The Art of Feeling Good in Life and Work

Here is what I came up with:

LOVE. I feel really good when I feel caring, loving. You may immediately react with: yes, but, yes, but….there always seems to be a but. I can hear your questions: but how can I love when people are nasty, how can I love when the world is disintegrating, how can I love when I feel sick, how can I love when life is not fair and when I feel I/things/people should be different?

There is no magic formula but love itself. And one of the most potent ingredients of Love is Commitment. When we love someone or something we are committed to make it work, to give it our best shot. And this process can be reversed. By making commitments and honoring them we express caring and love is often the reward.

One of the secrets to a fulfilled life is making commitments and honoring them. In other words keeping our promises. The key lies in committing wisely, in being thoughtful with where we put our time and energy.

Live is not just about doing stuff it is about doing things well – giving it all we have got – committing to be the best we can be.

A commitment is a promise to see something through to the very end. There are no escape clauses and when we fail to keep our promise we damage our credibility, dependability and trustworthiness. It doesn't matter that we don't feel like it any more or someone else didn't do their part. It is up to us to honor our commitments.

But, how well we honor our commitments will be determined by our understanding of them. Before you make any commitment, it is wise to decide three things:

1. What is involved?

2. Am I ready to invest what it takes?

3. Will I do my very best?

You must be able to answer those 3 questions if you want to feel good about anything you take on board; because if you are not ready to invest what it takes, you will not see the commitment through to the end.

However, if you have considered the involvement needed and believe the project or cause to be worth it, you must decide whether or not you will do your very best.

Giving a 100% is an expression of caring and will make you feel Good even if you do not succeed. In your heart you know that you have done your best and that brings peace of mind and peace of mind feels Good.

Your success then lies in your accomplishment of having kept your promise. And that feels very Good.

with my best wishes for your success,

Christiane Pohl

Author:. Christiane specialises in coaching Executives and their teams with managing change, achieving their objectives and developing their soft skills for lasting success.She is an EMCC accredited Leadership Coach & Mentor with a professional background of over 25 years experience as Senior Manager in internat... Go Deeper | Website

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