Get Unstuck! – Day 20

Reset Your Thinking Day 20 – Get Unstuck!

“I need to find creative diversity because if I get stuck, I get unhappy.” –Jill Scott
ResetThe year has just begun do you feel you hit a plateau in life? Do you feel like you’re going through a phase that lacks significant progress? Are you still trying to figure out what to do with your life?

Some people refer to this as being “stuck in a rut.” I just call it stuck. And once identified, sometimes it’s a mystery how to get unstuck. Your lackluster outlook might have you encountering a sense of “blah” not happy or depressed just not content and craving something different. You might also feel exhausted, off-track, unmotivated or worried. All of those are normal experiences that you may not give much thought to when you’re at your best, but every once in a while these unwelcome little obstacles catch up and it’s a struggle to move forward. So what do you do to get unstuck?

My number one job as a Leader is supporting people as they move forward, primarily because they’re stuck, stuck in jobs, relationships, health and more.  So here are some ways to help you get out of a rut:

  1. Face your fears-  What exactly is stopping you from moving forward? 
  2. Define your goals – run a vision board workshop at the change of every season because one vision board per lifetime (or year, even) is never enough.
  3. Set a reward for breakthroughs –Determine short-term milestones and rewards. What are your turning points?

Once you apply these steps above you will have a sense of direction. Your will break significant barriers and become unstuck making new achievements. Take one step at a time.. to come out of the rut you’re in.  #StartByResettingYourThinking

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Time Wasters-Day 19

Reset Your Thinking – Day 19 Time Wasters

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” –William Shakespeare

ResetDo you have a “time-waster,” of which you are guilty?  Mine is being on the Internet too long. I find that if I go online at the end of my workday or at least until I finish the most important tasks of the day, I am more productive and less likely to “wander” around in cyberspace.

Time is a very precious resource. The fact is that regardless of how well you manage time, at the end of a day, you will still only have had 24 hours. In one year there are still only 8,760 hours. The key is using your time efficiently and eliminating time wasters from your day. Your attitudes and behaviors affect how you use your time. Below are some examples of ineffective use of time. By substituting what’s not working for you with a more effective behavior and/or attitude you’re on the road to managing your time. You can start with..

  1. Less Interruptions/Distractions
  2. Organizing and planning your dayIm
  3. Implementing.. stop putting off things to do-procrastinator
  4. Being easy on yourself lighten up perfectionist
  5. Stop trying to do everything yourself
  6. Evaluating the task – take on as much as you can handle
  7. Having a crisis management plan in place
  8. Limiting your socializing (have a time frame)
  9. Retooling yourself if you’re lacking in skills

Time is of the essence, this is the time to be more productive, more efficient. Stop wasting time. Take the time to reflect, access and document how and where you’re wasting your time. #ResetYourThinking #StopWastingTime

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Old Pains Reopen Wounds – Day 17

Reset Your Thinking Day 17 – Old Pain Reopen Wounds

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” ― Oprah Winfrey

ResetThat horrible pain that you are feeling right now will go away since time heals everything. Just keep that in mind and don’t beat yourself up if you still haven’t managed to get past your former relationship, even if you broke up with your partner quite some time ago or there was a disagreement between you and your closest friend, time still heals all wounds.

Sometimes it’s not so easy to walk away when that unfortunate event leaves some pretty nasty scars on your emotional well-being. Sometimes, love fades and there’s nothing you can do to change that. There’s no point in wondering obsessively about what happened, what you did wrong or what you could have done to prevent that because most of the time it’s nobody’s fault if you have outgrown your partner or that friend and these things just happen. It’s time to move on and leave the past behind. #ItsClosureTime

  1. Give yourself time will heal –give yourself enough time to heal
  2. Learn to forgive –him/her for what was said/done
  3. Write a letter –say everything you wanted to say to end the madness
  4. Have a symbolic ceremony –get rid of clothing, pics, delete texts SAY GOODBYE!
  5. Empty Chair –say what you wanted to say get it off your chest #unleash
  6. Don’t forget yourself –time to build self again #appreciationself #worthiness
  7. Apologize – for your wrong doing, then forgive yourself 

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Will Excuses Be Your Defeated Foe? Day 16

Reset Your Thinking Day 16 – Will Excuses Be Your Defeated Foe?

“Leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.” – Mitt Romney
ResetThe Dangers of excuses..  excuses are devastating to marriages, businesses and relationships. Excuses will cause you to become self-focused and selfish.  Excuses cause you to lose sight of your purpose missing the mark for your life.  Excuses justify where you are complacency. Excuses validate mediocrity.. cause one to validate why they are broke, stagnated and not progressive in their life.

Excuses’s.. is beginning projects books, business, ministry with excitement and not finishing because of an excuse. Excuses champion a defeated outlook and mentality. Will excuses be YOUR DEFEATED FOE? The adversary is not to blame it simply one’s way of thinking. EXCUSE IS THE LANGUAGE OF VICTIMS. Are you still a victim of your circumstance?  Know this, the problem is not the pain of trial is not the trial itself. IT IS OUR RESPONSE. What will your response be today? Stop the excuses and respond to the situation at hand with an open mind.

Let today be the day.. you reflection write down what you have been avoiding. What you didn’t confront, what needs your attention, then pray, ask the Lord to guide you and give you ways to handle the situation gracefully. #ResetYourThinking #StopTheExcuses

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You Are Significant – Day 8

Reset Your Thinking Day 8 – You Are Significant

“I’m still thinking and hoping there’s an opportunity for people to have better lives and that significant change can occur.” –Tracy Chapman

ResetReset Your Thinking!  You may have been rejected by other kids at school, never fitted into the crowd and always felt different. This may have made you believe that there is something wrong with you. It may have made you afraid of getting close to people. It may  have made  you more introverted than you naturally are.

Or you may have heard a lot of criticism and negative talk from the people closest to you. This may have affected your self-esteem, making you feel worthless. You may live in fear and doubt our abilities to do anything. You may struggle to accept the unconditional love of God.

Or you may have had experiences where someone has broken your trust, taken advantage of you or abused you. This may cause you to be cold, hard-hearted towards people, building up barriers to prevent anyone from hurting you again. Trusting others and even God may be really challenging for you.

Know This! The Creator made you in His image and He does not make mistakes. When He created the world, He saw that it was good. When He created male and female, He saw that it was very good! When you were born God saw that you were very good! Created by Him, for His glory. Say a prayer today, ask God to show you your significance and write them down. #ResetYourThinking #YouAreSignificant #YouWereMadeInHisImage

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Conquer Your Fear – Day 6

Reset Your Thinking Day 6 – Conquer Your Fear

“Energy and persistence conquer all things” – Benjamin Franklin

ResetReset Your Thinking!  Fear keeps us in the shadows/background. It convinces us we can never accomplish our dreams, tells us to keep quiet, and separates us from the ones we love. Fear suffocates us it has an unparalleled ability to freeze us in our tracks, and limit what we are willing to try. Fear makes us lead a smaller life.

Face your fears.. it is important to note that some fears are healthy and some situations should be avoided for your own personal safety. There are no hero points awarded for going into a personally threatening situation. However, if the threat is more mental than physical, actually doing the thing you’re afraid of can be the best antidote of all.

Don’t forget that it is often easiest to do this in steps. If your biggest fear is public speaking (and it is for the majority of us) don’t offer to address the room at the next stock director’s meeting, but do try something smaller. Consider leading your next departmental meeting, or give a small talk at your next group meeting, something with a small audience and familiar faces, then work your way up from there. Facing your fears is a process and you and only you can face them. #FaceYourFears #ResetYourThinking #ConquerYourFears

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Gratitude – Day 4

Reset Your Thinking Day 4 – Gratitude

Be aware of your feelings and how you “relish” and “savor” this gift in your imagination. Take the time to be especially aware of the depth of your gratitude.

ResetRest Your Thinking requires daily gratitude exercises resulting in higher levels of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, optimism and energy. Additionally, your gratitude makes you more likely to help others and achieve your personal goals.

Research has proved that practicing gratitude reduces fear, anxiety, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Bottom line, gratitude can extend your life. Take the time today to begin your gratitude journal. Take one step further write down 5 things you’re grateful for and tell a close friend. #JoyIsContagious

Let me recap your gratitude results in..

  • Less depression and stress
  • Higher levels of alertness
  • More enthusiasm
  • More energy 

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