We all get up every day and go about our lives…heading to work, schlepping kids to school, winding our way through things to do lists. As we interface with people and carry on dialogues about the weather, an upcoming meeting or the new project or idea we have…our exterior persona seems normal and functional. This is our “outside” face…the one we produce for the public. However, if you turned most of us inside-out you would find us tagged with more graffiti than a truck-stop bathroom stall…the hidden emotional programming we must deal with and overcome simply to don that outside face. (more…)
As personal growth assignments go, this is one that will make a significant impact on your energy level and ability to move forward on your path. You see, we all have so much crap stored on our emotional “hard drive” that it is quite difficult to download and engage with new and interesting things, receive important updates, or even operate efficiently. Although we may not realize the impact our cached issues have on us, we can easily find out by doing a few simple things.
Here’s an easy three-step process to work on this week.
1. Open your mental files.
This week, identify one thing that is still lingering in your “TO BE FILED AWAY” folder. Maybe you are still waiting on an apology from someone who wronged you…maybe you are holding out for forgiveness from someone…maybe you are hosting a whole slew of negative energy regarding a particular situation…maybe you have a whole subfolder that is titled “All the reasons why I suck”. What I’d like you to do is just pick one of these subfolders (I know you have a gazillion). We don’t have to empty the whole darn recycle bin in one day. Heck, that’d throw you into shock.
2. Remove and discard the selected file.
Once you have picked the subfolder, have the talk with yourself. Tell yourself why it is time to move on. Tell yourself that you’d like to take back the energy that this subfolder’s contents drain from you. Tell yourself that it is taking up the room that you need to in order to add something you really want. Say your goodbyes, and let it go. There will still be some traces of it that you can’t erase from your operating system, but that’s ok, it IS a part of you. I just want you to eliminate it from your menu that you view every day and remove it from the area that draws upon your resources.
3. Reclaim space—and energy.
IF you do this, you will SEE how much it was consuming by the way you are able to operate post-removal. THEN, you might start being pretty curious about how life could be if you started filing away more of the subfolders you’ve got that do nothing but take up space and drain energy.
It’s YOUR life…remember?
You owe it to yourself and others to do this work. Forge ahead.
Life has a way of lulling us into a sing-songy sleep of routine and comfort that breeds a fair degree of mediocrity…and if not that, a safe haven of “I will stay here…at least I know how to do this, or what this feels like”. The problem with this is that if you stay inside this little comfort cocoon too long, you start to forget what it feels like to FLY. So, this week’s personal growth assignment is push you out of your comfort zone so you can become more bad-ass. (more…)
Many of us have reached turning points in our lives that make it necessary to assess and reevaluate how we spend our time, who we spend it with, and where we allocate our energy and personal resources. The truth is that, as we evolve, we will be prompted regularly to reflect upon these topics and make minor, or occasionally major, adjustments to varied aspects of how we live in order to maintain the quality of life we aspire to. As we mature, we find not only our time becoming more valuable but that we seek a higher caliber of satisfaction and quality in our interactions with other human beings.
Here are three steps to help you transcend the issues which make it difficult for you to jettison the dead weight. (more…)
Ever wondered what it is that makes up the formula for extraordinary people? What is it, exactly, that sets them apart from the rest of us…what are the common denominators consistent among people who achieve great things? Is it environment, genes, will or desire? Is it destiny, stellar alignment or luck? Are certain people ordained, appointed or endowed with special gifts? Was there a separate line they stood in to receive an upgraded download of skills and inventory with which to navigate this same life and world? What is that little extra that turns ordinary into EXTRA-ordinary? (more…)