How do we become more proactive? How do we get started?

Hello everyone,

I hope that you had had a productive few days. I have been very busy indeed. I have been training hard. I have become even quicker in my 5k run (36.48). It has been half term so I have been spending time with my children. Here is some great news for me, my youngest has been very calm and meltdowns have reduced. I feel positive and happy and I hope you are feeling great also.

So back to my main point, how do we become more proactive? There are 86400 seconds in a day! How do you intend to use them? I suggest to you that you become more motivated. You need to try to prioritise your tasks and remember it is easier to keep going, then to keep stopping and starting. Don’t keep putting things off. I have been there, it is so easy to say to yourself, I will start tomorrow or I am so busy I couldn’t possibly do this or that. There is no one to help me or support me. Be calm and remember who you are, you are a winner!

You have to remember it is easy to keep making excuses. The excuses seem reasonable and there will always be good reasons to put things off. But you have to know, that it is vital you get moving towards your goals and stay motivated to complete the challenge you have set yourself.

For instance, running is a great challenge for me, a rewarding experience but a challenge indeed. When I am running I have two choices: to keep moving or to stop. When the urge to stop comes over me, my mentor has told me, just tell yourself to take ten more steps. Now apply this strategy to your task or activity.

For instance we all have to clean and tidy our homes, some more than others (when my son has a meltdown he totally creates chaos and havoc in my domain) when you just want to stop tell yourself to just wash the dishes or clean the bathroom before you stop. The result, you have achieved more and you have developed more stamina,resistance and determination.

Make up your mind, that you are a proactive person. That you are the type of person that goes out and has all the accomplishments that you have ever dreamed of to reflect on. You know what you dream of achieving. You know that you want it now and not in some distant future. So what do you need to do? You need to make that list of things you need to do. Tell yourself to do it in stages and push yourself by reminding yourself of your goals and why you want to achieve that target. Get reminders to stick on the fridge or television, places you know you are going to go or look at.

Remember, there are so many things you are capable of, you just have to do it. Just keep trying and eventually you will succeed.

I know it is possible. I changed my attitude to one of positivity and optimism and my life feels so much better. The things that were getting me down, don’t seem so significant now. The goals that I have are being achieved. Daily I feel better about being me.

So be proactive and get productive and start achieving your goals. You know what you want, you know why you want to achieve it. If you don’t know how to achieve it do your research, ask for help and support. There are so many people out in the world that want to support and motivate you. I will do my best to motivate you. Let me know what you need and I will ask who knows where you can get support or assistance.

Good luck to us all, may we be motivated, proactive and productive. We can and will achieve our goals. Each day just remember you have started so all you need to do to achieve is to: stay focused and remember you are not alone. All the people that achieve things had to start and that is how they succeeded. Action is all it takes to get started. This is your call to action.

I look forward to hearing about your challenges and successes. You know you can do it. I did it and I am continuing to do it. I have started writing my second story with my wonderful but challenging children. I have my 5k run this weekend and I have been cleaning and tidying my house.

Take care Cally

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Should we stop procrastinating and start living the life we want to live?

Hello,

Thank you for checking in with me. I have been so busy! Doing what you may ask. Well I have made up my mind to remind myself that I am so glad to be here. I intend to achieve my goals aims and ambitions. How am I going to do that you may ask! Well I have a plan of action.

The first thing I did was read several motivational books and I watched The Secret and from my research, I decided that I have to start enjoying my life and be glad that I am here. I have to remind myself that I am here to live my life and face whatever challenges that come my way.

As a busy parent, with very challenging and demanding children it is a real challenge to stay on task and get things done. So I said to myself, you have to stop procrastinating and start living the life you want to live, so that you have no regrets and smile when you reflect on the wonderful experiences you have had.

I want to motivate you to do the same. I want to share with you what I have been doing so that you know, what and how I have overcome challenges and hurdles.

My story is a simply one. I hope that you will see that you too can live the life you want to live.

I decided I would have to come up with a plan, so that it would be clear in my mind what I want and I would actually think about why I want it. So part of the plan was to make a list of things I want to do. After that I made notes on what I would need to do to implement the things on my list.

Once I made my list, I evaluated and made a few changes and felt very pleased.

My list was looking good, so I gave each thing a rough time guide and a note on how much time commitment would be necessary.

The result was, that I have had a very fruitful and effective week. So here are my tips for you:

Be glad you are here, and decide what you want to achieve, write it down, think about how and when you are going to do it and the most important part just do it.

Let me know how your week is and what you achieve on your list.

I managed to run another 5km and I am 1 minute faster because I have been training consistently. I managed to make time to listen to my children read daily and ask comprehension questions about the text we read. I also made fresh bread with my children on Sunday and used this as a teaching opportunity, so they were learning about measurement and change of state. I also managed to take the children to the park and had fun. I managed to write that book I have always wanted to write and I hope that you are inspired to do something you have always wanted to do to.

Thanks to all of you that have started running and are enjoying it as much as I do. It is challenging but so worthwhile especially when your stamina and strength starts to kick in and you notice it is easier to keep going. So remember, even if it is challenging at first, know that it will get easier and it will be so rewarding for yourself and for those who love you seeing you at your happiest and best. So what ever it is that you have been thinking about doing, start it as soon as you can. You will be glad that you have started and an amazing thing will happen, you will have more energy and time because you feel so full of life.

I look forward to you sharing your experiences. Let me know what you did, and how much you enjoyed it. Your children will love seeing you bright and happy, and it will have a positive impact on them too.

Good luck to us all. Let us remain positive and concentrate on achieving our goals, and let us aim high for ourselves, friends and family.

Cally Finsbury

http://somespecialpeople.com/

Opportunities not to be missed…

Hello everyone,

Thanks for checking in with me. I am just going to take this opportunity to remind you that depending on your circumstances, and how you look at any given situation, there is an opportunity for something positive or negative to happen.

Take for instance when you see something interesting on the way to school, do you take that opportunity to share new enlightenment with your child, or are you just relieved that they are quite and you are running on time.

Do you take the opportunity to do number bonds or simple problem solving with your children at each transition, or do you just think I am glad I am on schedule?

There are so many opportunities during the day to help ourselves or our children. Let us have the strength and determination to make use of all our opportunities, so that we may be successful and great role models for our children.

Take care and let us strive our goals and not regret missed opportunities.

Take each day as an opportunity to succeed, and achieve our goals and ambitions. What do you want to achieve today, tomorrow, in a month or year? Do you want to travel? Or write?

Let me know how you get on.