Leap Day in One Week

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How are you doing with your preparations for making your Big Leap on Leap Day on February 29th? You have a week, so there’s still time to get things lined up for yourself so you can gift yourself with taking a Big Leap toward your dreams on February 29th.

The point of your Big Leap is to meet your self-challenge of moving closer to achieving your dreams. It’s doing something outside your comfort zone, whether it’s taking an extra-large step, or if it’s tackling that step that’s been giving you the heebie-jeebies, or if it’s deciding to take the very first step toward a cherished secret dream that’s been in your heart for years.

Whatever your Big Leap step is, challenge and promise yourself that you’ll do it on or before February 29th, Leap Day 2016.

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By the way, my Leap Day preparations are heading into the final stages. My Big Leap is changing the name of this blog to Yes I Can Pep Talks. In addition, I’ll be coordinating it with a Facebook page for Yes I Can Pep Talks. I’m excited about it and I’m looking forward to connecting with you in new ways!

Your homework is to continue preparations to make your Big Leap on Leap Day 2016.

You can do it—in fact, we’ll do it together! WooHoo!

I’m proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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Lazy Day

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We all need down-time, doing “nothing”, but yet after doing that “nothing” you are left feeling peaceful and rested. Your “nothing” can be reading a good book, spending quiet time in Mother Nature, losing yourself in your favorite hobby or pastime, daydreaming, or spending time hanging out with friends and family.

It isn’t about crossing things off your To Do list. It isn’t multi-tasking. It isn’t tackling that home repair project that’s been hanging over your head.

A lazy day is all about refreshing your mind and spirit.

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Your homework today is to put aside all your cares and rest, refresh, relax.

You can do it!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Give Yourself a Green Light

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If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission. ~Anonymous 

 

The only permission you need is the go-ahead from your heart and the green light from your soul. 

Your homework is to take the next step—the one that you think is the next logical one. Don’t worry about what others are saying or doing. The only opinion that matters is yours.

Take the next step!

You can do it—go for it!

I’m proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Alone

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There are times on the journey to your dreams when you have to let go of the need to be with other people, to have the approval of others, to be acknowledged and accepted by others. You have to go it alone.

Just keep going.

You can do it, you really can.

I’m proud of you.

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Quotes to Prepare You for Your Leap on Leap Day

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~Mark Twain

 

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals. ~Henry Ford

 

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. ~Dale Carnegie

 

Bravery is the capacity to perform properly when scared half to death. ~Omar N. Bradley

 

If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed. ~David Viscott

 

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. ~Dr. Martin Luther King

 

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Your homework today is to draw courage from these quotes and then take next step, or part of a step, toward the life of your dreams.

You can do it!

I’m proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

A Life of Meaning

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Every time I find the meaning of life, they change it. ~Reinhold Niebuhr

 

When I first read this quote I thought: Thank goodness I’m not the only one! Even this man renowned for his intellect has trouble figuring out how to make it through the day!

On the surface, this quote seems to be a lighthearted, off-hand quip that’s perfect for our current pop culture.

But then I realized it’s dead serious.

 

Under the fluff and fun, I recognized that it’s telling us we cannot, under any circumstances, let anyone else tell us what constitutes a meaningful life. For every person we ask, we’ll get a different answer. How can you live a meaningful life if you’re trying to follow billions of thoughts, ideas, and suggestions on what, exactly, makes up a meaningful life?

The best course of action—the only one, actually—is to decide for yourself what YOU find meaningful and what YOU mean by “living a meaningful life”, and then pursue that with all of you heart and soul.

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Today’s homework is to take the next meaningful step that will help you move closer to living a life of meaning, 24/7.

No, not the step your family and friends want you to take; not the one your teachers, mentors, or spiritual leaders say you should take; certainly NOT the one the advertisers want you to take!

YOU take the step that YOU have decided will bring YOU to a life full of meaning.

Go for it—you can do it!

I’m so proud of you—you’re awesome!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Shift Your Position; Just a Little Will Do

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Quantum physicists tell us that an infinite number of potentials (which is another way to describe ideas) are all around us. Most don’t come anywhere near us; many bounce off us. Others eddy and swirl over and through us.

And a few lodge within us.

They’re drawn to us because we have the particular talents, the specific abilities, the precise sense and sensibility that’s needed to manifest them.

But what if you haven’t found Your Ideas yet?

You shift your position. Your idea is out there in the mix of infinite possibilities and you need to angle yourself so you can attract and receive it.

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You do this by taking the next logical step—or part of a step. This changes your perspective and you can see possibilities that weren’t visible before. From this new angle—perspective—you’re within a slightly different stream of the overall flow of potentials, ideas, and possibilities.

The next one that lodges in you just might be The One!

Your homework is to TAKE THE NEXT STEP—or part of a step!

You can do it, I am absolutely, positively sure!

I’m proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren