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What Are You Thinking?

Captain JackI love quotes. Depending on where I am in life, I’ve found them inspirational, humorous, and filled with perspective.

I saw one this morning while scanning Facebook that I’d like to share with you briefly. Of all things, it was attached to a message Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll sent out. Here it is…

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” Lao Tzu

If you’ve spent any time reading my work, watching me speak, or working directly with me, you’ll know what an advocate I am of “being in the moment.” This quote has summed up that sentiment quite nicely, don’t you think?

I believe to truly learn from this quote, it requires self-assessment. If I were to be honest with myself, my weakness of the two poor options is the latter…being anxious and living in the future. I continually use coaching, mentoring, and accountability partners to keep me focused on the present, because it’s hard to do by yourself. What about you? Where is your propensity and what can you do to stay in the moment? This might be a good use of your time today to figure that question out…

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  1. akismet-ae096231f6bc3a4d70a3bbfc39e6fb9a
    January 14, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    To stay in the present, I debate why some bands are able to be relevant and others are not with a good friend…

    From: Weedin 360 <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: Weedin 360 <comment+e1o0xbp5mm90n7kvm6zb51-0@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:48 PM To: Betsy Jordyn <betsy@ACCELERACONSULTINGGROUP.COM> Subject: [New post] What Are You Thinking?

    danweedin posted: “I love quotes. Depending on where I am in life, I’ve found them inspirational, humorous, and filled with perspective. I saw one this morning while scanning Facebook that I’d like to share with you briefly. Of all things, it was attached to a message Se”

  2. Debbie Wardrop
    January 15, 2015 at 3:53 am

    We would all be better served if/when we practice this. It really is the only thing we can “control.”

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