As you are reading this blog, perhaps there is a keyboard sitting directly in front of you. I seem to find myself in this position quite a bit lately and it suddenly dawned on me that there was a lesson to be learned here.
HOME – Home is your nest, your safe place to be. While you should make it a welcoming place, you should also set it up as a place to succeed at your goals.
CONTROL – You are in control of your choices. Make only the very best ones.
SHIFT – When you are in a negative frame of mind, shift your way of thinking. Think positive.
FUNCTION – Take good care of your mind and body so that you may function at your very best each day.
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 – Allow yourself many chances – you will stumble occasionally – remember there are plenty of “do-overs” ahead of you if you need them.
SPACE – Remember to take a breather each day and give yourself some space to breathe. Take a walk, take a bath, close your eyes. This is a necessary component to your sanity.
RETURN – Create routines which are beneficial and return to them each day. Don’t skip that work out because you’re too tired or too cranky. Like Nike says, “Just do it!”
BACKSPACE – If you start off the day on the wrong foot, in the wrong frame of mind – take a few steps back and give it another go.
ESCAPE – Try to plan a break from your everyday routine now and then. You don’t have to fly first-class to Tahiti, perhaps a night away or a long weekend. It helps to re-charge!
So I offer up to you this fun option for the KEYS to success. I know there are many more, but they aren’t on my keyboard. Remember to remember when you use this tool each day.
There is wisdom all around us – we just need to look for it.