March 4, 2013 - How are you empowering yourself? Do you feel as though you are in an uphill climb with every step forward only resulting in two steps back in trying to achieve your goals? Is your focus more on the steps backward than the step forward? When you allow yourself to get caught up in what is not going well, you are giving the challenges more power over you than the triumphs. The greatest way to empower your ability to truly move forward is to put all your energy and focus on what is actually moving you forward.
Take an MM&I Moment to list all the "steps forward" you have realized, disregarding right now the challenges and "steps backward" that also occurred. Now list the factors that contributed to these small successes and accomplishments. Was it connecting with the right people or resources? Was it a matter of timing or having gained some knowledge that empowered you to take it forward? By taking a moment to understand what helped you succeed, you are better able to know how to replicate and empower yourself to succeed even more. Do this on a regular basis and you will find yourself able to deal with any challenges head on. Before you know it, you will be making real strides and leaps towards your goals.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources." - Marquis de Vauvenarques
Yours in synergistic thinking,