Happy St. Patrick’s Day: Success Secrets of the Irish!

 

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May the rainbow always touch your shoulder.

~Found in a fortune cookie

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Here are some success secrets of the Irish: 

Belief in luck

With this, you’ll be more apt to take a chance on going for your dreams. Even though you may not have all the answers and even though you can’t see too far down the pathway of your dreams, you’ll give it a go anyway because Good Luck will come to your aid!

No such thing as strangers, just friends not yet met

Putting shyness and reticence to the side and channeling your Friendly Inner You. You never know what gifts other people have to give you, even if your contact with them is momentary and fleeting. It may be that they have a kind or insightful word or a smile for you. It could even be that in striking up a conversation with a stranger, you find that they turn out to be a good friend!

Practical philosophy

The Irish are famous for their proverbs and sayings that are simple yet quite profound and touching: “If God sends you down a stony path, may he give you strong shoes.” These are born out of seeing the gift and the good in difficult situations, and offering it to others.

Enjoy the moment

The Irish are renowned for their wit, enjoying a good joke, and laughter. With their belief in fairies, elves, and leprechauns, it’s understandable how they have this lighter view of life!

 

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Your homework today is to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day and all the good being Irish has to offer—whether you’re Irish or not!

Take luck by the hand, enjoy the people you’ll meet, tuck a wise quote in your pocket to refer to as needed today, and put a smile on your face and a laugh in your heart and have a memorable St. Patrick’s Day!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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Go For It: Take the Next Step!

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Today’s a good day to take the next step. Break it into small pieces and little parts. Break those into tiny bits, bits that are small enough to smoothly fit into your schedule and that are quick and easy to do. Then do them! It’s the only sure way to get to your dreams!

SkyTheLimit webYour homework today is to go for it—do it! Do the bits!!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

A Perfect Day for Taking Stock

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This is the last week of winter. Today’s the perfect day to take stock and make a plan to finish up the things that need finishing so that you can make way for the new—yay!

Your homework today is to take time today to complete wintertime projects and activities this week. With spring just around the corner, you don’t want to drag winter into it. Winter has been long enough—no need for it to continue any longer than it needs to!

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Break the projects and activities into steps. Break these into small parts and little pieces. Then break these into tiny bits—tiny enough that you’re confident they’d be a breeze to complete. Then do them! Get them off your plate—off your To Do list!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

A Perfect Day for Having Once-in-a-Lifetime Fun: Happy Pi Day!

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This year’s Pi Day is special because it corresponds to four decimal places of Pi and not just the usual two. Normally, the date is 3.14, which corresponds to two decimal places of Pi. But today’s date of 3.14.15 corresponds to four decimal places of Pi (3.1415).

What were you doing at 9:26:53 this morning? That precise moment represents Pi to nine (!) decimal places (3.141592653)! It’ll come this evening, too, as long as you use the 12-hour clock convention. How totally cool is that?!

This won’t happen again until 2115!

Most of us won’t be around to see it so this is probably your once-in-a-lifetime chance to enjoy this special day!

Your homework today is to indulge in a fun food (or other fun thing) to honor this once-in-a-lifetime day.

And, since you’re having such a good time, take the next step toward your dreams! Break the step into small parts and little pieces. Break those into tiny bits, then do the bits!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Review Your Week: Take the Road Less Traveled

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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;

 

Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim.

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that, the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,

 

And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back.

 

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

~Robert Frost

 

As you review your week, do you notice you’re traveling a well-worn road—doing the same things in the same way at the same time? This well-worn road is also known as a rut….

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Your homework today is to gain a new perspective regarding the steps to your dreams by “taking the road less traveled”. Ask yourself how you can do things differently? Can you think of things backward or upside down, thus gaining a fresh view.

Make a game of it—have fun with this!

Remember to note the progress you’ve made and the steps you’ve taken toward your dreams. Applaud and celebrate yourself for this. It’s wonderful!

You’re awesome!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

PS Friday the 13th: Happy Colgate Day to the ‘Gaters out there! J

Pep Rally! You CAN!

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You have what it takes—you CAN do it!

You are just the right age and size. Your past is just right for setting you up perfectly for your dreams.

You ARE smart enough—you CAN figure it out!

Don’t let the fact that it might take you a while to “figure it out” make you think you are too dumb or stupid or aren’t smart enough to achieve your goals.

NOT TRUE! 

You ARE smart enough! Packed inside the dreams in your heart and soul are the abilities, talents, smarts, and know-how that you’ll need in order to achieve your dreams. You may have to develop them and you may have to reach below your surface to find them, but they ARE there and they WILL help you to your dreams.

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Your homework today is stand in front of your mirror with a big smile on your face. Stand straight and tall and with enthusiasm, say these statements to yourself, changing “you” to “I”. Keep the statements handy, especially the ones that ring true for you, and repeat them throughout the day. Repeat them frequently to yourself in the weeks and months to come as well.

Then take the next step! Break it into small pieces and little parts. Break those into tiny bits, ones that are small enough that you know for sure you can quickly and easily do. Then do them!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Getting Lost

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When we realize we’re lost, most of us panic. We try to backtrack to the point where we took a wrong turn. Or, we may frantically hack through the thick underbrush trying to make a way back to the “right” track.

There’s no need to do any of this!

Instead, treat this phase of your life as a Big Adventure. Put on your Explorer’s Cap and see what new people you can meet—pause a moment and chat with them. See what new places and things you can find—pause a moment and absorb what they have to offer.

Getting lost presents a unique opportunity to find new aspects of yourself. And it just might be a shortcut to your dreams. Embrace it!

 

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Your homework today is to spend time on a Big Adventure—even if you aren’t lost and even if you have only a few minutes. Look for something new: turn your habitual ways of thinking and doing on their head. See if you can come up with a fresh perspective on your life in general or your particular situation right now.

Have fun with this!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren