ARE YOU PREVENTING YOUR OWN GOOD?Written by Rhoberta Shaler
It's so easy to know what is good for you. You know it is good for you to eat fruits and vegetables, exercise and drink plenty of water, right? Are you doing it? Are you doing it regularly enough to feel good about it? Are you spending quiet time alone with yourself, your thoughts and your goals at least weekly? Are you paying attention and spending time with those you say are important to you often enough so they know how much you value relationship?
If you can answer 'Yes' to these, TERRIFIC! You're playing on your own team! If not, why not? Humans are strange. Many of us withhold from ourselves very things we know would increase our satisfaction with our lives, we withhold our good from ourselves. Doesn't this seem more than a little masochistic? Why don't we count with most important person in our lives--ourselves?
Sometimes, deep, deep down inside ourselves, we may believe that it is selfish to give to ourselves. Sometimes, deep, deep down inside ourselves, we do not believe that we deserve to have a really good life. Sometimes, we think we're doing enough by simply saying that we know we should or could do things. That, somehow, gets us off hook from actually doing it!
YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME!Written by Rhoberta Shaler
You have opportunity of a lifetime. That sounds like marketing hype because you have heard it so often, doesn't it? Think about it this way: you have opportunity to live one lifetime. Does that make a difference? How are you using your opportunity?
Are you doing things you want to be doing in ways that you want to be doing them? If not, why not? What are you viewing as obstacles to having life you want? Are obstacles you perceive real or just convenient? So often it is comfortable to complain about them. Sometimes folks think that acknowledging obstacle in this way relieves them of requirement to overcome them. Could that be you?
What is first thing that comes to mind when you hear question, "What do you REALLY want?" Do you know? Are you clear? That's beginning. Most folks can immediately say what they don't want. When you can very clearly state what you do want, then, you are on your way!