Empowering Links: Week of 6th May

The significance of you will forever remain obscure to you, but you may assume that you are fulfilling your significance if you apply yourself to converting all your experience to the highest advantage of others. One night Buckminster Fuller found himself on the edge of Lake Michigan, contemplating suicide. What he realized right on that edge of life and death turned his life around and he became one of the greatest inventors of our time.

To build your self-respect…do something worthy of your respect. To like yourself better…do something that makes you likable. That’s pure gold advice right there. Gretchen has six strong tips to make you feel better about yourself.

Why not just give yourself permission to be happy now? Who’s giving who permission to be happy?

How do you become a hero? According to Dr. Philip Zimbardo, you only need to act, and act on behalf of others.

Even if luck stared you in the eye, the onus is still upon you to connect the dots somehow and make it work for you. It takes a huge dose of being hungry and being foolish, all at the same time. So, what do you want to be when you grow up?

What are you doing in the now-life to make yourself happy? Not in the after-life where you’ll be happy after you make that million or get that new car, but your now-life.

The next time you want to wait until, just stop yourself, and say, “Why not now?” Or if not now, when? Find out why the ‘when I feel like it’ reason is never a good reason.

There are four essential pillars to maintaining a healthy brain that functions better now and lasts longer. They are physical exercise, mental exercise, good nutrition and stress management. So how do you develop a healthy lifestyle that includes all four pillars? Find easy steps to improve your brain health now.

Today isn’t just another day. Today I’ll create something beautiful. ‘Nuff said, tiger.

2 Responses to “Links to Inspiration: Week of 18th May 2008”

  1. I agree that a key to self management is self esteem. I would offer that true life inspiration happens when you find something you love to do and make it a part of your everyday experience. Here’s an exercise:

    1. Write down 10 things you love to do or that bring you the most joy. I call this the “You List”

    2. Then record how many times a day you do one of the things on your list

    3. Give each day of the week a rating from 1-10

    4. Your best day usually comes out to be the day you do the most things on your “You List”

  2. ClickALifeCoach
    May 29 2008 at 3:20 pm #

    I can easily relate to the first part of the story, in the past I was one of those people pretending you have done something and then be very uncomfortable when someone asks more detailed questions.
    It is not a good feeling and being upfront from the beginning really saves you the embarassment later.