Extra smiles are always needed. But especially in the current climate.
Enjoy the following from goalcast.com ;)
At the end of the HIIT class I was teaching today at one of the Midtown banks, a participant says,
'We come in, feeling tired & sore, then we see for ourselves that we are stronger than we realize.'
Yes!!!! Just get in that door!
Love this inspired group. They were all tired, it’s Friday afternoon and they have been hitting both the gym AND work hard all week. Yet they attacked with fervor everything I threw at them, and it was AWESOME.
What did you do this week that surprised even you? Run further than expected? Spoke up in a meeting? Said no to that second drink? Reacted with love rather than frustration?
If you can’t think of anything, keep your mind on the quote below as you move forward...
Here’s to a wonderful weekend ahead,
Aren’t those quotable magnets, and the whole rest of the brand, great? Go ahead, find your local gift shop and read through them. Be inspired!
Yes, this caterpillar had to work to become the butterfly, but did he ever give up?!
I think you know the answer ;-)
The caterpillar had to endure the day-to-day of a slow-moving, stuck-on-the-ground, caterpillar life, strengthening himself to gain enough stamina to go through the process to become the butterfly-- the patience while in the cocoon, tight living quarters, adjusting to a completely different world as a butterfly. But he made it!
And what an outcome! Flying above the world, soaring from place to place, exploring and observing...
Hope you are working toward your passions every day.
These two teaming up for an inspiring interview!
Great 'listen while you workout' piece.
What are your thoughts? Favorite quotes?
I love many, but here is one:
'How can I make room for both striving and self-acceptance?'
How much of society accepts less than their best? And I don’t just mean in day-to-day things, as I know I am not always performing my best, be it time management, a class, etc., but more in terms of accepting life.
People yearn for the other side’s ‘grass’ so to say. We can all take steps to make our own grass greener right here. Yes, limitations are all around us, but opportunities also exist all around to take steps in a positive direction.
Book of inspiration for today’s post: David J. Schwartz’s THE MAGIC OF THINKING BIG
Here are Schwartz’s Six Steps for developing and strengthening our creative thinking ability:
Awesome already, and this is just one excerpt. Here are some of his other quips (worth printing some and taping to your bathroom mirror, no?):
Cure Yourself of Exusitus, the Failure Disease
Build Confidence and Destroy Fear
“Being confident in yourself is another way of banishing your fear. Confidence is not something that people are born with, it is developed; And developing it requires a little effort on your part.
The best way to build confidence is the “fake it ’till you make it” approach. In other words, to think confidently, act confidently. Schwartz quotes the great psychologist Dr. George W. Crane who said, “Remember, motions are the precursors of emotions. You can’t control the latter directly but only through your choice of motions or actions…Go through the proper motions each day and you’ll soon begin to feel the corresponding emotions!” This example can best be seen with smiling. It’s hard to feel sad if you try to smile as hard as you can. [Go ahead try it ] The same holds true with confidence. It’s hard to be shy and uneasy if your body is telling you you’re confident.” [excerpted from LifeTrainingOnline]
You Are What You Think You Are
If you are liking the sound of this book, I recommend listening to the audio version while working out! It’s great cover to cover. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
Here's to YOU!
And some of the bits I’ve highlighted in my book over the years:
“…success is determined not so much by the size of a person’s brain as by the size of his thinking.”
“Some of the most practical success-building wisdom is found in that Biblical quotation stating that faith can move mountains.”
“Believe you can succeed and you will.”
“And believing you can succeed makes others place confidence in you.”
“1. We underestimate our own brain power, and
2. We overestimate the other fellow’s brain power.”
“Be a ‘front seater’.”
“Most of them seem to define the word success as synonymous with security.”
Sharing this today, and I have no idea where I happened upon it, so if someone sees this and says, ‘I know who created this list!”, please let me know so I give appropriate credit!
We are just over a month into the new year. The last week of December, I went through this list and answered these questions for myself. This morning, I went back and reminded myself, a great help for focus, to re-read these goals and thoughts.
If you have not done something similar for 2020, give it a try-- I found it helpful!
Let me know if you do, too.
1. What is one hope for 2020?
2. What do I want to stand for?
3. What are my core values and beliefs?
4. What am I most excited about in 2020?
5. What is the number one goal for my relationship with myself?
6. Number one goal for my romantic relationship?
7. Number one goal for my career?
8. Number one goal for health and well being?
9. What changes do I want to make in the rhythms of my life externally moving forward?
10. By the end of 2020, I will…