GREAT Morning Everybody!
In honor of Thanksgiving, you are gifted these three golden nuggets a day early! Here is this week’s edition of Wednesday Words of Wisdom:
- “Every minus if half of a plus, waiting for a stroke of vertical awareness.” – Alan Cohen
Everything is a part of something bigger, and mistakes are no exception. Every problem or challenge comes to you with a gift in its hands. If you focus only on what went wrong, you miss the gift. If you are willing to look deeper and ask for the insight, the problem disappears, you are left only with the learning, and you level up on your journey.
- “When you don’t know what to do, do nothing. Be still. – Oprah
Have you ever been pushed to your maximum stress level? Has anybody ever tested your patience so much so that you viciously and verbally lashed out at them? The next time you feel the heat rising and blood pressure increasing, rather than immediately react; I encourage you to pause and take a few deep breaths. This crucial pause between the trigger and your response serves as an amazing tool that not only saves relationships, but also increases emotional intelligence, emotional awareness, and well-being!
- “Expectation is an agreement with yourself to suffer unless you get what you want.” – Unknown
Personally, I am working on dropping expectations on a daily basis! We tend to put expectations on everything! I call somebody, I expect them to pick up. I send a text, I expect a reply. I ask for something, I expect it to happen. I hold the door open for somebody, I expect a thank you. I have an agreement, I expect it to be upheld. But we must remember, this is life, and life never happens as we expect. So this holiday season, I encourage you to surrender control and go with the flow. This practice makes for a more joyful, fulfilling and peaceful life!
Make Today Your Masterpiece!