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Don’t let a lack of focus keep you distracted from your most important things. You can do anything, but you can’t do everything. Focus is important because focus is needed to ensure you are not wasting your time on this Earth.
Build Character with Character Strengths
Character matters and focusing on your character strengths helps to enhance your character, helps you be the best you. One way to identify your own excellent character traits is to know your Signature Strengths. And not only know what they are but take active measures to live them.
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Know Your Values
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For your Valid Values to be “valuable”, you have to put them to use. The key to living a richer and more meaningful isn’t found outside of yourself. The key is in living your values.
Lessons and Blessings
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In order to change and grow, you must learn more than you know right now and be more than you are right now. Acceptance is the first step. Acceptance helps us see the blessing in the lessons and the lesson in the blessings.
Choose a Happiness Goal
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Pursuing a worthy goal gives you a sense of purpose. It boosts your self-esteem and self-confidence. Working toward a goal adds structure and meaning to life and gives you the opportunity to practice setting priorities and managing your time well. Finally, a happiness goal usually involves engaging with others, which can bring happiness in and of itself.
When Values Conflict
We all have values whether we’ve identified them or not. It is to our benefit to know what our values are and to live in accordance with them. When values conflict, make the choice that keeps you on track with the actions and behaviors that keep you true to yourself and to the important people around you.
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Love To Do And Live To Do
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When you bring the special qualities, values, and strengths that are unique to you to share with the world, you are following your purpose. You are doing what you love to do and what you live to do.
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.
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Learning To Use Your Signature Strengths
To reap the benefits of learning to use your signature strengths, use them every day. The benefits of increased positivity make it worthwhile to consciously take steps to discover and use your signature strengths.
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Nurturing Healthy Relationships
Just as we have financial accounts into which we deposit and withdraw money, we have “emotional bank accounts” with loved ones, friends, and colleagues. We make deposits and withdrawals into these accounts as well. If our balance in these accounts is high, we can make the occasional withdrawal without any harmful consequences. But too few deposits and too many withdrawals can leave us with an overdrawn account. Nurturing healthy relationships includes making frequent deposits into the emotional bank account, especially of those closest to us.TheExceleratedLife.com
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