Monthly Archives: December 2015

A Vision is a snap shot of as condition not yet met!

I keep only two mental snapshots of myself: where I am and where I want to be in life.

My determination sets me up for success.

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A Vision is a snap-shot of as condition not yet met! Training at the dojo is the first step to a perfect and balanced life. As you train at the dojo you will begin to notice that these patterns completely and unconsciously become who you are!

So that your technique improves before you realize it, your confidence over comes self-doubt, and your body will become strong before you very eyes! Remember the more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat.

The more you ponder the technique the more interesting your life becomes!

 The only two points that matter when getting directions in my Martial Arts training are the starting point and the destination. As long as I know where I am and where I am headed, I can block out any other mental images.

There is no need for me to focus on the past. Dwelling on the past keeps me from moving ahead. I can’t drive forward while looking through the rearview mirror.

Whether my past was filled with victories or defeats, it is the past. My past victories help to strengthen my confidence. Yesterday’s failures taught me valuable life lessons

Yet, my eyes are set on the present because I allow the light of possibility to shine in.

My attention is never set on the path of others. When I understand that I have my own journey to enjoy, I stop comparing myself to others. Comparison slows down progress and breeds envy.

I feel proud of what I have been able to accomplish. Hard work and determination have gotten me to this point, and my life is filled with blessings.

Although I am blessed to be where I am, I do not want to stop here. I want to move forward because my calling is greater than anything I have ever done.

I have a clear vision of where I want to be. My goal is to live the best life that I was created to live. Positive thoughts and a heart full of faith will help me reach my goal.

Daily, I picture myself enjoying great victories. Whatever my heart dreams and my mind envisions, becomes a reality through my determination. In my mind, I am confident that I will succeed because I have an unshakeable faith in my abilities.

When a door closes, I keep pounding until it opens because I am determined to find a way to achieve what I have set out to accomplish. If all doors are closed, I look for a window or I make my own path because I am unstoppable.

Giving up is not an option. I am unaffected by temporary failures. I reject fear, doubt, and unbelief. I shut out all the voices that speak these things to me and remind myself that life is only as difficult as I choose to see it. When I am tired, I drink from the cup of perseverance to quench my thirst.

Success is within my reach because I have the necessary skills to achieve it. I am willing to face all the odds against me and I am determined to defeat them. The strength to overcome obstacles is within me.

By seeking relationships with people who encourage me and push me forward, I position myself on the path to triumph. Excuses are absent from my vocabulary because they simply cloud my vision.

Today, I choose to focus my vision to see only victory. I turn off all distractions in order to concentrate on the things that are important to me.

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Your body communicates more than you think

Practice Mindfulness at Work and Enjoy Greater Peace and Productivity

You probably know that mindfulness gives you inner peace, but is it safe for work? You bet. Major corporations are conducting mindfulness programs, and it’s part of the curriculum at Harvard Business School. See how greater awareness can transform your work life.

Benefits of Mindfulness 

  1. Feel happier. Happiness depends on your state of mind rather than material possessions or external events. You experience more contentment when you stay in the moment and give your full attention to what you’re doing.
  2. Live healthier. The advantages of mindfulness aren’t just in your head. Studies show that cultivating awareness can boost your immune system and lower your blood pressure.
  3. Strengthen communications. One of the most obvious signs of practicing mindfulness in a group setting is that conflicts become easier to prevent and resolve. As we become more compassionate, we want to cooperate and help others. We listen to each other and speak tactfully and directly.
  4. Increase your productivity. In addition to making you feel good, mindfulness sharpens your thinking. Your cognitive abilities grow and you perform better even when you’re under pressure.

How to Encourage Mindfulness in Yourself at Work

  1. Meditate daily. Sitting meditation is one of the most powerful ways to train your mind. Start each morning with a short session, and increase the time gradually as your ability to concentrate increases.
  2. Focus on your purpose. Ask yourself what makes your work meaningful to you. You might find satisfaction in helping customers or expressing your creativity.
  3. Slow down. Take a step back when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Clear your mind and review your priorities. Pause between tasks so that you start off feeling refreshed. Give yourself time to sort out your options before you respond to a challenging situation.
  4. Connect with your senses. All your senses are involved in how you experience your environment. Close your eyes and listen to the sounds in your office. You might want to spruce up your cubicle with a velvet pillow or a jar of cinnamon sticks to create pleasant textures and scents.
  5. Ring a bell. Naturally, your mind may start to wander while you’re attending staff meetings or filling out expense forms. Create a trigger that will remind you to focus. If a bell is too noisy, post an inspiring picture on your wall.
  6. Seek instructions. Meditating may come naturally for you, but many practitioners find it helpful to receive teachings. Read a book or sign up for a class.

How to Encourage Mindfulness in Others at Work

  1. Respect differences. Some of your colleagues may have been meditating for years, and others may be reluctant to try. Accept that each individual needs to find their own path.
  2. Provide inspiration. Setting a positive example may be the most effective thing you can do. Let your actions speak for themselves.
  3. Answer questions. As your mindfulness develops, you may discover that others want to know your secret for staying calm and cheerful. Share your insights and practical tips for how to start a practice. Offer lists of books and websites that you find helpful.
  4. Talk with your boss. If you think your boss or human resources department would be receptive, suggest establishing a mindfulness program at your company. It could be as simple as gathering in the conference room before work to sit together in silence for a few moments.

 

There’s a good reason why companies like Google and General Mills are incorporating mindfulness into their company culture. Greater awareness enhances individual happiness, and the bottom line. For greater peace and productivity, practice mindfulness at work, and share your positive vibes with your colleagues.

You truly can live your way into a new way of thinking.

12 books for December

Niji No Hashi Dojo Recommend Books

When you strengthen your confidence, you’ll be a happier person. in yourself equips you to accomplish 
everything you’ve always dreamed about.

Make the extra effort to look at yourself in the mirror and truly believe that you can accomplish anything.

Seek help from others when you’re struggling. Draw from the expertise of others when you lack the knowledge you need. The ability to admit you need help is a sign of strength

1 : MOTHER TERESA BY KATHRYN SPINK

2 : GREAT BY CHOICE BY JIM COLLINS & MORTEN T. HANSEN

3 : THE WINNER EFFECT BY IAN H. ROBERTSON

4 : THE SNOWBALL: WARREN BUFFETT AND THE BUSINESS OF LIFE BY ALICE SCHROEDER

5 : THE STORY OF PHILOSOPHY BY WILL DURAN

6 : FIVE EASY DECADES: HOW JACK NICHOLSON BECAME THE BIGGEST MOVIE STAR IN MODERN TIMES BY DENNIS MCDOUGAL

7 : FREAKONOMICS: A ROGUE ECONOMIST EXPLORES THE HIDDEN SIDE OF EVERYTHING BY STEVEN D. LEVITT AND STEPHEN J. DUBNER

8 : FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS: THE HIDDEN ROLE OF CHANGE IN LIFE AND IN THE MARKETS BY NASSIM NICHOLAS TALEB

9 : FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS: THE HIDDEN ROLE OF CHANGE IN LIFE AND IN THE MARKETS BY NASSIM NICHOLAS TALEB

10 : ANTIFRAGILE: THINGS THAT GAIN FROM DISORDER BY NASSIM NICHOLAS TALEB

11 : THE LAST SEASON: A TEAM IN SEARCH OF ITS SOUL BY PHIL JACKSON

12 : A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME BY STEPHEN HAWKING

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