Continue reading “Make a Difference”
Outward-focused accomplishment and what we can do for others is not just a nice idea. It is essential if we are to achieve our BIG goals. What can you accomplish that will move you forward AND help other people to move forward, too?
Continue reading “Don’t Delay — Do It Now!”
The “Procrastination Equation” [Steel] shows us that motivation is the product of expectancy – expecting a good outcome and value – doing a task that is important to us divided by the product of impulsiveness – flitting from task to task and delay – putting off the task. The more you can increase the first two and decrease the second two, the higher your motivation.
Continue reading “Your Purpose X 3”
When you contribute your personal Service using your unique combination of talents, skills, strengths, interests, and abilities, whether as vocation or avocation, you fulfill your unique purpose. You are also fulfilling the Universal purpose by giving your you-ness in Service to the world. And when you strive to do this day by day by day, showing up as the best version of you, that is fulfilling your ultimate purpose.TheExceleratedLife.com
Continue reading “How I Learned The Japanese Method Of Folding T-Shirts”
Continuous performance improvement, or Kaizen, can be applied to personal or individual performance as well as to the work place. This type of improvement is done by taking small steps consistently over time to continuously get better at a task or to improve some area of your life.TheExceleratedLife.com
Continue reading “Grow Where You Are Planted”
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~ Anne Frank
Are you here to inspire or to be inspired? To teach or to learn? To help or to be helped? Or, “D. All of the above”?TheExceleratedLife.com
Continue reading “Accomplishment with Purpose”
Accomplishment without purpose diffuses your efforts; you’re moving with no set destination. Purpose without accomplishment is just talk. But when you combine purpose with accomplishment, you can make progress toward a specific end.TheExceleratedLife.com
Continue reading “Ben Franklin On The Excelerated Life”
“Dost thou love life?” Then, be sure you are living your Excelerated Life™.TheExceleratedLife.com
Continue reading “Choosing Achievement Or Accomplishment?”
Achievement is inward or self-focused, while accomplishment is outward or other-focused. Accomplishment includes achievement but not all achievements are accomplishments. But it isn’t either/or. With Excelerated Accomplishment™, it’s both/and.TheExceleratedLife.com
“There is a candle in every soul / Some brightly burning, some dark and cold . . . Carry your candle, run to the darkness / Seek out the hopeless, confused and torn / Hold out your candle for all to see it / Take your candle, and go light your world.”Chris Rice, “Go Light Your World”
In The Dark
I grew up in the country. Beyond our backyard was a pasture, then the woods. My brother, my cousins, and our friends liked to play in those woods. One evening after supper, we ran into the woods to play a game. We were having so much fun we lost track of time and didn’t realize that it was getting late. Before we knew it, night had fallen and we were in the dark. I began running, but of course I couldn’t see and ran smack into a tree! (I suppose you could say I couldn’t see the tree for the forest.) Fortunately for the rest of us, one of the guys had a flashlight. He turned it on and then we could see him. We all gathered around and he led us out of the woods, shining his flashlight . . . no more running into trees.Continue reading “A Light In The Woods”
“Trying” to do is different than doing and different than not doing. Trying lets us off the hook – we don’t have to succeed and we don’t have to fail. We don’t have to really do anything. That is languishing, NOT flourishing.
Trying Or Doing?
“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
Once upon a time, as I attended a workshop, the presenter asked me to come up to the front of the room. She laid a pencil down on the table and said to me, “Try to pick that pencil up.”
I picked up the pencil. “No,” she said, “I said ‘Try to pick it up.’ Instead, you picked it up. Now, again – try to pick the pencil up.”Continue reading “The Difference Between Trying And Doing”