Opus 8 – Self-Direction and Your Élan Connection: Make your heart sing
“True originality consists… in a new vision.”
~ Edith Wharton ~
Did you know that your self-direction, and your élan connection come from…
…focusing on what matters to you, and what you want?
…listening to the lessons life gives you?
…your expectations? (So keep your expectations high, and positive.)
…your life’s purpose? (You do know what that is don’t you?)
Are you a self-directed learner, or do your wait for others to direct you?
As a lifelong learner self-direction, and your élan connection drive you to keep up-to-date with change.
Being aware of how you learn, and how you teach others to learn brings up these questions to shift you into action…
Is your self-direction, and your élan connection all you want them to be?
Is your self-direction, and your élan connection your number one priority?
Your self-direction, and your élan connection take time — time to be aware, listen, and learn to trust yourself.
Your self-direction, and your élan connection change your life from ordinary to extraordinary, and remarkable.
[February 26, 2009]
This process may cause you some stress.
To take your self-direction, and élan connection to the next level
you must choose to…
…get out of your comfort zone.
…invest in yourself.
…take yourself seriously.
…use a proactive approach, and stay in the moment.
The secret is to be bold, and confident!
[November 2, 2009]
Be bold, and confident by deciding to create your own future with the choices, and decisions you make today.
Remember to accept uncertainty, and the chaos that often comes with making choices, and decisions.
Always wait to make proactive choices, and decisions when you are able to look closely at their possible consequences.
While the fields of uncertainty, and chaos may cause you some discomfort, these fields are where your creativity, and your empowerment are found.
Make your proactive choices, and decisions with confidence by exploring these fields carefully, and make big, and bold choices, decisions, and goals.
After all, this is your future you are creating today!
Share your feelings with others because today is the day for you to be proactive in concentrating on your self-direction, and élan connection.
[July 1, 2010]
On being proactive
[What you read in Opus III – Your Marketing and Sales Approach: A proactive approach, needs repeating here.]
Did you know that being proactive makes your self-direction, and your élan connection move faster with less stress?
To complete your self-direction, and your élan connection faster with less stress, plan through each project by visualizing the sequence of events required to achieve your project in the fewest number of steps possible, and include only those steps that are more effective, and productive for you.
Be sure to consider the consequences of the steps you take by asking yourself this question…
Can I live with the consequences of these steps?
You remove any distress-filled roadblocks to your progress in achieving what matters to you — your self-direction, and your élan connection — before they happen when you know what consequences you are willing to accept.
This is being proactive.
Self-direction, and your élan connection is a learning process that requires your holistic commitment to authenticity, honesty, and transparency.
Much is being written on these three concepts only what has been missing is the concept of context.
Without context, the content of being holistically authentic, honest, and transparent may be lacking in the direction of what matters to you, and what makes you heart sing.
Focusing on the solution rather than the problem provides the needed avenue for you to be in charge of the outcome of what matters to you.
Self-direction, and your élan connection then is found in the context of your holistic approach to what matters to you.
Self-direction, and your élan connection are skills that can be learned. For self-direction, and your élan connection to work for you — you must believe in yourself; and you must believe that others believe in you, and you believe in them.
Obviously, negativity, and a lack of self-confidence inhibit learning these skills because when your self-direction, and your élan connection is on achieving certain desires — you create certain emotions.
With your emotional state, and your belief of achieving any desire, you create, and translate your belief on achieving what you desire.
One thing is certain…
Life gives you what you ask for. You become, and have all that you desire by turning your desires into goals when you harness, and use the power of your desire with action.
By sharing your desires, and the attitude of faith you have in your self with others you may find that others have the similar desires, and together you may be able to achieve all that you desire for each other.
We encourage, and support you as you harness, and use the power of self-drection, and your élan connection.
[March 1, 2011]
Self-direction, and your élan connection are two primary concepts presented over 36+ years I’ve have been coaching, and counseling.
During this time several life lessons have been learned. Here are a few for your consideration…
…always ask questions to engage others in your growth.
…being reachable, and teachable opens many doors, and opportunities.
…confidence to reach any goal is in the present moment.
…decide to take what matters to you seriously.
…enjoy lifelong learning.
…find collaborative ventures.
What life lessons have you learned? Feel free to add them in the comment/reply section below.
[October 30, 2011]
Critical to self-direction, and your élan connection is being responsible –able to respond to any circumstance, and situation that come your way.
Having feelings about certain issues, and being responsible — able to respond from your perspective requires you to believe, and trust your self, and your life’s purpose, what you feel, and know to be true — for sure!
Making things happen that bring you what you choose requires you to believe, and trust your self, and your life’s purpose, what you feel, and know to be true — for sure!
Being responsible when you are challenged requires you to know your life’s purpose; believe, and trust your self, and your life’s purpose; commit your self to living your life’s purpose; continue the action steps that lead you from, and to your life’s purpose.
Commit yourself to your personal growth, and development because personal growth, and development is the purpose of life, and your personal growth, and development begins with you, and your life’s purpose.
Believe, and trust what you feel, and know to be true — for sure — so that your business, and your personal life work for you.
Believe, and trust your self, and your life’s purpose.
Believe, and trust your dreams.
Sharing your dreams, your élan, your life’s purpose, your self, what you believe, feel, know, and trust — for sure — with others makes your heart sing.
[June 29, 2012]
Élan is a personal thing.
Élan is about your energy, and soul connection to your life, and your work.
Your élan connection is when your energy flows, when you are at one with the moment, and when you are moving to a higher level of energy — of creating and recreating.
Your élan connection is when you find the energy to stand up for what you believe — at that moment for you, as for most people with élan, there is a conviction, a vision, a heart that goes against prevailing forces.
Your élan connection makes your heart sing as it did for Peter Drucker when he set new standards of service in corporations, and agencies everywhere.
Peter Drucker’s élan connection, his presence, and integrity lit fires, and hope wherever he went.
Focus relentlessly on what matters to you!
Be kind, be sensitive, and do everything from your heart because it is okay for you to learn, grow, and awaken your élan connection so that your energy flows when you are at one with the moment.
[February 28, 2013]
Here are some further ideas about self-direction, connected to your élan to make your heart sing for your consideration…
…comes together with common needs, passion, purpose, and respect!
…increases the possibilities for sincerity!
…needs genuineness, patience, and trust!
…offers unique life-style, and opportunities!
…requires encouragement, and support!
…seeks reciprocal, and responsive collaboration, companionship,
Conclusions, and takeaways
Accept your feelings.
Take self-direction, connected to your élan to make your heart sing to the next level by…
Reading The Power of Now
Bottomline, self-direction, connected to your élan to make your heart sing awaken possibilities for growth!
The choice is yours!
[October 31, 2013]
We conclude this presentation on ‘how-to be self-directed, and connected to your élan to make your heart sing’ wondering about life, living, and staying in the now.
As we get closer to the end of 2013, we continue to look forward to what we need for 2014 with anticipation, grace, and gratitude.
We look forward to less stress with our family and friends, our business associates, employees, and partners.
Living, and staying in the now refers to the process in which individuals build ongoing, permanent relationships by focusing on, and sharing their emotions for every one’s benefit.
Since emotions determine behavior, and occur in the now, we must be aware of, and accept our emotions without acting on them, and without judgment.
Here is a gift for a creative exciting way to be self-directed, and connected to your élan to make your heart sing
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