Many business owners talk about their work in terms of the features it offers, but it’s much more powerful to talk about the benefits customers receive. A feature is descriptive; a benefit is emotional.
Aida Ingram Aninspiredyou
I love God (Team Jesus), people, places (esp warm places), cooking, eating amazing food (esp seafood), books and learning new things, and things..mostly technology! I am the CEO of An Inspired You, and the CES of Revelation 19:13.
At times, people deliberately choose to procrastinate. They might decide to put something off because it’s low on their priority list or because they want to think things over before making a decision or taking action. They use procrastination to give themselves time to reflect, to clarify options, or to focus on what seems most important.
To bring new behavior into being takes work. Our brains have enormous “plasticity,” meaning they can create new cells and pathways. But it takes certain mental preparation, particular awarenesses and attitudes, and lots of practice to create a pathway to the new options (six to nine months, say many brain scientists—so much for those seven-day-wonder programs).
once you learn your particular success formula, once you’ve cultivated new inner and outer emotional, mental, and spiritual resources, you can apply those to anything you want to cultivate in yourself.
there are three things needed to make any change, mental, emotional, or physical: desire, intent, and persistence.
the process is not about getting rid of bad habits—the pathway to your current behavior is there for life, baby—but building new, more positive ones.
The Zone is the ability to perform at your highest level in whatever domain of life. It is not a phenomenon exclusive to sports; it exists in every endeavor to which men and women apply themselves.
take a moment before going to bed and thinking of a question or important situation to dream about often leads to dreams that unmask hidden obstacles and clarify important issues.
there is such a thing as human perfection, it seems to emerge precisely from how we handle the imperfection that is everywhere, especially our own. What a clever place for God to hide holiness, so that only the humble and earnest will find it! A “perfect” person ends up being one who can consciously forgive and include imperfection rather than one who thinks he or she is totally above and beyond... imperfection. It becomes sort of obvious once you say it out loud. In fact, I would say that the demand for the perfect is the greatest enemy of the good. Perfection is a mathematical or divine concept, goodness is a beautiful human concept that includes us all.
A letter, it seems to me, requires one crucial quality that few electronic messages attain: an old-fashioned word, consideration. Writing a letter is an act of considering.