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Wednesday Wisdom

Seed tomorrow with wise change today!

As I live this first month of a New Year, I contemplate specific changes I want to make as the rest of the months unfold. 

Although I may not remember when I first read who said what, there are thoughts that have stayed with me from the first time I read them:

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.

Change is painful, but less painful than staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

All things are difficult before they are easy.

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but few think of changing themselves.

Be the change you want to see in the world.

All change starts with self.

God willing, we’ll have 11 more months of 2021 to make changes that will make a difference with what matters most.

No better day than today to start the process.

Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day!

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Marilynn Semonick, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)

Educator, Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Professional Speaker

Marilynn@marilynnsemonick.com

Wednesday Wisdom

Seed tomorrow with wise healing today!

If you’re reading this, I will imagine you love this country as much as I do. And, the events over the last week have been gut wrenching. Democracies are fragile and need to be understood and sustained by their people. Former first lady Michelle Obama, in a statement addressing last Wednesday’s violence at our sacred US Capitol reminds us of OUR responsibility now:

The work of putting America back together, of truly repairing what is broken, isn’t the work of any individual politician or political party. It’s up to each of us to do our part. To reach out. To listen. And to hold tight to the truth and values that have always led this country forward. It will be an uncomfortable, sometimes painful process. But if we enter into it with an honest and unwavering love of our country, then maybe we can finally start to heal.

Many have felt the need for healing for quite some time now.  The restorative process is not easy nor without pain, however, if we want our republic to sustain itself, the great experiment we are experiencing needs our help. If not you, who?  If not now, when? If now together, how?

Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day!

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Marilynn Semonick, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)

Educator, Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Professional Speaker

Marilynn@marilynnsemonick.com

Seed tomorrow with wise habit forming today!

Here we are . . . 2021. Reflecting upon the past and welcoming the new, many think about things they began doing differently in 2020. Some we did so routinely they became new habits. It’s now time to make intentional decisions about what to carry into the New Year and what to leave behind. Centuries ago, Aristotle reminded us:

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

Character rises from an amalgamation of our patterns . . . as you sow, so shall you reap. January 2022 will appear faster than we expect. We will, once again, look back with satisfaction or regret. So, let’s welcome the New Year with deliberation, purpose, and resolve as our behaviors become expressions of who we are through the consistent, unconscious patterns in our daily lives.

Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day!

Visit http://www.The Success Studio.com . . . Learn Lavishly. Live Significantly. Leave a Legacy.

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Marilynn Semonick, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)

Educator, Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Professional Speaker

Marilynn@marilynnsemonick.com

Wednesday Wisdom

Seed tomorrow with wise creation today!

Well, here we are, about to turn the page on another new chapter. A New Year awaits; empty pages lie ahead. Pick up your pen and intentionally inscribe each day with purpose and clarity as you give attention to that which matters most, with the knowledge that all will not evolve as we want, rather as it will be. Eckhart Tolle reminds us:

Accept – then act.

Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.

Always work with it, not against it.

This will miraculously transform your life.

Hum . . . not certain I can always practice this notion; however, intuitively know it has profound power to convert frustration and anger to hope and increased personal governance.

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Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day!

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Marilynn Semonick, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)

Educator, Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Professional Speaker

Marilynn@marilynnsemonick.com

Wednesday Wisdom

Seed tomorrow with wise spirit today!

‘Tis the season for warm wishes. We received a greeting card that states it well:

The spirit of the season is a sweet, internal peace that affirms the power of kindness and charity. It is simply an honest spirit of love for all humanity, the force that moves us to give what we can, to help as we are able, and to always be of kind comfort.

I pray for joy in our hearts, hope in our collective consciousness, love to forgive, and peace upon the Earth.

Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day!

Visit http://www.The Success Studio.com . . . Learn Lavishly. Live Significantly. Leave a Legacy.

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To read archived Wednesday Wisdoms visit http://www.thesuccessstudio.wordpress.com

Marilynn Semonick, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)

Educator, Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Professional Speaker

Marilynn@marilynnsemonick.com

Wednesday Wisdom

Seed tomorrow with wise respect today!

It’s that time of the year again for increased kindness, joy, giving, and thoughtfulness (if only we could do that all year round!).  I’m a practicing Christian and celebrate the sacredness of Christmas. However, if I do not know the faith of another when I extend holiday wishes, I respectfully say, Happy Holidays, since there are approximately 29 holidays observed by 7 of the world’s major religions between November 1 and January 24.

When someone says ‘Happy Holidays’ it is not to be politically correct nor is it a war on Christmas. It’s called respect.

May we all be reverent with our way of worship and not diminish or dismiss any holy day, rather allow all to honor their own.

Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day!

Visit http://www.The Success Studio.com . . . Learn Lavishly. Live Significantly. Leave a Legacy.

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Marilynn Semonick, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)

Educator, Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Professional Speaker

Marilynn@marilynnsemonick.com

Wednesday Wisdom

Seed tomorrow with wise inner work today!

How many times have you heard: We’re all in this together!

Nelson Mandela understood this as he addressed the nation in his inaugural speech (excerpts):

Out of the experience of an extraordinary human disaster that lasted too long,

must be born a society of which all humanity will be proud.

The time for the healing of the wounds has come.

The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come.

The time to build is upon us.

We understand that there is no easy road to freedom.

We know it well that none of us acting alone can achieve success.

We must therefore act together as a united people, for national reconciliation,

for nation building, for the birth of a new world.

Echoing Marianne Williamson’s words, Mandela reminded us:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Our inner work affects our families, communities, nations, and the world.  May we remain present, kind, and in the learning mode, remembering that we’re all in this together.

One person’s awakening will enlighten countless others.   ~ Shinto Ito

Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day!

Visit http://www.The Success Studio.com . . . Learn Lavishly. Live Significantly. Leave a Legacy.

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Marilynn Semonick, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)

Educator, Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Professional Speaker

Marilynn@marilynnsemonick.com

Wednesday Wisdom

Seed tomorrow with wise blessings today!

Every year, deep reflection starts with Thanksgiving as I examine the year I’ve lived and imagine the one that is around the corner. The following, A Franciscan Benediction, is a prayer that consistently keeps me grounded, on purpose, and recalibrates my perspective:


May God bless you with discomfort…
Discomfort at easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships,
Discomfort, so that you will live deep within your heart.

May God bless you with anger…
Anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people,
Anger, so that you will work for justice, freedom, and peace.

May God bless you with tears…
Tears to shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, starvation and war,
Tears, so that you will reach out to comfort them
And turn their pain into joy.

And, may God bless you with foolishness…
Foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world,
Foolishness, so that you will do what others claim cannot be done.


And, to that I say Amen.

Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day!

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Marilynn Semonick, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)

Educator, Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Professional Speaker

Marilynn@marilynnsemonick.com

Wednesday Wisdom

Seed tomorrow with wise thanksgiving today!

This has been a different year, challenging most of us month-after-month, and for many, the most devastating time of their life. Yet, tomorrow, most of us will bow our heads in sincere gratitude for the life we have the luxury of living. A life that offers us an opportunity to think about the people who have encouraged, supported, and in many cases, sustained us in moments that felt too heavy for us to carry ourselves. It’s a good day to remember Albert Schweitzer’s words:

At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us

I, like most of you, cherish people in my life who have helped to define me, redefine me, and supported my transcendence beyond my own definition. Tomorrow, I will begin and end my day with prayers of thanks to who lend me their light to find my own inner strength and to the courage they have offered to help me to move beyond my limitations.

Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day!

Visit http://www.The Success Studio.com . . . Learn Lavishly. Live Significantly. Leave a Legacy.

www.marilynnsemonick.com

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Marilynn Semonick, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)

Educator, Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Professional Speaker

Marilynn@marilynnsemonick.com

Wednesday Wisdom

Seed tomorrow with wise tending today

I saw this sign posted in the window of a business yesterday and immediately thought “how appropriate:”

A miraculous healing awaits this planet once we accept our new responsibility to collectively tend the Garden, rather than fight over the Turf.

May nurturing begin as soon as possible!

Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day . . . Make this moment matter!! 

Learn Lavishly. Live Significantly. Leave a Legacy.

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