Today on the podcast we discuss expectations. Expectations can place pressure on us without even realizing it. To be our best more often, we want to stay focused on excellence, not perfection. We are at our best without expectations when we are focused on the process (the small things we need to do) and our mind is in the present (not the future where expectations live). Today, to be the best you that you can be – do your best and have fun. These two expectations will free you from pressure.
Power Phrase this Week: “I do my best and have fun!”
Quote of the Week: “Expect nothing, appreciate everything.” Anonymous
Your inner critic is your disempowering inner voice that can sounds scared, angry, or judgmental. We want to be aware of our inner critic to reduce it. We all have an inner critic inside of us. Remember our inner critic tends to lie to us. We want to respond to our inner critic with challenging it, and choose a more empowering and truthful statement to tell ourselves instead.
Quote of the Week: “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” Brene Brown
This Week’s Power Phrase: “I talk to myself powerfully instead of listening to my inner critic.”
Regularly practicing gratitude is powerful because it has a lasting impact when doing it regularly. Gratitude is connected to better health, more optimism and resilience. Remember, you can shift your focus at any time to what is good and what you are gratitude for in the situation. Choose to take the perspective of a resilient person and draw the good from a difficulty.
Quote of the Week: “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”—Oprah Winfrey
Power Phrase of the Week: “I choose to intentionally practice gratitude daily. I focus on what I am grateful for to stay fueled and excited for my life.”