It seems so simple, yet smiling at a stranger is often difficult for many people. Recently, I celebrated my 76th birthday with my family, and received well wishes from friends alike. If going to the exercise class means you need to drive through heavy traffic and that stresses you out, maybe working out at home before going to work makes more sense. When I'm driving Tristan to school, I always keep the conversation positive. This isn't the time to fill his head with doubts or warnings. Protecting your peace can be a great thing to do with other people. Just make sure that these people are contributing to your peace and not taking away from it and that you're doing the same for them. And whether you're protecting your peace by yourself or with someone else, the other key tool is disconnecting. Get into the habit of disconnecting often and regularly. If you're like me and a whole lot of other people in the world, you feel like you're supposed to be available all the time because you can be. Your phone always needs to be nearby, and all of your notifications need to be turned on. If the world wants to touch you, you think it should always be able to. Finding ways to avoid temptation is a great way to avoid needing to exercise willpower. So is the guilt you'll feel when you are required to take a physical action to avoid making the right choice. As you know by now, the key to accomplishing your goals is to build the right habits and follow the right routines. When you control your environment, you make building those habits easy--and you make following the right routines as close to automatic as possible. By now you know I'm big on processes, but I'm also big on mind-set. The thought really is the parent of the deed. So what can you do when you need greater willpower and perseverance, and one of the practical tips just described won't get you over the determination hump? Take a step back and rely on the power of perspective.
Consistently doing what you need to do to succeed, with total focus and resolve, is incredibly difficult. That's why the ability to work hard and respond positively to failure and adversity is so crucial. Put your best self forward. It makes giving and earning respect much easier. Ipace and do crossword puzzles. Others go back to their office, talk on the phone, or eat hot dogs. Sometimes they eat too many hot dogs. I have one trial attorney friend who ate six hot dogs one afternoon while waiting for the jury to come back with a verdict. Trials sometimes feel like hell. The sleepless nights, the conflict, and the pressure of a client depending on you can be like fire licking at your heels. Then the trial ends, and waiting for the verdict is purgatory. At the end of each trial, I've given every bit of myself to my client. The Grateful Soul: The Art And Practice Of Gratitude more special, as my travel opportunities are less frequent. I feel so grateful for the rich experience to explore somewhere new, try new foods, and take photos of where I have been. This is something we all can create in our lives by being a tourist locally. Experience enriches the brain and leaves a smile on my face. As I create this story from my life's experiences, I want you to know that I've come to learn in my 76 years that the most beautiful things cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with a smiling heart. She is inspired by nature, music, traveling, and spending quality time with friends and family. It brings her heart joy to inspire other seniors who may be lonely or sad as their life changes with age. Kathryn is committed to donating $1 from every article sale to The iPod Project to help seniors with Alzheimer's and dementia reconnect with joy.
Your beautiful face was the image that I saw. G You were my first love, and you will forever be. Get over that. Be selfish for 5 percent of your day and disconnect completely from the outside world. Anyone who really needs you can get you during the other 95 percent of the time, and just stepping away for a while is extremely important not just for yourself but for those who need you to be the best you. Rehabber Freya is a single mom of three who had to transition from being a wife to being a provider. For a while, this meant working two jobs and pretty much living to work. When she started her own business, she was able to let go of the second job, but the intensity of her work got way greater. She was doing really good stuff, and she was creating a great home for her kids, but it was a lot. I found myself in a space where I was super-drained, she told me. I was just tired emotionally. Around this time, Freya came to one of my speaking engagements and completely connected with the importance of protecting her peace. Resolve, willpower, and determination help successful people work hard and stick to their long-term goals. Want to develop those qualities? Embrace the following mind-set. The past is valuable. Learn from your mistakes. Learn from the mistakes of others. Then let it go. Easier said than done?
As I said before, everything depends on your perspective. When something bad happens to you, it's an opportunity to learn. I'm living on sleepless nights, too much coffee, and loads of adrenaline. Closings are done, and the minute they end, my knees buckle a bit. I strive to live and advocate with the 3Ps in mind, but there is a reason perfection is not one of the Ps. No one is perfect. At the end of the case, the jury is given a verdict slip, legal instructions, and often lunch. Then they walk out of the courtroom, and the lawyers remain. The judges often let us leave the room, but we have to be close enough to return to the courtroom quickly. We may need to return because the jury has a verdict, but also because they have a question. Either way, they let the court officer know, and the court officer then lets the judge know. The judge calls the lawyers and the court reporter to the courtroom. You have been my anchor in life. You have given me the priceless gift of knowing there is one person in the world who loves me, just as I am. You are the bright light in the darkness that reassures me that I am never alone. And when I am worried or upset, you inspire me to put on my Superwoman cape and face the world with confidence. You have shown me how to be loving, authentic, Your actions have shown me the true meaning of to thine own self be true. You do not follow others; You are my role model and a courageous trailblazer.
Even though there are challenges along the unbeaten path of life, you march on with fierce intensity. Your bravery has shown me how to venture off on the roads less traveled with courage. I realized that I had to make protecting my peace a priority. The business I'm involved in is a relationship business, so I deal with different personalities, different backgrounds, and different emotions, so I have to be the constant. I can't let the negative things happening around me affect me. And that's what was happening, and it was affecting my business and the way I was treating people. Freya committed to starting each day with a fresh start and an attitude of gratitude. It's so easy for us to pick up the phone and check our social media feed, but that can instantly put us in a negative frequency before we even get out of bed. So, I use my first moments waking up--it can range from ten minutes all the way to an hour--thanking God and having a one-on-one talk with Him. I have on inspirational music or motivational audio, or I might even read a couple of articles in a personal development article. During that speech, I mentioned that hiking was a big help for me, and Freya has picked up on this as well. When I get to a point of chaos, frustration, and being overwhelmed, I need to go take a hike--literally. When another person makes a mistake, it's an opportunity to be kind, forgiving, and understanding. The past doesn't define you. Just make sure that next time, you know what to do differently. Many people feel luck has a lot to do with success or failure. If they succeed, luck favored them, and if they fail, luck was against them. Most successful people do feel that good luck played some role in the success they enjoy. But they don't wait for good luck or worry about bad luck. They act as if success or failure is totally within their control.