There is some serious fall foliage falling fast!
In fact, it feels like Truth Bombs.
Fortunately, we have some great peeps who KaBOOMed us this week with some superb, sublime wisdom to keep up.
A Pattern Interrupt Truth Bomb from Col McGunnigle:
Sometimes a barrage of thought takes up so much of our awareness. This week I’m choosing to notice something beautiful at various moments throughout the day.
I want to softly interrupt that pattern with this intention … calm, clear, peaceful mind.
A Commitment Truth Bomb from Freddy Melero:
I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids. With these words I can condition my mind to perform every action necessary for my success. I will act now. I will repeat these words again and again and again. I will walk where failures fear to walk. I will work when failures seek rest. I will act now for now is all I have.
Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now.
Success will not wait. If I delay, success will become wed to another and lost to me forever. This is the time.
This is the place. I am the person.
A Health Truth Bomb from Amparo Pagan Titmus:
Saturday night is not a reason to derail from all your efforts during the week.
A Grace Truth Bomb from Lena Bjorna:
You know what’s one of my favorite words in the English language?
Because none of us have it all figured out. We’re all a work in progress. We mess up. We break promises. We fail each other. And so we constantly need to give and get grace.
It’s been said that “grace is the face love wears when it meets imperfection…”
Grace does away with bitterness and unforgiveness, and gives hope where there otherwise would be none.
“Grace”…small word, huge concept. Because grace holds the power to change everything…
A No More Excuses Truth Bomb from Kellie Kuecha:
Stop the need to always explain why you can or can’t do something. We do this out of shame and guilt. If you can, great and if you can’t great too. Leave the stories behind.
No and yes are complete sentences. Be secure enough in your choices not to seek acceptance or validation.
You choice is yours and is good enough. Peace.
And Finally an Adversity Truth Bomb from Aron Parker:
When you are going through a PROBLEM… let it bring you CLARITY so you find the solution quickly! Trials and Tribulations will make you STRONGER if you allow them!! Get CLEAR and FOCUSED about what’s really important in your life and things will start change for the better very fast!
If you keep doing what you have always done, you will keep getting what you have always got! Remember… for things to change YOU must change! READY?
Which of these Truth Bombs KABOOMED you the hardest?
Got any of your own add?
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I am in the weirdest state!
Maybe I’m not the only one to do something like this. Maybe it just feels that way…
For the last two days I’ve lost my keys. I’d come home, do my usual thing, then need to go out somewhere.
I’d look for the keys in all the usual spots…starting with the hook I automatically hang them on when I come home.
Then I’d retrace my steps. And look in the usual spots…including where I keep my wallet and cell phone charger.
The first day I grabbed the keys to one of the other cars and when about my business.
Today I was all set to do the same, to pick up my daughter after her college class. Same problem…no keys.
Only this time, right before I was set to use the spare key, I looked where I eventually found them yesterday.
There they were…
In the ignition of my car.
Apparently they never made it out either day after I came home.
Doesn’t seem like that big a deal, does it? I mean, it’s the kind of thing everyone does from time to time, right along with leaving the house key in the front door.
Thing is…when I came home yesterday, I was the only one there, and I remember the door being locked, or at least I think I do.
And that means the keys had to have come out of the car so I could get in the house.
That had me scratching my head a bit. Never did figure that one out.
Today, before I left to get Sarah it occurred to me to look in the ignition. Yup…there they were.
It reminded me of a very strange thing that happened when I was in third grade. I used to wear undershirts under my regular shirt. Just a matter of course.
(This is one of those embarrassing moments I only share with my pals on this blog.)
One day my father had me take off my undershirt. I don’t know why. Maybe it was because it was time to do a load of laundry. I took it off…
And there was another one underneath it. Apparently I had forgotten to take one off before I put the other on.
It was one of those moments that was so bizarre, there was no other choice but to laugh. So we did.
Then I took the second one off.
Yup…there was a third.
It got to that Twilight Zone moment.
And it was one of those pivotal moments in the father and son relationship. Dad could have ruined me with yelling at my sloppiness, or bad hygiene. Hey, if I had three undershirts on, that tells you how many days it had been since Larry had a shower.
Or he could have laughed along with me.
Good pal that he was – and still is – we had a good laugh over it.
And that was the last time I had duplicate undershirts.
So, bringing it back to present day…
We all have our own forms of bad habits, or weirdness. I just laid out one of mine.
And there are a bunch of ways to break them.
My favorite one is to detach from the usual emotional response to them.
I could have been mortified when I peeled off layer after layer of undershirt. Instead I found safety and humor.
I could have beaten myself up for whatever short circuit in my brain caused me to keep leaving the keys in the car (and might do the same thing again tomorrow).
Instead, I pivoted to my anchor behavior, which made me feel instantly good, and changed the environment in which I operate.
Will I purge the bad habit? Maybe. I’m sure I have a better chance than if I let my frustration and anxiety keep building.
What about you?
Got any habits of your own you’d like to get rid of…strange or otherwise?
How has humor and “chilling out” worked?
Any suggestions of your own?
Comment below and share! Someone is waiting for your help!
There are all kinds of peace we strive for.
But more than that, it’s the power and space to create your life, free from being a slave to the patterns of dread, fear, anger, guilt you’ve built up over the years.
Originally written October 29, 2007. I’m dusting it off in memory of two little girls who turned into adults and carve their own…
“Dad, will you help me with my pumpkin?”
The thing I’ve been trying to avoid has just happen. How do you say no to your 11 year old who needs help getting the “guts” out of the pumpkin she’s carving?
So I trudge over, like the convict walking to the firing squad. I scrape for a while with the tool meant for taking the stringy insides out of the orange gourd, then when there’s no other choice reach in and start pulling them out with my fingers.
It all my comes back…my rocky relationship with pumpkins.
We were strictly a plastic pumpkin family growing up. I never had any real dealings with the fruit kind. I did try pumpkin pie once during Thanksgiving…didn’t like it at all and avoided it ever since.
But that night in 1983 when I sampled some pumpkin bread at a party was the thing that sealed the deal. I didn’t like it much but managed to finish the piece I was eating.
Maybe I’d been working on a stomach virus beforehand. Or maybe one of the other ingredients was spoiled.
Or maybe pumpkin was just plain bad news to my system. Whatever it was, it was about the sickest I’d ever been in a 24 hour period up to that point.
From then on pumpkin and I were enemies. I’d pick them out at the farmstands, carry them home, even throw them in the woods when they started to rot in early November.
Just don’t ask me to touch the insides or put them anywhere near my mouth.
It got to be the running joke in the family. Wanna gross Daddy out? Start talking pumpkins.
Over time as I got to feeling good and studying Law of Attraction I realized pumpkins are an extension of who I am. Of course that doesn’t mean I’d want to eat them.
But I also knew the feeling of dread around the big goofy orange thing was more a conditioned response.
Pumpkin eating/touching = pain/ bad smells/hunched over a toilet bowl.
It didn’t have to be that way. I have enough self control and emotional intelligence to replace the movie running in my mind.
And it started with the two excited kids in the kitchen carving up their personal pumpkins into their favorite shapes.
And watching world class chefs do cool stuff with pumpkins on The Food Network didn’t hurt either.
Will I ever sit down to a meal of Pumpkin Souflee? Possibly. But I’m not concerned about it right now.
I am however looking forward to making peace with the goofy orange creatures this year. They’re a part of the harvest season I enjoy.
And something tells me…as I get more comfortable with them, I grow closer to myself.
Got any strong feelings about pumpkins one way or the other?
Got a strange history with anything that made sense back then, but not now?
Comment below and share. Should make for a fun discussion!
After a while it gets hard to come up with new titles each week.
Fortunately, you guys are so good at coming up with new and amazing Truth Bombs, it’s really not that big a deal.
And since a lot of these have to do with how we deal with our fellow humans, it seemed like a good idea to do a little variation on the Golden Rule.
So let’s dive in…shall we?
A Say Yes Truth Bomb from VaNessa Duplessie:
Learning to say “YES, what’s next”, instead of “NO, not now” has been one of my greatest life lessons.
In business there’s one thing I know for sure. Change is imminent. Just when you think you have a good thing going – something changes – sidelining you or your business. Some of it may have been in your control, some of it not. Doesn’t matter.
What matters is how you respond and what you do next. Do you hide in the corner in fear of “what if”? Or do you adapt, overcome and say BRING IT!?
I’ve had A LOT of ups and downs in my life and business over 25 years — and I always lean on the side of BRING IT. Just part of my nature to try new things even if they don’t work out the way I want or expect. It’s what I get for being a kid to two entrepreneurs.
For every time I say BRING IT….I’m one YES closer to something I may not even know fulfills my wildest dreams.
A Personal Connection Truth Bomb from Calvin Brown:
When I met President Obama in 2010, I shook his hand and said “God bless you, Mr. President” and he put his left hand on my left arm and said “God bless you too!
Tonight I met President Clinton, shook his hand, and told him congratulations on being a new grandfather. He turned back around and grabbed my right arm and said “Thank you. It’s so wonderful!”
Moral of the story: go that little extra step to connect with someone on a personal level – no matter who that person is – and you never know what kind of moments you can create!
A Love Truth Bomb from Dr. Marion Ross :
Find the sweetness in your own Heart that you may find the sweetness in every Heart.
A Do Your Own Thing Truth Bomb from Jordan Schultz:
Someone just told me I should shave my beard off, and stop playing with it when I’m speaking on hangouts…
to which I replied
A Self-Reliance Truth Bomb from Tony Rush:
Every successful person I’ve ever met — in any field — has at least one thing in common: at some point, they cultivated a strong sense of self-reliance.
They gave up the idea that their ideal life was someone else’s responsibility and they stopped waiting for that person to come by and fix things.
They stepped up.
Where can you “step up” today?
An Entrepreneur Truth Bomb from me:
Every time you diminish someone who is not an entrepreneur, you diminish…
The person who makes the product from your supplier company, and packs it, and ships, and takes care of your customers when there is a problem.
The person who teaches your kids.
The person who gets your coffee order just right in the morning.
The people who will take care of your parents and your kids when they are sick, or even dying.
The person who drives by your home at night on patrol to discourage would be intruders, and the person who comes to inspect your electricity, and the person who puts out the fire when it goes wrong.
The person who helped those jeans that you look so good in come off the assembly line, not to mention the person who harvested the cotton they are made from in the first place.
Everyone who makes it possible for you to be an entrepreneur in the first place.
Now, what was that you were saying about people who aren’t entrepreneurs?
And Finally, a Silence Is Golden Truth Bomb from Kelly Wissink:
Sometimes I just don’t have the words and concentrate instead on the stillness. May your day today have moments of peace, stillness, calm and love.
Which of these Truth Bombs KABOOMED you the hardest?
Got any of your own to add?
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