More Of The Best – Continued

more of the bestIn December, I wrote 2015 – Some Of The Best and as a continuation of that exercise, here is more of the best from Blog articles that I have written in the past year. (There are still more to collect and that will be coming soon.)

Here are more of the best lines from many of the articles from this past year and as a courtesy, each line is also a hot-link to the associated article. Enjoy!

More Of The Best

Every difficult step that you take only leads you closer to your goals. Every difficult task that you complete, multiplies your momentum. Remember, life rewards action.

There is the old saying that goes, “you’re only as sick as your secrets.” And by refusing to confront and sweep matters aside and hide them, you end up making yourself and your life more toxic.

Being authentic is about being self-confident and owning what is you and not fearing the social judgments of others. And as soon as you realize that people’s judgments of you are not going to harm you, it is much easier to feel free and become your best self.

It is always a toss up when it comes down to how things may turn out. Resist the urge to focus on the negative when the odds of either outcome are statistically equal.

You have more people watching you than you realize. They are watching and waiting to see what you do and how you do it. The little things that you do today which you might not consider may just have a huge inspirational impact for others.

Every morning when you open your eyes and your feet hit the floor is another chance to start all over again. It’s never too late…

Fear can draw things into your life that can keep you so busy with “drama” that you may forget where you wanted to go, what you wanted to be, or wanted to achieve altogether. The key is to recognize your fear, but do not give power to it. Name your fear and it will lose its power over you.

You always have the option to fire the toxic people who are in your life especially if their negativity is having a harmful affect on you. The choice is always yours so why choose to tolerate it when you always have the choice to let them go.

Everything is temporary; everything is in passing. Whatever we try to hold onto when in fact we should let go, goes against the flow of the universe and that forces us to waste more energy trying to hold on. It is an exhausting endeavor.

Be willing to try anything that you truly want to do and be willing to fail gloriously doing it. Failure is your best option, always, when compared to fearfully doing nothing.

You need strength to climb a mountain or a ladder, but to go back down again, you just need to let go and fall back to earth. We climb up, but we can always easily slide down. Keep making today’s handhold tomorrow foothold. Keep climbing.

Repetition just like habits can either make you or break you depending on what action that you decide to repeat. The habit of working out at the gym everyday will go a long way to further your fitness goals. The habit of going to McDonald’s every day for lunch, not so much.

Being able to keep your cool in any situation is always the best route. That is the first rule they tell you to follow in case you ever find yourself lost in the wilderness, “do not panic.” Panicking never solves anything and in all truthfulness, it usually just makes things worse.

Every fearful situation really does have a sliver lining. And when you choose to move on and take action, or take that next step, you will discover that the truth or the reality is never quite as scary as it originally seemed.

You are never bound to follow something that you decided to do 20 years ago, just because you said it 20 years ago… Consider the possibility that it just doesn’t fit into you’re your life anymore, or maybe you just want new and different things now.

Don’t be afraid to use everything within your power, your abilities, and your means to solve any problem that is facing you. Better to spend everything that you can to put the odds in your favor than to come up short and end up with lingering questions, or worse, regret.

When you have to start over it gives you a chance to do things right, or better, or even take your life in a completely new direction. It is truly an opportunity of sorts to discover who you are, what you want, and to redefine your dreams and your goals.

Healing and growth can be such a painful process but it is what is needed for us to change and to evolve. Regardless of which type of event in life causes injury or hurt, it is important to give time to allow the healing process to do it’s job. And as long as you feel “soreness” of any sort, just remember, if you’re still hurting, you’re still healing.

They don’t give the win to the person who runs the fastest 26 miles of a Marathon, the win goes to the person who runs the fastest 26.2 miles. You have to finish in order to win.

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – Certified Life Coach – Aspen, Colorado

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Photo By Rob Timko 31 December 2015

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