Tag Archive | Self-esteem

Step Before You Leap!

I leave you with words of encouragement this last day of the month. The positive affirmation for January is about preparing for tomorrow, being honest to yourself, controlling what you can control, and new beginnings. The first step is not the hardest, although it may seem that way. It will be the remaining steps that will carry the innumerable challenges and obstacles.

Those remaining steps will require time, research, patience, understanding, and wisdom. Each step will bring you a step closer to your tomorrow! It may be a slow process, and sometimes it may seem impossible to accomplish, but with faith and determination . . .  nothing is impossible!

You don’t have to prove to anyone that you are on the fast track! No need starting off sprinting, save that energy for the last lap. Keep a steady pace and breathe, before you know it . . . you are at the finish line. You, (literally and figuratively), have to crawl before you can walk. Walk before you can run. Run before you can leap. So please, step before you leap into anything . . . including relationships!

“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~Old Chinese Proverb

Monthly Affirmation ~ April

APRIL

WHAT are you talking about?

Make your daily conversations meaningful.  Measure how much these conversations are worth and the benefit to you. Often these conversations are just a way to distract you from what you need to be doing.  Do not fill your hours and days with conversations that are not positive and uplifting.  Communication is important.  Say what you mean and mean what you say. 

Demand the same from others who want you to listen to them.  Ask them to clarify what they are talking about.  Rephrase what you think they mean to eliminate misunderstandings.  Talk about your goals and dreams, not about current events and other people.  Small minds talk about people.  Average minds talk about events.  Great minds talk about ideas. 

Self-Compassion

Self-compassion is your greatest source of str...

Self-compassion is your greatest source of strength (Photo credit: wildphotons)

Nine Strategies Successful People Use to Overcome Stress

This is a really great blog I had to share by Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson on the Harvard Business Review Blog Network.  She is Associate Director for the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia University Business School and author of Nine Things Successful People Do Differently and Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World to Power Influence and Success.

The first item on her list is to have self-compassion. I couldn’t agree more that’s why I am sharing this with you.  Especially now that the holidays are over and you are back in the “swing of things.”

Dr. Halvorson writes that Self-compassion is, in essence, cutting yourself some slack.  It’s being willing to look at your mistakes or failures with kindness and understanding — without harsh criticism or defensiveness.  Studies show that people who are self-compassionate are happier, more optimistic, and less anxious and depressed. That’s probably not surprising.  But here’s the kicker: they are more successful, too.  Most of us believe that we need to be hard on ourselves to perform at our best, but it turns out that’s 100 percent wrong.  A dose of self-compassion when things are at their most difficult can reduce your stress and improve your performance, by making it easier to learn from your mistakes.  So remember that to err is human, and give yourself a break.

Cover of "Motivation (Harvard Business Re...

Cover via Amazon

Vincent Egoro

Vincent Egoro - Shares Personal Improvement, Love, Motivational Messages and Quotes, to inspire you to live your greatest Life...Every day!

Get Connected

The support blog, to help you achieve YOUR health and wellness goals!

The Great Groceries Cart

A Blog by Sparkle Markets

Grow up proper

A raw view on life

The Better Man Project ™

a journey into the depths

Touch of Insanity

Different is Beautiful

ericjohnbaker

clawing at the keys

undeaddad

explorations of mindful fatherhood

Walnut Cottage

My Beech Creek way of life~

"TAP YOUR NEIGHBOR"

Worship In Spirit And Truth

Joaynn510

THERE'S VICTORY IN MY SMILE BECAUSE I KNOW THE LORD WILL MAKE A WAY SOMEHOW!

W.H.A.T.!™

Women Helping Affirm Themselves!

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.