Mindful Moment: SMART Choices

Published July 28, 2016 by Mayrbear's Lair

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Today’s mindful moment is centered on the view point that success emerges when dynamic choices are made without using outdated views, bad habits and stale beliefs. The Chopra Center (2015) practitioners assert that an effective way to help us make dynamic choices is by remembering this simple acronym S-M-A-R-T as a strategy to help us synchronize with success:

S – Stretch more than you can reach – be open to new ideas, discoveries, systems.
M – Make everything measurable – evaluation of progress, time, resources.
A – Agreement with inner self and environment – harmony, partnerships,  goals, beliefs.
R – Record your progress – monitor development, achievements, failures, obstacles.
T – Time limits for acting and getting a result – set goals with time limits to stay focused.

That strategy sounds pretty smart! That’s it for this week! Enjoy your summer and keep working on a better version of you! Until next time …

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“You are loved for being who you are, just for existing.” – Ram Das

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Reference:

Chopra, D. (2015, July 7). Manifesting true success. Retrieved July 23, 2016, from The Chopra Center: https://chopracentermeditation.com/experience/index/12

 

 

Mindful Moment: Nurturing Emotions Successfully

Published July 26, 2016 by Mayrbear's Lair

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Today’s mindful moment is focused on the role our emotions play in manifesting successful outcomes. At the Chopra Center, holistic practitioner, Dr. Deepak Chopra (2015), postulates that our feelings are the most intimate component about us. Our feelings  generate our thoughts, actions, as well as guide us in the decision making process. For example, even with study, research and rational evaluation of an issue, typically we reach our final decisions by relying on our gut feelings. The good doctor also stresses it is for that reason, why it is essential to heal and train our emotions in order to partner with them as trusted allies (Chopra, 2015). In other words, our emotional state of mind can help support or hinder successful outcomes.

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This means, that without emotional self-management strategies, feelings like fury, sadness, and anxiousness can deter successful outcomes. Suppressing emotions, on the other hand, is not a suggested tactic. A person in an heightened emotional state needs to move that energy in a safe manner. The most successful leaders know how to use various tools effectively to navigate back into calmer emotional waters. This is an effective strategy they rely on to help support successful outcomes. When they are in a calm emotional state, effective leaders are better able to make decisions with peaceful insight, because it is easier to implement positive energy from an emotional state of joy!

Well, that’s it for today’s mindful moment. Until next time … keep working on your leadership skills!

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“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them.” – Oscar Wilde

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Reference:

Chopra, D. (2015, July 7). Successful emotions. Retrieved July 23, 2016, from The Chopra Center: https://chopracentermeditation.com/experience/index/12

 

 

Mindful Moment: Nurturing the Mind for Success

Published July 21, 2016 by Mayrbear's Lair

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It is said that the most successful leaders use their mind as an ally to help them achieve their goals. In our post on Tuesday, our research revealed the benefits of befriending the body to help support the manifestation process for success. Today, we will examine how the mind also plays an essential role in helping us pursue our passions.

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Scientific research confirms that everyone’s mind is capable of an unlimited potential for insight, creativity, and inspiration. However the fact remains that most of us tend to vastly under-use our minds out of habit and/or lack of focus. The good news is that the mind is capable of learning and adapting. Plus, it can renew itself at any time. Deepak Chopra (2015) postulates that this flexibility is reflected in neuroscience research which tells us the functioning of the brain is capable of laying down new neural pathways, as well as healing and regenerating new brain cells. All the brain requires is direct focus of the mind. In other words, when our minds become our close ally, we can overcome self-defeating behavior and thought patterns by intentionally replacing them with self-supporting thoughts and actions (Chopra, 2015). This is a powerful strategy that can help prep the foundation for authentic and meaningful success.

That’s it for this week! Enjoy your weekend!

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“Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.” – Lydia M. Child

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References:

Chopra, D. (2015, July 7). Success is a living reality. Retrieved July 20, 2016, from The Chopra Center: https://chopracentermeditation.com/experience/index/12

 

Mindful Moment – Nurturing a Successful Body

Published July 19, 2016 by Mayrbear's Lair

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According to many holistic teachers, our body is our chief supporter and partner for all the achievements we make in life. They teach that in order to become a solid foundation of success, our bodies must be in alignment and mindful of the present moment which includes our goals, our values, and our passions. For that to happen, the great mystics teach, we must liberate the body from the false perceptions society alleges as the ideal body. In fact, they go on to state that the external standards of youthful beauty and attractiveness are not the criteria for a successful physique.

In reality, for a truly successful life, our bodies need to support our well being. That means our bodies not only support our general physical health, but also emit a sense of energy and lightness that upholds our awareness in the present moment with alertness, receptivity, and creativity (Chopra 2015). In short, we can have this kind of body when we treat it as a dear and trusted friend. In other words, when we make choices to support our bodies physical and mental fitness, our body responds by taking care of our well-being which in turn is expressed as a successful life.

That’s it for today’s mindful moment. Until next time … keep working on a better version of you!

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“A healthy body and a sound mind are necessary to achieve success in life.” – Yajur Veda

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Reference:

Chopra, D. (2015). Success is a living reality [Recorded by D. Chopra]. Manifesting a successful body [Worldwide Internet]. Los Angeles, CA, USA: O. Network. Retrieved July 16, 2016, from https://chopracentermeditation.com/experience/index/12

Summer Break Mindful Moment: Love Increases Success – Success Increases Love

Published July 14, 2016 by Mayrbear's Lair

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Love Increases Success – Success Increases Love

At the Plum Village, Buddist Monk, Thich Knat Hahn (2012) teaches students that the way we live our lives and how we earn our living is crucial to our joy, happiness and success. In other words, our success and well-being depends on not just having a source of income, but on having a job where we can cultivate joy and happiness. One that does not harm or exploit humans, animals, plants, or our planet (Hanh, 2012).

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Meanwhile, health guru, Deepak Chopra (2015) contends that it is also important to understand the central role love plays in how we experience success. For example, many of us attribute our relationships, desires, and the ability to care for ourselves and others as the definition of success. Dr. Chopra intimates, however, that may only be a small contributing factor. He declares that it is the bonds of love which define our emotional core, reveal to us who we authentically are, and how we are connected to the world. It is these currents of love, caring, and passion that are the components which awaken our creativity which in turn carry us forward to accomplish the big things in life (Chopra, 2015). What this means, is that by tapping into the energy of love, we are creating our success based on our core values and beliefs. In other words, when we live our life from a center of love, we are genuinely successful.

That’s a wrap for this week’s summer break mindful moment. Until next time … keep building your strategies for success!

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“Do what you do with love, and success is a natural symptom.” – James Altucher

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References:

Chopra, D. (2015, July 7). Success increases love. Retrieved July 9, 2016, from The Chopra Center: https://chopracentermeditation.com

Hanh, T. N. (2012). Work: How to find joy and meaning in each hour of the day. Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press.

Summer Break Mindful Moment: Success as a Living Reality

Published July 12, 2016 by Mayrbear's Lair

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Success as a Living Reality

As a world renowned healing practitioner, Dr. Deepak Chopra (2015) advises that when we feel that stuck-in-a-rut feeling, it may be helpful to re-frame our perspective with regards to the idea of success means. He suggests that may be one way to help us achieve our desired outcomes more easily. This strategy allows us to look at what success means in an entirely new way. In other words, instead of perceiving success as an outer goal to reach for, we can change our perspective and learn to experience success as an inner state of being; one that we can live right now.

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The idea is in believing that we are already manifesting success, because we are perceiving success as a creative endeavor. In short, success is the evolving realization of worthy goals. Using this strategy, Chopra postulates that we are better able to align our choices and aims with the values and worthwhile goals we hold within us. The key however, is in knowing what is important and what direction we want to evolve our life. This method can be an effect tool to help develop self-awareness and awaken our consciousness so that we are better poised to manifest the kind of success that is authentic to who we are.

That’s it for today’s summer break mindful moment.  Until next time … keep working on your leadership skills!

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“Success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on.” – Marlon Wayans

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Chopra, D. (2015, July 7). Success is a living reality. Retrieved July 9, 2016, from The Chopra Center: https://chopracentermeditation.com/experience/index/12

 

 

Vacation Time

Published July 7, 2016 by Mayrbear's Lair

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“The appearance of things changes according to the emotions, and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.”
Kahlil Gibran

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