If you’re feeling life is a never-ending struggle, it’s possible that it’s you and not your life (or business) that needs a makeover. Sometimes, we even recognize that in ourselves, but don’t know where to start.
- Do you always get the response you are looking for?
- Are you getting what you want out of your relationships?
- Is your business richly rewarding, both personally and financially?
Things don’t always go our way and people can be the strangest creatures! So, if you answered “NO” to any of those questions, perhaps it is time to to step back and take a second look at yourself.
I am sure you’ve heard that doing the same thing but expecting a different result is a simple definition of madness.
I have found that the one constant in life is CHANGE. When things are working, great! But after a while, they usually stop working at the same level, and it is time to configure something differently or do something new.
I have found the most difficult thing for many people is recognizing when it is not the situation that needs changing, but you – your attitude or perspective. In the heat of the moment, though, it is really hard to keep your head.
We get ourselves so tangled up in a relationship we can’t see the dynamic, and we cannot figure out the right roles to play.
People! People fill our days. They help us, frustrate us, love, us and challenge us. Sometimes they drive us nuts and sometimes they simply feed our souls.
Ultimately, though, we are responsible for the quality of our relationships.
Stressed relationships are commonplace. There is so much truth in the saying that the heart of relationships is communication. When that breaks down, so do the relationships.
Recognizing that it takes two to communicate, and that you are part of the problem is the first step to becoming part of the solution.
This applies in personal and business situations. If your business is not attracting the people you want to work with, you might be the first place to look for a solution.
- What are you saying?
- What are you thinking as you’re saying it?
- Do you know what they want? Really? Did you ask or are you guessing?
If your business does not still infuse you with the same excitement and energy it once did or that you thought it would, perhaps it’s time you changed your approach?
The same goes for personal interactions and relationships.
Here’s a really important “thought for the day”: The choices we make define the life we live.
You know you have all the information you need when you can make confident decisions. Anxiety is the signal you need something. It’s up to you to determine if that is more information, a new perspective, assistance, or any number of things.
Recognizing those things it is not, is also important. It is not more time. There is no more time than the 24 hours we each have in the day. Wishing for more time actually is a sign you need to reprioritize, and reallocate your time.
Do you make decisions with “eyes closed and heart aimed”, or do you like to look at things from all angles before you make up your mind? Either answer is fine if it is working for you. If not, it’s time to refresh your perspective.
If you’re spending time plodding or dragging yourself through something you would rather not be doing, its time for a refresh. Ride your strengths and everything seems so much easier! The simple act of recognizing or even just facing and accepting how you were made can be one of those instantaneous life-altering moments that empowers you to adjust your perspective.
So, my wish for you is that you stay fresh, my friend, stay fresh.
If you’re ready for a refresh, check out your Genie profile. I promise it will offer you food for thought.