It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. For maximum happiness, peace, and contentment, may we choose a positive attitude. Be honest with yourself, with others, and with your Heavenly Father.
One who was not honest with God until it was too late was Cardinal Wolsey who, according to Shakespeare, spent a long life in service to three sovereigns and enjoyed wealth and power.
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Finally, he was shorn of his power and possessions by an impatient king. Cardinal Wolsey cried:. Have left me naked to mine enemies. Believe in yourself and then live so as to reach your possibilities. You can achieve what you believe you can. And if you're worried about your phone running out of battery, bring a spare phone charger," says Tim Sharp, a consultant and speaker on positive psychology. Even if you arriving early is a bit boring, that's a more bearable sensation than feeling flustered and judged if you run late instead. Bonus benefit: Arriving early can give you some breathing room to complete tasks you might not otherwise have transferring money to that friend you haven't had a moment spare to do, responding to that email, texting your mum back.
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After searching my route on a maps app on my phone, I added a minute buffer to the trip time — and packed a book in my backpack so I wouldn't get bored if I arrived early. Good thing I packed my reading material: my husband was five minutes late, while I was 10 minutes early.
And while I felt a bit self-conscious reading alone in a restaurant, I soon settled in and quite enjoyed my time with a cold drink and a book. I immediately resolved to keep a book in my bag whenever I leave the house although actually remembering to pack said book has turned out to be a challenge. While it can be helpful to realise that lateness can really irritate your friends see tip 2 above , it might also help to try framing your desire to be on time in a more positive way.
So to change your behaviour, try reminding yourself "I want to be the sort of person that's calmer and more relaxed, and respected by their professional colleagues, and liked by their friends for being on time", Dr Sharp says. You might want to print out a physical reminder of your new mindset and stick it somewhere prominent to make sure you see it every day. Could setting an alarm on my phone set for am each morning really reinforce my new, positive and punctual mindset? I decided to try it, and added a note to my phone reminding me to "be calm, relaxed, liked and respected by being on time".
The affirmation felt a bit cheesy at first.
But after just two days of reading that little morning reminder, I've started arriving to work earlier — and I haven't been late for a single meeting or appointment so far. ABC Life helps you navigate life's challenges and choices so you can stay on top of the things that matter to you. Or roadworks set me back 10 minutes on the way to the office.
So I asked three experts for advice I could road test. Here are their tips. Expect delays. Posted 17 Feb February , updated 17 Feb February Getting the right outcomes from your transformation journey and life often comes down to setting the right future state to begin with. Frequently the goals that you bring along with your initial desire to live a better life will evolve or change as you complete the steps in Point A of the ABC model.
Point B describes the whole life that you want to live in future — across all of the Five Pillars and including your own personal definition of success. In some cases we find that striving for a goal has thrown our whole life out of balance. You can use the languages of Importance, Meaning and Being to begin to describe the type of life that you wish to live in future. By their nature these languages are principle-based i. Designing your future based on principles has two distinct advantages. Firstly — principles guide you rather than being prescriptive and dictating how to reach your goal. Instead of competing with others in order to be happy, you seek to express yourself fully, and happiness, balance and meaning are the result.
Visual imagery often has a much more powerful effect than words in programming our sub-conscious to guide our decision making in a way that supports our vision.
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The final step in Point B is to really understand why we want to make the change in the first place, and then to deeply feel that reason or reasons. This deeply felt reason to change is often called the compelling reason to act, or burning platform. You understand your personal burning platform by firstly understanding the benefits of moving from Point A to Point B. How will your life change. Try to get into as much detail about what will change as you can. What will you miss out on. Will you achieve your potential or not.
Which problems will remain unsolved and perhaps continue to stew. Instead of an all-or-nothing effort, your journey to a better life should be framed as setting a course to a better future.
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A sailing metaphor comes to mind. The course is a separate entity from your destination. You can be off course most of the time, and change course many times and yet still reach your destination. In fact for most of us we should treat course as our best hypothesis rather than set in stone i. In personal change the final course to Point B may not be clear at the time you begin.
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Instead you must use your judgment as to what actions will move you towards your vision rather than away from it. Your personal change journey might be focused on a single part of your life e.
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We can spend months or even decades worried about whether we have the right first step and thus doing nothing , whereas we can usually recover from a miss-step in minutes or days. Taking action is the only thing that will propel you toward your future state. In the book I describe the Plan, Do, Review action cycle. To get the most from each concrete step we take we should Plan think about how to do the step, and what we want to get from taking it , Do execute the step and then Review what actually happened versus what we anticipated, and then what adjustments are required to next steps.