New Optimal Paradigm

Most organizations consist of management and employees. Managers usually demonstrate good people skills and are expected to manage the job functions of their employees. Extraordinary managers base their decisions and directives on extraordinary positive thinking, whereas moderately competent managers primarily employ mediocre positive thinking. Good employees simply employ their managers' directives effectively. The dominant thinking and work environment are usually suboptimal. Are you willing...

Optimal Forward Planning

You need to know where you are if you want to use a map to help you to arrive at a chosen destination. Only when you know where you stand now do you have the basis for determining exactly where you want to go and how to get there. In the forward planning process you start from where you are. You move forward as far as you can see, and when you arrive at that point, you look farther. You write down your SUPREME goals in order of priority and then move into action. You continually ask yourself,...

Overpowered by Emotions

Anita and Lionel were intensely attracted to each other some ten years ago. Anita had suffered tremendous hurt when Lionel later rejected her now, suddenly, he was in her life again. When she heard his voice again for the first time, her heart pounded violently and she struggled to speak articulately. Within a few minutes she was mindlessly snacking even though she wasn't hungry. Have you ever had feelings that were threatening to your sense of security It's not the presence of emotions that...

Write Down Your Supreme Goals

The results of a 1973 survey revealed some enlightening information about the value of written goals. In 1953, a group of graduating students at Yale University was asked a series of questions, which included, Have you set clear, specific goals for your life Have you written them down and have you made plans to accomplish them Of those interviewed, 3 percent had written down their goals and formulated specific plans to attain them. Twenty years later the surviving members of that class were...

4 Suboptimal Thinking Is Not the Mental Basis of Peak Performance

You may ask What is peak performance Many professionals claim that if we think positively display courage, persistence, and self-reliance and use their suggested techniques for setting goals, managing time, and relating to others, then we will achieve peak performance. Such qualities and techniques are certainly constructive ingredients for success, but what is essential for peak performance is peak or Optimal Thinking. We cannot function at our peak when we think in suboptimal terms. Whenever...

Five Optimal Questions to Start Your

Imagine yourself starting each day with five Optimal questions, such as 1. What is supremely important to me 2. What are my most important goals today 3. Which actions will be most beneficial for my self-confidence and self-respect today 4. What will make each task today most profitable beneficial enjoyable 5. What is the most constructive use of my time right now Now, write down five Optimal questions to answer every morning. The answers will stimulate you to make the most of your life

Rate Your Self Esteem Purpose and Goals

The following questionnaire will enable you to assess your self-esteem, purpose, and goals. Simply circle the number that best describes your thoughts about yourself and your current situation. Then add your score. 3 Always 1 Reasonably or sometimes 2 Usually or often 0 Rarely or never 1. I am confident that I can enjoy the best in life. 2. I feel competent to deal with my life. 3. I accept all parts of my personality. 4. I am comfortable expressing my thoughts, 7. I can rely on myself to make...

What Is Optimal Thinking

Wisdom denotes the pursuit of the best ends by the best means. Have any of these thoughts ever crossed your mind I deserve the best in life. How can I make the most of this situation I'm taking the smartest actions toward my most important goal. What's the most constructive use of my time right now If you entertain such thoughts, please welcome yourself into the Optimal Thinking community. Optimal Thinking is the language of your highest self. It empowers you to be your best and stops you from...

Optimal Affirmations

Make it your business to talk Optimally to yourself at any given moment. Give OptiSelf, your highest self, complete freedom to optimize all your suboptimal voices. By using Optimal affirmations you can create an emotional climate of supreme self-confidence, where your most positive feelings can flourish. Here are some examples I love myself unconditionally. I take the best actions to resolve my disturbing feelings. I feel my best when I do my best. I am completely capable of making myself...

Suboptimal Communication

All of us have experienced the frustration of ineffective communication. You have, I'm sure, participated in conversations where one party gained at another's expense. You have felt manipulated in some of your communications. You may have manipulated others. You have shared your heart, only to discover that the other person didn't care. Divorces, broken hearts, disappointing careers, and broken dreams can all result from ineffective attempts to relate to others. During the past two decades,...

Powe Of Positive Radiant Thinking

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Fear of Pain

Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt. Give Most parents do their best to shield their young children against pain. Sometimes, however, they protect themselves from their own pain by stopping the children from expressing theirs. We grow up afraid of pain and develop defenses to protect us from experiencing it. Have you ever been hurt and then stopped risking because you were afraid of more pain You cannot eliminate pain in life, but you can minimize it by learning what hurts...

Mental Wavelengths

No doubt you have experienced different levels of thinking in your work situation. At AnyBiz, the employees are on different mental wavelengths. Let's listen in on a conversation between two line managers at AnyBiz who are selecting a candidate for promotion. If you were top management, which candidate would you choose Mediocre Mary We need a new manager. John is a good person and could become a good manager. Extraordinary Ed John is a good worker, but I think Steven would be an outstanding...

Which Optimal Visualizations Will Be Most Helpful in Accomplishing Your Supreme Goal

Colonel Harvey Johnson was an enthusiastic golfer whose score was consistently around 90. He stopped playing golf for eight years. The next time he played eighteen holes of golf, he shot a 75. For those eight years Colonel Johnson had been a prisoner of war in Vietnam, isolated from others that whole time. Initially he feared for his sanity but after a few months he decided to take total control of his mind. He set a SUPREME goal to achieve a score of 75 when he next played eighteen holes of...

Visualize Your Best Self

Your imagination is the preview to life's coming attractions. Our minds can't easily distinguish between what we visualize and what we actually experience. Many experiments support this. One well-known experiment by psychologists involved a number of men divided into three groups. One group practiced basketball every day, the second mentally visualized themselves practicing, and the third the control group did neither. The study found that the men who physically practiced and those who mentally...

Optimal Reverse Planning

In the reverse planning process, you break down your most compelling dreams and SUPREME goals into realistic action steps. You begin by listing your Optimal dreams and goals. Dreams are desires that do not have a clear series of steps attached to their fulfillment. Never judge or discount dreams they are real and meaningful to you. They become goals when you can clearly define the specific actions necessary to achieve them. Because impulsively set and casually entertained goals are often...