Satnav for the Soul
A book by Susie Mitchell

CHOICES

Q. What kind of life do you want and how close are you to living it ?

Choices in life are a balancing act. We can all choose to do certain things every day of our lives. You can get a warm glow from changing your attitude to life. Be kind to yourself when you muck things up (we are only human after all !) Focus on what’s important to your life and make positive changes to make you happy. We have to see life as an adventure. Each adventure is a chance to have fun, learn something, explore the world and broaden our horizons.

Q. Are you ready to make life your sparring partner ?

Change your thinking and step outside of yourself. Every day we are faced with an immense number of choices and every action we make has an effect on our family, friends, society and the world in general- and that effect, can be positive or detrimental. We get torn between what’s good for us and what’s good for others. No one said it would be easy. Life is a challenge - Thank God ! It allows us to stretch and grow, it moulds us into a better person. If it was easy we would get bored. Only dead fish swim with the stream - ‘live’ fish swim against the currents ! Each flick of the fin makes us stronger.

Q. Which fish do you want to become ?

Change what you can change and let go of the rest. Time is short and do not waste any of it . Aim to be the very best of everything you can be. If you are a parent, be the best parent. If you go to work, be the best at what you do. Set your own standard and leave a little space for yourself each day. Know where true happiness comes from. Look after yourself. You are the Boss and Captain of your own ship.

Here are some areas that you can focus in for the choices in your life:

  • You can choose where to be.
  • You can choose how to act.
  • You can choose who you trust.
  • You can choose who you avoid.
  • You can choose what to say and what to do.
  • You can choose what to believe and you can choose what to say about yourself.
  • You can choose what to say about others.
  • You can choose what behaviour to have day to day.

Q. What choices are you going to make in all areas of your life ?

Get real with yourself about your life and everybody in it. Be truthful about what isn’t working in your life and start getting results. If you are unwilling to acknowledge a thought, a circumstance, a problem, behaviour or emotion ; if you do not take ownership in any situation, then you cannot and will not change it . You cannot change what you do not acknowledge. Denial kills hope.

You can choose and create your own experience. It takes courage and commitment to be genuinely honest with yourself. You cannot and will not spend another day not doing what you want - what you truly want. You also give yourself permission to be less then perfect. It is the meaning we give to the events - we can choose positively or choose to be negative. We can choose how we perceive them. Taking Action is part of the formulae of living a fulfilling life - BE - DO - HAVE

BE committed to DO what it takes, and you will HAVE what you want.

Q. What/Who are you willing to Be, Do and Have ?

Decide now that you will take the risk, make the effort, and be persistent in the pursuit of your dreams and goals. Your life will be filled with victories and rewards. Take actions and insist on results. You will have values that will be incorporated into the core of your soul. You will live them daily. Have a high standard of what you want out of life. Step out of your comfort zone. A great daily question could be :

Q. What can I do today to make my life better ?

Ask it each and every day. Raise the bar. Your thinking needs to stay focused but flexible. Demand those special things, amazing feelings and outstanding magic experiences. Be very clear about what you want , and very clear about what you don’t want. This is an important distinction : If you can recognise it not the thing or event that you really want, but the FEELINGS that you associate with it, then your goal shifts from the thing or the event, to the EMOTIONS that are connected with them.

I believe these magic ingredients make an outstanding person: Outstanding psychology, Outstanding Physiology, Empower yourself and others, Passion, A hunter of human excellence, and Presence.

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs - ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because the world needs people who have come alive !

My promise to you..

Finding your formulae is the key to your success. You are unique in how you choose to navigate your life. Your formulae is like a recipe: have the vision- the purpose. Find the strategy. When you begin to use your energy, have faith in your passion, and totally trust in your purpose, you will live a SPECTACULAR life ! Make the choices that are right for YOU !

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TIP OF THE DAY

The secret is to ‘give value first’.

Susie on 'Networking'