I am a habitual reader. I love to read both for pleasure and for education. Usually I have two books that I am bouncing back and forth between. One for personal or business growth and one for leisure to help my mind relax. I recently picked up a book from the library titled the Power of Focus, it is written by the authors of the Chicken Soup for the soul series, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Les Hewitt. My thoughts went from "Oh I will give it a go, I need a new book anyway." to "Oh my goodness, this book makes so much sense!" It has been a great read so far and has already inspired and motivated me. It really makes you take a deep look at your own reflection, and take control of what you want from life.
The second activity was to write down all of your strengths. This was a lot more difficult for me. I know that there are many things that I am really good at but most times I think I do not do them well enough. Do you have that problem? I had a staff meeting with my team, and we did these two exercises as they related to work. We talked about our bad habits and then discussed our strengths. It was an awesome meeting full of self reflection and team bonding. We really had a chance to discuss things and to be able to build each other up. My consensus was; Yes! must people go through these same feelings. This exercise made me realize that I really needed to change my thinking. There is definitely something in the power of positive thinking.
The third activity and final activity that I am going to share today was to make a list of 101 goals. I am still working on this. At this moment I only have 70 goals that I could think of, but I am sure I will think of more. I did not want to move on until I had finished this task and really think about what I would like to see happen within the next 10 years. All of these activities come together to do this: You use your strengths to change your bad habits into positive ones to help you accomplish goals.
While doin these activities I realized that I could share my journey and encourage others to come along with me. We probably wont have the same goal we are working on all the time, but I do know there are a lot of people out there that share the same struggles. That is the main reason I have started this blog (and because it is one of my goals :-)) I have decided to blog about my journey and each goal that I take on, in hopes that it will inspire others to join me to take better care of our selves every day. My Goal in sharing this journey is to be able to help at least one other person accomplish the same goals. Meanwhile creating a support system to lift each other up and to hold us accountable to keep pushing through.
I hope to keep it fun and entertaining and to create friendships that will last our whole life through!
Who is ready for the first challenge?