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We are not able to change what happens to us, but we can change how we view it. Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life! is a collection of reflections focused on many of the life issues we all face. Each of the offerings is meant to inspire you, and help you see how you might make a positive difference in your own life.

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Charting Your Path Forward!

This is the weekend of the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. It brings back a fun memory for our family. My husband is a fan of golf, especially watching the Masters Tournament. On one of our trips to Georgia, I thought it would be fun for him to see the golf course and at least buy a souvenir from the gift shopNeedless to say, I was very naïve, as soon as we entered the grounds we were escorted out, as my family had predicted would happen. It is now a funny memory that mom thought she could get the family into Augusta!  

Even though I don’t care one way or another about golf, I do like to watch part of it. The course alone is beautiful and worth seeing, but mostly it peaks my curiosity about what it takes to be an expert in the game of golf, or anything for that matter.  

We all want to do our best and be our best however, it does not come without work on our part. It gets me thinking about what it takes to be a master of our own life. What would it mean to be a kinder and gentler with ourselves so that we can find peace and joy within the lives we already have?  

The more important questions we can ask ourselves are: 

What does it mean to you to be a person of mastery? 

How can you be a better spouse, parent, friend or mentor?  

What would it take and how would it feel to be able to come closer to the life you have imagined?  

It takes far less work than you might imagine but it does require that you stop, pause and reflect on where you want to go, what you want in your life and then take a step in that direction.  

It is never too late to start or begin again to get the kind of life that will make you happy and at peace with yourself and others. If your dream is to move forward, ask yourself how you can take one small step forward.  

Defining what we want in life and moving toward that goal is a life long journey. If you need a guide to help you get started or help with motivation to keep going, send me a message and we can talk about what that would be like for you.  

The words of Virginnia Satir say it best. “I want you to get excited about who you are, what you are, what you have, and what can still be for you. I want to inspire you to see that you can go far beyond where you are right now. “  

Sandy

 

Believe in Your Own Success!

Yesterday, I participated in my monthly Mastermind group. I never miss attending because I know that I will always find nuggets of inspiration and wisdom from the group. Yesterday was no different.

 

Everyone in the group talked about their business and what was going well. I think we are much more inclined to talk about what does not work, rather than what does, so it felt like a breath of fresh air. After we had each shared, one of the members offered this bit of wisdom; success always leaves clues. Think about how powerful that statement is. We were challenged to look at our process and the steps we took that led to the success. Doing this process is both powerful and insightful.

 

Success in any area of our life is not this magical thing that just appears, it happens because we have done things that support our success. We don’t often think about the steps we have taken that help us achieve what we want, but when we break it down, we can see the steps that guided and supported us.

 

When I work with clients, we always talk about the steps and processes they can use to set themselves up for success. Believe it or not, we don’t give this much thought. Instead, we attempt to make too big of a change or a take a step that is not realistic or sustainable, then criticizing ourselves for failing.

 

Everyone is excellent at something and when you discover what your steps are, they can be applied  to any area of your life.  I call this Modeling Your Own Excellence and is an essential life skill.

 

I am sharing this with you, because as we begin to emerge from the pandemic many people feel like they have lost their confidence, or they feel lost when it comes to moving forward. You can make any change in your life that you desire, as long as you remember that you are wise, smart and successful.

 

I love to talk about how you can model your own excellence, or have questions, reply to this email so we can set up a phone conversation.

Wishing you a Happy Easter and a blessed Passover!

Sandy

 

 

 

 

Don’t Believe Everything You Think!

“From my own experience, I want to say that you should follow your heart, and the mind will follow you. Believe in yourself,

and you will create miracles.”

– Kailash Satyarthi

 

When people tell me what they believe about themselves or circumstances in their life, I never doubt them. I have learned that whatever they believe is the absolute truth to them, knowing that if they think they can do something, they do. Unfortunately the opposite is also true. If you don’t believe you can change or do something, it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to achieve it.

Our experiences and life events have taught all of us who we are. From early on in life our mind works hard to make meaning of all our experiences through thoughts and beliefs which then influences what we think about ourselves and others. Those thoughts and beliefs inform our actions, so in essence, we are living out how we feel about ourselves and others.

 

In school I was never good in math, and always struggled to get it right. My grades were barely passing, and although the teachers were usually nice, I could see their frustration. The harder I tried, the further behind I got. Because school in general was difficult for me, I assumed I was stupid. I carried this belief into adulthood, knowing learning would always be hard.

One day I was challenged by a friend who asked, “Why do you believe everything you think?” I was taken back by that comment, but it is true. We carry the negative thoughts and beliefs from all areas of our life, and we treat them as though there are our truth. I came to believe that I was stupid when I was a child, but now all these years later I can change that belief into a more empowered story that will benefit me. In fact I owe to myself and the world to do that, and so do you.

 

If we are to make changes in our negative thoughts and mistaken beliefs, we must learn to relate differently to the events that informed us so many years ago.  Understanding that as adults, we can look back at those events with a different perspective. We can now choose to think in a more positive light about those circumstances. Doing that will allow you more freedom to look at the things that have held you hostage—and begin to make a change to a more empowered way of being.

Inspired Action:

  • What is one negative thought or belief you have about yourself or someone else?
  • Ask yourself if is actually true or just feels true?
  • Reframe it into a positive statement that you can carry forward.