CB – Attention


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Today I focus my attention on my intentions. By tuning in to the quiet stillness inside, I gain clarity about what is important. As I go about the activities of my day with focus and resolve, I am present and tune in to the things that show up expectedly and unexpectedly. I give my devoted attention to the people whose lives I am fortunate enough to touch.

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. ~Simon Weil

To read about where my confidence building series originated, go HERE.

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CB – Peace


by Diane Painter

I take time to slow down and silently observe the world and myself. I look within for peace – that is there I find calm in my heart amidst noise and distraction. I move into the day quietly with a sense of clarity and resolve that enables me to be present in the now and open to serving myself, others and the world in a powerful, positive way. When I feel rushed or out of control, I pause and return to the quiet place inside to direct my actions toward consciously chosen intentions.

CB -peace quote


To read about where my confidence building series originated, go HERE.

Art created by Diane Painter

CB – Opportunity


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When I experience resistance, fear, or anger, I look deep inside at the story that’s playing in my head – I check in on what I am making up that creates challenge and difficulty. Rather than default to my typical patterns of thought and action, formed over a lifetime of experiences and influences, I choose to make a small shift in my thinking and look for the opportunity in what is before me.

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.

The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

~Winston Churchill


To read about where my confidence building series originated, go HERE.

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Confidence Building – Gratitude


I’ve decided to make November ‘Confidence Building’ month. I posted over at my Leading with Intention blog how I’ve been challenged recently with Sustaining Confidence. To support myself – and maybe you, too – I’m going to declare a word and mantra each day to move me toward greater integrity with myself and my Guiding Principles.


I am grateful for all the blessings in my life, among them my family, my friends, my home, and my work. Today I appreciate who I am and what I can do with the body, mind and spirit that I am. By practicing gratitude, I am shifting my energy to bring what I want into my life.