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12 For 2012 – Daily Reminders for a Stellar Year

12 For 2012 – Daily Reminders for a Stellar Year

by Jerry Posner

 

1.  Keep goals right up front.  Review daily.

2.  Appreciation, forgiveness, compassion: excellent options.

3.  Aim for no regrets.

4.  Increase awareness of stress triggers and disconnect ’em.

5.  Inspire yourself … inspire others.

6.  Inspire others … inspire yourself.

7.  Simple acts of kindness – superb cost/benefit ratio.

8.  Keep a “to-do” list and a “not-to-do” list.

9.  Great daily choices create great habits, that’s what we want.

10. Increase emotional intelligence.  Make a list of feelings you’d like to experience more frequently.  Put your attention on your list once a day.  Edit and revise as you see fit.

11. Express more love than in previous years.

12. Take a daily gratitude break.

13. Give your customer an unexpected little something extra!

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Ways To Create Miracles In Your Life – Revised

Ways To Create Miracles In Your Life

By Jerry D. Posner

Here’s a three-step process with a fine track record!

This is the revised version.

Step One:  Pick a miracle — a positive outcome in some area of you life that is important to you.  It could be about business, relationships, finance, family, personal growth, creativity.  I’d suggest a small or medium sized miracle – those are much easier to create!  Write it down.

Step Two:  Make sure you really want it.

Ask yourself “Brain – Heart – Courage” questions, such as:

• What are my thoughts about this miracle?  Are they positive?  Conflicted?

• Can I imagine it, and imagine the impact to my life?

• How much do I want it?

• Does the thought of it make my heart sing?

• Do I have the courage to act?  To risk disappointment?

• Do I have the courage to ask for it?  To accept it?

If you’re happy with your answers, then proceed to …

Step Three:  Eight suggestions or reminders to be practiced, in some appropriate combination, DAILY!

•  Visualize the outcome … and the path to it.  Visualize the steps you need to take.  Break it up into small, smart actions.  Also visualize yourself removing obstacles and solving problems that could come up.

•  Desire it.  Maintain enthusiasm, excitement and emotional focus.

•  Anticipate it.  Expect it.  Believe in it.  Some miracles require faith, hope, and patience.

•  Ask for assistance, and accept the help when it is offered.  Networking, emotional support, cheerleaders, prayer, Google, mentors …

•  Put your miracle on your “to-do” list.  Remind yourself daily.

•  Choose optimism and remember your motivations — your reasons for wanting to create this miracle.

•  Give yourself permission to have it.  You just might be the one blocking it!  Need more deserve-ability?  Simply take a file card, write or print PERMISSION SLIP on it.  Meditate on the card for a minute or two every day.  By the way, you do not have to be a “perfect person” in order to create a miracle.  There’s not one person who has ever received or created a miracle who is a “perfect person.”

•  Make a plan, adjust as necessary. Be aware of feedback that comes from others, and from your own observations.  Evaluate feedback WITHOUT becoming defensive!  Enjoy the process!

PUT YOUR MIND TO IT.

PRACTICE.

STAY THE COURSE.

“There are many millions of people who would say that most everything about your life, right now, is a miracle.

Are you one of them?”

Take Some Positive Action

The most practical and profound wisdom is often simple, obvious and readily available to us. Let’s recognize it, remember it, reinforce it … and take some positive action as a result of it!

 

Great ideas are cheap and plentiful.  We are exposed to them all the time.  Even the amazing, transformational right-on-target ones.  Why do we ignore them?  Forget them?  Take them for granted?

I don’t know those specific “whys” – they probably don’t even matter too much.

What I do know is this:  remembering and reinforcing the “great ideas” that inspire “enlightened actions” is one of the best “ideas!”

A Self-motivational Experiment

A self-motivational experiment:

 

Get 4 file cards. Label them:

“5 people who love me.”

“5 people who truly inspire me.”

“5 things that make me very happy.”

“5 feelings/emotions I want to feel more of.”

Make your lists.

Read and think about them once daily.

See what happens after a month!

Stack the odds in your favor

Create positive emotional connections – express unconditional kindness – and skew the probability of positive outcomes in your favor. No guarantees, but better odds than the mega millions, I’d say.

A Bit of Forgiveness

All-Purpose FORGIVENESS TOOLS by Jerry Posner


Forgiveness for my own worst mistakes,

forgiveness to the neighbor who forgets to return my rake.

Forgiveness for dads, moms, sisters. brothers,

forgiveness for bad bosses and stock market losses.

Forgiveness for my own human imperfections,

forgiveness for abandonments and rejections.

Who gets FORGIVEN?

Mama and Daddy-O.

Friends.

Some enemies, too.

Loved ones who died.

The good people I’ve rejected.

Everyone else, if I want

Moi.

Knuckleheads and Boopsies

Insecure Shrinking Violets and Insecure Control Freaks

The Sad Man

Offspring, Siblings, Queens and Kings

Drama Geeks and Icarus Wings

Lousy Bosses

The Wayward Humiliators

Bad Dancers

Flower Blooming Hippies

Why FORGIVE?

It transforms EVERY relationship!  That’s right!  Just one act of forgiveness sets the famed “butterfly effect” into motion, and ALL relationships are given a positive boost (sometimes small, sometimes huge) since YOU are also giving yourself the positive boost!

It makes you feel really great!

It is excellent karma.

It changes mental focus, putting things into a more workable perspective, and sometimes triggering fits of cosmic consciousness enlightenment along with uninhibited happy-dancing!

Just goes to show you just how much transformational power you really do have!

FORGIVENESS PROMOTES LOVE

Thoughtfulness promotes love.

“Being the bigger person” promotes love.

Empathy, caring and compassion promote love.

Understanding, self and otherwise, promotes love.

Love promotes love.

Having fun, promotes love.

“Letting it go,” promotes love … and a feeling of healing.

WAYS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GREAT FORGIVENESS:

1.  Get a little card and write, “I love and forgive  _________________.

Fill in the blank with the name of the person you’d most like to forgive.  Read the card three times daily.  FEEL the forgiveness as you read it.

2.  Think:  FIX, NOT FAULT.

3.  Go easy on the drama.

4.  Repeat this Stuart-Smalley-sounding mantra for five or ten minutes, two or three times daily:  I forgive myself.  My self forgives me.  I forgive others, and others forgive me.

Another one:  I am an electrode of love and forgiveness.

5.  Remember that I sometimes project the movie of my own nonsense on the movie screens of others, and that it might be a good idea to stop it.

6.  Pretend that you are truly and finally forgiven for your blunders, and that your job on Earth is to forgive everyone else for theirs.  This is just a “pretend” exercise, please don’t debate me on this one.  Thank you!

7.  Be at peace.  Relax.  Breathe.  Think positive thoughts.  Have an ice cream.  Lactose intolerant?  Have a cookie!