Make Your Plan, and Take Action!We live in very troubling times, faced with a national health crisis of historic proportions. Much of our nations economy, the small businesses, are shuttered. There is political and civil unrest, turmoil, and so many are without jobs… and our options seem small, save just “waiting it out.” Our nation, and much of the world is in a catastrophic malaise.
Those facts are the reality of our lives today, but… It doesn’t, by any measure, mean that we are faced with hopelessness! To the contrary, we have many options to keep us strong, give us direction and ensure a good future. It all starts with you… and it starts with that simple word… ACTION!
“Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.” J. Lynn
There has never been a more important time for us to take control of our future. As the Shawnee chief Tecumseh states, “I am the maker of my own destiny!” He said this during a similar time, one of great uncertainty. Now is the time for each of us to become a Force of One, using every tool at hand, to make our lives, and our future… one of greatness.
It’s all about Action!
By taking action, we’ve discovered a grand and dynamic tool to change our lives. Doesn’t it fascinate you that when you stumble upon a new understanding, simply by moving in a dedicated way, you seem to have broken the lock on a forbidden box, filed with life changing direction and hope?
The very realization that, in order to change the stumbling blocks in our life, and the need to take action… we have found the simplest secret of life. We need this to change anything that hinders our ability to achieve our desires and needs.
“It all comes down to turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones.”
Isn’t it fascinating that when we stumble into a new understanding, in this case simply acting in a dedicated way, we have broken into a forbidden box? In essence, we’ve discovered a grand and dynamic tool of change.
In truth that’s exactly what happens when we take action.
The actor Amber Frey said, “It all comes down to turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones.”
The WeWan Tool Box for Living in Control… in Balance!At the WeWan Institute we have refined “stepping stones” into actions, that improve our lives. We believe that by following these four vital steps, our lives will be forever changed. We urge you to consider how you can instill these values into your lives, and by understanding their basic values, you will live a much better, well defined and exciting life!
These are the four basic stepping stones we use… all of which require action to achieve success… Fear, Time, Joy and Vision.
ACTION TOOL – Stepping away from FEAR!
Fear is the most debilitating and harmful of human reactions, requiring the most action to overcome. In truth, fear is just a “waste of our imagination.”
The good news is that we can reduce and eliminate fear from our lives.
Many believe that fear is an inherent part of our lives, that everyone must bend to fear. This is simply not true. Fear is a false signal that redirects our thinking and causes emotional paralysis. There is no need for fear, it’s just useless action.
The good news is that we can reduce and eliminate fear from our lives. By reshaping negative thinking and replacing it with acts of a positive nature, we can eliminate fear forever. By reducing everyday sources that trigger fears, and being proactive, removing yourself from imminent dangers you will gain control. Controlling yourself and your emotions is the key to eliminating fear!
ACTION TOOL – TIME… The Invisible Clock with No Hands
Time is the imaginary unit of measure that we use to define the passage of the past, present and future.
Are you a slave to the clock? Is your schedule overwhelming, impossible to keep? Master the art of living without a watch! Not realistic, you say? Think about it… if we had no clock to gauge time what would we do instead? We would continue to live naturally… learning how to get the important things done quickly, reducing stress and living confidently. Time is irrelevant. Being in control is the beginning of living within your Circle of Life… living by nature’s Rhythm. Be proactive.
By controlling your present, the future is yours…
ACTION TOOL – JOY… the elixir that fixes most things…
The jarring shrill of the alarm awakens you from a deep slumber, that was not nearly long enough. As you struggle to rejoin the living, your mind races to the upcoming day. Will it be the usual grind, will I experience happiness today? More specifically, where, how, and when, will I have the opportunity to put joy into my day?
Dale Carnegie once said, “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” The more joy you find, the more joy will find you! Discover how important this is in our lives, how often it comes into our lives, but seldom stays… and how we can restore this wonderful emotion.
Here are some facts about joy and its alternate form, laughter, that will change your thinking.
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It is important that we use every tool available to help us survive and recover from this national disaster. It is proven that laughter and joy strengthens the immune system.
Having joy in our lives is proven to be nature’s best medicine.
After a bout of laughing we release an abundance of beneficial endorphins, serotonin and growth hormones, while reducing the amount of adrenaline, cortisol and epinephrine that cause stress. It also has long lasting rewards including fortifying the immune system, reducing pain and depression.
Having joy in our lives is proven to be nature’s best medicine. The “free treatment” of laughter helps restore normality to indigestion, and has a positive effect upon many lower gastric issues. It is also being used to treat certain sleep disorders.
Take an “internal jog!”
Laughter releases endorphins… a chemical that is 10 times more powerful than morphine. It increases oxygen intake, that replenishes and invigorates cells. Enjoy a free aerobic workout with a hearty laugh, an “internal jogging,” that gives your diaphragm exercise, activates our major organs, and increases circulation within the lymphatic system. Laughter also causes us to breathe deeper and, like a good yoga stretching exercise, flexes the muscles in the face and the upper body, allowing them to relax more fully.
Eliminate barriers and create bonds!
The average child laughs or smiles 400 times a day, while those over 35 laugh or smile only15 Times a day. We smile 35% less than we realize.
Joy is contagious, probably the most contagious of all human emotions. Researchers found that when we laugh and interact as a group, we have greater eye contact, talk more openly, and connect more fully, thereby reducing tensions that interfere with good decision-making processes.
An interesting phenomena: even when recorded and played backwards, laughter is identifiable.
Laughing, no matter the culture, race, or social class creates a binding trust. It knows no bounds. When we laugh we all sound the same. An interesting phenomena: even when recorded and played backwards, laughter is identifiable. It is conjectured that the involuntary act of laughing helped our ancestors create lasting bonds.
Our longevity and relationships are strengthened by our being joyful. In these troubled times, it is so important that each of us keep joy going! Find reasons to laugh often. Smile, if only with our eyes… as we currently are a masked society. Your life and future are deeply invested in keeping joy, laughter and happiness in your every day life.
It is your gift to everyone, and it costs nothing!
ACTION TOOL – VISION… Your Vision is the Key to Your Future
Here at the WeWan Institute, we continually remind ourselves… “You can’t get there, if you don’t know where you are going!”
We are facing difficult and challenging times. Many of us have been laid off or lost our opportunity to reach our markets, and some have lost their jobs entirely. This pandemic is a critical time to our basic survival… but it can also be a wonderful time to refocus your life and see where you are going, not where you’ve been.
Have you thought about what you want to do if there is no job to go back to? What are your alternatives? If you could change your life, and make that dream job you have always wanted a reality, is this the time? These are all important and life-changing questions that you need to answer.
The answer to most of these questions lie in the question… Just what is your vision?
Vision: to imagine or expect that something is a likely or desirable possibility in the future. The ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom. A mental image of what the future will or could be like.
So what is your vision? As we say in America, “What’s on your Bucket List?”
ACTION TOOL – Planning is Key!
Where do you see yourself in five, ten or more years? Would you like that to happen sooner?
It’s your life… you only get one chance at it… make it the life you’ve always dreamt about.
There is never a better time than now to define your vision, make your plan for achievement and to make it happen. Where you are focused on your vision, it is much easier to eliminate roadblocks and shiny objects in your way.
It’s your life… you only get one chance at it… make it the life you’ve always dreamt about.
Commit to ActionHave you defined your bucket list? If not, take time now to write down your vision in detail, on paper. Often, by just seeing words on paper, visions can become reality. Try it. Take out a sheet of paper and fold it in half, open it back up and on one side write where you are now, and on the other where you would like to be. This could be job related, location, relationships, or anything that comes to mind.
Try connecting, with lines, drawn from where you are now, to your future visions. Which connections are logical, possible… and mind blowing fantastic? Question is which do you choose? Do you take the logical route, take a risk with the possible, or will you go all in… choosing the Mind Blowing Fantastic path to your future?
Refine your list to three major steps. Write them onto paper, read it out loud as an affirmation of your commitment to yourself. By writing this down you have visually imprinted into your mind your concept for your future. By speaking the words, you declare to all your decision… and hearing your voice defines your commitment. This process will change your life forever!
Many, when faced with the impossible, believe it is unachievable… “Why try?” This is a common reply. But… when you rise above the crippling fear of the “impossible,” and create realistic options that will make your vision a Reality, you are in control. You have taken action!
Make YOUR DREAMS come true! The choice is yours, believe in yourself.
There is a popular phrase, “The difficult we do immediately, the impossible takes a little longer,” is appropriate in this process. When we eliminate the suffix “im” in the word impossible, all things become possible.
This is the time, your call to action. Your Bucket List challenges your future and sets your goals to achieve your maximum potential. Make YOUR DREAMS come true! The choice is yours, believe in yourself.
As you see everything above requires that one simple but dynamic impetus… Action. Every movement forward requires you to ACT. It’s that simple… do it!
So as I plan my tomorrow, just like you, I am acting, by putting words to paper, defining my “action list,” reading them out loud as my affirmation, and with hearing my voice I am committing my goals to action… ensuring that I am in control of my future!
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