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Welcome to Stepping Into Transition, the newsletter
designed to help you navigate your way through the
challenges of change into an authentic and empowered
|Are You Driven By Internal Belief Or External Striving|
| ||There is a big difference in what drives people to want
to accomplish goals, make changes and achieve
success in their life. I believe that one way can
lead you to a life filled with contentment, appreciation
and positive energy while the other is often filled with
reactivity, endless striving and a sense of unease.|
It all comes down to asking a fundamental question. If
there is something important that you want to do or
achieve in your life, what makes you want to do or
achieve it? Many people are driven by an external
response to the circumstances, things or people in
their lives. There are quite a few stories out there
about people who spend their life chasing after wealth,
power or fame because they had something to prove.
Something to prove to their parents, their friends,
whoever they may be and for different reasons. Other
people pursue goals and success in order to meet the
expectations of others or from not wanting to
Whether people pursue their life goals from having to
prove something or trying to gain acceptance or
approval from others, their pursuit is driven by an
outside source that rarely brings peace of mind or
happiness. Although outer success can be achieved this
way, it often comes at the cost of true joy and
authenticity. Self worth does not need to be proven or
obtained. The restless pursuit of it is causing many
people to be burned out, stressed out and depleted.
The accomplishment of goals and success can be so
much sweeter if motivated from one's own values
and belief in self. This kind of motivation is derived
internally and is filled with trust, possibility and seeing
how your talents and passions can be realized to serve
you and others in the world. Success in the form of
money or wealth often comes this way, and it is a by-
product of positive energy flowing from the inside- out.
|Living From Internal Belief|
| ||It us said that the first key to change is awareness. If
you are aware that you have been driven by external
striving rather than internal belief, and you now want
to change that, acknowledge yourself for this insight.
You are on the first step on the path to authentic
growth and change.|
If you are ready to make some real shifts in your life
because you are tired of living from the outside- in,
and are ready to live and succeed from the inside- out,
I invite you to contact me for a complimentary
coaching session. Professional coaching is a powerful
vehicle to move you forward with inspired action
taking, structure and accountability to achieve a
meaningful and lasting success. I have helped many
people achieve the authentic change that they really
Contact me today by phone at 919-621-1578 or by e
mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule
your session. Your life is waiting for you. Its time for
you to discover it!
|This Month's Quote And Recommended Reading|
"Your vision will become clear only when you look into
your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks
If this month's topic appealed to you, you will
definitely enjoy "The Power Of Intention" by Dr. Wayne
Dyer. This is a wonderful book with great insight on
how to live a fulfilling life from the inside-out. Enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed this edition of Stepping Into
Transition. Until next time....Phil