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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Awaken Your Day - Nov 6 - Laugh, At You.

"Once you can laugh at your own weaknesses, you can move forward. Comedy breaks down walls. It opens up people. If you are good, you can fill up those openings with something positive. Maybe...combat some of the ugliness in the world."
- Goldie Hawn, Actress

Have you ever heard someone say, " I bet years from now we will look back at this and laugh" ?
So, why wait for years from now?

Be it a tough moment in our life, a bad experience, or an embarrassing one where we did something we wish we could hit "rewind" on ... we would do ourselves well if we established our landing strategy in order to maximize our potential rebound.

We need to be able to take the moment for what it is, and not dwell ourselves into a despair pit but instead, pause...identify... shake our head with a little giggle, and begin the recovery right then and there.

"Well, I sure messed that up... Here we go!"

As Goldie states, being able to find the humor in our own weaknesses is a great asset. We cannot be perfect at everything. We are all strong and special in our own way, and we will encounter times when we need to admit that we are not strong in other areas.

Often, these moments find us, and that is when we need to be able to laugh at ourselves.
You will most certainly find that people laugh with you when you have a level of acceptance about a situation, rather than laughing AT you as you struggle to be free of the whole experience.

As you go thru the day, take a moment to reflect on some moments that outline your "weaknesses".
Can you turn "now" into that time when you look back and laugh at something that has happened?
And can you carry that good natured humor forward to something or sometime more recent.

I, for example, have to giggle at myself in something like traffic. I will get all bent out of shape over something another driver did. Rant. Rave. Explore my negativity for no real reason other than needing an outlet.

And then five minutes later somewhere in traffic, I do the exact same thing that guy did.
( No signal light is common.) And I am glad when the "A-ha" moment slaps me solidly, and I do enjoy laughing at myself when it happens. ( My wife even joins in. )

Good morning - good humor - we all need it.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Awaken Your Day - Nov 4 - A Little Bit More

"It's the little things you do that make a big difference. What are you attempting to accomplish? What little thing can you do today that will make you more effective? You are probably only one step away from greatness."
- Bob Proctor

One step.

When we just stop to consider Bob's words for a moment - one step. One step away from succeeding. One step away from doubt, and negativity and into the path of the goal you seek.

We can see and feel that really, anything we want is within our grasp. We just need to do that one little extra thing sometimes and we are rewarded with the compounded success.

You have desires, and dreams and goals. Or you have some thing today even - like a meeting or an interview. What one little thing can you do, to bring out the best and make you that much more successful.

Don't make it difficult, for this whole philosophy is that often, one step of "a little bit more", is all it takes to reach the top.

Good morning. Have a very enriching day.


Monday, November 3, 2008

Awaken Your Day - Nov 3 - A Simple Smile

"A smile is the shortest distance between two people."
- Victor Borge

Grab it, and run with it where you may.

Be aware of when you receive one. How do you feel?
Watch reactions when you give one. What feeling do you see?

Pick someone who needs one. Assume the feeling it creates is a good one.

Simple enuf right?
Now please....continue.

Good Morning

Author - "All She Is..."
CEO, Prosperity Designers Inc.
Reach out and Make A Smile Today