Relationships and Focus: Creating Satisfying Relationships

SHOW NOTES

  • Feeling good is powerful and it is the place you must start to improve your relationships.
  • You will immediately feel heightened freedom and energy when you release others to their own creation and focus on yours.
  • People benefit from being around your positive energy almost as much as you do by allowing it!
  • You can be an example of a person who focuses on the positive as you go through your life feeling good and being secure in your personal power most of the time.
  • Make room for inspired action in all your relationships. Action that will result in new and better interactions and connections with others for you to enjoy.
  • It’s so important to be disciplined about what you are focusing on about other people in order to have satisfying relationships.
  • Don’t let your mind obsess about how someone is so awful and don’t dwell on those things that you find annoying about someone else. Instead, cut them a break…no, cut yourself a break!
  • You have to control your focus to feel good. In fact, it is the only thing you do have control of. You can’t control others or at-the-moment situations you find yourself in, but you can control what you think about and what you give your attention to.
  • Every accomplishment and thing of beauty comes about because somebody believed in somebody. Believe in those around you. Believe in the best of them to see more of it.
  • And believe in yourself and your ability to keep your focus on what you enjoy and want to see more of…then look for it.

Sports, Integrity, Life

Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose —it teaches you about life. -Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King has it right regarding sports teaching about character and life. The player has the opportunity to face the anxiety (aka fear) and respond with integrity (aka love). Doesn’t mean they will but it also doesn’t mean they won’t learn to respond with integrity eventually even if a hard fall is required first. People are always learning even if they don’t mean to. Life is one big experiment that way.

Sports aren’t the only places to learn to face the fear and respond with integrity, of course. Lessons come for everyone through one life arena or another: family, school, health, relationships. We can choose to be authentic in our daily interactions and activities. There are opportunities on a daily basis for each of us to choose integrity and good reasons for doing so even if it means “losing” in the interim. The biggest reasons for doing so are to know your true self, to stretch your own personal limits, and to live the whole-hearted* beauty of an authentic life.