Balancing Your Life

A cease and desist demand is "an order from an administrative agency to refrain from a method of competition or a labor practice found by the agency to be unfair." Have you ever experienced something that seemed unfair and wanted to quit?

How to be more intentional,

think more clearly,

do more consistently,

and have what really matters.

Desisting vs. Persisting

Dick Biggs

A cease and desist demand is "an order from an administrative agency to refrain from a method of competition or a labor practice found by the agency to be unfair." Have you ever experienced something that seemed unfair and wanted to quit?

Do you know people who are merely existing due to a "cease and desist" mentality?

Generally, if something is worth pursuing in life, the journey will be difficult. That`s why you should never underestimate the power of persistence. One of the best teachers of persistence is your life`s critical turning points.

Expect to experience three to nine turning points or "significant changes" in your life. The transitions can be happy experiences, such as graduation, work promotions, marriage, children, and the start of a business. Or they can be unhappy times, such as job losses, divorce, financial setbacks, health problems, and the death of loved ones.

Turning points can provide perspective, which is the ability to view major changes within the large framework of your lifetime, letting the healing power of time prevail. By learning from your turning points, you can grow at a deeper level. And isn`t persistence all about time and growth?

In the following exercise, list the years of your turning points, what the significant changes were and, if enough time has elapsed, what the long-term impact has been:

Year Turning Point Impact

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2. ______________________________________________

3. ______________________________________________

4. ______________________________________________

5. ______________________________________________

6. ______________________________________________

7. ______________________________________________

8. ______________________________________________

9. ______________________________________________

Dick Biggs is president of Biggs Optimal Living Dynamics. An inspirational speaker, he is the author of If Life Is a Balancing Act, Why Am I So Darn Clumsy? For more information about Mr. Biggs, call (770) 886-3035. His Web site is http://biggspeaks.home.mindspring.com.

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