You are not alone

Life is hard. Focused action can help you improve your life. Sometimes trusting that you will take action when you can is all you can do.   What can you do during rough times when you cannot do anything? Trust. When you become able to do a little, but it’s not much, what then? Figure…

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How to build trust

Your response creates trust. When you choose to be centered in responding – rather than simply reacting! – you build trust. It’s a one little bit at a time thing. Done slowly. As in: effort over time adding up ‘til it begins to multiply. Where might you find an opportunity later today to respond? When…

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How to add value

I like finding ways to add value! Adding value to my life and to the lives of other people. Contributing helps you gain a deep trust in yourself. Giving guides you to know what you have to offer. Providing your time and talents to another human boosts your confidence. How can you supply a bit…

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How to avoid self-pity (important to building a better future for yourself!)

Trust helps me avoid self-pity. I’m facing daunting challenges. Sure don’t need to add self-pity to the list! Trust gives me a way to think about the future. I dare to trust that I will find a way. Or build one! That’s right. I choose to be willing to create a way to build the…

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How I get myself to show up persistently

Trust! By daring to trust, I respond to today’s situation. For example, pain keeps me from walking at times. Reality is that I need to stay put sometimes. Push through other times! I dare to trust during such times that I will figure out which works for each part of each day. I tenderly care…

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Trust that gratitude will help you!

I’m climbing my mountain. I’m allowing my mountain to be where I am. And I’m allowing myself to keep moving forward on it. As I do, I appreciate the fact that I am moving forward. Today’s a good day for gratitude, isn’t it? I start with gratitude! That helps. Because it’s kind of bumpy going…

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Visualizing your future using today’s patterns

Studies show visualizing your best future increases optimism. That’s been demonstrated to increase happiness in scientific studies — and the visualization work can help you figure out what you need to do to make that future happen. There’s a goals side of that to look at later! For today, it’s about increasing your level of…

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Mental Fortitude To Deal With Fear

I’ve built mental fortitude to deal with fear. Because I know I’ve got tiny tools to do what I need to do, whatever happens. One of the things that matters in gaining the mental fortitude to deal with fear is your own conversation with yourself. It’s a conversation you may not even be aware of…

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I work at personal growth

Personal growth is a process. Sometimes that process is frustrating, isn’t it? As in 1 step forward and 2 or 3 steps back. Still, I work at it. Day in and day out! My personal growth works, well, because I do. I work! It takes work. It takes persistence. Especially on days that have that…

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How To Inspire Yourself

Inspiring yourself to do what you need to do is a bit complicated, isn’t it? At times? You’re energized. Ready. Other times: not so much. What I’ve found helps is drilling down to what matters to me. That’s right, I allow myself to search for meaning, even in mundane tasks. Meaning injects courage. Caring guides…

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