“It comes from saying No to 1000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do to much.” Steve Jobs
Are you beginning to see where we need our tools, ability to say No, ability to make requests, ability to speak our truth in order be a good leader, and in order to be able to make good decisions? When you are smart enough to have a mission statement for your business, it becomes easier to make decisions. Does this opportunity support our mission statement? If you know it doesn’t, but then you want to be Mr. Nice guy what happens? You get off track as Steve Jobs says. What a loss to know which direction you want to go, but not have the courage to take a stand for that direction! Urgh! Such a waste! Take a look at your business/career/job and seriously evaluate where you have had the courage to make good decisions and where you fell down. Don’t fall down again. Assess where the breakdown was and commit to not let that happen again.
If your health mission statement (yes you should have one) is to be physically healthy, every thing you put in your mouth should support your mission statement. That means saying No to the things that don’t support your physical health and yes to the things that do. How many of us change our mission statement to supposedly soothe our emotions so we are emotionally eating? When we emotionally eat we probably are not being physically healthy. When you set up your support system for health, get committed friends that you can call if you need emotional support. If you want emotional support call a committed friend and have a good conversation. Your body will thank you!
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
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