The Power of Frustration

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You may have heard me say, “When you get frustrated, it’s time to get excited. Something is about to change.”

Frustration occurs when you stop making progress.

Try as you might, you can’t get what you want. You give up. You may try again, but you’ll stop more quickly if you don’t reach your goal.

This process is known as Extinction – and it’s a good thing.

When you are chasing your dreams, anything that doesn’t deliver a constant reward will cause you to give up. What’s the fix? You must try something new. Success will reinforce the new behavior, IF you let the old behaviors go extinct.

Allow the process to happen. Don’t hang on to what you know isn’t working. That’s silly.

If you find yourself stoppped in your tracks, seek a new path to get the motivation you need to keep moving.

9 Ways To Relax And Enjoy Your Life

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A lot is going to happen this week that will attempt to stress you out, pull you off track, and make you question why you do what you do.

Here are a few thoughts that will center you in any storm.

1) Acknowledge that all emotions come from within you.

2) Find someone you respect and use them to stay honest.

3) Recognize there is life after failure.

4) Read purposefully, and apply your knowledge.

5) Challenge yourself to be brutally honest.

6) Reflect on what you spend the most time on.

7) Remind yourself; you weren’t meant to procrastinate.

8) Put the phone away and be present.

9) Remind yourself that time for YOU is your most precious resource.

I bet you better already!

When a Thought Pops Into Your Head

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A thought popped into your head. What are you going to do?

Since we know that you become what you think about most of the time, it might be a good idea process that thought as quickly as possible.

Why?

Three possible choices have the power to guide your life:

1) You choose to discard the idea and remove it from your thoughts.

2) You immediately make the decision to follow through and turn your idea into reality.

3) You let it linger while you sit on the fence over what you should do.

Choosing options one or two places you in control of your destiny. Option three will send you down an unknown path.

The choice is yours. Make it a good one.