Positivity – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card

Positivity - A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card - Author, Kate Woods
Positivity – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card – Author, Kate Woods – Look Up And Move Forward

WELCOME TO MY
WICKEDLY WISE INSPIRATION
WORD CARDS

This Weeks Word To Ponder Is Positivity..

When things go bad as they sometimes do it is easy to feel depressed, and to focus on the mundane tasks of getting through the day, like putting one foot in front of another.  The problem with that is if you’re always focusing on the ho hum hum drum tasks of the day, like looking down at your feet as you walk, you will never know what opportunities you may have missed if you had just looked up and moved forward,  with an open mind ready for any encounter with potential opportunities that may present themselves.

Very early in my writing career I decided with very little difficulty what I’d use as my tag line because I knew why I wanted to write. I aspired to inspire people to improve and enhance their lives. So, it was logical that my tag line would read “I Aspire To Inspire”. I wanted to make a difference with my writing, whether it was fiction or non-fiction because it was clear that there were many unhappy, confused people in the world who could benefit from a little inspiration.  With that in mind I’ve added a new feature to my blog – Wickedly Wise Inspiration Cards.

I’ll be adding a new card every week and I’d love to send them to you to add a little inspiration to your week.  If the idea of receiving a little inspiration at an unexpected moment sounds good to you sign up for my Karma Buzz Newsletter.  Or check back often if you need a little inspiration.

Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”

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Delusion – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card

 

Delusion - A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card - Author, Kate Woods
Delusion – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card – Author, Kate Woods – Delusion is sometimes just…

WELCOME TO MY
WICKEDLY WISE INSPIRATION
WORD CARDS

This Weeks Word To Ponder Is Delusion..

If someone tells you that you’re delusional is that always a bad thing? Perhaps you’re just a little confused and the delusional state allows your mind a little bit of time to find a path through the maze in your mind to clarity.

Very early in my writing career I decided with very little difficulty what I’d use as my tag line because I knew why I wanted to write. I aspired to inspire people to improve and enhance their lives. So, it was logical that my tag line would read “I Aspire To Inspire”. I wanted to make a difference with my writing, whether it was fiction or non-fiction because it was clear that there were many unhappy, confused people in the world who could benefit from a little inspiration.  With that in mind I’ve added a new feature to my blog – Wickedly Wise Inspiration Cards.

I’ll be adding a new card every week and I’d love to send them to you to add a little inspiration to your week.  If the idea of receiving a little inspiration at an unexpected moment sounds good to you sign up for my Karma Buzz Newsletter.  Or check back often if you need a little inspiration.

Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”

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Follow me on Twitter @katewoodsonline

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Of course, information presented on this site should never be relied on in lieu of professional consultation for problem resolution.

Your thoughts and comments on this post are welcome!
You never know if what you have to say is just what
someone else needs to hear… so what you share may be
an unexpected gift to another reader…

Mind – Body – Spirit – The Real You

photo(284)What’s in your mind? How do you nurture your body? How do you tap into your spirit and your inspiration and aspirations? How’s your relationship with yourself – with your own mind, your body and your spirit? Who is the real YOU?

You are what you think. Your body does what your mind tells it to do. Your spirit helps control both what you think and how you carry it out and also reacts to what you’ve done. That being said, – you – as a living breathing, thinking person have a unique opportunity to merge your mind, your body and your spirit to be whole and to live rightly and to live wholly and to live happily. How you move forward in your relationship with yourself is the single most important determining factor of how your life unfolds. It is what defines who you are…

I know, you’re thinking, but you can’t control the things that happen to you and that’s sometimes true. What you can control, however, is how you react to the things that happen to you. And how you react is part of what defines who you really are …

  1. So who are you?

  2. Who do you think you are?

  3. Does your body, and your body language, agree with who you think you are?

If you can’t answer these questions, or if your answer to question three is a resounding NO, you clearly have to work on your relationship with your spirit. What do you want to project to the world about who you are? Do you think that your body language is projecting that; or if you think about it, are you projecting a completely false image of yourself to the world by how you look and what you do?

Tap into your own feelings about yourself. Focus on your relationship with yourself. You should especially focus on yourself if you find that, after asking yourself these questions, that you are nothing like who you want to be as a whole person, in all ways – in your mind, and your body and your spirit.

You, and only you, can define who you truly are… In reality, are you who you think you are? Make friends with the real you – it’s the most important relationship of your life. Every other relationship in your life proceeds based on it, and what you is the one that shows up to participate in each relationship. Get in touch with yourself. Be authentic and hope that everyone you meet is authentic too. You should expect authenticity in every relationship; but you and only you can decide if you want to choose to accept less or not from anyone you interact with in any relationship – including the one that you have with yourself!

Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”

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Jumping Through Hoops of Fire …

photo(226)Sometimes I feel like I’m jumping through hoops of fire over and over… I don’t think I’m alone in feeling that way.  Many of you probably feel that way too.

Hot, Hot, Hot – Fire is of course Hot and getting too close to it is not a good idea.  Yet often, everyday living makes me feel like I am continuously getting burnt trying to get everyday things done without too much hot, fiery controversy and difficulty.

For example, I’m sure that many, if not all of you have experienced computer issues, phone issues, cable issues, wireless issues, and of course social media confusion, illusion, and marketing delusion.  We are all products of our environment that now exists in a very large part in “the cloud”.  Well, sometimes getting back and forth to that cloud requires jumping through many hoops of fire.

If you add daily relationship issues, family issues, work related issues,  financial issues and health care concerns and issues the number of hoops of fire increases dramatically.

Now I wish I had some suggestions to eliminate some of those fiery hoops, but it seems like the only real way to “handle them” is to “handle them” to the best of our ability on any given day, at any given moment; unless of course, that “cloud” we’re always talking about and hearing about can send some gentle megabytes of rain to douse all the fiery flames.  … I do have one potentially helpful suggestion.

A good imagination
and
a sense of humor helps!

Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”

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How To Deal With Illogical People

photo(275)Can you be logical with illogical people? Can you make them see things your way? Should you try, or should you take a different approach? Sometimes you can make progress if the person is just a little bit stubborn; but sometimes you’re just fighting a losing battle.  and often they make us so exasperated that we just want to tell them to “Go Fly A Kite”…  However,  that’s probably not a very good approach to dealing with logical or illogical people.

In the beginning we were all born. I know sometimes we meet people who seem like they were hatched or dropped onto this planet by aliens; and sometimes you meet people who you realize were born but that they seem to have been born under a rock. Perhaps you may even think that they were born under a rock and created by the bonding of two other rocks. Maybe that is because they are as stubborn and as hard as a rock. Still just like the Pet Rocks that were popular some years ago, they can sometimes hold your interest and can  even become endearing to you; but they can also unfortunately hurt you with their insensitivity and stubbornness and lack of logic and understanding. If your pet rock drops on your foot it hurts. If you are treated badly by an illogical insensitive person it hurts.

So what do you do about it? Do you avoid them? Maybe you can try that, but sometimes that’s not possible due to life’s circumstances or relationships that are important to you even with all these difficulties. If it is logical and possible, perhaps you should use avoidance as a tactic. Or perhaps you can try to make them see your logical point of view, over and over again until you are so frustrated that you want to cry? Well, that’s probably not a good idea because you cannot usually make an illogical person think logically for whatever reason. Maybe they have control issues, or medication issues, or emotional issues that cause them to be illogical, so you probably won’t succeed in making them see things in your logical way. Should you try to hurt them first before they hurt you? Well, now we know that hurting other people is never a good solution to any problem and we’ve all heard that two wrongs don’t make a right.

So, if you’ve been trying over and over again to make an illogical person become logical, isn’t that just about as illogical as thinking that a Pet Rock can return your attention; or that if you talk to that Pet Rock enough and ask it not to hurt you, that if you drop it on your foot you will not feel any pain, because you asked it not to hurt you. Perhaps as a logical person you might have to realize that some people are just always going to be illogical for their own reasons no matter how you try to change that fact.

If you’ve been trying to no avail to make someone see things from your perspective, perhaps you need to try a different approach by changing your reactions to them. Perhaps you need to do some self-talk and change what you can change in the scenario by looking at reality and what you actually can do because it’s something that you can control. Many of you may have heard the saying –

“You Can’t Get Blood Out Of A Stone.”

Well, I think that maybe it’s safe to say that trying to make an illogical person logical is just about as impossible!

Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”

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Are You Tenacious? The Link Between Success And Tenacity

imageDo you ever wonder why some people achieve success while others who are equally talented don’t? I’m sure there are many reasons but I think that perhaps  one of the most important and consistent is that they are blessed with a healthy does of tenacity.

What exactly is tenacity?  According to Dictionary.com tenacity is the quality of being tenaciousor of holding fast; persistence.

I’m happy to say that now and then I’ve been referred to as tenacious and I have taken it as a compliment. That being said I certainly hope it’s true and that it helps me on my journeys through life. I refer to it as stick-to-it-ness (which is, of course,  a made up word). The way I see it, if you keep trying, you will never have to look back and think you may have been more successful in your endeavors if only you hadn’t given up, and even if you don’t reach your goals it will not be for lack of effort.

So, write yourself a Success Sticky Note – RIGHT NOW – TODAY!

“DO MORE NOT LESS
BE TENACIOUS
REACH FOR  SUCCESS!”

And, after some additional consideration, I do believe that if someone calls you tenacious you should consider it a compliment.  So smile and say  – Thank You!

Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”

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