They Release

Allowing the emotions of a situation or event to stay behind, to deliberately choose to NOT carry them forward with you is incredibly powerful, incredibly calming, even energizing once you release all the energy you free up by not burdening yourself with things in the past, things you can’t control.

“You have permission to release your loyalty to past mistakes.” – LaShaun Middlebrooks Collier

They Value Themselves

Valuing yourself comes in many forms. People who value themselves value their time and know how to say no to the urgent but unimportant or the priorities of others, for they understand that every yes is a no to something else and they choose to invest their time and energies wisely.

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” – M. Scott Peck, Road Less Traveled

They Invest in Themselves

They know in a world that is constantly changing, anything less than continuous improvement means that you are backsliding.

“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” – Peter Drucker

They Are Self-Aware, They Journal, They Have a Plan for Their Life

Everyone needs a purpose, a direction. Even the simplest plan creates momentum, and the very process of creating a plan for our life increases our self-awareness.

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, writer, pioneering aviator

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin, a Founding Father of the United States

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra, former New York Yankees catcher

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier