How Complaints Reveal Core Values

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Can you think of someone who complains chronically? Most of us can. Being around that person probably takes a toll on your energy. If you don’t know a complainer, you’re probably a complainer too. Instead of complaining about that person in your head or to other people, here are some suggestions on how to reframe…

“No” Is a Complete Sentence?

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Do you have trouble saying “no?” How many invitations do you answer “yes” to because you are afraid to say “no”? Afterward, do you use the word “should” to justify your response? “I should stop by that cocktail party for twenty minutes.” Why didn’t you give a clean “no”? I heard in an Al-Anon meeting…

What is Hindering Your Task?

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We all have reoccurring thoughts in our daily life. One of my many themes is the thought that something is always getting in the way of what I am supposed to be doing. If I could only eliminate that barrier, then everything would fall into place. What is hindering my task? What I am supposed…

Systems Are For Winners

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Recently, I listened to How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams. I read the paperback version a week before hearing it on Audible. I highly recommend doing either. When Scott said early on that goals are for losers and systems are for winners, I was hooked. https://www.amazon.com/How-Fail-Almost-Everything-Still-ebook/dp/B00COOFBA4 Scott’s an…

The Gift of the Broken Shoelace

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We all experience weeks where everything that could go wrong does. One thing that I know by now is that these weeks will pass, a blip on the radar of my life. It’s how I handle them that counts. Do I act out? Do I make them mean something about my spiritual progress? Will I…

The Power of Listening

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Do you ever wonder why you enjoy talking to some people more than others? Most of us assume the quality of the talking is the determining factor. Consider that it is the quality of the listening. Who you are to the listener actually determines what is possible between the two of you in any given…

How Much Time Do You Spend in Agreement Reality?

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Do you ever have conversations in your head for hours about something that is bothering you? Do you call friends or family to vent? Do you think that a solution and relief will appear if you keep hashing it out? How much time do you spend in agreement reality It won’t until you get into…

Tomorrow Never Comes: Make Today Count

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Do you have something that you promised yourself you will tackle tomorrow? Will you start a new diet plan, or visit the gym you signed up for two months ago, and have not stepped foot in yet? Tomorrow, maybe you will get around to calling that out-of-touch friend who keeps popping up in your thoughts?…

Stop Dieting With This One Food Rule

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Stop dieting today. I have one food rule that I adhere to; the majority of my diet consists of food that comes directly from nature. All vegetables, fruits, nuts, eggs, and fish are on this list. I don’t limit quantity, but I don’t eat a lot of starchy vegetables like potatoes either. It’s okay if…

How You Spend Your Time is How You Spend Your Life

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How you spend your time is how you spend your life. When a friend said this to me a few years ago, it changed the way I thought about my time. He said that we are all concerned with how we spend our money and think little about how we spend our time. After this…