Smart and Clear goal…

19 Mar

If you want to succeed, you need to set goals. Without goals you lack focus and direction. Goal setting not only allows you to take control of your life’s direction; it also provides you a benchmark for determining whether you are actually succeeding. Goals should be SMART – specific, measurable, agreed upon, realistic and time-based. smart-goal-photo2
Goal setting is a process that starts with careful consideration of what you want to achieve, and ends with a lot of hard work to actually do it. In between there are some very well defined steps that transcend the specifics of each goal. Knowing these steps will allow you to formulate goals that you can accomplish.

Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage, but simply because they have never organised their energies around a goal. Elbert Hubbard

But there are also important to have CLEAR goal: you will consider roles your colleagues and superiors play in accomplishing your goals, as well as other important goal-setting principles like the depth and scope of a goal, and whether it needs to be broken down into smaller, more achievable goals. Here’s the breakdown:

CLEAR stands for:

Collaborative (Goals should encourage employees to work together collaboratively and in teams)

Limited (Goals should be limited in both scope and duration)

Emotional (Goals should make an emotional connection to employees, tapping into their energy and passion)

Appreciable (Large goals should be broken down into smaller goals so they can be accomplished more quickly and easily for long-term gain)

Refinable (Set goals with a headstrong and steadfast objective, but as new situations or information arise, give yourself permission to refine and modify your goals)

 

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Getting ready in the morning…

6 Feb

…a little bit faster and a lot less stressful…. How???
I’m normally a morning person and in those past years I adopted fe tricks to do more in less time.
First be prepared: cutting down on your morning routine means starting ahead.Having little things done before you even wake up is a great way to save time. It will also save you some anxiety when you need to be at work in five, but cannot seem to find those matching shoes. You can even go so far as to plan out your morning as well, such as listing out what you need to get done for work.
Second do some activity:  get up early (like 6:00 am), get ready for sport , get out of bed and hop around, prepare yourself for a beautiful new day. Usually I go to the swimming pool three day par week (45 min) and run in the other three (just few k..like 7 or 10).
Third take your time: even if you are on a tight schedule, always try to get aside a little time for yourself in the morning. A little peace and quiet over your coffee can be a calming and meditative experience that will set your mind in the right direction.
Fourth set a goal: what do you want to accomplish today?  Write it down on a sticky-note and attach it to the bathroom mirror or refrigerator for motivation if you need to. Once you reach it, you will feel confident and glad that you got something accomplished, or at least out of the way.
Fifth have an healthy breakfast: usually I’ve some fruits with soy yogurt, or a bowl with cereal and oat’s milk… try some green smoothie and avoid refined sugar and processed food. You need to get energizer and for that you body need the right fuel!

With a little organization and a lot of discipline, getting eight hours of shut-eye is possible. Create a peaceful environment free from distractions, and try to keep that cellphone out of reach. This is another part of the day that is all about you, so make it count.

Starting your day off right does not have to be difficult. In fact, it should be fun. It is like a new page in a book that is ready to be filled in with your wonderful experiences! You will find that once you find your own routine, you will feel more confident, more energized, and the day will run just a little bit smoother.

2016: New Year resolution

10 Jan

A New Year’s resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice, such as opening doors for people beginning from New Year’s Day…

I was little bit late to post about that but I want to reassure you: I wrote down my resolution in time on my 2016 planner (look this photo).
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But I felt that I’ve missed something and that’s it: an article open my mind ” Earlier this week, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, posted a few new year’s resolutions on Facebook . His physical goal for 2016? To run one mile a day for 365 days. Props to Zuckerberg for bringing awareness to health and fitness, but he’s not the first one to come up with the idea
Yes, of course…I set a few realistic goals but I didn’t really insert an hard one…and we  decided (yes my and my soulmate) to set this goal: to do everyday ten push-up.pushups It’s realistic because we’re in shape, we’re healthy but it’s difficult because we live blended in a society that ask you constantly to do more and more and more, giving up what that really matter to you to do something else.
Now it’s the time to reclaim our time and do things that we love…and that we’re inspired to do.
I’d like to suggest you to spend few minutes looking and this pictureseverydayloveart
they’re lovely and obviously the name of the website it’s everyday love art.

Also I’d loke to share with you just few articles that captured my mind: the first one is about JDBanke an artist from Seattle how define it’s self with this words I use my intuition when I paint and create installations. I don’t believe in dressing simple ideas in frilly costumes to appease conventions. I enjoy what I do. Interesting !
The second one it’s about the Science of Taste that describe 12 fun facts you might not know (such as the fact that tastes can be genetically determined, or the fact that sweeter foods create stronger food memories).
And last but no least an article from The New York Times titled ‘Design Thinking’ for a Better You: Bernard Roth, a prominent Stanford engineering professor, says that design thinking can help everyone form the kind of lifelong habits that solve problems, achieve goals and help make our lives better. “Design thinking on the highest level is a way of reframing the way you look at the world and deal with issues, and the main thing is this idea of empathy,” Dr. Roth says. “If you have tried something and it hasn’t worked, then you’re working on the wrong problem.

Ok folks I think that’s all for today
See you soon!

Restart Yoga in 2016!

6 Jan

Few days before the new year I received an email that began like this:

Here’s the situation: you started doing yoga and you loved it. You’ve experienced all the benefits of a consistent practice. Maybe you felt less stressed and healthier. You slept better and your back didn’t hurt anymore. You did yoga regularly for months or maybe even years. You found the classes that you liked or you worked hard to establish a home practice. And then something changed.

Maybe your job got really crazy or you moved or your teacher moved or you went back to school or you had a baby. Maybe it wasn’t anything specific you can point a finger at, but for some reason or no reason, you stopped doing yoga. This happens to even the most committed yogis. But if you’re reading this article, it’s probably because you miss your practice. And the good news is, there’s absolutely no reason why you and yoga shouldn’t be reunited and every reason why you should. Here’s how to get back into yoga, step by step.

And that’s it…I started talking about my yogi’s class with my soulmate, expressing the desire to restart lessons and seminars and all the stuff..and this article game me another sign that I was doing the right decision no matter what!

I restarted my yoga’s class on 5 January and it was amazing..There’re new members and old friends and my teacher Valery open her arms and gave me a immense hug saying you’re always welcome yogi sunrise (my yogi name). An indelible memory..like I was breathing the magic air of yoga for the first time!

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When you listen to yourself, everything comes naturally. It comes from inside, like a kind of will to do something. Try to be sensitive. That is yoga.
Petri Räisänen

Natmaste!

 

Embarrassing bravery

22 Dec

“You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.”

― Benjamin Mee, We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals That Change Their Lives Forever

 

Nerve Rush

19 Dec

Just few lines to describe this amazing website and an incredible man: David Goggins “Nerve Rush“.

David Goggins is a Navy Seal, endurance athlete, I could talk about him all day, but this video does a much better job with a lot less words. Take just few minutes and watch this video.

After several of his friends died in Afghanistan in a helicopter crash in 2005 during Operation Red Wings, Goggins began long-distance running with the aim of raising money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which gives college scholarships and grants to the children of fallen special operations soldiers. Here an interesting interview .

His extraordinary achievement earned him a feature story in Runner’s World, where he was named a “Running Hero.”

Goggins’ life is a metaphor for adversity destruction. His bold, “no excuses” approach makes him a wanted commodity on the speaking circuit. He has received invitations to speak at college campuses and business forums, as well as, top sports teams. Goggins is passionate about his focus on positive mindset. His message is one of overcoming diversity and pushing yourself to the limit and beyond.

In a race, you hit several walls. Every time you hit a wall, it’s a big deciding factor in that race, or in life, if you’re not running. You have a big decision to make. You can either stop at that wall and go parallel left or parallel right. You are looking for that door. When you get to that door you have another decision to make. Should I open it or should I keep it closed. If you keep it closed you made the decision to quit. If you open that door you made the decision to carry on, to continue on your journey or mission, whatever you’re on. I always open that door! Once you open that door, and you go through it, your mind resets and it gives you a few more miles.

Your limits don’t exist. They’re just a wall…with a door in it. Keep moving until you find the door. You might go left for a while, you might go right for a while, but if you keep going, you will find that door. And then you get to choose…

Bullshit

21 Nov

“The contemporary proliferation of bullshit also has deeper sources, in various forms of skepticism which deny that we can have any reliable access to an objective reality and which therefore reject the possibility of knowing how things truly are. These “anti-realist” doctrines undermine confidence in the value of disinterested efforts to determine what is true and what is false, and even in the intelligibility of the notion of objective inquiry. One response to this loss of confidence has been a retreat from the discipline required by dedication to the ideal of correctness to a quite different sort of discipline, which is imposed by pursuit of an alternative ideal of sincerity. Rather than seeking primarily to arrive at accurate representations of a common world, the individual turns toward trying to provide honest representations of himself. Convinced that reality has no inherent nature, which he might hope to identify as the truth about things, he devotes himself to being true to his own nature. It is as though he decides that since it makes no sense to try to be true to the facts, he must therefore try instead to be true to himself.

But it is preposterous to imagine that we ourselves are determinate, and hence susceptible both to correct and to incorrect descriptions, while supposing that the ascription of determinacy to anything else has been exposed as a mistake. As conscious beings, we exist only in response to other things, and we cannot know ourselves at all without knowing them. Moreover, there is nothing in theory, and certainly nothing in experience, to support the extraordinary judgment that it is the truth about himself that is the easiest for a person to know. Facts about ourselves are not peculiarly solid and resistant to skeptical dissolution. Our natures are, indeed, elusively insubstantial — notoriously less stable and less inherent than the natures of other things. And insofar as this is the case, sincerity itself is bullshit.”

― Harry G. Frankfurt, On Bullshit

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Really I deserve this bullshit?I wonder if you can taste the bullshit that’s coming out of your mouth. WTF