Focus on Your Achievements

Written by Wendy Hearn

Do you often think about what you still have to do each day? Does this feel overwhelming? Does there always seem so much to do that you don't feel as if you're achieving enough?

I've found that when I start coaching people, either in business or personally, many of them focus on what still needs to be done. They seem to forget or discard all that they have achieved. When you get torepparttar end of your day are you still thinking about what you haven't done? Perhaps there are some days when you accomplish a lot and you feel as if you've achieved something - that's a great feeling isn't it?

How do you feel aboutrepparttar 101985 other days when you believe you haven't done enough? When we focus on what we haven't completed we're highlighting our weaknesses. Focusing on our strengths is a much more positive approach. In what ways can you focus on your strengths?


Written by Susie Cortright

"If we worry too much about ourselves, we won't have time for others." Mother Theresa

This isrepparttar time of year when winter seems to stretch on and on. It'srepparttar 101984 time of year when we're all feeling a little isolated, a little stir crazy, and--if your emails are any indication--a little desperate.

This isrepparttar 101985 time of year when those of us who feel relatively fulfilled duringrepparttar 101986 rest ofrepparttar 101987 year, suddenly come up empty. We find a bare place inside, like an open door that allows a whisper to come sneaking through. "Is this all there is?" it wants to know.

The question is haunting. Butrepparttar 101988 answer is simple. The biggest trick is to remember it when we need it.

TURN IT OUT I should put a sticky note on my forehead just for times when I start asking myself those tired questions: Am I happy? How happy am I? Am I miserable? How miserable am I? Am I tired? Am I sad?

That sticky note would have one simple directive: To think about someone other than myself.

The instant I start feeling tired and sad, it's my cue to do something completely new. To take all that energy that I've been turning in on myself and turn it out intorepparttar 101989 world.

IT CAN MAKE YOU SICK "My needs. My wants. My suffering. It's enough to make you sick. In fact, it does make you sick," Gregg Krech writes in his online article "When it comes to Attention: 'I' Amrepparttar 101990 Enemy." Krech cites scientific studies that attribute depression, anxiety, and alcohol abuse on self-focused attention.

"We find our calling, our bliss, our purposes, by giving up on ourselves," Krech writes. "Our surrender becomes our salvation."

And he certainly wasn'trepparttar 101991 first to say it. Some of us base our religious faith on that very concept.

It's something we all know, deep down. If you had to namerepparttar 101992 times when you've feltrepparttar 101993 most alive in this world, what would you say? For me, each of these times share only one thing in common. They have absolutely nothing to do with me. Late at night, wiping tears from someone else's face. Holding someone else's shaky hand. Head bowed, deep in prayer for someone else's town.

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