Archive for July, 2013

Optimism . . .

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“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.”  Helen Keller

Envisioning our Future

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Our ability to see or envision our future is a major step in bringing us to where we want to be. It begins with our vision or a vision statement.

Our vision is a way of describing our thoughts about the future we might want to create.

But how do we do this?   Lets jump straight in!

  1. Imagine that 2013 is coming to an end; you are really satisfied with all aspects of your life.  You’ve made all the changes you wanted to make and have achieved everything you set out to do for the year.  What would that look like?
  2. Write a detailed description of your life as you would want it to be at the end of 2013.  (It’s important to write in the present tense, as if it has already happened, and be as specific as possible).
  3. In addition to your written words you could put together a visual representation of your year by drawing, painting or cutting pictures and words out of newspapers or magazines.
  4. Be as creative as you can.  Its your vision, your creation!

Research confirms that the more able you are to envision your future, the more likely you are to succeed.

If you would like to explore your vision in a structured way you may want to visit Nebo’s page http://nebocompany.com/vision-lab  Nebo’s online exercise provides structure and questions for assisting with this process.

In our next Coaching Box we will be exploring the next possible step.

We only become . . .

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“We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us”    Jean-Paul Sartre

There’s nowhere . . .

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“There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.”  John Lennon

Life is a balance . . .

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“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.”  Keith Urban

I don’t believe . . .

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“I don’t believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don’t judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free.”  Angelina Jolie

Judging a person . . .

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“Judging a person does not define who they are… it defines who you are!”  Unknown

You are always free . . .

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“You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.”  Richard Bach

In absence of . . .

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“In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.”  Anonymous

Life shrinks . . .

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“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Anais Nin