#MindfulMonday | Express Yourself

Don’t assume that how you express yourself is enough to carry the message others need to hear.

At work, don’t end the conversation with your willingness to take on a project or role; take the next step of sharing your enthusiasm for its potential impact, as in, “I’m excited to take this on because of . . .” instead of only saying, “Yes, I’ll do this.”

At home, don’t take the excitement and affection of your friends and family for granted; let them know—frequently, and with gusto—just how much they mean to you and the difference they’ve made in your life.

The portrait of your life—who you are, how you feel, and where you stand—is yours to paint.

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Head to Heart

copyright 2014 Jenifer Madson