A student recently told me by practicing 'acceptance', they were feeling worn down. This is not acceptance...this is 'resignation'

  1. acceptance of abundance (eg, I deserve love, I have innate gifts that can help the world, I can live in joy) 
  2. resignation of lack (eg, i'll never amount to anything, life is hard, money doesn't grow on trees). 

  • Accept your abundance even as it will grow more abundant
  • Reject resignation of a lacking life as it is not your true nature.

True Acceptance will leave you free and light because it means you accept what is in the world without it affecting you...it cannot block you. 

Acceptance of self in the moment means feeling gratitude. It is not seeing and accepting flaws, delays, lack of any kind.

Acceptance of your dreams means excited about actions you are taking to achieve those dreams.
This insight is a part of Vision Management & Self-Worth Management.

Always treat yourself lightly with love and expansive feelings.
Effective leaders have the ability to consistently move themselves and others to action because they understand the invisible forces that shape us.
Emotion is the great driver in life
It is giving that fills us up more than anything else — doing something beyond ourselves.
Our greatest need is the need to grow — to something give of value

Share Why you do things, make things, stand for things.
instead of saying what you do and how you do it.

Leaders hold positions of power.
Those who lead inspire us — we follow them because we want to --
we follow not for them, but for ourselves —
because we believe what they believe
Research proves intrinsic rewards produce more effective solutions than extrinsic rewards.

Countless global studies disprove the business model to attract top management requires top incentives. 

Best results come from 3 intrinsic incentives:
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"The empires of the future are empires of the mind."
— Winston Churchill

“To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favorable wind.”
— Seneca

"If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes."
— Andrew Carnegie

"If you are bored with life, if you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things—you don't have enough goals."
— Lou Holtz

"Where there is no vision the people perish."
— Proverbs 29:18

"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."
— Michelangelo

"If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Vision without execution is hallucination.”
— Thomas Edison

Leaders of the future will have to be visionary and be able to bring people in - real communicators. These are things that women bring to leadership and executive positions, and it's going to be incredibly valuable and incredibly in demand.
— Anita Borg

“A philosophy of life: I'm an adventurer, looking for treasure.”
— Paulo Coelho, 21st century Brazilian writer
The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be. Your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.”
— James Allen

"Dissatisfaction and discouragement are not caused by the absence of things but the absence of vision."
— Anonymous

"The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious."
— John Scully

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours."
— Henry David Thoreau

"If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise."
— Robert Fritz

"The very essence of leadership is [that] you have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet."
— Theodore Hesburgh

"The companies that survive longest are the one's that work out what they uniquely can give to the world—not just growth or money but their excellence, their respect for others, or their ability to make people happy. Some call those things a soul."
— Charles Handy

"Vision is the art of seeing the invisible."
— Jonathan Swift

“Create your future from your future, not your past.”
— Werner Erhard

“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.”
— Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy.”
— Mevlana Rumi, 13th century sufi poet and mystic
Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance

“No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities – always see them, for they're always there.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

“Nothing stops an organization faster than people who believe that the way you worked yesterday is the best way to work tomorrow.”
— Jon Madonna

"You've got to think about big things while you're doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction."
— Alvin Toffler

"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality."
— Warren Bennis

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise."
— F. Scott Fitzgerald

"You want to set a goal that is big enough that in the process of achieveing it you become someone worth becoming."
— Jim Rohn

"Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then we shall find the way."
— Abraham Lincoln

"Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you can imagine it."
— George Lucas

"Peak performers want more than merely to win the next game. They see all the way to the championship. They have a long-range goal that inspires commitment and action."
— Charles Garfield, Peak Performer

"The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never scoring."
— Bill Copeland

"Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one’s levels of aspiration and expectation."
— Jack Nicklaus, My Story

"Celebrate what you’ve accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed."
— Mia Hamm

"In the long run men hit only what they aim at."
— Henry David Thoreau

"So many of our dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable."
— Christopher Reeve

"In order to be a realist you must believe in miracles."
— David Ben-Gurion

"The only way to predict the future is to have the power to shape it."
— Eric Hofer

“Vision is not enough. It must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.”
— Vaclav Havel

“The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.”
— Father Theodore Hesburgh

The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world.
— Malcolm Gladwell