The Nudge to Grow

A child goes to school, and finds guidance there. A child is surrounded in love, and finds nourishment there.

And then graduation day comes, as does moving day. You can’t stay where you are; no one can. Life simply won’t allow it.

Accept the nudge to grow; to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

Grow we must, grow we must! Because remaining invisibly the same is no longer an option for me.

Or you.

Life is a Special Occasion

Be gentle with yourself today. Be compassionate and take care of yourself today. Make that appointment (cancel that appointment); book that trip, write a letter to express your dormant thoughts and desires-(you don’t have to send or share it. Ever.)

Listen to music that makes you feel good (extra credit if you get up and dance it out for 3 minutes.) Put on the lipstick; the special occasion earrings, jeans, shirt, dress, suit, shoes, jacket, or tie. You woke up today…this IS the special occasion.

It is only when we take care of ourselves FIRST, that we can show any semblance of humanity, compassion, and decency to others.

Have the best day today.

And enjoy it.

The Success Blueprint

The people who are often recognized as successful are those who expend extra effort for the common goal and obtaining measurable results.

While others complain about what is going wrong, successful individuals allow this frustration to fuel their solutions. These people expect to succeed and they are relentless about achieving their goals.

Successful people understand that we’re always on an “interview.” They are clear that someone is always watching what we do and how we work. Which may lead to future opportunities if a positive connection is made, or a good impression.

They do not wait for someone to tap them on the shoulder for a promotion because they are busy making themselves indispensable. To just about everyone. It’s not what you think about them; it’s what they know to be true about themselves and what they seek to achieve in life. They do not fear stepping on the wrong toes or passing over anyone. For they understand that in this benevolent Universe there is enough opportunity for everyone. Although only a small percentage will cash in on their own gifts. Successful people see themselves as such before they’ve embarked on the task.

They seek to become their greatest self and often times will out work anyone in their midst to achieve their life’s purpose.