[success]Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more wisdom. ~ Jim Rohn[/success]
There’s some things you’re hanging on to that once served you well but now…the truth is you don’t need them, or they’re no longer useful or relevant.
Those attachments might make perfect sense to you, but hanging on to them stops new experiences or opportunities dead in their tracks. After all, how can new things arrive for your present and future, when you’re filled to the brim with the past?
You can’t change what’s happened, but you can change how you handle it. There’s absolutely no need to keep hanging on to the old if it’s lacking in new possibilities and opportunities.
Truth be told our lives are filled with things most of us don’t need anymore, limiting our personal growth and ability to live the life we want.
It’s scary I know, but your life will improve only when you make the choice to let go of who you were, to become who you want to be.
1. Cause a disturbance
Shake ups are necessary. Distancing yourself from the usual way you operate in the world makes it easier to see all the jewels of opportunities and chances hidden away in the day to day events of life.
Free yourself from old routines. Deliberately disrupt your comfortable life with some tiny changes.
Take a different route to a usual destination. Eat differently. Go somewhere new for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Start your day in a different way. If you’re a writer, head off to a local coffee shop to write. If you’re studying, take your books to the park.
You get the picture.
Clear the way to new experiences, the opportunity to meet new people who might be the very ones that are critical to you achieving greater success or joy.
Keep doing the same things, at the same time and you’re limiting your chances for those new possibilities. Give yourself the opportunity to grow beyond your past.
2. The riches of creativity
Get out your creative hat and wear it today. Successful living needs creative approaches; lose your fear of being wrong, of making mistakes. It’s never too late to create a brand new beginning. Everything is, and always will be in the process of changing and becoming something different.
Don’t fight it. Embrace it.
Your family will change, your career and your relationships will change. You will change.
Make it deliberate. Decide who you want to be.
Don’t be satisfied with stories of great successes, go out and make your own.
There’s enough strength and creativity in you to take on the whole world if needs be.
3. Solving the puzzle
My sister loved jigsaws. Probably still does. But even she, with all her skill, couldn’t put the pieces together easily without knowing what the final picture was.
And if some of the pieces were missing or blurred and indistinct so she couldn’t make out what they were, the puzzle would never get finished.
She needed an image to work from, clear and distinct pieces, and no missing bits.
If you’re going to succeed at anything, especially creating an amazing rich life, you need an image to work from.
Your dream is the key to your future. Get clear, fill in the missing pieces, the colours, the heart of your story. Create an image with as much detail as possible. Focus on the happy image and soon the irrelevant things will become blurred and indistinct and hard to see.
4. Work on your greatest project
The key to your better future is YOU. There will never be a greater project for you to be working on than the purposeful and deliberate development of yourself.
If things aren’t working out in your career, develop yourself; read a book, attend a seminar, practice a new skill. If things are going badly in your relationships, don’t try to ‘fix’ them, develop yourself. Your life will only change when you change. Your relationships will change when you change. You will only have more or better, when you become more and better.
Become passionate about you, the dreams and desires you hold in your heart, the amazing life you can imagine living.
Realize that what you think determines what you believe, and that influences your choices, which represent who you are.
Who you are attracts all you have.
Miserable events and experiences aren’t a punishment…their job is to reveal the inner you, so you can discover where you need to focus your development muscle.
Past decisions led you to where you are. If you’re not happy with your life, or if you believe you could be even happier, then develop a mindset that will set you free.
Decide right now that the mistakes of the past won’t predict your future. Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on anything else.
5. Spiritually Speaking
The drama of life is an inner one, written and produced by your assumptions.
And everything depends upon your attitude towards yourself and the assumptions you make.
Ignore those who tell you that the events and people and experiences that show up in your life are the result of chance or coincidence. They’re simply unaware of the role the inner magic of assumptions and feelings play in creating reality.
How would you benefit by letting go of past failures, past relationships, past judgements that keep you from seeing new chances and possibilities and meeting the new people who could open up a door to your amazing and rich life?
Walk comfortably in the assumption that your ideal is possible. In the end it’s up to you to do what it takes to develop yourself to become the person who gives life to their dreams.
Make this day your defining moment.
Dare to change and grow.
You are a divine being and you matter.
Question for you: What steps have you taken lately to develop yourself? Please share in the comments below. What you share may be exactly what someone else needs to hear to have the breakthrough they’ve been looking for!
We know that none of us can make it on our own, so if you got value from reading this, even if it were a simple reminder of something you already knew but weren’t putting into practice, please pass it along to your friends and colleagues. Implementing some of these tips can make a significant difference in the lives of those you care about.
Thank you as always for reading, and sharing. You make my world amazingly rich.
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