Cynthia Ann Leighton on New Year’s Resolutions

Hello, Cynthia Ann Leighton here. Now’s New Year’s Resolutions season. I’m thinking on my goals now, from the lens of New Year’s Resolutions. I wrote challenges not just resolutions. Setting goals is a year-round boost that helps you make what you want to happen in your life begin to happen for you. I want to…

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Plan Now So That You’ll Finish

I have this determination to live a life that’s free and that makes a difference in the lives of other people. And to be persistent! To learn ways to walk around whatever comes up! I have a background as a finisher. Despite health challenges, I managed to do two degrees during college. I did a…

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Personal Growth: Are You Ready To Grow Now?

I’m grateful to recognize and embrace my need to grow. How about you? What’s your take on personal growth? Are you ready to grow now? I don’t want to stay stuck where I am! But I’ve certainly made a lot of progress. I’ve learned a lot along the way. So, right now I’m grateful that I…

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Now? Be Curious!

Being curious can help guide you to new ways of applying what you’re already doing. Excerpt from my ebook Be Curious: A Tool For Personal Growth:  “there are patterns and habits that are going on in your life. And you can use those as you add new things in. You can use your existing good habits,…

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Letting Go Of Worries Now

Solution to your worries: for myself, I’ve often found eating dark chocolate to be useful! Your worries let you know something’s up. Worry alerts you that your brain believes there’s something important happening. Many worries are productive because they get you to take action. Your action changes your situation. Often that puts your worry to rest. When you’re having…

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Help Someone Now

What have you learned from life? Take it deeper by helping someone else now by using what you’ve learned! As I said a few years ago in a book I wrote: “When we teach, we’re helping people.  And when we help people, we’re looking at the problem not just from the perspective of us being stuck…

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Being Curious Now Is How To Grow

Hello, Cynthia Ann Leighton here. Writing about being curious. How to grow is to be curious. Curiosity about people – about their interests, and your interests, and where there’s an intersection, where you know that there’s a commonality – is something that delivers results to you in your life. It’s in fact, I’ve found, what you…

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Present Moment Exercise For Right Now

Breathe in! Pause. Breathe out slowly. Notice yourself; pay attention to YOU. Maybe you’ll also notice some tension. In this busy, modern world, even when you do an exercise for one breath, you probably notice some tension. So this is one exercise – breathing in and out for one breath – you kind of have…

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Do This Now: Be Playful While Writing Your Goals

Sometimes goals can be playful! In fact, I’ve found keeping my goals playful makes them happen. It’s an ingredient for success that I’ve used in the past. I’ve needed to start my life over again a number of times. My whole life I’ve run into incredible health challenges. Some of them I learned to manage…

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Personal Growth Comes From Being Curious

I’m curious. I use my curiosity; I use curiosity in the present moment. How do you use curiosity to help you to figure out what you’re going to do now? Facing challenging times requires figuring out a way.   You are going to figure out a way! Part of what you get out of challenging…

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