It’s Sunday, the sun is shining, coffee tastes great and later, I’m going shopping.
I don’t even like shopping.
I also rarely leave the house on Sundays.
That’s how much better I feel than I did a couple of months ago.
A couple of purposeful adjustments have brought profound dividends:
1. Earlier this month, this link – 30 challenges for 30 days of growth inspired me to try some new things. However, the things I thought I’d do, I didn’t do. The one I did, # 14, get up 30 minutes earlier, has taken hold and now – that time – that time is m-i-n-e – all mine.
2. I’m going shopping because I lost weight – yay! And I’m tired of looking like I’m sporting Aunt Edna’s clothes. Plus someone said that larger clothes just add pounds to your frame. Since I lost pounds from my frame, why would I add them back on? And I’m going for color and lots of it.
3. A survey conducted by Ohio State University reports that sticking up for yourself with a hostile boss or co-worker is actually good for you – and I can attest that this is true. About 2 months ago a person who likes to demean and dismiss me finally got a blast of what he deserved. This is the same individual who has left me places and behaved like a crow as long as I’ve known him. It wasn’t easy and I was scared to death but guess what? What I had to say was the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. And here’s the rub that took me years to learn – the truth shall set you free.
4. It’s January and, often-times, it’s grey here in the Great Lakes State. Being so close to Lake Michigan means we can go days – even weeks -without seeing the sun. I’ve started bringing my own sunshine to my office:
5. We’ve gained a new executive and my team and I will meet with him later this week – I wrote the Power Point overview 10 days ago and we are ready to rock n’ roll. Hubbs knows me well and he gets the significance of the meeting. He reminded me of a sign that used to hang in my cubicle years back, long before I’d ever thought of leading the Department, even though I already was.
“Belief in yourself comes from a positive attitude that sees life as worth living and that you have a wonderful part to play in it.” ― John Patrick Hickey
It’s a new year – what adjustments have netted you results?