“Be mindful of your self-talk. It is a conversation with the universe. You are a being, full of infinite possibilities! Focus your mind with positivity and you will have dictated the direction of your journey, your soul and your being, cascading in infinite abundance.” — Angie Karan
MENTAL TOUGHNESS FOR LIFE PUBLICATION
Monday March 14, 2022
“Of course, I talk to myself. Sometimes I need expert advice.” — Anonymous
Life always gives you a second chance but you have to change your self-talk.
How do you do this?
You have to eat to be great.
These two words are intertwined for a reason.
You have to eat every single day intellectually, emotionally, spiritually and physically to become great.
Everyone clearly knows what needs to be done. Only the ones with the lion’s integrity, resolve, persistence, and the watchful eye will ever reach the pinnacle of their desired outcome.
Well–intentioned people will always try to bury you but they have no clue that you planted your seed and that you were the seed at the onset.
Seek to be more aware of each day so that every molecule of your being is burning with a desire to be, do, or have more in your life.
Here’s a humorous little story and the source is unknown but it is appropriate in setting the stage for this session.
On the first day God created the dog. God said, “Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. I will give you a life span of twenty years.” The dog said, “That’s too long to be barking. Give me ten years and I’ll give you back the other ten.” So, God agreed.
On the second day God created the monkey. God said, “Entertain people, do monkey tricks and make them laugh. I’ll give you a twenty-year life span.” The monkey said, “Monkey tricks for twenty years? I don’t think so. Dog gave you back ten, so that’s what I’ll do too, okay?” And God agreed.
On the third day God created the cow. “You must go to the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves, and give milk to support the farmer. I will give you a life span of sixty years.” The cow said, “That’s kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. Let me have twenty and I’ll give back the other forty.” And God agreed again.
On the fourth day God created man. God said, “Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. I’ll give you twenty years.” Man said, “What? Only twenty years? Tell you what, I’ll take my twenty, and the forty the cow gave back, and the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back, that makes eighty, okay?”
“Okay,” said God,
“You’ve got a deal.”
So that is why the first twenty years we eat, sleep, play, and enjoy ourselves; the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family; the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren; and the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.
So, we can enjoy our life or just be miserable and bark at everyone and anything.
We are all a work in progress so we shouldn’t rush this process, as there is a universal plan in place for everyone.
If we try to look at the big picture instead of analyzing every single detail, we will be pleasantly surprised. The unnatural, unfoldment of a rose causes its demise.
Work as hard as you can at what you do but don’t force it.
Similarly, life will always give you your heart’s desire and a second chance however force always negates.
The present moment is really all that we have. All our tomorrows are created by this incredible gift that should not be squandered.
Thich Nhat Hanh beautifully stated this, “The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments.”
“THE UNIVERSE DOES NOT HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR AS IT WILL GIVE YOU EXACTLY WHAT YOU THINK, FEEL AND ACT EVERY SINGLE DAY OF YOUR LIFE INTELLECTUALLY, EMOTIONALLY, SPIRITUALLY, PHYSICALLY AND FINANCIALLY.”
Let go and let God.
You’ve got this.
1 ON 1 COACHING
Mental Toughness For Life Publication
All rights reserved
B.Sc. Ed. M. Ed. LSC CS MENTAL TOUGHNESS FOR LIFE
Certified Corporate Trainer, Educator, Business Consultant, Author & Entrepreneur.
Franco Cianflone is a graduate of the internationally acclaimed Bill Gove Speech Workshop with a Corporate Speaker designation. His extensive corporate training includes Bob Proctor, Paul Martinelli, and training seminars/sessions with Steve Siebold, John Maxwell, Les Brown, Tony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, and many others. He is the author of sixteen books to date and co-founder of Mini Bytes For The Brain.
Fifty years of Education and Business leadership compliments his mission to transform and catapult the results of individuals everywhere on the globe as far as Australia. His life mantra is, “Others will be looking at the fire while you are walking through the fire towards your victory and success”.
Franco Cianflone Mental Toughness For Life Podcast
FRANCO CIANFLONE & SERAFINA ANNA MENTAL TOUGHNESS FOR LIFE PODCAST
"Others will be looking at the fire while you are walking through the fire towards your victory and success." Mental…
Franco Cianflone (Piano Easy Listening, Pop and Jazz)
Franco Cianflone Music For Life
FRANCO CIANFLONE MUSIC FOR LIFE PODCAST
Music is the ultimate vehicle of expression for love and peace that transcends all boundaries and all cultures.
Franco Cianflone Books
"As more people worldwide embrace love over hate, attitudes shift towards equality for all regardless of race, color…
Franco Cianflone Mental Toughness For Life Newsletter
FRANCO CIANFLONE MENTAL TOUGHNESS FOR LIFE Newsletter
FRANCO CIANFLONE MENTAL TOUGHNESS FOR LIFE WINNIPEG Compartmentalization is the key to emotional intelligence. Mental…
“All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recorded, scanning, displaying, modifying, republication, republishing, posting on any website, platform, social media, RSS feeds or otherwise without the prior written permission of the publisher or author.” — Copyright 2007, Franco Cianflone Mental Toughness For Life Publication
While the designers, contributors, and author have used their best efforts in preparing this publication, they make no warranty or representation with respect to accuracy or completeness of the contents of this material and specifically disclaim any implied warranties of merchantability, finances, personal or medical remedy for a particular purpose. It is further acknowledged that no warranty, of any kind, may be created or extended by any written sales materials or sales representatives.
The advice and strategies contained herein might not be suitable for your situation and do contain risk including the risk of loss. You should always consult with a financial, medical, or legal professional where appropriate before undertaking any action and users of this material assume all risk. Neither the designers, editors, contributors nor the author shall be liable for any loss of profit or any other commercial damages, including but not limited to financial, special, incidental, consequential or other damages.