Take charge of your life

Sometimes life seems patently unfair, doesn’t it. It seems that, out of the blue things can happen that you feel you just don’t deserve. A string of unfortunate events can make you feel that life has ‘got it in for you.’

There’s no question that life is full of challenges – some exciting, some enjoyable and some that you could, quite frankly, rather do without! But some of us seem to experience more than our fair share of undesirable challenges.

Could it be that this has something to do with mindset rather than an unlucky sequence of ‘rolls of the dice’?

“Take charge of your life! The tides do not command the ship. The sailor does.”

― Ogwo David Emenike

Take charge of your life
 

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Feel Your Values

In last week’s post, Know Your Values, I talked about the positive and liberating effect that knowing your values – and bringing them into your conscious awareness – can have.

This week I’d like to talk about how you can really feel your values on a regular basis.

Feel your values

 

“We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.”

― Malcolm X

 

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The Art of Communication

Whenever I think of the importance of good communication in our day to day lives, I am reminded of the following powerful quotes that a local magistrate used recently, upon convicting a well known politician of  indulging in ‘hate speech’.

“Be wary of turning into a man that often speaks but never talks.”

– Oliver Wendell Homes

“Words are the clothes that thoughts wear, only the clothes.”

– Samuel Butler

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A Shocking Realisation

Life Coaching, for those who try it without really understanding what it involves, can come as something of a shock…

… A powerful, eye opening and liberating shock in most cases, but a shock nonetheless.

Before I explain, some context is necessary.

“There are three types of people in this world. Firstly, there are people who make things happen. Then there are people who watch things happen. Lastly, there are people who ask, what happened? Which do you want to be?”

– Steve Backley

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Whose life is it anyway?

To what extent do you allow others to dictate how you live your life, either expressly through their influence and/or manipulation, or perhaps through more subtle means including your own thoughts and perceptions?

Maybe it’s time to question just whose life it is you are leading?

“How would your life be different if … You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day … You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others”

– Steve Maraboli

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