seem out of reach, it is too soon to quit. There is still time to make significant progress toward your goals. Following are four tips to guide you in achieving your goals for the year and making a strong finish.