by Dana Cavalea April 22, 2019

Hey Team!

Hope you had a great weekend!

This was a great one for me.... seeing family... playing with my niece.. and enjoying just being outside!

Nothing better....

It is amazing how some experiences and conversations can bring us so much joy... and others...

Well.. they can leave us feeling depleted!

Can you relate?

Whenever I am around kids... especially those under 10.. .it is like being in a time vacuum.. and as the great Billy Joel says, "You get to leave all your problems behind".....

Why is that?

Well.. we are so caught in to moment.. that we are not paying attention to ourselves... we are actually PRESENT for what is in front of us...

Instead of playing the mental tennis match that most adults play...

The constant validating, strategizing, and "figuring it out" game that tends to last way to long... day after day....

Being in the moment is the magic....

Unfortunately, as we get older, being in the moment is something we do less and less..

Maybe there were moments that hurt us in our past.. and we looked at being in the moment as "harmful"... but I will tell you this.. it is all we have.

I have a close friend and mentor.. her name is Anita... she lives in Florida and is 90 years old....

She told me, "Be where you are... that is where you are supposed to be."...

How many of us can actually apply that advice?

We are so conditioned to be chasing the next thing... 

Winning that next promotion or contract...

That we forget to appreciate where we are...what we have done.. and how far we have come...

So here is an exercise for you...

Think about where you were 5 years ago: Write it down...

Think about where you are now: Write it down...

Answer the question: Have I advanced myself from 5 years ago to today?

Write down 5 things you have accomplished during those 5 years that you are most proud of.....

Now, this exercise should take all of 10minutes...

And when you complete it... 

Keep it on your desk for a morning review....

You see, so many of us are conditioned to be chasing NEXT, that we do not even realize what we have done up until this point!

Gotta give yourself some praise every so often... like daily....

That will ease the self inflicted negative thoughts of "not being enough"... or thinking "you could be so much more than you are right now.."

This exercise will let you appreciate where you are RIGHT NOW.

No mistakes...

No accidents...

We all pace differently....

Remember that...

YOU are where you are for a reason... 

If you have not been doing the work.. that may be the reason...

But if you have been doing the work... there may be other reasons like you just not being "ready" for more.. 

But keep doing the work... without forcing a result.. and over time.. your answers will present themselves...

And over the next 5-years.. your list of accomplishments will continue to grow...

Remember this though... there is no substitute for happiness...

You can not buy it...

You can only activate it from within...

That starts with your thoughts...

That includes being appreciative of all you have and where you are going!

Chase Greatness..

Do the work...

Let's GO!

COACH DANA CAVALEA

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Dana Cavalea
Dana Cavalea

Dana Cavalea is the World Champion Director of Strength and Conditioning & Performance of the New York Yankees. Currently, he is a High Performance Speaker & Consultant to Pro Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, and Workforces on lifestyle strategies to reduce stress, improve work/life integration, and most importantly improve daily performance /outcomes. Book Dana to Speak at your Company Event or Conference Today!


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