Inner Growth Thought of The Day 18 – That Spark Within

Inner Growth Thought of The Day 18 – That Spark Within

January 18

Inner Growth Thought of the Day: That Spark Within

 

Tune in to the Inspiring Human Potential podcast on Anchor to hear more on the topic 😊

 

Everyone has that spark within, that amazing feeling that keeps you moving forward and reenergizes you in the moment.  You can use that spark as a way to boost your energy no matter the situation or your inclination in that moment.  To do this, you want to pin point those sparks (where they come from) in a way that allows you to return to them (to that place) in the moment when you need that spark’s energy the most.

 

Reconnecting with your spark in the moment brings you within and allows you to not only be at a boosted energetic place emotionally, which provides you a sense of calm and inner joy, but also to be in tune with your inner self and heart, so centered.  This centeredness allows you to make decisions or see things from a place that resonates with you fully.

 

Here are some ways you can tune in to that spark within (at any moment) for your inner growth journey.

 

  1. Recall the different moments where you were overwhelmed by a powerful positive emotional feeling where everything in that moment was perfect (that spark within). Do this periodically (once a day, once a week or once a month, your choice).

 

  1. When in a low state of energy or in a moment where you could use a boost of energy, go through each of those moments that you recall periodically.

 

  1. Get into the habit of making a note of how you feel in those moments where your spark within is assisting you to reach a decision or goal or just how it plays a role in your day. Use as many words as possible to describe those feelings and the moment.

 

Your turn – Share your inner growth thought of the day, a sentence, life examples, or action steps you take with new beginnings 😊

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Inner Growth Thought of The Day 17 – When You Want To Help

January 17

Inner Growth Thought of the Day: When You Want To Help

 

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The desire to help others is something pretty widespread, but a good percentage of this help is given in such a way that doesn’t direct the people that are being helped on a path that leads them towards their inner compass and own way.  This missing component is fundamental to each individual’s journey because you can’t grow if you’re leading by what works for someone else, but doesn’t resonate with you completely.

 

Those who truly want to help others ensure they include the inner heart component in their message and for those who think they are including it, but instead are driving their help through ego and a one-way solution, it is important to gain awareness of this so as to remediate as soon as possible if your intent is that to help others fully in their inner growth journey.

 

Here are some ways that can help you gain awareness of your intent as to ensure you include following inner heart guidance in your message.

 

  1. Think of every time you offer advice to someone and notice if you include in your advice that the person or people follow their inner compass and way.

 

  1. Pose yourself this question and answer it truthfully: “Do I think there is “right” way to do something and that everyone else needs to do the same to get on the “right” track for their life? If you say yes, this is what you need to explore with yourself and understand if you can really help others to follow their own heart; or if you’re really just wanting to spread your way of doing things since it worked for you, then it’ll work for others.

 

  1. Every day make a list of what you’ve done to help others. For each thing you’ve done, pin point in what exact way you lead those people to identify and become aware of what their heart was telling them.

 

Your turn – Share your inner growth thought of the day, a sentence, life examples, or action steps you take with new beginnings 😊

Inner Growth Thought of The Day 16 – Stereotypes, Stigmas & Limits

January 16

Inner Growth Thought of the Day: Stereotypes, Stigmas & Limits

 

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When it comes to how far we decide to go with our unlimited potential, being aware of stereotypes, stigmas and “limits” is what can help you put into action just how far you break away from those limits of what you envision for life and for the inner growth you’d like to achieve in the pursuit of your inner harmony.

 

It is not to say that you remove what is a part of your foundation, simply that you know that foundation as it plays its role in your decisions and vision.  What you can achieve and express to the world at large depends on you and having awareness allows you to be open to life in a way that renders what are usually limits, simply a starting point and part of a whole, but not the only “whole” of that life.

 

Here are some ways you can bring awareness to you of stereotypes, stigmas and limits that are a part of your thought process so that you can break free from them in the moment.

 

  1. When you share an opinion or a thought, or when you are evaluating a decision; take notice of the words you use, the definitions you apply and the inclinations you have of judgements regarding those thoughts and situations.

 

  1. In the moment understand where those words, definitions and inclinations come from and ask yourself if you believe them to be the sole way.

 

  1. Apply the question of what you believe is the limit in this specific circumstance for you and what would you see on the other hand if you removed those limits in the moment. Basically, how else could this same situation play out in the absence of limits.

 

Your turn – Share your inner growth thought of the day, a sentence, life examples, or action steps you take with new beginnings 😊

Inner Growth Thought of The Day 15 – Breaking Free From Your Limits

January 15

Inner Growth Thought of the Day: Breaking Free From Your Limits

 

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Breaking free from your limits takes time, patience and inner insight to the point of knowing that you know that you don’t know everything and that this is a life long journey.  Reaching this level of self-awareness and objectivity takes time and practice because that is what is required for something to transform and become that “automatic” new perspective.

 

Instead of old patterns persevering, which hold those limited views in your life and consequently in your actions and what you can achieve; when you apply this level of objectivity in every moment, in time you are able to see those limits clearly and with that gained awareness in the moment remove them (set them aside) so that you stay open in the moment and expand your vision to entail any number of possibilities.

 

Here are some ways you can break free from your limits and pursue inner growth (both as a mindset and way of life) to inspire your highest potential every chance you get.

 

 

  1. Make a list of the limits you are aware you have and want to let go of. Add to it and remove from it anytime there’s a change to the limits (so revisit it daily, weekly, monthly, when you know something’s changed).

 

  1. With this list take note every time your limits come into play in a life situation so that you can start gaining awareness of them as they are taking place.

 

  1. Once identifying when your limits are happening in the moment becomes obvious to you in the moment (it’s in your awareness as you’re living the experience), you want to work with yourself to set the limit (or limits) aside, and allow yourself to look at things from that neutral perspective.

 

Your turn – Share your inner growth thought of the day, a sentence, life examples, or action steps you take with new beginnings 😊

Inner Growth Thought of The Day 14 – The Awe Of Differences

January 14

Inner Growth Thought of the Day: The Awe Of Differences

 

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Depending on the level of exposure you get to people from different parts of the world, doing business around the globe and interacting with people from diverse backgrounds and with their individual perspectives; you realize more and more how one life experience can be so different depending on the place you’re experiencing it in and on the person or people involved in that experience, in addition to your own perspective and ways.

 

The awe of differences is becoming aware, on a much grater scale, how your way of seeing things and dealing with things is one out of many.  This is empowering when you are on an inner growth journey because it confirms to you that you are the captain of your ship, of your thoughts and of the world around you.  It is also amazing because once in that learning mindset you see the depth behind each life experience, interaction and situation.  The depth of what you acquire from these differences never ceases to amaze you when you approach them in an inquisitive way.

 

Here are some ways you can keep that inner growth inclination and awe of differences in the forefront.

 

  1. Be aware of your reactions when you are faced with a different behavior, mindset or action by pausing to reflect before you make any final decisions that come to mind in those first couple seconds of interaction.

 

  1. Ask yourself why you think you are reacting that way and if your reaction is based on culture, opinions, stigmas, stereotypes, all those things that influence you. If you are honest with yourself, you will always find that your perspective has something to do with your reaction.

 

  1. With the awareness of your own perspective you want to remove it so that you can enter a learning mindset and be able to step into another’s shoes or into a situation from neutral ground, enabling you to understand the differences you are facing without your personal judgement and inclinations tainting these.

 

Your turn – Share your inner growth thought of the day, a sentence, life examples, or action steps you take with new beginnings 😊

Inner Growth Thought of The Day 13 – Not Feeling Rushed

January 13

Inner Growth Thought of the Day: Not Feeling Rushed

 

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Feeling rushed is something that comes from day-to-day routines such as meeting deadlines for a job or school projects, catching a bus or planning an event in a certain timeframe, and so on.  These “deadlines” start at a very young age and get us feeling rushed or in a hurry without really thinking about it; it all becomes this “set mode” of sorts, an unconscious “rushed or hurried” gear that gets put into place with anything we do.

 

When you focus on things like your body and breathing you become aware of this automatic rushed and hurried feeling mode. Maybe it’s a slight tenseness in your shoulders or being out of breath because you’re holding it in some moments.  With a physical awareness you can start working with yourself on releasing the rush feeling.  Then you also want to look inward, at your mindset on the things you do day-to-day.

 

Here are some ways that can help you learn about how you relate to your day-to-day tasks and not only add to your inner growth journey through this self-exploration, but also get out of the rushed mode feeling.

 

  1. Find out what your relationship is to time and deadlines in how you think about them, but also how your body feels when you think about time and deadlines.

 

  1. Relax your body every time you notice it tensing up in situations where time and deadlines or day-to-day activities bring a feeling of rigidity.

 

  1. In those moments pay attention to your breathing and make sure it is a continuous flow.  Applying the breathing they tend to teach in meditation or yoga classes is probably ideal to take a look at and apply.

 

PS Here’s a video that helped me as I worked on my breathing (it’s in two parts and not related to feeling rushed, but there’s a breathing technique Dr. Watkins talks about and gives an example of, which is why I’m sharing it): TEDxPortsmouth – Dr. Alan Watkins – Being Brilliant Every Single Day (Part 1) and TEDxPortsmouth – Dr. Alan Watkins – Being Brilliant Every Single Day (Part 2).

 

Your turn – Share your inner growth thought of the day, a sentence, life examples, or action steps you take with new beginnings 😊

Inner Growth Thought of The Day 12 – Dealing With Ego Driven People

January 12

Inner Growth Thought of the Day: Dealing With Ego Driven People

 

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When we deal with ego driven people there’s a flux of emotions that can take place, particularly when the egos clash (your ego and the other person’s ego).  The challenge in dealing with these situations is that ego is involved on both ends in the moment, and it is only through awareness of this that you can start to remove the destabilization that dealing with another ego can bring about.

 

The level of awareness, empathy, and/or pause in a situation where you’re dealing with an ego driven person depends on what your biggest desire is in dealing with that situation.  If your desire involves you, so for example, learning to look within and find out more about yourself or looking to your solutions for your inner harmony, your desire is achievable.  If your desire is to change the other person, change their ego because it’s “wrong”, then you are less likely to find stability in that moment since your desire isn’t something you can achieve without the other person wanting the same thing.

 

In either case, there are some ways that can help you in the moment (allow some calm and inner growth moments).

 

  1. When you catch yourself getting agitated due to dealing with an ego driven person, remove your focus from them and what they’re doing and place it on your breathing and your heart beat. Look to regain your calm, your center physiologically speaking.

 

  1. Remove focus from the person and place it on solutions you can apply, list in your mind as many as possible until you find the one that works that doesn’t involve the other person.

 

  1. When you have no other choice, but to deal with certain ego driven people, make a list of things you learn about yourself in each interaction. As you spot things in your list that you would like to transform (for you); use the obligated interaction with these ego driven people to practice your transformation of the behavioral trait or thought pattern you’ve identified of you that you want to work on.

 

Your turn – Share your inner growth thought of the day, a sentence, life examples, or action steps you take with new beginnings 😊