Choose Your Inspirational Acronym For The Week

by Amit Sodha

in Inspiration


Last night I went to that new movie 2012 and it got me thinking about how I’d spend my last moments were the world to end. I’d like to think I live every moment to my last but I know it’s not true. I do however know that it’s a habit I wish to invoke and a powerful way to live life when kept in context.

So that also got me thinking about variety. I enjoy having variety in my life and I do get bored easily. I need to keep things fresh in order to maintain my enthusiasm for whatever it is I’m doing. Even on a day to day basis, unless I throw in some variety and change the way I focus, not only on my goals but on my moment to moment being, I tend to lose a bit of that zeal that keeps me going.

We’ve all seen the, new age, buzz words doing the rounds over the last few years but I think it’s time for a refresher! Remember that you can focus on any of these at any particular time and, if you’re having a bad day, where you’re feeling a bit unfocused, use this list to remind you of all the plucky new age, hip and happenin’, acronyms!

1. ARK – Act Of Random Kindness

Do an act of random kindness. Give some money to a beggar or pay for someone’s coffee. The options here are endless! Doing something for a stranger is always a powerful thing to do!

2. PIF – Pay It Forward

Do something big for someone and if they offer to return the favour say no! Ask them simply to pay if forward! Let those actions ripple.

3. LOA – Law Of Attraction

The law of attraction is always at work. It is always delivering to you. It works for me, every time. Find out what you want, and then ask for it! When it does come to you, remember it, how you did it and then keep doing it!

4. AOG – Attitude Of Gratitude

What was the last time you just stopped, for a couple of minutes, and gave thanks? Cultivate your attitude of gratitude. If you cannot find anything to be grateful for, you’re either not looking hard enough or, your life needs a big shift.

5. CANI – Constant And Never-Ending Improvement

You are perfect just the way you are. However if you decide you want to improve on perfection then CANI is the way to go! :-P

6. LOL – Laugh Out Loud

When was the last time you laughed so hard you were almost in pain? It’s never too late and you’re never too old! Watch some stand-up comedy You could also play some ‘morning jack’. If you’re not sure how to play let me know and it’s guaranteed to make you laugh!

7. JAM – Just A Minute

It only takes a minute to make a difference. Use those free minutes during the day wisely. It takes no effort at all to say ‘I’m sorry’ or to forgive someone.

Here’s some I made earlier :-)…

8. POC – Power Of Choice

Learn to exercise your volition or your conscious power of choice without worrying about the result. Just go for it! Remember that you decide how you respond to events and which ice-cream flavour to choose.

9. SOS – Simple Obvious Strategy

Is you life complicated? Maybe what you need is an SOS. (Simple obvious strategy) Sometimes all you need is a very clear cut simple and obvious way to change the results you’ve been getting. Create a new SOS for yourself!

10. FAF – Focus Act And Follow-Through

Start FAFing around! Know that if you want to get things done you have to FAF.

There we have it. A comprehensive list of inspirational acronyms you can remember and use at anytime. Do you have any of your own that you’ve invented? If so feel free to share them here.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Arvind Devalia

Excellent post Amit!

A timely reminder of how to stop faffing about, have a laugh, remember to make life simple and of course be in gratitude.

Just off for a walk in the sunshine to oay it forward and see what the law of attraction brings me:-)
.-= Arvind Devalia´s last blog ..How to Make your Own Luck, Even on Friday the 13th! =-.


2 Amit Sodha

Hey Arvind,

Thanks for sharing and you’re right it serves as a great reminder! Enjoy your walk and let us know what you attract! :-)


3 Arvind Devalia

Amit, the law of attraction took me to Tescos, the post office and the bank:-)

I took home some healthy ginger too!

Now I wonder what I had in mind before I left home?!
.-= Arvind Devalia´s last blog ..How to Make your Own Luck, Even on Friday the 13th! =-.


4 Amit Sodha

I’m not sure but I love ginger! ;-)


5 Oscar - freestyle mind

Hey Amit, nice list! I can easily get bored too and it’s hard sometimes to not waste time trying a lot of new things :D
.-= Oscar – freestyle mind´s last blog ..How To Keep Track Of What You’ve Learnt =-.


6 Amit Sodha

Hey Oscar, how true! (loved your latest post by the way!)


7 Evelyn Lim

I enjoyed the acronyms you published here! I didn’t know all of them.

2012 is a great movie? I guess I will try to catch it then!
.-= Evelyn Lim´s last blog ..How To Restore Inner Harmony =-.


8 Amit Sodha

Hey Evelyn,

Thanks for commenting. I thought the movie was ok. It was very long but the effects were amazing and I sort of like disaster films because they do make you think. :-)



9 Lana - DreamFollowers Blog

I loved this post Amit! I especially need SOS and FAF at this point in my life. I am already doing ARK, PIF and LOL on a pretty consistent basis:)
.-= Lana – DreamFollowers Blog´s last blog ..Finding Your Life Purpose: The Most Powerful Way to Discover What You Truly Want In Life =-.


10 Amit Sodha

Hey Lana,

Lots of LOL’s PIF’s and ARK’s….you go dudette! :-)


11 Walter

Very unique and simple to remember acronym. You have done a good job here in reminding us what we need to know when things go curve. :-)


12 Amit Sodha

Hey Walter,

Great to hear from you and thanks for checking out the blog. You’re right as it’s simple way of giving the self focus in times when we may struggle!

Thanks for sharing! :-)



Love it.. quirky and motivating. Definitely POC is my favorite :)
.-=´s last blog ..Inspiration and Motivation Come from Action =-.


14 Amit Sodha

Hey Amanda,

Great to hear from you and I’m flattered but grateful that POC is your favorite!! :-) x


15 Zengirl


Although I do many of these, I did not know as an acronyms, something new! Doing good for others sure makes one feed good about themselves.
.-= Zengirl´s last blog ..Stress Free Thanksgiving Party =-.


16 Amit Sodha

Hey Zengirl!

Glad you appreciated the post and thank you for sharing! :-)


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