Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Beginnings Arent As Complicated As They Seem


Beginnings are seldom as complicated as they seem. You know what I mean by "complicated - the dates and the duties and the things-to-be-remembered, the stuff that piles onto your plate with a new project or obligation. Whether it's an urgent justice issue, a medical diagnosis forcing a changed lifestyle, or the work of starting a new job, the message is that a whole bunch of stuff HAS to be done, and you are the only one to do it, and do it NOW!

NOT.

What we're talking about is STUFF. Stuff doesn't care how you feel, how busy you already are, or what you personally think is most important. On the road of life, "stuff" is the tailgater, pushing you to hurry up, go faster, respond to its schedule at the expense of your own. In life, as on the highway, Gandhi, teaches the best way to deal with a tailgater - slow down.

When "stuff" presses you to move faster, accomplish more, or stress yourself harder than feels comfortable to you - STOP. Just for a moment - or longer if need be. Stop and breathe. Reconnect with your personal values. Take time to remember why you got involved in this project in the first place.

Remember - YOU, not "stuff" are in charge. At the end of the day, what matters is who you've BEEN, not what you've DONE.

That's where the old saying about "eating the elephant one bite at a time" comes in handy. At the beginning of any project, the question is not, "What has to be done?" but "What do I need to do right now, today?" Focus your energy, and the universe will come towards you. Taken one bite at a time, it's true: Beginnings are seldom as complicated as they seem.

© Maureen Killoran, 2004

Life coach and Unitarian minister Maureen Killoran, MA, DMin brings powerful intuitive gifts to create her positive, strengths-based coaching. Check out her popular teleclasses, e-books & free monthly e-zine. Complimentary 45-min. session. http://www.spiritquestcoaching.com


MORE RESOURCES:

3 Fun But Unorthodox Employee-Motivation Hacks
Entrepreneur
For me, employee motivation is a puzzle that needs to move beyond well-established silos. Employees and their expectations from an organization have evolved. It's important that your motivational tactics keep pace with their changing needs and ...

and more »


Muncie Star Press

Death of infant motivation for spine-chilling haunt
Muncie Star Press
Micheal Keihn lost his 7-month old son to SIDS. He is coping by raising money for others. Loading… Post to Facebook. Death of infant motivation for spine-chilling haunt Micheal Keihn lost his 7-month old son to SIDS. He is coping by raising money for ...



Post Baby Fitness Motivation
Huffington Post
However, there's always room for additional motivation to help me get back on track slowly and steadily. Whether you're buying it for yourself, building a registry, or receiving a gift, here are some fitness friendly items that could assist in your ...



Saints' Sean Payton turns to cartoon for motivation
NFL.com
Sean Payton's 2-4 Saints are in need of some motivation, especially now that they're trying to save their season against the Packers in New Orleans this weekend. In previous seasons, Peyton has laid down mouse traps as a reminder to stay humble.

and more »


Henry Herald

STOVALL: Amid multiple distractions, one turned into motivation
Henry Herald
##The junior defensive end is quickly proving himself to be one of the more dominant defensive players in Georgia. ##He's already got the likes of Ole Miss, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech playing suitor for his collegiate services. ##He knows it.

and more »


Ottawa Citizen

Sutcliffe: Motivation key ingredient in athletic pursuit
Ottawa Citizen
That other component is temperament, or motivation, an essential ingredient in any athletic pursuit or fitness regimen. Whether it's running, spin classes, hiking or yoga, no matter how much talent you have, if you don't enjoy what you're doing, you ...



Bloomberg

Hatchet-wielding man has authorities struggling to understand motivation
Christian Science Monitor
The attack on four NYPD officers by a man with a hatchet has led some to label it terrorist activity while others have said he could just be an angry man. By Jacob Axelrad, Staff Writer October 24, 2014. The man with a metal hatchet who attacked four ...
NYPD Commissioner 'Confident' Hatchet Attack Was TerrorBloomberg
Shot dead hatchet attacker on NY cops seen as lone wolf terroristThe Malay Mail Online

all 1,092 news articles »


Kansas City Star

Missouri won't use chance for bowl eligibility as motivation
Kansas City Star
Missouri is one win away from bowl eligibility. Only 60 minutes against Vanderbilt stand between the Tigers and a postseason berth for the ninth time in the last 10 seasons. A victory would ensure a 10th bowl appearance in Pinkel's 14 seasons at ...

and more »


PayScale Career News

The Simple Theory of Motivation That Helps Workers Succeed
PayScale Career News
Of the various theories of motivation that apply to the workplace, Hertzberg singled out the various elements of working that either give pleasure or satisfaction, the motivators, or offered pain or dissatisfaction, which he called the hygiene factors ...



Castanet.net

Local designs motivation app
Castanet.net
Created by a Kelowna resident, Motivation Engine is a lifestyle app with access to personal trainers and coaches who help each individual develop a habit plan that is right for them. CEO and Founder Ryan Gallagher says a habit plan isn't the same as a ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.