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Today’s Positive Thought

Day Dream 2   Today’s Positive Thought is by Henry David Thoreau, a favorite of mine.

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

Business Strategy

   I have been listening to a business strategy meeting that is filled with confusion.

Where did this confusion come from?  From being scattered, loss of focus of the goal/end result, not listening to their intuition and just plain not listening to each other. 

What amazed me is, these are well-educated business people who have lost focus and are in the midst of a mental maze that is going nowhere fast, entering the never-ending circle of confusion. 

Should we find ourselves in this type of situation we need to step back, take a couple of deep breaths, clear our heads and proceed with focus, clarity of thought and listen.  At times, easier said than done.  

 Three points to remember:

1.  Have clarity in your thinking before entering the meeting.  

     Being clear in our thinking and level-headed is a big plus in our favor when at a strategy meeting.

2. Focus on the goal(s), the end result. 

      When we are focused and open to new ideas and ways of achieving the goal(s), flexibility, there is an order in our             thought process which allows us a clarity to move forward in a more succinct manner.

 3.  Listen.  The key to achieving a goal in a group is listening!   

       Everyone likes to share their ideas on how to achieve the end result.  Listen to the ideas being shared and see if they are viable as is or in need of modification to achieve a successful result. 

      Many have found listening to their intuition in such matters has reaped great rewards.

Continued Success In All Your Endeavors.

Jay

Climb A Tree

   Oh, to climb a tree again and view the world from on high.  To go berry picking in the forest and finding wild strawberries in an open field.  To swim at the local lake and enjoy toying away the summer with friends on a tire swing hanging from a walnut tree, playing ball, tag, hide and seek and a variety of other games.  To view a stagnant pond and marvel at the life that exists in and around it.  The awe, the wonder that we experienced as a child can never be lost, misplaced-yes, lost never.

There are days in my life that I miss the simple easy, fun days of childhood.  How about you? 

Just because we are adults, chronologically, doesn’t mean we have to lose being awed and filled with wonder about nature and the world around us.  When was the last time you watched nature in action…butterflies flitting by, humming birds speeding from one flower to another, enjoyed the transformation of a tightly wound bud to full colorful, aromatic bloom?  Time to literally stop and smell the flowers along the path of life.  So many of us are cooped up in buildings, some with windows and some without, staring at a computer screen, shuffling paper, forwarding e-mails and all sorts of documents with the simple touch of the send key.  Some of the offices I’ve seen don’t allow any personal items on the desk or on the wall in the cubicle. Perhaps some have a screen saver of nature on their computer to help brighten up their work area.  Yet, there is nothing like the real thing.   

Time to reclaim your childhood awe and wonder.

Why not take some time on your days off to get back to nature to enjoy; the tide pools at the shore, the life that is teeming around you as you hike a mountain path, a meandering path around the lake, walking the winding pathway at the local park and watching the interplay of the squirrels as they scurry along playing tag with each other, or reading a book underneath a tree.  Why not sip on a beverage on the lanai or porch and take in the beauty around you…beauty is everywhere if you but look and let your mind wander with wild and creative imaginings.  Geez, what does that cloud look like to you?     

Take time to reconnect with life.  We have become so removed we lose ourselves from living life with awe, wonder and inspiration.  Breathe in the fresh air, give your lungs a break from the recycled air in the air-conditioned office and home.  Life is about living and being lively in thought and action.  Life is enjoying the splendor all around us and being amazed by the littlest things we encounter on a daily basis.  Today, stop and treat yourself to some fresh-cut flowers for your table.  Brighten up your living space and it will help to brighten you and your endeavors with a new splash of excitement, color and life.

Let that inner kid out to enjoy and play in the awesomeness of life.

Wanna go fishin’ at the pond or swimmin’ in the creek?

Jay

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