Ya Just gotta- keep going. Yup, when you have identified your goals and have taken steps to achieve them, you still need to keep moving.
What’s the next thing you need to do? Who do you need to contact? Keep on top of this all of this and keep taking those steps. Keep making those decisions. Keep going. Adjust if you need to but don’t ever stand still. You are worth the time and effort
So will you ride it out…the “storm” that sometimes comes along when people don’t like your ideas? Will you step out to claim them or will you let criticism stop you; will you let it be drowned by “you can’t do that” or “it will never work”
I read somewhere that an idea goes through three phases:
You can’t do that- it’s impossible
Maybe it can work but on a very limited basis
I knew it was a great idea all along
Don’t wait for phase three- follow your heart now!
Are you rushing through your daily affirmations and your journaling? Or are you taking time to consider your words carefully, saying affirmations slowly and with feeling and giving thought about what you write?
If you rush through just to get them over with then you just may find they are not too effective. If you scribble in your journal you may find later that you can’t even read what you wrote.
Take your time, put out positive loving feelings into each word you say and write. I think you’ll be pleased with the results
Take a good look…at yourself. Look at all those wonderful qualities you have. There is no one in the world quite like you.
So many times, we put ourselves down. We play up the things that we might not be so good at and downplay all those things that we really do well. Somehow those things just aren’t that important; anybody can do those anyway.
But that is not true. You may have a way with words, while another does not. You might be good t math, while another (and I’m one of them) needs a calculator for everything. You might have an artistic flare while another can draw only stick figures.
Are you practicing it…gratitude? Do you make it a point to give thanks for all the good in your life? Do you get up in the morning and as your feet hit the ground say “thank you” for being here- another day on this glorious earth? Or do you get up, throw the covers off and then utter and expletive and literally “curse” the day? You hate your boss, your house, your spouse- and the kids are driving you nuts and it’s only 7am!
Go talk to someone who has no job and is struggling to find one. Or talk to that homeless man living by the dumpsters about how you don’t like your house anymore. Or the elderly gentleman who just lost his wife of sixty years- they went everywhere together. Or the young mother who buried her child- pediatric cancer and only five years old.
After you do that, do you still want to curse the day and be angry with your boss or your spouse? Will you still be angry at your kids that they’re making so much noise?
You make the decision…about how you feel when things happen to you.
Do you see a “problem” as a chance to grow, as a chance to learn new things?Do you go into it with an open mind and work toward the best possible outcome?
Or do you allow problems to devastate you and leave you immobile? Do you see the as thick, concrete walls that are impossible to climb? Do you say to yourself that no matter what, this will NOT have a good outcome?
You have two ways to look at this- one way will help you- and one way will not.
It’s a new week. It’s a brand new slate for us. Are you going to take it?
Are you going to view this new week as the gift it is, or will you occupy it mulling over mistakes from last week. Will you carry those heavy chains around with you or will you choose to drop them and embrace this new opportunity?
Let me ask you this- which way will serve you better? I think you know the answer to that.