Looking back to move forward
Take a moment to reflect on the past years.Start with an honest evaluation of your accomplishments, successes and failures.
Whatever challenges you faced over the ast year, you are here to face another year. You are inspired and ready to tackle new endeavors, explore new horizons and reach for the stars.
Looking back helps to evaluate what worked and what didn’t. Some issues seem to be replayed over and over. How many years has it been that you’ve promised to be more vigilant about your diet and exercise? What about the overuse of your credit card? How do you manage your time? What is it going to be this year? What are your priorities?
It’s all a matter of perspective. Somewhere in the past, you stumbled and for a while, you were spinning your wheels. Take heart, that is past. There is a deep
well of strength and courage within you. And you moved on.
No one passes through this life without knowing pain and heartache. Add to this regret over lost opportunities, wrong choices and wrong decisions. These do not define your life. It is the lessons learned from these , and the determination to do better. Reap the nuggets of precious insights from the muddle and move on.
How well do you take care of your mental, physical and spiritual self? If you believe in taking care of your mental and spiritual well-being, your physical
health will definitely reap the benefits. Do you allow yourself time alone to enjoy peace and quiet? Have you learned to say NO. Do you take time to appreciate the beauty , the bounty and the blessings of the universe?
Stress is the scourge of living in the fast lane and getting caught up in the pursuit of material success. Consider seriously the level of your stress over the past years and how it affects your health. Think about this- your stress level impacts on your relationships, your career, your family and your whole life.
Some pursue elusive dreams. How long has it been? Ask yourself. Perhaps it’s time to re-assess that dream. Times change. There are other avenues to pursue. Don’t get stuck chasing after something that loses its value, its luster as time moves on. Don’t let life pass you by.
Look back honestly, but kindly. And move on.
Keys to self empowerment
A socially empowered person achieves so much greatness, basically because of the people that propel him to victory. He earns the faith and support of the people he has helped previously. He can accomplish everything because he knows how to maximize his social potential!
Self-empowerment is making a broad revamp in your life and turning yourself into a more contented and more successful person.
Be genuine. Be genuinely nice and interested to people.
Be the best listener that you can be. Make eye contact when the person talks to you. Listen as if every word matters.
Laugh out loud. A person with an overwhelming sense of humor attracts crowds and eventually, attracts success.
Don’t forget yourself. Remember, love and value yourself before anyone else. If you deem yourself decent and worthy of love, people will flock to you and not trample on you.
Do random acts of kindness. Small acts of kindness matter the most, and this can be as simple as giving someone a surprise card or helping an elderly cross the street.
Contact your old friends. Adding these old friends to your list of support peers will definitely make you feel excellent all over.
Develop your personality. Get rid of the appalling traits and habits that continually get in the way of your growth.
Be confident. Be able to walk to the other corner of the room and introduce yourself to people with that captivating smile of yours. Just remember: be self-assured, not conceited.
Practice control. Never throw a tantrum. Stay unruffled and calm.
Keep nurturing your relationships. Go out and have fun with them. Do things together. Happiness will never fly from your side as long as the people who matter the most are close to you.
In the end, self-empowerment means becoming a improved and more endearing person..
How to make choices
You have the choice between being a lost tourist or a conductor of your life. Life offers you many choices, but many people are afraid to make a choice. Nevertheless take care that you do not formulate decisions chaotically. Below are a number of pointers that can help you select the best option in the face of life’s crossroads:
*Acquire as much information as you can about your situation.
You cannot discover the self-confidence to make a decision when you know so little about what you are faced with. Ask the five W’s: what, who, when, where, and why. What is the situation? Who are the people involved? When did this happen? Where is this leading? Why are you in this situation? This is imperative. Oftentimes, the reason for hesitancy is the lack of information about a situation.
Identify and create options.
What options do the circumstances present you? Every now and then the options are few, but every so often they are many. However what do you do when you believe that the situation offers no options? This is the point in time that you generate your own. Make your creative mind work. From the most basic to the most complex, think about every one of the ideas. At times the most extreme idea may possibly prove to be the exact one in the end.
Weigh the pros and cons of every option.
Evaluate every one of your options by looking at the advantages and disadvantages it offers you. In this way, you get additional insight about the consequences of such an option.
Now that you have assessed your options, it is time to have confidence in yourself. Keep in mind that there are no guarantees. So choose…decide… believe that you are choosing the most excellent choice at this moment in time.