I Made A Split Second Decision!

On a daily basis life happens to us. Within the process of life, there are certain things in certain orders, for certain reasons, that happens for which we find ourselves reacting. Many of those reactions are split second reactions. I am reminded of the quote by Charles R. Swindoll that says, “life becomes 10% what happens and 90% how you react”. Therefore; the responsibility of how our life events manifest and what is manifested is up to us. That’s right, we are where we are today because of our own reactions.

Our reactions to life, our reactions to others, our reactions to words, what we say or do seemingly without thought, gets us into trouble. Whether its an emotional response, quick judgements and/or assumptions we are headed for trouble. How do we avoid the trouble of reactions? I have included, questions that’ll assist in better handling split second reactions. Think of the last time you had a split second reaction that obviously went wrong and apply the following questions to that situation.

  • What did you say or do in your split second reaction?
  • What were you experiencing emotionally at that time of the split second reaction?
  • What do you know for sure was correct about your assumption(s)? and what wasn’t?
  • What were the consequences of reacting so quickly?
  • In what ways do you think your “split second” reaction was warranted?

By working through past situations, we are better prepared for future manifestations. In the practical practice above, we train the mind to think (process the emotion) – before our mouth speaks. This practice builds our self awareness, and helps us to identify our feelings, manage distressing moods and control our impulses.

As the days approach, stay motivated when it comes to your life’s goals, while remaining hopeful and optimistic when you face setbacks in life. Surely, those days will come but with a made up mind and armed with self awareness – YOU & I WILL WIN THE FIGHT….

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Embrace The Awkwardness & Take The LEAP

Author Bryan Tracy wrote a piece on the subconscious mind and the experience of breakthrough. He reports that all of our habits of thoughts and behaviors are stored in our subconscious mind. In fact, according to Mr. Tracy the subconscious mind has memorized all of our comfort zones and works to keep us safe and secure within those borders.

Think About it: Have you ever experienced the thought of doing something different from what you’re accustomed to and immediately anxiety sets in? Thoughts of fear and doubt are so thick in the atmosphere that you finally just turn around and retreat to familiar borders? Well there you go, you’ve experienced the pull of your subconscious mind, dictating your breakthrough, insisting that your move forward, poses some sort of threat to you. Hear my voice of encouragement whisper in your ear (today) It is time to break free from the hold of your subconscious mind. Years of fortified borders and limited thinking has kept you from becoming your SUPERIOR SELF.

Superior men and women are always stretching themselves, pushing themselves out of their comfort zones. They are very much aware of how quickly the comfort zone ( in any area of life) becomes a rut. Superior men and women know that complacency is the great enemy of creativity and manifested visions. What is one thing that has you stuck in the comfort zone? Write that one thing down and make one (specific) conscious decision as to how you can push toward breaking free. That’s an action item for you…..Do it! Embrace the Awkwardness and Take the LEAP – Happy Thursday

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S MONTH

THIS MONTH we stress that the fight for EQUALITY continues. The fight for a better future for women existing and women to come, a future where women can reach pay parity, be free of sexual harassment, discrimination, domestic violence and much more. During International Women’s month, join us in saluting women in your life………If you are woman give yourself a hand (treat yourself) for all that you do to keep your sphere of influence together. The following are three women who blazed the trail as women of purpose and no doubt, standing out as examples of greatness to all of us.

  • Marie Curie who “won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 and in Chemistry in 1911, making her the first woman to ever win the prize and the first person to win it twice. In 2020, worldwide search interest for “women in science” hit a 10-year high as women scientists dominated in fields that had historically excluded them.
  • Madam C. J. Walker, was born Sarah Breedlove, is “one of the first women in the world to earn more than $1 million through the business she founded in 1910, the Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company. Not only did Walker overcome sexist ideas when she built her business, she also battled racial discrimination and played a key role in the movement to end racism, colonialism, and imperialism, setting an example for the many women of today who are fighting the same battles.”
  • Junko Tabei was a “Japanese mountaineer, an author, and a teacher. In 1975, she became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, and before her death in 2016, she also became the first woman to ascend the Seven Summits, the highest peak on every continent. Today’s women athletes continue to break new ground, raising the bar for women and men alike.”

All of the highlights above were provide by Google and their efforts to celebrate women all month long. Thanks to Google and other supporters who recognize the importance of empowering women. I have also included links below for women looking to start businesses, or looking to partner with community serve organizations…….. This year, #ChoosetoChallenge is the theme for International women’s day/month, with a call to action for us to all step up and challenge inequity.

Resource:

https://www.sba.gov/local-assistance

https://leanin.org/partner

https://about.google/intl/en_us/stories/trailblazing-women-in-history/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=hpp&utm_campaign=EN-US#the-stories

https://ripplematch.com/journal/article/companies-invested-in-the-success-of-women-at-work-d819cb0b/s://skillcrush.com/blog/companies-empowering-women/

https://www.essence.com/news/money-career/exclusive-goldman-sachs-invests-10-billion-in-new-one-million-black-women-initiative/?utm_campaign=03-10-21_AM_EDIT_Newsletter

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