Actions Prove Who You Are; Words Just Prove Who You Want To Be
Both my words and actions help define me. However, my actions are more important because words are hollow if I cannot back them up with action. My credibility is enhanced when what I do matches what I say. I enjoy peace of mind and a simplified life when I back up my words with actions. I earn the trust of others, and people know they can depend on me. When I say I am going to attend a committee meeting, I show up on time and contribute my full attention. I am especially careful when I know that others are relying on my promises. I want to avoid harming anyone, even inadvertently.
How can you become more intentional:
Individual decisions become easier when your guiding principles are already firmly established in your mind. If you are ever unable to follow through on what you have said for some unavoidable reason, apologize and work to make amends.
Let your actions speak for themselves. You are only as good as your word.
My faith liberates me to share fun times with those around me. I connect with others who share my convictions. Together, we experience laughter, support, trials, and triumphs.
How is spirituality beneficial:
There are many ways for you to use your faith to express your happiness. Keep in mind that others may be influenced by your mood. When you are cheerful, you share the benefits of your faith with others. You can also socialize with the same people you pray with and pray for. Meditation and devotional time will become a valuable extension of worship and prayer. Today, truly rejoice in the good feelings that arise from practicing your faith. Through faith, tensions are transformed into laughter and contentment.
When things get tough, I remind myself that the peaks and valleys of life come and go, but I still have what I need. This allows me to focus and steer my mind toward my long-term goals.
What is it like to have an 'Abundance' mindset:
Each day you are graciously given another opportunity to focus your attention on what you truly want. By noticing the abundance that is around you, you remember that success is within your grasp. Today, notice the riches that surround us all. Be cognizant of how you perceive things. When you feel your concentration fading, think about your most passionate goals.
My last blog post, Live More Passionately, offered some ideas for incorporating more passion in the life you lead. A few readers asked for more concrete changes that one could pursue. Some people have asked me how they're supposed to thrive in what seems like a "dead-end" job. Others have mentioned how hard it is to cope in a job that has nothing to do with their passion. Here's the hard truth: You have the power to change everything - you have to start with your own energy first!
According to some studies, nearly two thirds of Americans are dissatisfied at work. It's up to you to make your work worth doing!! Whether you work in a hospital or a government building, you can make your job more meaningful. Take a look at these 5 ideas for putting more purpose into your job.
While you will probably need your boss to approve a raise or a bigger office, there are some adjustments you can make on your own. Even trivial tasks feel significant when you understand why you're doing them. Feeling more content at work will reduce stress and add more meaning to your life.
Please comment and share your thoughts. How do you make work more meaningful? How do you connect with your passion on a daily basis?
Each day I set aside time to look within myself and explore the world of my inner space. Little by little, I incorporate my true passions into my daily routine. I seek guidance from my inner self on how to incorporate my passion into each day.
Here's how you can start:
When you move towards your true calling, you’ll probably feel a great weight lifted from your shoulders. Today, choose to awaken the spark within. Acknowledge what you truly want to do, be, and have. Say yes to success, and step toward the life you know you deserve. When your passion motivates you, know that you can achieve anything.
Significant achievements inspire me to go after even bigger challenges. When I am working, I create a list of priorities. I place the greatest importance on the tasks that make the greatest impact. That way, my successes keep me moving forward.
Understand that sacrifices exist to teach you how to be patient and focused on your higher callings. The lessons you learn are more profound when you allow yourself to make necessary sacrifices for others.
LACE for Life Questions:
1. What things do you have to sacrifice to realize your strongest desires?
2. How do you handle sacrifices that impact your relationships with others?
3. When have you made a sacrifice that turned out to be harmful?
I confront situations knowing that I am a strong, capable person. This attitude allows me to do my best, every time. My view of success is more than just being the first one across the finish line. It comes from making the most of the entire experience.
Our place in this world is best served through ongoing self-development. You can choose to believe in yourself, and to approach each day and each challenge with confidence. Smile at the beginning of the day because you're excited about the chance to learn something new. Smile at the end of each day because you have fully embraced the experience.
LACE for Life Questions:
1. In what situations are you less confident than usual?
2. What techniques can you use to embrace a winning mindset?
3. How can you turn a loss into a win?
I see proof of this all around me. I experience mental breakthroughs while staring at the trees blowing in the wind. Solutions to difficult questions suddenly become clear to me. I discover what words to use for a challenging project, and I have the focus to determine how I want to reorganize my upcoming webinar.
If you need a longer hiatus, go on a retreat alone or with a small group. You may travel to the mountains or simply spend a few hours sitting in your local park. Today, start to appreciate the stillness of downtime. Choose to take steps to renew your energy and enjoy life.
LACE for Life Questions:
1. What are three relaxing activities that help you think with greater clarity?
2. How does downtime stimulate your creativity and foster a more positive mindset?
3. How can you disconnect from work and focus more on your family when the work day is finished?
My own principles have helped me work through both the favorable and unfavorable events in my life. I sometimes make tough decisions that are necessary for my own happiness. Some decisions that may cause unhappiness today are strategically designed to lead to happiness later on. I trust my intuition about what I need to do for tomorrow, regardless of the impact today.
When my conscience is clear, I feel at ease. I leave my nervous tendencies in the past. I avoid relying on the opinions of others to drive my decisions. Although seeking advice is helpful, I only do it to gain perspective, not to allow others to decide for me.
When I catch myself being stubborn in my thinking, I remember my responsibility to make mature decisions. Even when others are unhappy with my decisions, if I know my decisions are for the best, I refuse to change my mind.
My actions are based on my decision to seek peace and happiness.
Today, I continue to search for happiness in every aspect of my life. This is a work in progress that takes considerable effort. Situations change and cause me to make difficult decisions, but I am justified as long as I remain true to myself, and ensure that my actions match my intentions.
LACE for Life Questions:
1. When have you allowed the influence of others to change your moral position?
2. How can you ensure that your decisions are geared towards peace and happiness?
3. Why do you sometimes allow outside forces to influence you into making counterproductive or unfavorable decisions?
How do you create happiness in your everyday life?
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