Sometimes we get distracted with going thru the motions of living life and become disconnected with how we are living. If we aren’t careful, we end up in places that we never intended. It’s something that I’ve experienced and had to address in my own life. As an Executive Coach, this is something I’m challenged to help people change with very specific outcomes in mind. Fundamental to our success, is being cognizant of what we are nurturing in our lives. Why? Because what we feed is what grows. It’s the Spiritual Law of Sowing and Reaping. It’s also the Universal Law of Cause and Effect. There’s simply no escaping it. If you want to be treated kindly, you have to treat people well. If you offer negativity and criticism, you will receive the same. If you are loving, you will receive love. It certainly sounds simple. Yet for many, it is a constant struggle. We tend to “want” what we don’t “give”. Subsequently, we make decisions and develop beliefs and attitudes, based on a set of experiences without understanding how we contributed to the outcome. Here’s what I know for sure: When we are clear about the outcomes we want for our lives and are unwavering, persistent, and fearless in how we nurture those outcomes, we truly get to live our hearts desires.
This is the work of champions. It takes extreme courage to confront oneself and be disciplined about changing your thoughts, beliefs and actions. There will be times when you’ll want to give up. It will seem as if the outcome(s) you seek isn’t possible. But don’t stop and don’t dare turn back. A complete change in you is required. You must make the investment in order to get the return. Do the work. Release expectations of when you will begin to see the fruits of your labor without letting go of the expectation that you will see the fruits of your labor. The outcome you envision is assured. Remember, there’s no escaping it! Greatness and living well is the result of nurturing the right outcomes in your life.
Here are a few thought starters on what to feed for outcomes related to love, commitment, patience, financial success and peace. If you really want to improve your return on investment, change your investment strategy.
|OUTCOME||FEED IT WITH|
|Patience||Active Listening, Empathy, Compassion, Kindness, Self-Awareness, Maturity, Acceptance, Understanding, Selflessness, Humility, Service, Respect for Otherness, Mercy, Forgiveness, Discernment, Patience, Thoughtfulness, Relationship|
|Peace||Honest Self-Confrontation, Organization, Cleanliness, Laughter, Quiet, Connections with Nature, Meaning, Balance, Rest, Prayer, Meditation Lovingness, Guarded Tongue, Forgiveness, Kindness, Integrity, Spirituality, Compassion, Grace, Mercy, Accountability, Wisdom
|Commitment||Integrity, Love, Self-Awareness, Kindness, Honest Self-Confrontation, Transparency, Affection, Ethical Conduct, Supportive Action, Fidelity, Faithfulness, Sacrifice, Service, Relationship
|Financial Success||Discipline, Giving (time, talent, treasure), Wisdom, Financial Acumen, Integrity, Abundance Mentality, Practitioner of Excellence, Continuous Learner, Service, Respect for Money
|Love||Service, Integrity, Compassion, Kindness, Self-Love, Self-Respect, Trust, Courage, Honesty, Sensitivity, Respect, Dignity, Self-Awareness, Trust, Joy, Peace, Self-Fulfillment, Humility, Courageousness, Choices to honor others needs & wants, Virtue, Self-Control, Affirming Energy, Self-Confrontation, Spirituality, Relationships
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