Thought for the Day ~ By Lisa Scott Life Coach

Always do your best…….nurture your growth and development from the inside out.  At times when we feel overwhelmed, defeated, like we have hit the bottom, we tend to turn to external gratification.  We may lament about what needs to change, who needs to change, in order for us to feel like we are leading our best life.  Doing this places all of the blame and the power outside of ourselves.  It’s important to take responsibility for our choices, and decisions. We need to trust ourselves to go inward when the world feels wobbly and ever changing, and remember, that we see the world as we are, not as it is.  So going inward allows us to discard, repair,  and refine, our values.  It allows us to reclaim our power and to chart our course.

True personal progress always involves risk, for you can only accomplish in proportion to what you attempt.  That is why we must look inward.  It allows us to get up close and personal with our values, our desires, and our dreams.  Then we can see how our choices and decisions line up with our highest hopes for ourselves.  Harmony is realized, when you take responsibility for crafting the life you want, and then you hold your feet to the fire.  Conditions may not be perfect, but they never will be.   Stagnation occurs when all we exercise is caution, leaving us in a prison of our own making.    The future belongs to those who can let faith run ahead of their minds. 

Stephen R. Covey said “Change, real change comes from the inside out.  It doesn’t come from hacking at the leaves of attitude and behaviour with quick fixes. It  comes from striking at the root, the fabric of our thought, the fundamental, essential paradigms, which give definition to our character and create the lens through which we see the world.  By centering our lives on correct principles and creating a balanced focus between doing and increasing our ability to do, we become empowered in the task of creating effective, useful, and peaceful lives…….for ourselves and our posterity.”