The Best Is Yet To Come!
creating a new frame of thinking for 2011
We are half way through he first month of the new year. What is in store for you? More of the same or are you planning to action and make a plan? Let me tell you... the best is yet to come.
You can get everything you want out of your life if you follow certain principles. Principle #1 - People who keep doing the same things over and over never reach their full potential. If have planned to turn the pages in your calendar from 2010 to 2011 without making significant changes don't expect significant results.
To help get your creative juices flowing here are twelve things to think about. To do this properly you'll need a little time and a lot of commitment.
1. Now that we are two weeks into the new year it's an all new ball game. There's no thriving off yesterday's effort and results.
2. Say goodbye to everything that doesn't work for you. Learn to let go of unproductive habits and techniques. Why keep doing something if it doesn't get the results you want?
If what you're doing isn't working - just stop doing it. Quit being afraid to learn something new. Live dangerously - go out and invest in books, tapes, DVD's or CDs that will sharpen the skills that need to be sharpened.
3. What kind of person are you? What kind of person do you want to become? What would it take to become the person you're capable of becoming? It usually takes courage and action.
4. A very rich man (Bunker Hunt) was asked many years ago what advice he would give college graduates on how to become successful. Without any hesitation he said there were three steps to success: First, figure out what you want. Second, Figure out what you're willing to sacrifice to achieve it. Third, just go do it.
I believe the second step holds too many people back. Rarely do you find success without sacrifice. It's like paying dues.
5. What do you value most in your life? Does what you value most get most of your time? Remember, your actions speak louder than your words.
6. What are the attributes of a successful motivated person? Do you possess any of these attributes? If you do, how are you planning to eliminate them? Don't be too quick to dismiss this one. Successful motivated people seldom get average results. You can forget about the economy and September 11th as reasons and excuses. Winners deal with adversity and achieve the results.
7. Make a list of all the things and all the people you take for granted. Make another list that describes how you plan not to take these people and things for granted during 2011.
8. Do you consider yourself to be a finished product or a work-in-progress? If you're a work-in-progress, what specifically are you working on and what's your timetable for getting it done. Procrastination kills more good intentions than anything else.
9. Life is filled with "If onlys" and "It might have beens." What are you doing or what are you not doing today that someday may become a huge regret for you? You'll live a fuller life when you pursue your goals today before they turn into regrets tomorrow.
10. Stop and think for a moment. Can you think of a special person who had a big and positive impact on your life? Call them before it's too late and personally thank them. You'll feel good and they'll feel even better.
11. These are the best of times, if you allow yourself to think positively and creatively. Life will never be easy, it wasn't meant to be. Give thanks for what you have and convert everything you're dreaming about into written goals with completion dates. People who passionately reach for their goals with a sense of urgency - usually achieve them.
12. Write down everyday... What have I learned today? What have I improved today? What have I enjoyed today?
There's a time to reflect and a time to act.
This is a good time to reflect.
Now that we are two weeks into the new year you have another 50 weeks to act. Make this the week that changes your life direction.
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Have an excellent day.
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Be Persistent and You Can Reach Your Goals
"Keep trying" is the rule that must be followed to be successful at anything
Your success will always be connected with your actions. Just keep moving towards your goal. You'll make mistakes but don't ever quit. You may even have to hang on after others have let go.
Persistence means taking pains to overcome every obstacle, to do all that's necessary to reach your goal.
In the end, the only people who fail are those that do not try. All great achievement takes time and persistence.
Copyright 2011 www.yourdailymotivation.com
No More Excuses... It is Time To Get Fit!
excuses are like ********, everybody has got one and they all stink
We all lead complex, demanding lives. On any given day, you can find dozens of reasons to skip a workout. Now that we are firmly into the new year, give yourself a fresh start by making sure fitness becomes an integral part of your complex life. We asked dozens of exercisers for their favorite "worst" excuses not to exercise, and the best ways to talk yourself back into your fitness routine.
1. I'm too busy. You've got to schedule workouts like any other important thing in your life. Everyone is busy. Being a grown up is about making choices, and choosing good health is one of the best you can make.
2. I don't have enough energy. Find a time in the day when you do have energy - there must be some window in 24 hours. If you're too beat after a long day of work, get in a few lunchtime workouts and make sure to squeeze some exercise in over the weekend.
3. It costs too much money to join a fitness facility. It's a long-term investment. Break down the dollar amount and figure what it's costing you on a daily basis - it can be as little as a dollar or two. Is that too much to pay for your fitness and health?
4. I'll never keep up with it. A valid point. The novice exerciser is at high risk of dropping out. The answer is to set realistic expectations. Try simply getting to your exercise facility three times a week for starters (even twice!), and see where it takes you. Statistics also show that good guidance is the key to stick-to-it-iveness in exercise.
5. It won't make a difference. Ah, but it will! You may not lose significant amounts of weight in the first few days, but you'll feel the effects right away. And powerful changes - muscle gain, more energy, weight loss - will be quite noticeable within a matter of weeks.
6. I feel too self-conscious. Get yourself some workout gear that's comfortable, is in a color you like, and that looks good on you. Yes, many exercise facilities are covered with mirrors, so feeling like you look okay will make a difference.
7. It takes too much time. We're talking about three hours a week - think about other activities you might cut back on, such as watching TV.
8. I don't like it. There are many different ways to exercise; in fact, variety is good for you. Try a yoga class, hiking, dancing lessons - anything active until you discover the exercise you most enjoy.
9. It's hard to motivate myself. Enlist a fitness partner - a friend, spouse to take walks with, or synchronize your workout schedule with a fellow exerciser from your fitness facility. Studies show this kind of support helps you stay with an exercise program.
10. It makes me sore/It hurts. Muscle fatigue is normal, but severe pain is an indication that you're doing something wrong. If you have trouble with normal movement (washing your hair, getting out of bed), you may have stressed muscles too much. Seek guidance from your fitness instructor about your exercise program and proper form to avoid injury and reduce muscle soreness.
Keeping yourself hydrated during your work out will make it even more effective. Don't forget to drink plenty of water! What I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder . Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemon have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored. Click here to order stevia powder. Now, starting working out.
This information and other information is intended for general reference purposes only and is not intended to address specific medical conditions. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical exam. Prior to participating in any exercise program or activity, you should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional. No information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition.
Allowing Our Light To Shine
When we don’t feel ourselves shining, we can tune inward to find the block that prevents us from shining our light.
There are times when we may not feel at our best and brightest. At those times we can take a look at what we might do to let our inner light shine to the fullest. Because we are physical, mental and spiritual beings, we need to determine where our spiritual light is being filtered or blocked. We can work from the outside inward, knowing that we are the only ones with the power to dim our lights, and as we clear away the layers we can get out of our own way to feel the warmth of our own light shining again.
As vehicles for our mind and spirit, our bodies require proper maintenance. Caring for ourselves is like polishing--helping to clear away the accumulation of physical debris that keeps us from operating at our fullest capacity. A simple shift in our thoughts can positively affect our mental state, moving from complaints to gratitude and applying the powerful light of love to any shadowy thoughts. A change of scenery can allow us to see the world in new ways too.
Once we are free of our restrictions, we can become still and connect to the power at the center of our being. It is always there for us, but when we forget to connect, or siphon our power in too many directions, we cannot make the most of our energy. Starting from the inside out may direct us to take the right steps for our journeys back to the light, but sometimes it can be difficult to find the stillness if our bodies and minds are in the way. As we practice steps to keep our energy flowing freely and without obstruction, we shine our light brightly, illuminating our own paths and making the world around us glow as well.
Low Glycemic Sugar Free Sweet Potato Pie
Carbs Per Serving: 8.75 g
Prep Time:<55 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
White potatoes, corn, rice, and white bread all have a high glycemic index and can cause a spike and an ultimate drop in blood sugar. Diabetics and others wanting to avoid glucose highs and lows can turn to sweet potatoes, which have a low glycemic index. The sweet potato is a good source of dietary fiber, which lowers the risk for constipation, diverticulosis, colon and rectal cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. The fiber in sweet potatoes provides a feeling of fullness and satiety, which helps to control food intake. Plus this Sweet Potato Pie is delicious.
1 and 1/2 cups almond meal or almond flour
3 tablespoons melted butter
3 tablespoons Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
1 tablespoon whole grain or soy flour
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated fat-free milk
Melt the butter in sauce pan and mix the ingredients up in the pie pan and pat into place with your fingertips.
Mix sweet potatoes with electric mixer in large bowl until smooth. Stir in eggs,Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend, flour, lemon juice, vanilla, spices, salt and evaporated milk. Pour mixture into pastry shell.
Bake in preheated 400( F oven 40 to 45 minutes or until filling is set and sharp knife inserted near center comes out clean.
Cool completely on wire rack. Refrigerate until serving time.
Total Calories: 1080
Calories Per Serving: 135 serving size 1slice
Total Fat Per Serving: 8.75g
Saturated Fat: 2.10 g
Cholesterol Per Serving: 22 mg
Sodium Per Serving: 12.5 mg
Total Carbohydrates Per Serving: 12.65g
Dietary Fiber: 1.9