Review Your Week: No More Frittering!

 

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Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work.   

A day merely survived is no cause for celebration.  

You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine.  

No more busy work. No more hiding from success. 

Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow! ~ Og Mandino

 

Your homework is to review your week and note the places where you’re procrastinating by filling your hours and days with busywork, unimportant projects, and tasks that may make you feel good but do nothing to push you toward your dreams.

Ask yourself the question “What can I do about this—what am I willing to do about this?” Brainstorm some answers! Choose one that seems as if it’ll work and then implement it!

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As always, when you review your week, note the progress you have made, no matter how small or humble the progress. Celebrate this! By applauding yourself for bits of steps taken helps build self-trust, self-esteem, and self-confidence. These are the building blocks of the rock-solid resolve you’ll need that will power you through the rough patches on your way to your dreams.

Pat yourself on the back for a job well done this week. You’re awesome for all you’ve done!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Your Mistakes

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Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don’t look back at it too long. Mistakes are life’s way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals. No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders. How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come. – Og Mandino

 

Your homework today is to apply today’s quote to those steps that are sticking points for you. You are not doing them probably because you think they’re too big, too hard, or too much. This is the same as saying that you’re afraid of making a mistake. Accept that you’ll make mistakes, and do the steps anyway.

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Break the steps into small bits and pieces. Not only are they more manageable and less intimidating, but they’ll reduce the scale of the mistake when you make one.

Take action in spite of the mistakes you have made or will make. Take the next step!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Figuring it Out for Yourself

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When hitting a rough patch, it’s important to figure out as much of it as you can by yourself. This is the only way to learn to trust yourself and to build self-confidence. Lack of confidence and lack of self-trust are the main reasons people don’t commit to their dreams and achieve them.

Learning to trust yourself and raising your self-confidence is not something you can learn solely by reading books, attending seminars, having your friends and family encourage you, or wishing and praying. While these things can be great supports and tools, you must get out there and try it for yourself.

Will you make mistakes? Of course!

Will you gain invaluable experience and sharpen your skills? Of course!

Will you live to tell about it? Of course!

 

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Is your homework for today going to be me telling you to try a step that you’ve been putting off? Of course! 😉

You can do it, I’m sure of it! Especially if you break that step into the teeniest tiniest pieces possible so you know for sure that you can do them.

Then do them!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

You Have Wings; You Can Fly!

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A bird sitting on a branch is never afraid of the branch breaking, because the bird’s trust is not in the branch, but in its own wings. Always believe in yourself. From a spiritual perspective, that is great advice. We should have great faith in our ability to overcome any challenge that life presents us. – Ron Fox

 

Today’s quote is an eye-opener for me!

When we hit a snag in the road, many of us—me included!—worry about how bad it’s going to get. We may pray that it doesn’t get any worse than it is at that moment and we often moan about how long it’s going to take to work out of the rough patch.

Thinking like that, though, causes us to miss the point!

Instead of focusing on outer circumstances—the difficulties we’re facing because of the obstacles—turn our focus inward and know that within us lies the keys—the wings—we need in order to conquer our trials.

As today’s quote points out, the important thing isn’t how bumpy or long-lasting the rough patch is, rather the essential ingredient is that we have wings—we have what it takes to overcome the challenge!

So, the next time the track to your dreams becomes rocky, crooked, and steep, remember today’s quote and trust yourself, your talents, and your abilities. They’re your wings; you can fly! 

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Your homework today is to take the next step—especially the ones that you’ve been putting off because they seem too hard, too big, and too much for you to handle. Break them into teeny tiny jots and tidbits—pieces so small that you can handle them comfortably and confidently. Remember that you have wings; trust that with your talents and abilities, you can fly! 

Then do those jots and tidbits!

You can do it, I know you can!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Be True to You

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The man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away. ~ Charles Schwab

 

Changing who you are in order to please someone else is the quickest way to lose touch with yourself. And it’s guaranteed that you’ll live way below your potential.

You are who you are for a specific reason, for a purpose. It’s up to you to listen to the Still Small Voice within you and to follow the urgings and whisperings of your heart and soul. No one else hears them or sees where they’re leading. It’s up to you to stay true to them.

 

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Your homework today is to honor yourself and who you are by taking the next step. Break it into little bits and pieces—as small as what you need in order to feel comfortable and confident in completing them. Then do them!

 

I know you can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Pep Rally! Quotes to Start Your Week with Energy

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Don’t let anyone hold you down. Rise up against your fears, doubts, and inhibitions. Sometimes, it’s in our darkest hours that we find out what we’re really made of. Stand up, take charge, and fight for the life that you want. – Kevin Ngo

Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined. – Unknown

If you can’t excel with talent, triumph with effort. – Dave Weinbaum

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling upon something while they were sitting down. – Charles F. Kettering

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Your homework today is to take a look at your upcoming week and plan out the steps or bits of steps toward your dreams that you’re going to take. Break the steps—and even the bits of steps—into tidbits that are small enough to fit into the little pockets of time in your schedule. Then do those tidbits, bits, and steps!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren