Archive for June, 2008

23 jun

How’s Your Follow Through?

I was interviewed recently on XM Satellite Radio and the discussion was all about what makes someone follow through on their goals — and why so many of us don’t. Last week, I wrote about the difference between being interested in making a change, and actually committing to that change.
Here are some common characteristics of people who follow through. Some require internal motivation, and one in particular results from what we allow ourselves to receive and benefit from via the outside world (read: you can’t be successful at change in a vacuum). As you read through these, think about which ones you feel confident about, and which might need a bit more reinforcement, work or getting outside your comfort zone.

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16 jun

Are You Committed, or Just Interested?

There’s a big difference between being interested in change and committing to taking the steps to make a change.

Think about losing weight — you can be interested in losing those extra pounds or you can be committed to changing your lifestyle in order to be healthier. How do you get from interest to commitment? Being interested means you stick to what is convenient, what is comfortable, what is practical and easy. Being committed means you go out of your comfort zone, you do whatever it takes, you give it time.

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Posted by First 30 Days on June 16th, 2008 in New Directions | No comments Read related posts in

04 jun

Casting a Vision

I hope everyone had a refreshing long weekend and took some time away from the voicemail, email and all the other things that divide your time during the busy week. The truth is, it’s difficult to create any kind of vision for your life if you don’t take the time to remember what’s important in your life in the first place! What drives you? Where does your motivation come from? Who is your inspiration?

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04 jun

Obama’s Nomination-How Will It Change You?

After a long primary season, Barack Obama has finally effectively clinched the Democratic nomination for the presidency of the United States. After thanking the state of Minnesota, his family, the volunteers, campaign staff and manager, the candidate said the words many have longed to hear for months: “Tonight we mark the end of one historic journey with the beginning of another — a journey that will bring a new and better day to America. Tonight, I can stand before you and say that I will be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States.”

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03 jun

A River Swells from Little Streams

Change is all about forward motion — making a choice for the positive and going toward it, connecting with something bigger than ourselves and taking action. Recently, I became aware of a movement that was launched, appropriately, at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa. Called the Movement for Good, the catalyst is the idea that each person has the power to make a difference.

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