against a Vast Sea of Grey Online Content.
This idea is frequently suggested:”Make a list of the uncontrollable things in your life, and post it on your fridge or computer”. Then when those troubles arise, focus on reacting to them with patience and levelheadedness.” Wow!
Another seriously repeated quote is this one:”Self-assess the changes you can make, and accept the things you can’t control. Now use that energy toward changing the things you can.”
You have no say over traffic, your boss’s mood, or the economy, so don’t let them control your own happiness.
Now make a list of the uncontrollable things in your life, and post it on your fridge or computer. Then when those troubles arise, go to your list, read it and focus on reacting to them with patience and levelheadedness.
If you find yourself in a tight place, write about what you would have done differently in a journal entry. For example, you got reprimanded at work; don’t beat yourself up for it, but very briefly acknowledge that it’s not necessarily because of bad luck or a mean boss.
Ask yourself what went wrong, and whether keeping better track of deadlines or researching more thoroughly could prevent a similar future mistake. If you’re feeling down about things that have gone wrong, actively make something else right.
Commit to exercising four days a week, pay bills you’ve been putting off, or call your parents like you’ve been meaning to.
When you feel like your life is getting out of control, a bit of clutter can make things feel even more overwhelming. Clean out a drawer or closet to regain your sense of control.
Here’s what highly organized people do every morning. Take time to lie down, drink a cup of good cheer, or listen to soothing music before you try to tackle the next tough problem. Freeing yourself of negative emotions is the first step to controlling an outside issue with a level head.
Start with these drug-free ways to stop anxiety. There’s a lot you can’t control in life, but you can control how you spend your time. Pick up a new hobby, and channel your energy into an enjoyable pastime like knitting or hiking.
Here are the best ways I have tried to maximize my free time so I really enjoy it. My greatest desire is to write so vividly that readers fall instantly in love with my content. I am setting this dream of mine in motion by switching on my laptop as the vehicle and saying this affirmation:”I’ve been given another day, to write another article about leadership.”
My subconscious mind subtly reminds me that surely everything’s been written about leadership already? I deftly counter the thought by checking my Facebook inbox and answering a few posts.
If after this, I still don’t feel like writing right now? That’s okay, I then consciously remedy it by doing this one thing: I Google the word leadership.Right at the top of the page, on the left side, I see the monthly search results for the word “leadership”. There are 504 million posts. Ugh! But still, I just know, I can inspire, help, and encourage someone somewhere.
I open the first post in the organic search below, which is: www.mindtools.com in it I read about the qualities of a political leader:”A political leader, pursuing a passionate, personal cause is like an explorer, cutting a path through the jungle for the rest of his group to follow.
An executive, develops the company’s strategy to beat the competition.
Real leaders help themselves and others to do the right things. They set direction, build an inspiring vision, and create something new. Leadership is about mapping out where you need to go to “win” as a team or an organization; and it is dynamic, exciting, and inspiring.
Yet, while leaders set the direction, they must also use management skills to guide their people in a smooth and efficient way, to the right destination.
This model highlights visionary thinking and bringing about change, instead of management processes that are designed to maintain and steadily improve current performance.”
Note: While you sip your cup of “pick me up,” Perhaps when nothing feels right and everything feels colorless, you might page through your notebook with article ideas you wrote down.
If you find something there to write about, refuse to write a mediocre article. Don’t be tempted to dump a pile of limp sentences strung together. In fact, decide right now, from this day on, you will only write with power, passion and pizzazz.
You will shake your readers to the core, electrify them with your words, and kick start them to grab hold of their world and change it. If writers can’t instigate change, why write?
After all, why write if people will only skim your sub-headlines before hastily clicking away? Choose in stead, to write only those striking words that can make readers not only remember but also love your ideas? Make your next piece of content stand out like a meticulously crafted burst of brightly glowing flames, etched against a drab sea of grey, boring online content.
In this distorted world, filled to the brim with content, if inspiring readers with your new message is feeling like a mission impossible, learn to harness the power of visual language and when you apply your mind to sketching vibrant images using only words, your message will instantly explode into a life of its own. Your message will stand out like that burst of brightly glowing flames against a sea of grey content. It will be striking, proud and vibrant and above all, it will be memorable.
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