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Are you determined, focused and grateful?

I think we all know that being determined will provide us with the greatest outcomes, don’t we?

Then why aren’t we determined all the time?

Sometimes our resolve is low, our willpower got up and walked away and we end up focusing on our weaknesses and what we can’t do, rather than what we should be doing.

If we don’t have a purpose; a clear reason or focus for our goal, we are unlikely to feel determined at all, rather, we often go in the other direction and do nothing or something that’s not going to help us achieve anything helpful.

We also know that to have a clear focus on what we want to do; have our eye on the ball at all times, however, sometimes we just don’t feel motivated to do what we know we should be doing. Our concentration often diminishes, our determination drops, we feel less engaged with what we are doing, and once again can end up on the road to self-sabotage.

  • Sometimes it’s easier to start at the end!
  • What do I mean by that?

If we start with what we have already, start from a place of gratefulness, what we are appreciative of, those things we are thankful and pleased to have in our lives.

This could be our health, our income, our job, our business, our family, our friends, our partner or our home. The list is endless, isn’t it?

However, what we mostly do is look at what we don’t have, what we haven’t achieved, what we can’t do, what we feel less inclined to do.

We focus on the negative and end up talking ourselves out of what we should be doing.

A friend and colleague gave me a great tip given to her by someone. I’ve remembered this and wanted to share it with you today so it might help you or someone you know.

Every day – yes, every day, spend TWO minutes doing the following!

Spend 2 minutes asking yourself these questions!

  • What will I or can I let go of?
  • What will or can I focus on?
  • What am I or could be grateful for?

You will notice the words ‘will’ are in bold and the ‘can’ and ‘could’ in italics! You know what to focus on the most, however, it might be easier doing the latter first if easier.

Also if it’s helpful, write these down, let these be your journal every day!

Or you could set it up as a daily reminder in your calendar!

And remember, determination provides the best results!

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