ore than ever before, we need to get… and figure
out how to stay…fired up!
so much change going on, it can be a challenge to keep up with it all. But take
heart, big changes and challenges are happening every where. You’re not alone.
Stress and burnout are often a result of feeling
over-whelmed…not having enough time or energy to get everything done. When
this happens, every part of your life is effected. Your health, work life,
family life, and social life are challenged. That’s when we become less
productive for starters and can even become physically sick or depressed.
So what’s the solution? Here are three important
tips to get you started and fired up again:
DECIDE. The first step is to decide to have a positive,
fired-up attitude through these stormy times. Yes, you can make that choice. Let
it become a habit. Realize that challenge and change makes you grow into a
better, wiser, more experienced person. When
we eliminate the fear of failure in our lives, we can make some powerful
decisions. At the recent winter Olympics, figure skater Sarah Hughes decided
she was just going to go out there, do her best, and have fun.
attitude helped lead her to a gold medal!
not always easy, but deciding to go for it in a positive way beats the
alternative. It’s a valuable choice for all of us to make. A fired-up attitude
reduces stress both on and off the job.
make the job easier, decide to spend more time with positive people, read
motivating books, listen to upbeat fired-up music, get balanced and lighten up!
We’ve got to stop taking ourselves and our lives so seriously.
all the possibilities. After we've decided to improve our lives with a great
attitude, then it's time for the next step... to discover
all the possibilities to take us to our goal. This helps us to change
effectively. Try out different options to discover what brings the very best
results. Thomas Edison gave us the
light bulb. But it took thousands of tries before he discovered what worked.
Discover all the possibilities that work best for you.... at your job,
with your family, getting healthier, improving
your technical skills, prioritizing your life ..... whatever!
yourself to hanging in there while you and the rest of the world keep changing
forward. This is where the big, valuable stuff really
happens. You can take giant steps
forward if you devote
your time and efforts to the important areas that need some
changing. Just do a little at a time! Think like an Olympian. It may seem
tempting and easy to quit, to lower our expectations, to lose our dreams. But if
nothing changes, then nothing changes! Yep. To get different results, we HAVE to
do something different. NOW is the time. And don't ever give up. We need you.
in the towel just leads to a bigger pile of laundry!
Remember the 3 D's: Decide, Discover,
and Devote. That's really all there is to getting started.
I wish you the best on your changing pathway. You
really can get and keep fired up!
Carol Grace Anderson, MA, is the
author of Get Fired Up Without Burning Out
fires up women across the country. For more information
© 2002 - Carol Grace Anderson, MA