Top 10 Ways to Upgrade Your
Life in 2002
Goals are the plateaus we arrive
at en route to our vision. Some of us have career goals while
others have business goals. We also have personal, political
and spiritual goals. For maximum momentum towards the realization
of your goals, "try on" the following approaches for
quantum leaps in 2002!
Align your goals with
your values for a deeper sense of fulfillment in life. Let your
goals be a reflection of your higher self let the
goals express who you are, your values and what you want. With
close alignment, you'll have deeper satisfaction, and success
will come to you effortlessly!
2. Design an Environment That
Instead of focusing on
changing your self, consider redesigning your environment for
maximum results! Design an environment that supports you in being
your best. Design an environment and let it evolve you!
3. Build Connections &
Too many of us don't
know our neighbors we retreat into our homes (often in
front of the tv) and put too little effort into building community.
Our communities have such strong potential to sustain and nurture
us, providing us with communion and a connection to that which
is greater than ourselves. Build community for deeper connection
4. Use Your Body!
When we use our bodies
in new ways, we stretch and develop our being and our lives in
countless ways. We gain vitality and a richer sense of self by
being more present to our bodies. So pay attention to your body!
Respect your body, challenge and develop it for greater vitality.
5. Take Risks & Experiment!
Do things differently
for the sheer sake of experimentation! Take risks and don't hold
back; face your fears and experiment with new approaches! Don't
get attached to how things have been done in the past, or to
how you think something needs to be done delight in the
process of experimentation!
6. Breakdowns Create Breakthroughs!
Breakdowns provide access
to breakthroughs! Next time you experience a breakdown, instead
of getting stuck in the breakdown ask yourself what breakthrough
you'd like to occur. By viewing the breakdown as an opportunity
for growth, you'll create instantaneous access to transformation
7. Live from Your Strengths
Identify the qualities
that make you special. Identify what you're most passionate about
and you'll find your strengths. Too many of us focus on self-improvement
at the expense of not paying enough attention to what makes us
special and unique. So identify your strengths, and live from
them more purposefully! (For greater clarity, ask others for
their perceptions regarding your strengths!)
8. Listen to What Makes Your
Pay attention to what
brings you happiness. Listen to what makes your heart sing --
and not only to what your brain thinks is in your best interest.
Many of us live lives that have nothing to do with what makes
us happy. Listen to what brings out your best and to what makes
your heart sing!
9. Take Action Whenever There's
There's a lot to be said
about facing your fears! By acting on our fears, we overcome
them and at the same time, gain personal power. Challenge yourself
to take action whenever you experience fear, and grow by leaps
10. Don't Hold Back!
We all have many reasons
to hold back. We don't want to hurt someone's feelings, it's
not culturally acceptable or we'd jeopardize our position at
work if we tell the truth about what we really think or feel.
However, we also know that holding back results in loss of personal
power and effectiveness. Don't hold back from expressing yourself!
Be tactful, yet honest for maximum effectiveness in communication.
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