Choices bombard us every day. In fact, everything we say and do is the result of a choice made between options. Therefore, we can assume that better choices lead to better outcomes and causes success in life.
Work to compare your options efficiently by slowing down instead of acting on impulse, be open to others perspectives based on your core values, and be considerate of all involved. An effective life knows how to make wise and respectful distinctions without being rude or ill-mannered.
Everyday we are going after something. Whether its a new status quo, a better relationship or personal growth in some way we are trying to reach a level where we are not. Maya Angelou says, "You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you."
Long term success comes from aligning pursuits with internal values - inner beauty, solid integrity, sincere love, honest justice, helping others be better, etc. Go after leaving your mark on the world by changing the person within to be a light of hope all around. You pursue what you love; what you love, you become; so love being a person of true values.
Alarm (Summer Edition)
Fire alarms, security alarms, and clock alarms are set to let us know something needs to be done. Our response reflects how valuable the alarm. Gandhi said, "Action expresses priorities." The alarm of our priorities always gets a reaction.
Stay on track with alarms that align your priorities and push you to achievement. No action, no results. Don't ignore the agitation of your alarms. Get up and do something productive towards your goal. You must push yourself to greatness!
Frustration (Summer Edition)
The important things in life—relationships, school, work, and mastering a skill—rarely come quick or easy. They tend to come with a lot of frustration. To make it through those frustrating moments we must learn how to be flexible around obstacles while focusing on the goal.
Charles A. Garfield, says that when you achieve success you can attribute 70% or more to strong mental factors and psychological mastery. Conquer your frustrations by limiting what goes in and out of your mind. Put unmet expectations in their proper place - some as setbacks to be mastered and others as distractions that need to be avoided. Have an overcoming prospective for your journey. It will help you be more productive and enjoy each moment that passes. Be the master of you!