Learn- to trust your capabilities. Trust yourself. When you feel moved to do something then move forward. When you feel you can do something new, there’s a reason for that- it’s your inner voice telling you that you can. Go with it. Believe in it.Believe in yourself.
When you feel the fear of “second guessing” yourself start to surface then push it back. Remind yourself how far you’ve come- and you know what? You can take yourself the rest of the way too.
Just step back for a moment…before you get angry. Stop and think, because at this point you can still turn it around and look for a calm solution. One you start screaming, however, anger can escalate. And then it can ruin your day. It can cause you to say things that you might not have said when you are calm- things you could regret.
So before you let anger get started, cut it off before it has the chance to bloom.
You’re doing it right now- you are creating your future; with your thoughts, feelings about those thoughts and the action you take because of them. You have set the wheels in motion- the train has left the station. But where that train goes is up to you.
Will it visit sunny skies; will it see smiling faces and know success? Only you know that, and knowing that your thoughts and feelings have real power what will you do with them?
You are the engineer of your life. You are steering that train. Remember that when you start to feel fearful or doubt yourself. What thought can you substitute to make you feel better? When you have it- hold onto it and steer that train towards a sunny sky.
Take that leap of faith today! If there is something that you’ve been wanting to do but are afraid then today’s the day to push that fear aside. Don’t worry what others may think or say, because it’s your life and it’s time you made the most of it. So stand up straight and do it.
Watch your words. Watch what you say. Your words have the ability to encourage and soothe. They have the ability to bring a smile to someone’s face and to encourage them to take those first steps. They have the ability to send a heart soaring.
But they also have the ability to destroy hope. They have the ability to ruin a day. They have the ability to instill fear where there was none before.
Watch your words. Make them kind and uplifting. If you must criticize, then do it constructively. Don’t blindly shoot out cruel things. Once those words are out you can’t take them back. Words are powerful. Use them for good.
Are you keeping track…of the things you want to accomplish? Do you keep a journal of what you want and the steps you’ve taken (or need to take) to set your dreams in motion and do you take the time to review what you’ve written daily?
Keeping written records not only keeps you organized but keeps you inspired…you see what you want and see what you’ve done to get there. it gives you motivation to keep moving and reviewing them at night cements them in your dreams.
Is there someone in your life that you haven’t spoken to in awhile- after having a silly disagreement?
Maybe it was an argument years ago- nobody eve n remembers what it was about, you just know you’re angry about it and so-and-so never should have said or done what they did.
But still it goes on- you never call this person anymore. You never stop to visit them or drop them a line. You miss them- and sometimes you think that you should reach out. You want to…but then you don’t. “Let them call me,” you say to yourself. And then you go on feeling bad.
Today- right now-this is it- your sign. Yes, I’m talking to you. Call that person today. Make amends. Life is too short. You’ll be happy you did.
Are you communicating actively to those close to you about your wants and needs- or do you just assume they can read your mind?
Do you sit and pout because your significant other didn’t remember that you casually mentioned that you wanted to try the new restaurant in town and then said nothing more about it- and now it’s Friday night and you’re angry because they didn’t suggest that you go there? Then why not say “I’d like to try that new restaurant in town; why don’t we go this Friday night?”
People are not mind readers. Each person has a myriad of thoughts, concerns, hopes and fears. Knowing this, it is up to us to clearly communicate what it is we want and not get angry because that person is not hanging onto every single word we say and putting those words above everything that they are thinking or worrying about.
Be direct- in a kind and compassionate way but say what you mean.
Notice them…your feelings. They are your true barometers; they are your measuring sticks and your compass about the direction you’re going in.
If something doesn’t feel right; if it feels “off” somehow then don’t ignore it. Stop and really think about what you’re doing. If it still makes you uncomfortable then maybe it’s time you changed your path…or at least made a slight adjustment
Give your inner self credit for knowing what’s best for you. Trust it. And go with your gut.