Enter at Your Own Purpose

Before you go all-in, make sure what you’re entering into is wanting for the energy you are about to give. If not, disappointment awaits. Matching energy is sometimes what’s required. It’s not weak to pull-back when there are obvious signs that’s the right move. Sometimes our purpose is to be what a situation needs, not what we want it to be.

Heart and Reason

There is little good to mine in having to or wanting to do something, be something, or feel something. These are impulses that stray from owning moments. Have heart and have reason – these are not impulses, they are principles.

Brake for Breaking

It’s best to know if your brakes work before you need them to. Take the time each day to run diagnostics: Am I eating enough? Am I sleeping enough? Am I acting in alignment with my principles? Am I laughing enough? Am I spending enough time with the people I love? Am I being creative?

No one else can take this time for you. You are your own mechanic; be a trustworthy one.

The Next in Line of Knowing

Instead of instinctively feeling the impulse to inform, consider asking someone, “tell me more.” The only thing we tend to learn from our own words is how to remove our feet from our mouths. There is great excitement in not knowing because there is the anticipation of being in the position of about to know more.

R.E.P.S.

Be on the level. Put in the work as your method to getting the desired results. Even when you’ve prepared, accept when you’re defeated – learn from it and move on. Repeat.

Routinely Executing Practice Strategies = Regularly Enhancing Performance Skills

Put in the R.E.P.S.

Time: No Returns or Exchanges

We budget expenses, but how often do we budget our values? The most expensive risk is not taking the time to consider acting in favor of our values. We’ll find that when we examine what we find most important in life, the value has no cost when we honor it. When we ignore it, the expense is regret. Budget time towards what you value – your hours are non-refundable.

Perspective is Lighter than Baggage

Our past will always project onto our future unless we reflect upon it. When we reflect upon what has happened, that reflection is what keeps our past in the past. It acts as a shield, thus allowing us to move forward without the baggage but carrying only perspective instead. Perspective is lighter than baggage!

Resume, Restart

Life always moves forward. However, that doesn’t mean that when we fall off our routines that we are unable to restart at any given moment. We don’t have to wait for Mondays or New Year’s Day: Restart when necessary! We can learn from our computers in this example. Sometimes when they aren’t working correctly, a simple reboot fixes the glitches. If artificial intelligence requires this periodically, we’d be foolish to believe we can ignore this step in our lives.