What you focus on expands, thoughts held in mind attract in kind. Stop managing your time; start managing your focus, your thoughts, and your energy.
Remember! You may be challenged to control the thoughts that come to mind BUT you can control the thoughts that stay in mind. Find affirmations, mantras, and positive distractions that help you direct your mind in ways that serve you, build you, strengthen you, take you toward your goals, fulfill your life plan, and move you forward on your path.
It has been said you are the sum total of the five people you spend the most time with so choose your Life Companions with care. Choose those that add to your energy, support you, reflect back and encourage your best self, cheer and challenge you. Anything less than that holds you back. It is easy to say this or that it is a small thing, but the small things add up incredibly over time.
“I surround myself with good people who make me feel great and give me positive energy.” – Ali Krieger, b. 1984, FIFA Women’s World Cup champion
“I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn that negative energy into something positive.” – Yoko Ono, b. 1933
“It’s so important to realize that every time you get upset, it drains your emotional energy. Losing your cool makes you tired. Getting angry a lot messes with your health.” – Joyce Meyer, b. 1943, Living Beyond Your Feelings: Controlling Emotions So They Don’t Control You
‘In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” – Lee Iacocca, b. 1924, spearheaded Ford Mustang, CEO of Chrysler, 1978-1992
“Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.” – Karen Salmansohn, author: How To Be Happy, Dammit, Instant Happy, The Bounce Back Book (self-help books for “people who would never be caught dead reading self-help books”)
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier