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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Awaken Your Day - Getting there is Half the Fun - June 9,2010

"The reward of a thing well done is to have done it."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Think of a time when you had to tackle a task... maybe yardwork, or a school project, or a report for work ... and when you finished, you sat back and looked at it...feeling good about your efforts and your finished product.

It is always so easy when you complete a task to look at it and say, "That wasn't so bad." At the beginning, it may have appeared more intimidating for any amount of reasons...but once you got started, and you picked up some momentum, along came a wave of good feeling with your progress, and we find ourselves riding that until the task is done. We look upon our work with a good feeling, a reward because we know we applied ourselves and we made an accomplishment.

Enjoy the rewards that come with a feeling of accomplishment, no matter how small. Compliment yourself for seeing it through and completing what you started. And then... review the path you followed to get it done. Acknowledge the efforts to overcome obstacles, and make a mental note to yourself....

"I did it, and I can do it again."

Often people focus far too much on "surviving" thru a task or conflict to get thru, and they forget to acknowledge the art of accomplishment - the reward. Acknowledging this reward for a job well done, will help us see the next task for what it is, and not the burden we fear it to be.

Good Morning... and may you find many rewards.
Pierre Couturier

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Awaken Your Day - Stand Up - June 8, 2010

"Only some people get what they want. Those are the people who show up to get it."
- Diane Houston

We can dream.
We can wish.
We can think positive thoughts.
We can get caught up in all the hundreds of ways to hear the same messages of success.

The common, and most often overlooked, element in succeeding in achieving what we want -

As I have said before, When Opportunity knocks... you still have to get up to answer the door.

Good Morning.... Time to get up the courage to Show Up.

Pierre Couturier