Trust Your Results

Results don’t lie. You may not like them, but you can trust them.

For the next few days, pay particular attention to how you spend your time. How you use your time is the most accurate representation of your priorities, because they reveal what is truly important to you.

Use this simple process to analyze your findings:

  • Honestly assess your results. Where did you spend your precious time? Where did you invest your precious time? Keep in mind that resting and recharging are an investment in your future success.
  • Question everything, especially your excuses.
  • Celebrate even the smallest wins. I suggest creating a Kudo Calendar where you can track your successes. Purchase a calendar with space on it to list your tasks. Check off each task as you complete it. Post your Kudo Calendar in a place where you can easily see it. I use brightly colored markers to check off the tasks that lead to even my smallest wins. You can do the same with a TO-DO List.
  • How did you make this small triumph happen? Be sure to include this mindset and process in your assessment.
  • Accept responsibility for your less-than-stellar results. If you do not like your results, are you inclined to blame someone or something for them?
  • Who or what defeated you? What can you do about it? Use your imagination to brainstorm new options. Perhaps you will discover that you have been defeating yourself in some way, shape, or form.
  • What are you already beginning to regret? Regrets, most often, come from living a lie.
  • Take action on your findings. Do more of the good stuff, and less of the not-so-good stuff. Action widens the gap between you and failure. Without action, even the most wonderful dreams will die.

If it’s important, we make the time. If it’s not, we make an excuse.

Marie Forleo


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Check out An Elegant Mind’s Handbook for more deep-dive ideas. And here’s a gift for you…if you purchase the book, I invite you to contact me on my website and let me know you have purchased it. I will send you SKY MIND, a free guided meditation that I created to get you in the Contemplative Writing mindset!


Published by Paula D. Tozer

I am a writer, poet and singer/songwriter. I am a Toastmaster, motivational speaker, personal creativity coach, and workshop leader. My most sincere wish is to share my words with others, and that we both benefit from the exchange.

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