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[success]Today is a new day. Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny! Let today be the day you stop being a victim of your circumstances and start taking action towards the life you want. ~ Steve Mariboli[/success]
Over the years and probably unconsciously, you’ve adopted some habits that haven’t served you well; habits that have sabotaged your every effort to live a successful, rewarding life.
You just have to get the fundamentals down, because without them nothing works well. And you get to the fundamentals by training yourself, until they become a part of who you are.
Step out into life and live it well, and remember any brick walls you encounter aren’t to keep you out, they’re merely a reminder that it’s time to grow a little bit because on the other side, your path continues, ever more beautiful.
Begin by asking yourself in each moment, with each event, is this leading me to the best experience possible?
1. Live your own truth
[success]The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche[/success]
Most people have a hard time separating themselves from the expectations of others. It’s often easier to give up who you are than to embark on the journey towards your true self. Towards your own dreams and desires.
Don’t be afraid. You can do it.
Begin by seeing your live as a privilege, not something to be endured, nor to be lived to someone else’s standards, but to be lived fully as you see fit. Dance, sing, feel joyful and relish who you are. And if you’re going to mess it up, and that’ll probably happen some time along the way, at least it’s your mess. You made the choices. Not someone else.
If you always believe in yourself, before too long others will come to believe in you too. And for those that don’t. It doesn’t matter.
Live your own truth…it’s fundamental.
2. Give up gossip
[success]Never to wrong others takes one a long way towards peace of mind. ~ Seneca.[/success]
We become what we repeatedly do. And many of us live life on autopilot where we repeat the same things on a daily basis.
This is all well and good if at the end of the day we can truly say, hand on heart, I lived a good day today, I have no regrets. I feel good about the way I used my time.
Gossip is focusing on all the things we don’t like or don’t want in our life.
Simply a distraction.
We know that it’s easier to talk about someone else’s flaws rather than look at our own but it’s taking us nowhere, except to attract into your world more experiences you won’t like. Experiences you’ll regret.
And honestly, if those flaws weren’t a match to something in us, we wouldn’t see them anyway.
Before indulging in any gossip ask yourself this question: will this conversation better my world? Will it lead to peace of mind?
Keep your focus fixed on what you want…it’s fundamental.
3. Don’t fear challenges
[success]Don’t give up! It’s not over. The universe is balanced. Every set-back bears with it the seeds of a come-back. ~ Steve Mariboli[/success]
Don’t ever lose sight of the fact that you are magnificent. There is no small you. You are part of the divine and capable of so much more than you give yourself credit for.
Everyone experiences challenges. What matters is how you decide to see them. Whatever choice you make, this is the way your life will be.
An empowered perspective always makes things easier and even when the challenges appear overwhelming, and all seems lost, you’ll often discover that you were a winner after all.
Will you be enriched by the challenges you encounter or will you allow them to diminish you, to poison your soul. You’re in charge, the choice is yours.
If you choose to see it this way, your challenges can be the forces that propel you forward, despite yourself, and remember they will pass, but the strength and skills you acquire from handling them will always be with you.
See a BIG you and a small everything else…this is fundamental.
4. Applaud your awesome
[success]The more you see yourself as what you’d like to become, and act as if
what you want is already there, the more you’ll activate those dormant
forces that will collaborate to transform your dream into your reality. ~ Wayne Dyer[/success]
You are awesome. Yes I’m talking to you.
You don’t have to be taught to be awesome. You’re already it. You don’t need to be taught to be unsinkable. You’re already it. Just as you’re already beautiful and worthy and strong.
You have exactly what you need to accomplish your heart’s desire, but a little reminder doesn’t come amiss. It’s time to live life on purpose, in relentless alignment with those yet to be fulfilled desires of your heart.
Get out of your own way, take that leap of faith and use the immeasurable power you’ve been gifted with. It’s time to bring your passion back to the forefront of living, to fulfill your true potential.
Stop taking any past mistakes so personally, it’s time to let go. Use them as guideposts, revealing to you the tweaks that need to be made to the beliefs you hold. Let go of any old habits of thought that say you can’t, you shouldn’t.
You can. You most definitely should.
What are you waiting for? You have everything you need to live a successful and rewarding life. Use it…that’s fundamental.
5. Notice the clues
[success]It’s all a matter of paying attention, being awake in the present moment…The magic in this world seems to work in whispers. ~ Charles de Lint[/success]
Every day we’re given personal cues to remind us of where we are and for the most part we don’t get the message. You are the originator of your life, learn to read the universal clues that help you to bring forth your dreams.
If you see or hear of someone who is sick the cue is to remember your health. Nurture yourself for a moment each day, because you deserve it.
If you read or hear a negative tale, it’s your cue to remind yourself how accentuating the positive feels so much better.
If you hear of another’s success it’s your cue to be grateful for where you are right now and for the continuing success you expect to see.
If your friend is having a lousy day it’s your cue to be determined to enjoy some moments in your day.
Be more aware of the clues…it’s fundamental.
Now, I’d love to hear from you. In the comments below tell me what fundamentals you’re putting in place, or anything else you’d like to share.
As always, bless you for reading, sharing, commenting and being a part of our wonderful community, which exists because you’re in it.
Encourage one another.
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