When we add three simple words “up until now,” it makes room for change. When we say “up until now, I haven’t been able to do this” instead of “I can’t do this” — it leaves the possibility for change, and that shifts the way we think.
We speak to ourselves, often, in a very unfair way. It’s my responsibility to change the tone of the conversation that I have internally. It’s my opportunity to take a very positive view of what’s happening.
Often, we compare the beginning of our journey to somebody else’s middle, and that is really just cruel. Make sure you’re comparing yourself only to what you can do when you do your best and not to where anybody else is.
Starting your day with email puts somebody else’s priorities ahead of yours. Start your day every day with intention for what needs to be accomplished that day. Start your day with your priorities. Email comes later.
The idea is to plan, be really clear on what it is that you want, but when it comes time to act, you’ve got to throw out that plan and really dance in the moment with what’s there.
You can’t write the new chapter while you’re constantly rereading the old one. All that leaves me is looking back and beating myself up.
When you listen to a conversation from the yes and perspective instead of yes but, you focus on what’s positive, what you can connect to and build upon it rather than looking for is he right?