We do not so much look at things as overlook them. —Zen proverb

When I read this quote, it made me stop and think about what I am overlooking. What are you overlooking?

I am guilty of overanalyzing and also getting wrapped up into my own thoughts. What is going on around you just waiting to be noticed, appreciated, and seized?

One thing I tend to overlook is what works and what I have done; I tend to fixate on what went wrong or what more I still have to do. What is already working in your life? What have you already accomplished today, this week, this past year?

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If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves – Thomas Edison

Are you playing full out?

How can you be astound yourself?

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Albert Einstein on Imagination v. Logic

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Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere – Albert Einstein When you are stuck on a decision, force yourself to think of twice as many solutions. Now think of two more solutions than even that. When you’ve identified a big problem, ask: what if it wasn’t that way? When […]

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Fall seven times. Get up eight – Japanese proverb You propose an idea at the team meeting and it falls flat. You ask for a raise and don’t receive it. You pitch for a deal and don’t land it. You ask your kid to clean their room and find it undone. You submit a guest […]

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Dr. Chester Karrass on Negotiation

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You don’t get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate – Dr. Chester Karrass Do you ask for what you want or do you fume in silence over what you get? Do you practice making a case for yourself, speaking with confidence and overcoming objections, or do you wing it and hope for the […]

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George Lucas on Talent

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Everybody has talent. It’s just a matter of moving around until you’ve discovered what it is – George Lucas Are you moving around enough to discover your talent? I write about experimenting your way into a career change in my Forbes post: Want A Career Change But Unsure What? Do This First

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Abraham Maslow on Growth

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You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety – Abraham Maslow Are you playing it too safe? When was the last time you made a mistake, felt uncomfortable, or embarrassed yourself?

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There is never a shortage of time. Instead, there is a confusion of priorities. – Unknown This quote was in one of my favorite personal finances blogs: http://financialmentor.com/ If you’re feeling busy, is it because you are doing busy-work? Can you step back and clarify your priorities and invest your time with your true priorities? […]

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Desmond Howard on Success

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You can either look for reasons to succeed, or find excuses to fail. What are you searching for? – Desmond Howard Are you looking for the obstacle or the opportunity? Can you replace, “Here’s why it can’t work” with “How CAN I make this work?” Instead of NO, what can you say YES to?

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Eleanor Roosevelt on Action

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Do what you can, with what you have, where you are – Eleanor Roosevelt What can you DO today? Which talent, skill, or expertise do you HAVE that everyone seeks your advice on? Start from where you are. What FIRST STEP can you take?

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