George Rathman Coaching
On a weekly basis, I will share three Quotes & Actions that you may find motivating and inspiring for your development and/or life transition. To ACT, drop me an email and let's connect.
August 12, 2018
Q: “Judging is preventing us from understanding a new truth. Free yourself from the rules of old judgments and create the space for new understanding.” – Steve Maraboli
A: Reduce judgement and open new doors.
Q: “From now on I’ll connect the dots my own way.” – Bill Watterson
A: Explore your uniqueness and how it can lead you on a journey.
Q: “Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.” – Joyce Meyer
A: See the beauty in all things and then determine how to maximize the opportunity.
August 5, 2018
Q: “Make today worth remembering.” – Zig Ziglar
A: Do something today that makes a difference and moves you forward to an opportunity.
Q: "Don't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you - go to them." – Winnie the Pooh
A: Explore and see what new trail you may find.
Q: “Everything that happens to you is your teacher. The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your own life and be taught by it." – Polly B. Berends
A: Reflect - what have you learned from yourself today?
July 29, 2018
A little push to move out of your comfort zone.
A: Explore and become uncomfortable and see where it leads you.
Q: Your Comfort Zone
I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn't fail.
The same four walls and busy work were really more like jail.
I longed so much to do the things I'd never done before,
But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.
I said it didn't matter that I wasn't doing much.
I said I didn't care for things like commission checks and such.
I claimed to be so busy with things inside my zone,
But deep inside I longed for something special of my own.
I couldn't let my life go by just watching others win.
I held my breath; I stepped outside and let the change begin.
I took a step and with new strength I'd never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone goodbye and closed and locked the door.
If you're in a comfort zone, afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt.
A step or two and words of praise can make your dreams come true.
Reach for your future with a smile;
Success is there for you!
July 22, 2018
Q: "Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." – Joshua Marine
A: Utilize challenges as a way to learn and benefit yourself and others.
Q: "Let no one or anything stand between you and the difficult task, let nothing deny you this rich chance to gain strength by adversity, confidence by mastery, and success by deserving it." – Harlow Curtice
A: Change "difficulty" perspective to opportunity.
Q: "Not to ask is to deny yourself an opportunity - if you don't ask, you don't get." – Scott John
July 15, 2018
Q: "Don't worry about the grass on the other side of the fence. Put your energy and attention into your grass and you will get more of what you want." – Scott John
A: Assess – where am I growing my grass? Act – focus on your grass.
Q: “Stop thinking about life and choose to live it” – Paulo Coelho
A: Make a choice to choose to live your life v. being at the consequence of situations.
Q: “Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” – Steve Maraboli
A: Open your mind and be curious with situations to see opportunity and possibility.
July 8, 2018
Q: "Everything in YOUR world is created by what YOU think." – Oprah Winfrey
A: Dream it (visualize it), believe it (confidence in yourself), accomplish it (take action in the present moment).
Q: “The person who has no imagination has no wings.” – Muhammad Ali
A: With purpose, imagine and fly.
Q: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
A: Be a change agent for yourself and others.
July 1, 2018
Q: “The clearer you are when visualizing your dreams, the brighter the spotlight will be to lead you on the right path.” – Gail Lynne Goodwin
A: Take quiet time and visualize the act you need to take to start to get to where you want to go.
Q: "Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, studying, learning, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." – Pelé
A: Embrace the “ands” of the journey – joy and challenges, smiles and tears, calmness and sweat.
Q: "Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." – Samuel Ullman
A: Stay young in both mid and spirit.
June 24, 2018
Q: “And what greater might do we possess as human beings than our capacity to question and to learn?” – Ann Druyan
A: Be truly curious and see what you may learn.
Q: “Change is not always growth, but growth is often rooted in change.” – R.A. Salvatore
A: Become uncomfortable and grow.
Q: “What is a personal calling? It is God's blessing, it is the path that God chose for you here on Earth. Whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our legend. However, we don't all have the courage to confront our own dream.” – Paulo Coelho
A: Think about….are you living all of your personal callings v. just living at the consequence of situations?
June 17, 2018
Q: “At the moment of commitment the entire universe conspires to assist you.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A: Commit to v. comply to what you want.
Q: “I always secretly looked forward to nothing going as planned. That way, I wasn't limited by my imagination. That way, anything can, and always did, happen.” – CrimethInc.
A: Explore where your plans may limit your creativity and living in the moment.
Q: “How would your life be different if…You stopped focusing on what you didn’t want and started focusing on what you do want? – Steve Maraboli
A: Take action on something you want in your life.
June 10, 2018
Q: "Don't just sit up and take notice. Get up and take action." – Al Batt
A: Make the plan come alive and take action to achieve.
Q: "Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength can you grow more surely toward the stars." – Brian Tracy
A: You grow when you struggle - learn and overcome.
Q: “What day is it?” “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh.
A: Make the most of your every today.
June 3, 2018
Q: "Your life is an occasion - rise to it." – Mr. Magorium
A: Where are you going through the motions of life? Where is it time to rise up?
Q: “Having a vision for what you want is not enough. Vision without execution is hallucination.” – Thomas Edison
A: Create your vision, keep it in front of you and take one step towards it.
Q: "Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don't let these feelings stop them." - T. Harv Eker
A: Acknowledge and embrace your fear, doubt and worries…and then move on to productivity.
May 27, 2018
Q: "Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall." – Ray Bradbury
A: Take a jump in a part of your life and see what you learn from it.
Q: "It’s impossible to live with fear, anxiety, and negativity when you’re constantly enumerating all that you are grateful for." – Valorie Kondos Field
A: When anxiety, etc. creeps in, think and be grateful for something; gratefulness for breathing, others, nature and your five senses can go a long way.
Q: "What a beautiful, sunny morning. It makes you happy to be alive, doesn't it? We can't let the sun outshine us! We have to beam, too!" – Takayuki Ikkaku
A: Be a beacon of light.
May 20, 2018
Q:"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." – Audrey Hepburn
A: Plant YOUR garden.
Q: "Don't let anyone define you. Define yourself." – Billie Jean King
A: Decide your definition for you.
Q: "Those who are not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." – Muhammad Ali
A: Take a risk and see what you accomplish for yourself and others.
May 13, 2018
Q: "The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings." – Kakuzo Okakaura
A: Embrace the detours of the moment.
Q: "Taking initiative pays off. It is hard to visualize someone as a leader if she is always waiting to be told what to do." – Sheryl Sandberg
A: Holding yourself back in an area? Take the leap and move forward.
Q: "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." – Milton Berle
A: Build many doors.