SPARK ~ Thought of the Day: Quote of the Day: Every experience, everything with which we have come in contact in life, is a chisel – cutting away at our life statue, molding, modifying, shaping it. We are part of all we have met. ~ Orison Swett Marden
Journal: Everything we encounter has the capacity to shape us for the better … IF, and only if, we allow it to. Our families are some of our most powerful life-shapers. How have you allowed your time with your family this past week to shape you? How did you resist it? Consider in your journal the things you felt most shaped by this past week. Are you disabling that chisel from doing its best work? [Click here for additional Journal exercises]
SPARK ~ Thought of the Day: Quote of the Day: The more choices we have, the greater the need for focus. ~ Tom Butler Bowdon
Essential Element: When you invest your Limited Resources of time, energy, focus and money in alignment with your Innate Values you experience a sense of balance and peace of mind. Conversely, if you spend or squander these resources in a way that defies your deepest values, you will inevitably experience uneasiness, worry and imbalance. This disparity is often at the root of most emotional and psychological stress [click here to read Spark Insight: Balance].
Journal: When our values are defined, our choices become clearer. I.E – Value: Health /Fitness – Choice: Pack a lunch rather than buying lunch out. In each of the seven lifetime value accounts – following a road map is better than aimlessly hoping we’ll choose what’s best at every turn. Give yourself a road map. Determine your three highest life values. As decisions arise, consciously ask yourself: Is the choice I’m about to make in alignment with these three things? [Click here for additional Journal exercises]