When Nothing Really Means Something

When you don’t know what to do, do nothing

Take some time to think about what you want to do and what is the most appropriate action to take to deal with a particular person and situation. Put yourself in the other person’s shoes and think about how they might feel or think about your action. Avoid ruminating and procrastinating and set a time to take your action and make it happen.

When you don’t know what to say, say nothing

Someone once told me that when you talk a lot it’s because you are feeling defensive and trying to say anything even though you don’t know what to say. Silence feels uncertain and uncomfortable and while you may see it as a formidable enemy, it is actually your greatest ally. Take some time to just listen to what the other person is saying and to what they are not saying. When you feel ready to say something, choose your tone and your words carefully and find the right time in the conversation to say those words so that they will have the most impact and will elicit the right response.

When you don’t know what to think, think nothing

Allow yourself at least one hour of focused uninterrupted thinking time every day. Empty your mind of all thoughts, be still and silent and just focus on listening to your breath. When you are completely relaxed, you will be more alert and aware and your mind will start to fill up with fresh, new and creative ideas. Give yourself the time, space and energy to explore these ideas and assess their value. Always have a pen and paper handy so that you can write down your best ideas. Jot down any concerns, comments and questions.

When you don’t know what you want, want nothing

Be content with what you already have in your possession and with the people and situations that are in your life. Get rid of the toxic people and situations in your life. Take one day each week and avoid spending money. Spend one week going into stores and only spending money for necessities. Record every penny that you spend for a week. Think about what you already have in your personal and professional lives. You may want to ask yourself these questions and reflect on your answers. What do you have in abundance and what do you truly lack? What is it that you really want in addition to what you already have? Do you need money to get it or can you have it for free? How much time and energy will it take to get it? What do you want that will add value to your life and make you healthy and happy? Why are you not content with what you already have? 

Nothing really means something when you give yourself the time to realize the value of nothing.


About The Motivator Minute

The Motivator Minute is written by "The Motivator" who for the past 18 years has been a motivational and leadership coach for business, life and career. She offers her international clientele a creative approach to coaching, training and promoting. Her greatest strength is that she gives her clients her energy, enthusiasm, knowledge, experience, a commitment to their success and an abundance of creative ideas. She is a coach, leader, facilitator and motivational speaker who supports, encourages and motivates individuals to make positive and lasting changes in their personal and professional lives. She specializes in working with entrepreneurs who want to achieve greater success through increased business and personal visibility and credibility; with individuals who are experiencing career and life transitions and with an organization’s leaders so that they can do and be their best on the job and in their lives. Please note that all material on this blog is original and copyright protected. Copyright 2011 The Motivator All rights reserved.
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