Has your initial gusto fizzled?

May 12 – Has your initial gusto fizzled? Has some of your excitement about an initiative or goal waned?  Are you feeling less enthusiastic about the direction you are headed? Are you frustrated by some circumstances that have delayed or halted your progress?  If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, you also need to ask yourself if your confidence or doubt has had a role in diminishing some of the vigor that was so strong initially. 

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Are you compelling or convincing?

May 5 – Are you compelling or convincing? Are there goals you have that require others to be engaged with you to achieve? Are you not getting the results you desire in others jumping on board in what your offer, what you are aspiring to do, or what you need assistance in doing? If you are spending all of your time trying to convince others, then you are either not targeting the right audience or so focused on convincing others, there is no spark of excitement or intrigue to compel them into action. 

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Are you busy or buzzing?

April 28 – Are you busy or buzzing? Amidst so many demands, life is busy … work is busy. Is your busyness abuzz or a bust? Do you feel a sense of excitement amidst the demands or a sense of exhaustion and never getting caught up? Do you find yourself absorbed in passionate endeavors or consumed by obligations and commitments? Is your mindset each morning energized by what your day holds or depleted by the long to-do list? 

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Do you see it, believe it, feel it?

April 21 - Do you see it, believe it, feel it? Are you taking time each day to truly envision, believe in, and feel what you are doing and striving to do in positive, empowering ways? Do you take moments to simply appreciate what you already have and how this is enabling you to have even more? Do you allow yourself brief moments of celebration for what you have overcome and are no longer a challenge for you? 

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Are you showing up?

April 14 – Are you showing up? Are you frustrated by a lack of progress on a few fronts? Has the virtual world we all have experienced made you less than enthusiastic about connecting and engaging with people when there is a computer screen and miles between you? Have you just decided to wait until everything opens up and THEN you will engage, connect, and get back into the swing? 

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Are you empowering yourself?

April 7 - 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 steps 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. 

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Are you thinking too small?

March 31 -  Are you thinking too small? Are you finding that the goals you set are easily achieved or they simply don't excite you to begin with? What makes a goal exhilarating is in the journey and effort that is involved to reach it. If your goals are merely tasks with deadlines, then no wonder you find no passion or motivation associated with them.  

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Are you wishing or willing?

Mar 24 - Are you wishing or willing? Are you striving toward something that you are wishing would happen? If you are caught in a wishful mentality, then you are also doubting the full possibility that it could come true. Wishing leaves room for doubt, and with doubt comes an underlying need to know more in order to shift your thinking from any doubts to doing what can be done to bring what you desire into reality.  

 

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Are you high fiving enough?

Mar 17 – Are you "high-fiving" enough?  Are you focused only on the big wins in your life or career and you are not celebrating the small successes that are helping you get there? Are you beginning to feel that some of your goals may be too lofty and that you should adjust them?  Setting your sights high is of great merit as long as you are also recognizing your small successes along the way. 

 

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