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Monday, March 19, 2012

Bering Stuck in a Rut.

Russell Bishop: Soul-Talk: Is That a Coffin You Are Living In?

  Bishop is a recognized expert in personal and organization transformation, who has coached thousands of individuals around the world, helping them discover more about who they truly are and how to create balance and success in their personal and professional lives. He is the creator of Insight Seminars, one of the largest and most successful personal transformation programs in the world, with well over one million graduates in 34 countries.
He is the author of numerous articles on the power of choice and awareness as well as his new book: 
"Workarounds That Work: How To Conquer Anything That Stands in Your Way at Work"

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Did you wake up this morning with a "Thank-God-It's-Monday!" attitude?

If you're stuck in the rut of the humdrum, then perhaps you recognize that "a rut is just a coffin with the ends kicked out."

What prevents you from living life with "Thank God It's Monday" enthusiasm, not just on Monday but every day for that matter? Perhaps the problem is in what you are doing inside the confines of your own head while you go through your day.

Just about all of us have had the experience of working in environments where our contributions are either unappreciated or not noticed.

When we choose to die a little every day, our self-talk gets negative and we blame others -- our boss, our coworkers, our customers or any other in a long list of the guilty. ...then we  join the "Ain't It Awful Club". You know its members -- they can add negativity to just about any negative situation through their whining and complaining while doing nothing positive to make a difference.

Adopting the attitude of dying a little every day is a choice you make.

W. Mitchell, who endured a blazing motorcycle accident and a paralyzing plane crash, only to learn that he could excel in life by taking responsibility for his own choices. 

 In his own words: "Before I was paralyzed there were 10,000 things I could do. Now there are 9,000. I can either dwell on the 1,000 I've lost or focus on the 9,000 I have left."

W. Mitchell would not argue everything is just fine, yet he would counsel that you can learn to make the most of the negative situations. Deluding yourself into pretending life is grand isn't the same as making the best of what you have in front of you.

If you listen closely to your Soul-Talk amidst the challenges life presents, you may find a quiet voice deep inside reminding you that you do have choices. 

You can create a better way to go through life, if only you would give less credence to the Negative Self-Talk that stems from all the things that have gone wrong in your life so far. 

The biggest problem with Negative Self-Talk is that it can rightfully point out the obvious facts -- things have gone wrong, and more than once. 

When things have gone wrong in your past, how often have you added the proverbial "insult to injury" by dwelling on the negativity?

"The negativity of the situation is enough, you don't have to make it worse by adding even more negativity to it." 

Ask yourself: "what can you do to begin making the seemingly-impossible good happen now?" By choosing to dwell on what isn't working, you are pretty much going to ensure that nothing of consequence will change.

Focus on what you can do to make your experience better.

It takes work, focus and choice every day -- to make improvements.

By choosing to make even one small change  everyday, it won't be long before you notice that minor improvements add up and become a trend in the right direction.

The choice is yours to adopt this new more positive attitude.

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Workarounds That Work: How to Conquer Anything That Stands in Your Way at Work
by Russell Bishop

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