I was drawn to this state from the Mind Journal, “Your diet is not only what you eat. It is what you watch, what you listen to, what your read, the people you hang out with and the things you subject your mind and soul to. Always be mindful of the things you pt into your body emotionally, spiritually, and physically.”
If we think of our mind, body, and soul as our most valuable possession then we must think about all the outside things we subject it to. You have to be mindful of the people at home, for place, church, and building in your values, then outside organizations however you do not need to open up to their bombardment of negative or unhealthy influence just because of your daily involvement with them. Go every day with the mind set of adding value to everyone you meet. Keep your circle close so that you have someone to share your goals and passions with. Your circle must be developed by building in your values, then adding people that loving you unconditionally and hold you accountable. Do they find joy with your accomplishments even though they themselves receive nothing but the joy of watching you or others succeed? Now look inward in order to stay in your own circle; you must walk your talk. Are you loving them unconditionally, finding joy over their accomplishments, and can you hold them accountable?
The ability to make choices is what gives us ownership of our lives, and we always make a choice. Sometimes that choice is to do nothing at all, allowing things to happen to us. While other times we step over the threshold of the unknown and make things happen. Remember everyday we get to make the choice on how we want to react to what life empowers us with.
Be intentional about the people you share your journey with. Just as importantly you need to make sure journey with. Just as importantly you need to make sure you’re equally there for the people in your circle and the surrounding areas. By protecting your Circle of Influence watching and participating in it with care, you will be able to see the growth in everyone. However your circle is like a garden left untended it will go to weeds.
I want to live my life by this quote; Holding myself to a higher standard of thought.
“Either I will find a way or I will create a way; But I will not create an excuse.”
Excuses are a death trap, they keep us from working on ourselves, and helping others. While building your circle and maintaining it you must make sure that you and the people in it nourish it properly. In my personal circle we are using the QBQ (Question Behind the Question) method of asking questions and holding ourselves and each other accountable. To remain mindful, action focused and accountable we ask ourselves these three questions containing. “I”:
1. What am I going to do to right now to accomplish this?
2. How am I going to accomplish this?
3. What action steps am I willing to take?
Only then, we can affectively tend to our diet of emotional, spiritual, and physical, well being. Take a chance life holds so much promise for all of us. How will you be dieting?
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Barbara Britt has a passion for making a difference in the lives of others. She developed the largest leadership program in the country for high school students and spent 16 years working with that program. She is now using that experience and expertise in the corporate world. As a sought after member of John C. Maxwell’s international speaking, training and coaching team, she conducts leadership, personal and professional development training for a variety of organizations. Barbara’s no-nonsense style helps take companies to a new level of growth. As an executive coach to management teams and entrepreneurs, and a life coach to individuals, Barbara helps redefine her client’s purpose, vision and goals. She speaks & trains on many different topics based on individual or company needs. Topics include Personality Work Styles, Excellence in Customer Service, and Power Networking. She also has developed a Roadmap for College Preparation Program that is helping parents and their children prepare financially, academically, and emotionally for one of the most important times in their family’s life.