The ninth of the 10 characteristics of a ‘Claim our Best’ attitude is:

The attitude of Persistence.

Seeing ourselves living into our vision successfully. – It’s creating the vision by using our imagination to visualize what this looks and feels like for us to achieve our highest good and holding this image until it becomes a reality.

How long? As long as it takes! Through the ups and downs. The good and the bad. The positive and the negative. The wins and the losses. Through the fear and the failure.

  1. I will hold the image of what it looks and feels like to ‘Claim my Best’ everyday.
  2. I will take intentional steps toward it’s achievement daily. I will prioritize and focus my life towards this end daily.
  3. I will not quit until its accomplished.
  4. I will work and tweak my vision as I go along.
  5. Life is a fight for territory and It’s not over until win!. I’m not going to stop until it is done. And when that happens my adjusted vision will take me further as I continue to ‘claim my best’.

 

More good than bad

June 13, 2017 — Leave a comment

The eighth of the 10 characteristics of a ‘Claim our Best’ attitude is:

The attitude of gratitude.

A friend of mine who many years ago had a major struggle with depression, told me, that one of the ways he dealt with it was to remind himself regularly that there was a whole lot more good happening than bad.

There is a whole lot more good happening than bad!

Sometimes we have to remind ourselves of this! This is a meaningful consideration as we ‘claim our best’. To remind ourselves of the good taking place…

Think about what we’re grateful for. This causes us to think about the good, which causes us to focus on the positive, and the more we focus on the positive and the good, the more grateful we become. The more grateful we become the more we think about the good and this becomes a cycle that continues and feeds on itself and propels us forward.

My personal thoughts:

  1. Everyday I want to think about what I’m grateful for.
  2. Every day the firs thing I will do is thank God for His love, mercy, and grace and for another beautiful day to be with Him and to do His work. —I’m grateful for a fresh start with every new day.
  3. I’m grateful that yesterday ended last night at midnight. Although sometimes I have to remind myself that I cannot go back there but I can learn from it and I can affirm the good that I did and make the most of today.
  4. I’m grateful for the time I take to pause and reflect.
  5. I’m grateful for the habit of asking myself good questions.
  6. I’m grateful for the special people in my life.
  7. I’m grateful to be living in the USA.
  8. I’m grateful that I have the opportunity to ‘claim my best’ everyday.
  9. I’m grateful that I can change tomorrow for the better through personal growth and development today.
  10. I’m grateful for my purpose, my dreams and my vision which pull me upward and forward.

What are you grateful for?

The seventh of the 10 characteristics of a ‘Claim our Best’ attitude is:

The attitude of adjustment or Observational Thinking.

The challenge, as we clothe ourselves with the ‘claim our best’ attitude, is that we don’t just arrive at this place and stay there. Our attitude needs to be adjusted everyday and sometimes multiple times throughout the day.

We have to slow way down and consider where our thoughts are taking us.

I learned this from Paul Martinelli: see your thoughts in your mind’s eye, as the cars of a train moving along. As the train is moving, see it taking your thoughts along and look ahead to see where those thoughts are headed if the course is not altered. Observe the destination of your current train of thought. And ask yourself, is it taking me to my desired destination? Will following this train of thought take me to my vision? If not, then I must get of this train. I must get on a new train of thought.

One way to stop the train is to say to ourselves, “isn’t that interesting.” This helps us to stop our train of thought long enough to allow us to get off the train. Get off the train!

Sometimes we have to talk to ourselves and remind ourselves where we’re going and take the necessary action to get on the right train.

Claim your best!

The sixth of the 10 characteristics of a ‘Claim our Best’ attitude is:

The attitude of expectancy.

It’s first of all having the understanding that what we expect — we get. And then more importantly and much harder said than done is having the intentionality and awareness to expect what it is we want.

We have the vision right, but now we have to expect and live from the vision. This is hard because our tendency is to expect the results that we already have in our lives or to focus so much on the lack of it that we produce more of the same, without even realizing it. I’ve been there! – And didn’t know this was why I was producing the same results over and over.

That is why it’s so important first of all to describe the vision and then to live from the vision. — Make decisions, take on the thinking, beliefs and habits as the person in your vision would. – Easier said than done. Simple but hard. Requires a higher level of awareness and that we take control.

Some personal thoughts:

  • I expect abundance to flow to and through me. My intention is to remind myself daily of the abundance of the ocean, the sand  and the shells as the representation of the abundance of God and the world we live in.
  • I expect to have the answers.
  • I expect to have something meaningful to share with you through this medium everyday.
  • I expect to make a difference.
  • I expect the right people to come into my life.
  • I expect the positive.
  • I expect that I am fully resourced to achieve my highest good and I affirm the positive steps I’m making towards this intentionally.
  • The degree to which I truly expect these things, determines the degree to which they actually show up in my life.