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.
Week of June 13, 2021
Q: "Change is inevitable in life. You can either resist it and potentially get run over by it, or you can choose to cooperate with it, adapt to it, and learn how to benefit from it. When you embrace change you will begin to see it as an opportunity for growth."
A: See change, be curious with change and see where change can help you grow.
Q: "Be willing to transition at every stage of your life. If your heart is open and you have an open mind, the blessing will flow."
A: Stay open to all possibilities and see how they can lead to transformation.
Q: "If you really want to do it, do it. Don't make excuses."
A: Go do it.
Week of June 6, 2021
Q: “Don’t go through life. Grow through life.”
A: Look for opportunities to grow in a different way than ever before.
Q: “Keep the corners of your mouth turned up. Speak in a low, persuasive tone. Listen; be teachable. Laugh at good stories and learn to tell them... For as long as you are green, you can grow.”
A: Seek learning opportunities and question yourself, how can I learn from this? What can I learn? What will I apply in the future?
Q: "Never underestimate the power of your dreams."
A: Believe in the beauty of your dreams and have the courage to follow through.
Week of May 30, 2021
Q: “That's what you want to do? Then nothing beats a trial but a failure. Give it everything you've got. I've told you many times, 'Cant do is like Dont Care.' Neither of them have a home.”
A: Take a trial run.
Q: “And to all this she must yet add something more substantial, in the improvement of her mind by extensive reading.”
A: Expand your mind and read something different.
Q: “The biggest wall you have to climb is the one you build in your mind: Never let your mind talk you out of your dreams, trick you into giving up. Never let your mind become the greatest obstacle to success. To get your mind on the right track, the rest will follow.”
A: Limit your mind-wall.
Week of May 23, 2021
Q: “Start changing yourself if you want to change the life around you.”
A: Your change starts with you.
Q: "A life without cause is a life without effect."
A: Find your cause both personally and professionally.
Q: “If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.”
A: Do something different and see what you get.
Week of May 16, 2021
Q: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.”
A: Dream and then live it.
Q: “Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive.”
A: Ask questions, explore and live your life; continue to be curious with your life.
Q: “If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.”
A: Let your worries go.
Week of May 9, 2021
Q: “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
A: Assess what gift you have held onto because of fear and where you need to explore and see how it may benefit others.
Q: “We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”
A: Determine where to place your energy.
Q: “At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.”
A: Pay attention to how you spend each moment.
Week of May 2, 2021
Q: “Push yourself to do more and to experience more. Harness your energy to start expanding your dreams. Yes, expand your dreams. Don't accept a life of mediocrity when you hold such infinite potential within the fortress of your mind. Dare to tap into your greatness.”
A: Expand and tap into opportunities and possibilities.
Q: “What you stay focused on will grow.”
A: Minimize distractions that limit your ability to focus.
Q: “You are stronger than you know.”
A: Tap into your inner strength.
Week of April 25, 2021
Q: "Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine."
A: Believe. Feed your brain positivity.
Q: "Many a man gets to the top of the ladder, and then finds out it has been leaning against the wrong wall."
A: Look up every now and then to be sure you're headed where you think you're headed.
Q: "Take a chance! All life is a chance. The person who goes farthest is the person who is willing to do and dare."
A: "Why not?" is a slogan for an extraordinary life.
Week of April 18, 2021
Q: "It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures."
A: Seek new adventures which can lead to learning and new opportunities.
Q: "Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness."
A: Be present in the now and be with the experience of the now whatever it may be.
Q: "Trying to do it all and expecting that it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy."
A: Strive for progress, not perfection. Keep in mind, the good enough rule.
Week of April 11, 2021
Q: "Be anxious for nothing; be grateful for everything."
A: Be still and be grateful for all you can see, touch, hear, smell and taste.
Q: "The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it."
A: Think about the legacy you want to leave and let it guide you.
Q: "The difference between getting somewhere and nowhere is the courage to make an early start. The one who sits still and does just what they are told will never be told to do big things."
A: Success won't just come to you - go meet it at least halfway.
Week of April 4, 2021
Q: “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.”
A: Use your time wisely to make your change occur.
Q: “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
A: Keep moving one step at a time.
Q: “Why are trying so hard to fit in, when you're born to stand out.”
A: Be You.
Week of March 28, 2021
Q: "One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching."
A: Create a list of things you want to do - places to go, people to see, things to do.
Q: “Life is a journey, not a destination; there are no mistakes, just chances we've taken.”
A: See life as a journey of opportunities and possibilities.
Q: “Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.”
A: Believe in your solution to what you want to be.
Week of March 21, 2021
Q: “To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.”
A: Visualize and then determine what actions to take.
Q: “Feel the fear and do it anyway!”
A: Let fear go; open a door or a window and send it on its way.
Q: “One day you will wake up & there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.”
A: Per the quote, “Do it now.”
Week of March 14, 2021
Q: “When you play it too safe, you're taking the biggest risk of your life.”
A: Ask yourself….where do I want to play where I haven’t because fear may be in my way.
Q: “We must risk going too far to discover just how far we can go.”
A: Discover something new about yourself and see what you learn.
Q: “You must learn to take a step back and visualize the whole piece. If you focus only on the thread given to you, you lose sight of what it can become. ”
A: Create your vision.
Week of March 7, 2021
Q: “If you write it down, you can make it happen.”
A: Write it, see it, do it.
Q: “Do not accept whatever comes. Do not accept whatever goes. You have infinite power. Exercise your choice.”
A: Your choice; live at the consequence or make a choice of where you want to go.
Q: “Life is a barter of choice and consequences.”
A: Repeat: Your choice; live at the consequence or make a choice of where you want to go.
Week of February 28, 2021
Q: “Protect your enthusiasm from the negativity and fear of others. Never decide to do nothing just because you can only do little. Do what you can. You would be surprised at what "little" acts have done for our world.”
A: Keep in mind, one step at a time is progress, regardless of the size of the step.
Q: “If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.”
A: Where do you need to act the opposite of how you are currently acting? Where do you need to change?
Q: “To wander is to be alive.”
A: Meander and see where it takes you.
Week of February 21, 2021
Q: "But as they say about sharks, it's not the ones you see that you have to worry about, it's the ones you don't see."
A: Look beyond the obvious and see what opportunities you see.
Q: "Motivation comes from working on things we care about. It also comes from working with people we care about."
A: Take a moment to reflect on how you are spending your time. Are you working on things you are passionate about? Are you surrounding yourself with people you care about? Are you inspiring the people around you?
Q: "If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?"
A: When worry and anxiety creep in, acknowledge it and then dismiss it as it serves no purpose to progress.
Week of February 14, 2021
Q: "The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet."
A: Create your personal and career vision of where you want to lead yourself and others.
Q: "Keep learning from everyone - spouses, colleagues, your kids, and even your dogs - everyone around you. Challenge yourself to always keep getting better."
A: See every moment as an opportunity to learn something.
Q: "Refuse to accept the many reasons why it can't be done and ask if there are any reasons that it can be done."
A: Assess, are the obstacles to your success real or imaginary?
Week of February 7, 2021
Q: "Consider for yourself why you do what you do. It will make it that much easier to explain to and inspire someone else."
A: Write down your why’s and examine if they motivate you and therefore motivate others.
Q: "The headlights on my car shine 350 feet, but even with that much light, I can travel all the way across the country. I need to see only enough light to get moving. So, when in doubt, do the next right thing. It's usually something quite small."
A: Keep in mind bite size pieces add up; one second at a time leads to one minute at a time leads to one hour at a time, etc.
Q: "Impossible is just a word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing."
A: See possibilities and opportunities everywhere.