Goal Achievement

Smart Happy

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” ~  James Oppenheim   Growing your own happiness. How novel. It’s your choice. You can be grumpy or happy. You may think that you have to wait to be happy. Not true. It’s right under your feet. Let yourself be…

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Creating Sunshine

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo   sunshine: brightness or radiance; cheerfulness or happiness. a source of cheer or happiness. Being you own source of sunshine can be a challenge. Sometimes you really may not want to. Sometimes it seems to come naturally. What…

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Don’t Wait. Enjoy Today!

“Don’t waste the years struggling for things that are unimportant. Don’t destroy your peace of mind by looking back, worrying about the past. Live in the present, enjoy the present.” ~ Henry David Thoreau You cannot change the past. You can’t. And, wasting today struggling for things that are not important to you is another…

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Fun

“Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun.” ~ Randy Pausch   Fun is one of my favorite words and activities. It’s only 3 letters. It’s easy to pronounce, It’s easy to do. And, it’s one of the most overlooked elements of being effective. Have you ever noticed how easy achieving is when you’re having…

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Aspirations and Possibilities

“Your aspirations are your possibilities.” ~ Samuel Johnson   aspire: to eagerly desire and seek ambitiously possibility: that may or can be, exist, happen, be done, be used, etc.   What is something that you really want? Is it your Number 1 Goal or Dream? (Yes, No) Once the goal is clear your brain will…

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Believe in Your Dreams

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt If you believe in your vision you can achieve it. Your vision is what you’re dreaming about. Your vision is what’s in your heart. Your vision is about the difference you want to make with people. If you’re ready…

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Your Vision Drives You

“Cherish your visions, your ideals, the music that stirs in your heart. If you remain true to them, your world will at last be built.”  ~ James Allen Your vision is what drives you. It’s your internal GPS that keeps you on course for what you really want. It’s usually not about things. It is about how…

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Sustained Joy

“I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace, a connection to what matters.” ~ Oprah Winfrey What is your definition of joy? Once you define it, it’s much easier to find. It’s worth it. To empower your happy face, do this Action Step today. Action Step: Write your definition of joy…

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Finding Inner Peace

“If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.” ~  Marvin Gaye  How do you find inner peace? Inner peace refers to being in a state of calm while in the presence of stress. But can this be true? Yes, it can. Let me explain, working hard doesn’t mean that…

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Problems and Opportunity

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”  — Albert Einstein    opportunity – an appropriate or favorable time, occasion, situation or condition for attainment of a goal As a strategy, seeing problems as opportunities to learn becomes a wily way to work through thorny issues. The definition of problem seems to be directly opposite of…

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