Honesty with oneself is one of the biggest challenges towards personal growth. Honesty does not alter with each situation or with the people you hang around with. If you are conducting an honest way of life, you are the same person all the time even when by yourself.
Honesty, integrity and sincerity are not about hurting or offending others. Be tactful, sensitive, and being in the right moment can make an enormous difference when dealing with others. Honesty expresses wisdom and releases you from the expectations of others.
How can being honest with yourself and others change your path in life and encourage personal growth? Would this help you to pursue what you really want in life?
What is holding you back from being honest to yourself and others?
“The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.” Dawson Trotman
Sometimes getting started is hard but the rewards are endless. Setting your goal, coming up with a plan of action and the most important thing is putting the plan into to action. Getting started and motivated to take the steps is crucial to change your life and to live your dream. Procrastination is a waste of precious time. It doesn’t help you attain your goal or dream. To get what you want you have to pursue it. To pursue it starts motivating you to achieve it.
Question: Have you been procrastinating or are you on track towards your goal and dream?
“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” Lao-Tzu
Previously a while back I did a poll on “What does having CONFIDENCE mean to YOU?” The results displayed that “All the above” had the most votes and next was being “Comfortable”. Why do you think being comfortable increases confidence? Do you think when you are comfortable with yourself or a subject matter this improves feeling more competent and promotes self-confidence? By having self-confidence are people more apt to take risks, which may open up more doors of opportunities? What do you think these results tell us? ~ Patti
We all have life struggles. How do we keep positive and optimistic when everything around us is falling apart? That is a good question. Having a good support system is a necessity. Being able to talk to a neutral party about the struggles and/or journal about those feelings is the key. Taking it out on others close to you just makes things worse in the end. It can cause relationship damage that may not be fixable. People won’t come around due to the past hurts. Hurting people hurt others if they don’t stop the cycle of acting out and gossiping. Hurtful words sting and are remembered. It can cause major trust issues. Trust is hard to get back once shattered. When experiencing ugly emotions journal about them to release the negativity. Then it is private and not upsetting to those around you. It only takes one pessimistic mean person to start a ripple and turn a calm peaceful environment into an unfriendly place. Do you want to be that venomous person that alters the atmosphere around you? At one time or another we have been this person, it is time to really reflect and STOP the pattern of negativity. Life is meant to be enjoyable not toxic. It would be great to see your thoughts and comments on this topic. ~ Patti
If you have a great ambition, take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it. ~ Mildred McAfee
What is your great ambition? Is there something you really want to do but have not figure out how to get there. Setting up goals and a plan of action to accomplish your aspirations will help turn them into reality. Without a plan there is no inspiration to pursue it and no accountability to put it into action. Take the big step and start planning out how you will achieve your great ambition. ~ Patti
According to the dictionary MOTIVATION means the following:
About this quote “motivation comes from within” this is really true. If you do not commit to doing something you won’t do it. Why is commitment so important? When you have commitment to doing something you are driven to accomplish it. People can be lead towards something however that doesn’t mean they will act on it. It could be the best thing for them however if they don’t see it or want it they won’t act on it. Wanting it gives motivation to go after it. How badly do you want to change your circumstances? Do you have the drive and purpose to change so you can have it? What is holding you back? Are you fearful of failure? The biggest regret we can have is not trying. Take a risk and be motivated to reach for what you want in life. ~ Patti