A Winning Formula

While I’m in Washington D.C. giving two Energy Leadership workshops, I’ve asked a few fabulous bloggers to step in. Today’s post is by Kristin Barton Cuthriell.

What do you choose to see?

If you view the glass half empty, your focus will be on that which you do not have. If you view the glass half full, you will feel grateful for that which you have.

Perspective, my friend, perspective. It really is the key to happiness.

What glasses will you put on today? What will you choose to see? What will you choose to do? Where is your focus?

“From thoughts to feelings to actions, they will all react affirmatively when you stay inspired and get out in front of yourself in ways that are consistent with what you want to become. Declare yourself to be a genius, to be an expert, to be in an atmosphere of abundance, and keep that vision so passionately that you can do nothing but act upon it. As you do, you will send out the attraction energy that will work with you to materialize your actions based upon these stated declarations.”

-Dr. Wayne Dyer 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace

We often become what we believe ourselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. When I believe I can, I acquire the ability to do it, even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.”


“No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities always see them, for they’re always there.”

– Norman Vincent Peale

“Where there is no vision the people perish.”

-Proverbs 29:18

Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then we shall find the way.”

-Abraham Lincoln

A winning formula: Vision + Action + Lots and lots of hard work = Dream Realized

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The luxury of a half-empty glass (toughmindedoptimism.wordpress.com)

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Limitless Possibilities for Top Performers – What makes them tick? (bettermanagers.com)

Glass Half Full (thecriticalpath.info)

The Power of Intention (coalitionofpositiveenergy.com)

Kristin Barton Cuthriell, M.Ed, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist and educator currently working in private practice, counseling individuals, couples, and families. She utilizes a hope based cognitive behavior approach to therapy and other empirically validated treatments to help individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and difficult life transitions.

Prior to entering the mental health field, Kristin spent a decade teaching first, third, and sixth grades. She received a BA in Education from Virginia Tech and went on to earn her Master’s in Education and her Master’s in Social Work. Kristin also enjoys speaking and writing and is currently working on a book designed to help people live more fulfilling lives.

You can read her blog at http://letlifeinpractices.com/2012/09/09/a-winning-formula/