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In Love and Light
There are a whole bunch of songs that make you want to pick yourself up and take the bull by the horns. But there is this one song that has the most motivating and encouraging effect on me. For those of you who need encouragement, I hope it gives you the strength you need.Read more ›
It is not always easy to do that. Daily life, obligations, and responsibilities do have a legitimation in this too! But too often we are scared to even think about following that voice which creates such beautiful and alluring pictures in our heads. Read more ›
When you receive a shocking diagnosis you are waiting for information about how serious everything is, about the level of the disease, about the probable treatment, and most of all about the chances of surviving and healing. Mostly there are two possible reactions: Either I fall in desperation and get worked up in fear regarding “what could happen” or I look at the chances and options to support “what could happen”. What I want to happen or what I expect to happen is an inner concept and how this inner concept looks like reveals in exceptional circumstances.
Happy Monday, everybody! Here we are, back in a new week. I remembered a wonderful song by Christina Aguillera which I listened to over and over again when I heard it first. It was around the time when I began to write “I’m Free” 10 years ago. This song touched me deeply with its powerful message. There is so much encouragement and understanding in it. Regardless of what you are told or of what you have told yourself, there is something inside of you which never believed your destructive thoughts. The voice within never stopped telling you how amazing you are… because you are! Read more ›
Denzel Washington is one of my favorite actors. Right, who cares…lol. And what has it to do with my Monday post? After listening to a song on YouTube I stumbled over a speech of Denzel Washington at the Dillard University. Of course, I had to check it out and was amazed. I had no idea that he was such a fantastic motivational speaker. I am sharing the 8 minutes speech (with German subtitles) below. In general, he is talking about things we basically know but it is in the way he conveys and explains them. He nails everything in a way that reaches heart and mind at once. In point 2 of his speech, he said Fail Big. Read more ›
The most common reason why we don’t try something new is that we are afraid of failing. And why? Because we don’t want to appear weak, incompetent, dumb, clumsy, … Successful people have not become successful because they had no fear but because they tried it anyway. They may have stumbled and fallen in the beginning but they did not accept it as a failure but as a journey to find out how to become who they wanted to be! Read more ›
Have you experienced that too? You carry something inside of you and more and more you notice hints around you which relate to what you are pondering. You never read the newspaper but for some reason, you get to see a specific headline when you see someone else reading it – and it speaks to you. You start your car and the first song the radio plays (perhaps just a part of the lyrics) speaks to you. You listen to a conversation of two people and a particular phrase or context speaks to you. You read the posts of the blogs you follow and more posts than ever seem to relate to what you are dealing with. Read more ›
I have to confess that I am not much into U2 although they have really good lyrics. This song popped up while checking out some songs for today and I have to say, that the title spoke to me immediately. Let’s use the week to get out of where we got stuck. Have a great Monday, peeps!! Read more ›
Today I want to share a very special song. For some reason, I never heard about it although it is a song that totally speaks to my soul. This song is not only special to me because of its motivating and encouraging message. Two days ago I sang at the funeral of the husband of a former school mate. He only turned 46 after fighting cancer for over 2 years. This song accompanied him during that time and was played at the end of the funeral and. To tell from what was said about him it was his way of living but – even more poignant – the message he left for those he left behind. It was said that this song described him: A positive person, not wasting time but filling it with all that life could give. Read more ›
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Today I will share with you a different kind of Song of the Day. It is not one you might know from the charts or an evergreen. On the weekend, Colin introduced me to a song which left me with goosebumps! I was so deeply moved by the lyrics and the way the singer performed the song. Immediately I wanted to share it on a Monday with you because it fits the messages I am sharing on that day. Read more ›
It is not the first time that I am touching this subject. Circumstances at work inspired me for going into it.
Imagine that you are excited about something you are about to do. You think you are doing really well and you are definitely giving your best due to your excitement. You make all efforts needed and even more in order to show your joyful engagement. Then it appears that what you did is not good enough but not because you did something wrong but because you did not have all information needed due to a lack of communication. Or you did something that was already organized – again due to a lack of communication. You think your whole work has become useless and the time was wasted. Not wasted in your eyes but you imagine your bosses would think like that.
I experienced exactly that last Tuesday in an intensive way. When I come in the morning I always need to check what happened during the last afternoon when I wasn’t there. At the moment so much is going on about organizing things that still need to be fixed, material we need, data which have to be put into the computer, and many more things which are not part of the actual work later. On that day last week, I got some things organized and after I communicated it I was told that it all was already done. Great! I don’t want to blame anybody because we all need to get used to this new situation. But on that very morning, I thought that it was all in vain. The crucial point is that not only my colleague and I start anew but also my bosses do and they need to figure out how to prevent misunderstandings. Anyway, on that day last week, I was very frustrated, to say the least. I also felt exhausted because I really gave it all.
After I felt sorry for myself I told me not to be silly because it wasn’t my fault. What I did was not wrong. It was just not complete in one way or not necessary in the other way due to missing instructions. Of course, I hope that my bosses see that too but in the end, I know that I did my best and I did it with enthusiasm (which might have actually increased the frustration). If that is not seen then it is not about me either. Sure, mistakes and misunderstandings will happen. But I know that the longer we all work together and the closer we are reaching the point where we are finally working on the real purpose, things are getting more and more into a routine. I won’t let myself get discouraged by days like these. They will happen at times even in a year from now. It is not about such days it is about the greater goal we all have and about moving towards step by step – together.
When activities are including more people the result is a co-creation. It doesn’t mean that one has only half the responsibility when working with a partner on something. It means that both have 100 % responsibility for the outcome. Only when both give 100 % of what they are able, the trail will lead to a path and the path to a road. Some days there are stones in the way and some days there might be a pothole. One day the one has more power to clear the path than the other. On another day both are sharing the clearing equally. Then again there might be times when one clears in order for the other one to go full speed. This is called pulling on the same string. Whatever both do, they should always give their best for the goal they want to achieve!
Whether it concerns work, a relationship, or a personal project you are working on, there can be setbacks. There can be times when you think what you do is not good enough. But never lose the grip of giving your best anyway. Giving your best is not something that should be planned for a specific occasion. It should be an attitude and characteristic constantly. If giving your best is part of your daily actions, it shines through all you do and it gives everything you do a much deeper meaning. You will definitely become much more content about what you achieved during the day. Taking things serious no matter how unimportant they may appear will make you enjoy doing them a lot more and they will for sure turn out a lot better. Even if things seem to go wrong today, continue giving your best tomorrow. Don’t doubt yourself when things are not working out the way you expected them. Your best depends on so many factors and it is not always the same. But it is your best on that day anyway. Another day – another chance! Seize the day! Decide to make it the best day ever in giving the best you are able to give on this very day.
When doubt takes over
Please don’t forget
Doubts are just thoughts
But not a fact
In Love and Light
We all have stuff around we have to deal with. Some are impacting our lives more than others. But whatever dark spots there are in life we should not forget to smell the flowers along the way. Because that is the little energizer we need in order to be able to face the world and to deal with life. Read more ›
This is the most amazing award and challenge week of all since I am on WordPress. Although I was away for 2 days I received more nominations for awards and challenges than ever before. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. You are an amazing community and I love you lots! Read more ›
It was not very difficult to find a song for today. It has been raining all weekend long and won’t stop I guess. So I thought about a classic song I always heard when I got up in the morning back in the early 80s by a great band who unfortunately isn’t anymore. Read more ›
But this time I don’t mean that thunderstorm!
Only one week ago I received this award for the first time. It was from my most encouraging New England Sailor, Rob! Today my dear Swiss/Australian friend from A Momma’s View gifted me again with this award. She put it great how this award feels: positive, strong, unstoppable, a power of nature – positive and powerful! By the way please stop at her blog. She definitely spreads this positive power. Her posts are full of natural power and encouragement.
I am extremely humbled to get this award a second time even within only one week. As mentioned above the meaning is special to me and for what I want to spread: Encouraging power! What could fill my heart with more joy than even being awarded for it?