Hello Seekers of Greater Wellness!
We are approaching the last quarter of 2021. How’s the year been for you? Have you achieved some of your goals? While many have reported amazing successes, others have shared with me their obstacles and challenges. The question for all of us: Are we reaching our POTENTIAL?
While none of us are that perfect version we are capable of being, there are many determinants of our true potential. There’s our Intelligence Quotient (IQ) which is a measure of our reasoning ability and how well we can use information and logic to answer questions and make predictions. Education is a factor, ranging from a GED to numerous postgraduate degrees. Our educational background and our genetics can influence our Skill Set, for example some people have artistic or musical talents while others have mathematical abilities. Of course our Life Experiences/Upbringing play important roles.
In addition to these elements, there are two other important influences that affect our potential. Our Social Network is extremely significant. As is so often stated: Who we hang with is who we become. Having a network of family, friends, and coworkers who can advise and assist us in our endeavors can be a game-changer in getting to that next level. And last, but maybe one of the most important factors, is our Emotional Quotient (EQ): the ability to understand, use, and manage emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict. This is key! We all know people who are extremely intelligent with a high IQ, are very talented in a particular area, and have the “right” upbringing and education but struggle in achieving their potential. Why are we not the best version we are capable of being? It all starts with assessing our emotional well-being. There’s not a person out there that could not not benefit from looking at their EQ and assess how they can take it to a higher level being more understanding and empathetic to ourselves, others, and circumstances. It’s what I call living in the Inner Spirit – our true essence. We can all elevate our lives by looking closer at our social network and working on our E.Q. How?
Living WELL Aware Essential Element of Health and Happiness #11 is Seek and Secure Support. ASK FOR HELP! Increase your social circle with people more knowledgeable than you, with expertise in areas you desire. Search them out. Invest in your well-being by getting in their circle.
And, there’s LWA EE to H & H #10: Periodically Pause, Ponder, Plan, and for many Pray. It’s Mental Mastery / Mindfulness Meditation. Why should we and how do we increase our EQ? Our emotional health is the framework for all aspects of our lives: physical, social, and financial. While we are all literally programmed neurologically over the decades to think, feel, and act in certain ways, the great news is that we can all rewire our nervous system to perform better – to achieve our potential. That’s a FACT! But HOW does this happen!
We can literally change the functioning of our brain with lifestyle changes through 3 processes: 1.) Neurogenesis – creation of new brain cells; 2.) Neuroplasticity – rewiring of the connections of brain cells; 3.) Epigenetics – altering the function of our genes. How we live our lives matters! Through such influencers as healthy food consumption, physical activity, mindfulness meditation, social interactions, pursuit of purpose, and challenging ourselves to dump self-limiting beliefs, we can get outside our box and create a life of possibilities. That’s what Living WELL Aware is all about!
Let’s all look at the many aspects of what determine our potential to have the life we desire and deserve. Thanks for traveling this journey with us, getting closer to the amazing version you are capable of BEing. ONWARD!
It’s NOT too late! Register for the LWA 2021 Group 3 Webinar Series. Webinar #1 of 13 is Tuesday Sept 28 at 6:30pm. Recordings are available for 72 hours if you are not able to attend all the live sessions on Zoom. Contact Amy NOW for details at firstname.lastname@example.org
THANKS to Altrusa International District Nine. I’m looking forward to speaking at your leadership conference in Garland Texas this week. Let’s LEAD by example. That’s Living WELL Aware!
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