I recently finished Dr. Coyte Cooper’s book Make Your Mark. I’ve never read a book that caused me to reflect more on my own choices, my own thoughts and my own goals and dreams. I’ve also never read a book that motivated me more to take steps to improve my life.
Over the past few weeks, I was lucky enough to get to work with Coyte to plan the discussion questions for #ohedchat on Twitter. As I poured back over my notes and favorite quotes from the book to prepare, I was reminded that living your best life is something that everyone hopes for, but it’s rarely something that we take intentional steps to do. A great life doesn’t happen by chance.
This week I hope that you take the time to read the quotes that Coyte and I chose as our favorites. Reflect on the questions and think about what steps you can take to live your best life.
“If you allow not knowing to stop you, then you have no chance of ever achieving extraordinary things that impact the world.”
In what ways have you allowed uncertainty to stop you in the past? How will you change this moving forward?
“The reality is that if you start small, you are probably going to go small. People’s failure to think big enough usually means they will never act big enough…”
What big ideas do you have? Share them. Are you ready to think big?
“When something is important to you, it will show in the amount of energy you put towards making it remarkable.”
What specific things (2-3) are you committed to making truly remarkable in your life moving forward?
“Double your rate of failure…you can be discouraged from failure or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes.”
What are some of the best mistakes that you’ve made and what have you learned from them?
“When we spend all our time pleasing others, we rob ourselves of the ability to live our best life & end up feeling unsatisfied.”
How can always striving to please others have a negative impact on your life?
“You don’t have to be great to started, but you have to get started to be great.”
What is one thing that you can take action on today that will help you build the momentum you need to live your best life?
“It makes sense to create a vision board that include pictures, quotes and words that capture your dreams effectively.”
What pictures, quotes, words are on your vision board?
“Today I shall behave as if this is the day I want to be remembered.” –Dr. Seuss
How do you want to be remembered?
On our journey to ELITE we must take time to focus on ourselves, our growth and our goals. We must move through each day with intention and purpose as we strive to live our best life.
MAKE TODAY YOUR BEST DAY!
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