“Strengthen the individual. Start with yourself. Define who you are. Choose your destination and articulate your being.” —Dr. Jordan Peterson
How important is it right now to have the power of clarity? Without it, we all tend to procrastinate at work, become disconnected to the needs of our spouse/partner or tend to gravitate toward other people’s purpose or direction. When we’re unable to communicate with clarity, the meaning behind what we are trying to relate is misinterpreted or altogether misunderstood. Clarity is power!
There aren’t many things more powerful than a life lived with passionate clarity. In order to level up your personal development game, you need to learn how to set and get goals. But, without clarity on what you want, going from point A to point B could be a rollercoaster ride with all the emotional highs and lows included.
Prior to any new undertaking, whatever the size, it’s worth pausing and asking ourselves how much clarity we need to succeed. One of the most effective ways of goal setting with clarity is to envision the outcome.
As a stronger believer of manifestation, I visualize in detail the scenario of my success after months of planning. Write everything down in a gratitude journal and frequently read them aloud to get the universal energy to boost them.
Just like any well-built home, you will need to create a detailed blueprint to follow, and be flexible enough to recognize elements to modify the plans as you execute them. Envision the actions to execute the plans, so you can foresee any possible challenges. Lastly and most importantly, take actions that are measurable, so you can check the progress of your achievement.
Uncertainty is the only certainty. Time is always uncertain, with so many variables to consider. We can only control our own choices. As we adapt to the challenges and pivot to stay on course, we need to stay focused on the big picture.
Keeping a gratitude journal is very helpful, as it goes deep into the core components of our personal growth. Even with short, simple and insightful entries, writing intentions creates an awareness of being.
Waking up with a grateful heart is a practice I do daily. I am thankful for what I have been blessed with in the past, in the present, and for everything I will be blessed with in the future. This insightful exercise is a clear way to positively start your day.
This week has been exceptionally happy because my surfing hero daughter, Jordan Valdes, came home to take a much-needed break from her relief efforts in Siargao. Eternally grateful to good friend Niño Barbers who brought Jordan home; he took care of her throughout the 12-hour trip from Siargao to Surigao to Butuan to Manila.
Jordan is still raising funds to help rebuild homes in Siargao. You can donate to her directly through BPI, Jordan Valdes, account no. 0329113671; BDO, Jordan Valdes, account no. 006868110057; GCash, Jordan Valdes, 0917-5229331. For overseas donations, she also has Paypal: email@example.com.
To assist her with her courageous and admirable deeds, Red Charity Gala partner Kaye Tiñga and I are planning to have a pop-up of “preloved” luxury goods next month in Kaye’s shop, W/17. We are surely going to have fun while raising funds for this worthy cause.
My travel buddy and Tatler Philippines editor Anton San Diego shared with me the feature of Jordan’s experience that was included in the new digital section of Tatler Asia (tatlerasia.com/the-scene/people-parties/what-is-the-t-1). Others featured are YouTube sensation Small Laude, handsome couple Ludo Branellec and Raf Fortus, and many more.
I am also grateful for completing a six-week life design workshop with Vancouver-based life coach Eileen Juan (Tickled Pink POP or Eileen A. Juan on Facebook). Blessed to have been included in this Zoom workshop; I have learned so many valuable skills that I will surely adapt, especially during this important transition in my life. The path to transformation is a journey that needs to be focused on to fully express our truest and most meaningful potential
There are many exercises to achieve this.
Habits, by definition, are constant choices that we all make—sometimes deliberately, other times without stopping to think. Unconsciously, we take action automatically with no moral judgment at times. But when we stop to choose to break a bad habit, we need to focus on understanding the importance of that correct choice. We can rebuild these patterns in whichever way we choose.
The workshop was full of insightful tips for higher self-growth and taking the responsibility of self-care. We must consider what is truly good for ourselves and what makes us truly happy. We also need to surround ourselves with people who support us upwards and will be sharing the same energies. As they say, “Your vibe attracts your tribe!”
Set proper mindset
Morning meditations are so beneficial. Eileen shared so many methods of effectively starting the morning to set the proper mindset. She also recommended many books to read, like “12 Rules of Life” by Dr. Jordan Peterson.
Over the years, former Harvard and current University of Toronto professor and clinical psychologist Dr. Peterson has developed what he believes to be a definitive set of rules for leading a successful and fulfilling life.
Some important tips for me include: Always tell the truth. Admit and learn from the past, make order of its chaos and work toward not repeating the same mistakes. Pay close attention.
As I celebrate my Valentine’s Day dateless for the first time in years, I am still excited to share the love of family and friends.
I would like to greet good friends Abet and Pinky Antonio as they celebrate their 30th anniversary tomorrow in beautiful Alphaland Baguio Mountain Lodges.
Today, PR guru Sunny Ku celebrates his birthday! There is really much to be grateful for! Happy Valentine’s Day to all!
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