I AM...

I am whatever YOU think I am until YOU get to KNOW me. This is true for everyone else too, of course.. so don't make assumptions about anyone or pass judgment; ask questions. You might just make a new friend.


Tuesday, January 17, 2023

4️⃣ RULES FOR BEING YOU IN 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣3️⃣

Throughout 2023, remind yourself...

1. Sometimes you have to try not to care, no matter how much you do. Because sometimes you can mean almost nothing to someone who means so much to you. It’s not pride, it’s self-respect. Don’t expect to see positive changes in your life if you constantly surround yourself with negative people. Don’t give part-time people a full-time position in your life this year. Know your value and what you have to offer.

2. Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. Yes, let someone love you despite all of this, and let that someone be YOU.

3. Perspective is everything. When faced with long check-out lines, traffic jams, or waiting an hour past your appointment time, you have two choices: You can get frustrated and enraged, or you can view it as life’s way of giving you a guilt-free breather from rushing, and spend that time daydreaming, conversing, or watching the clouds. The first choice will raise your blood pressure. The second choice will raise your consciousness.

4. One year from now, it won’t really matter what shoes you wore today, how your hair looked, or what brand of jeans you bought. What will matter is how you thought about yourself each day, how you lived, what you learned, and how you applied this knowledge along the way.

The bottom line is, despite the real world challenges you face in 2023, the biggest and most complex obstacle you will have to personally overcome on a daily basis is your own mind. In other words, you aren't responsible for everything that happens to you in life, but you ARE responsible for undoing the self-defeating thinking patterns that these undesirable experiences create.

YES, YOU CAN THINK BETTER, which means you can ultimately live better this year.

And YES, I know that's sometimes much easier said than done, but you are NOT alone on this journey.

Many of us are right there with you, working hard to do the right things for ourselves. In fact, at the most recent Think Better, Live Better seminar, which took place live in Orlando, Marc and I guided attendees through the process of staying true to their values and priorities through thick and thin. Because making steady progress through life's twists and turns takes some guidance and practice...

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