Robin Sacks' 1 Minute Mindset

February 16, 2010

In the NOW

Filed under: Motivation — Robin Sacks...Confidence Coach, Motivational Speaker, Author @ 3:22 pm

You cannot change the past, nor can you predict the future. The only time over which you have control is NOW.

We tend to live unconscious lives in our society. More often than not, we do not really pay attention to what we are doing. We get on the proverbial hamster wheel and start running. We “go through the motions.” Have you ever driven somewhere you have driven dozens of times before only to arrive and realize you do not remember driving there? Facinating, isn’t it? Scary, isn’t it? It is because our minds are somewhere else. We maybe thinking about something that a person said yesterday and we are trying to figure out “what did they mean by that?” (We love to hit the rewind button over and over and over sometimes!) Or, maybe we are thinking about what we are going to wear at a party tonight or a trip we have planned for next week. But, we are rarely thinking about what is going on in front of our faces at that very moment.

Want to change your life? Change your focus! Spend a day “in the now.” Make a conscious effort to really focus on what you are doing as you are doing it. Your mind will wander…that’s ok. Just bring it back and keep moving forward. After all, it is not how many times you fall down, it is how many times you get back up.

Hindsight is 20/20…when you realize that TODAY is your hindsight going forward, taking action becomes easier.

Get out of your own way and stop making excuses. You will never look back with regret!

Get clarity…get moving…get happy!
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February 10, 2010

People Who Matter

Filed under: Look in the Mirror,Making Decisions,Your Bus — Robin Sacks...Confidence Coach, Motivational Speaker, Author @ 2:19 pm

Upon reading about the life of Charles Schultz, the creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip, I was enlightened by his philosophy about the people in our lives. You do not have to answer these questions fully to get the point…

1. Name the 5 wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last 5 Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last 5 Miss Americas.
4. Name 10 people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor or actress.
6. Name the last decade of World Series winners.

SO…how did you do?

The point is none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies, awards tarnish, achievements are forgotten, and accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here is another quiz…see how you do on this one:

1. List 3 teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name 3 friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name 5 people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of 5 people with whom you enjoy spending time.

Was that one a bit easier?

Schultz’s lesson is this: The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.

Get clarity…get moving…get happy!
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