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And regret will never bring back one missed chance or one ‘if only.’ Don’t wait until you’re overwhelmingly desperate to start making changes…stop looking back, stop doing the wrong things now and create space for the things that will make you happy.
Here’s 6 things you might live to regret if you don’t stop doing them now.
1. Make sure you’re not making more excuses than progress
One thing that will always get between you and your desires are the stories you tell yourself as to why you can’t do it, have it, be it.
Nothing is hopeless until you say it is. Experiences are just situations. Defining an event as hopeless is discouraging and will leave you feeling dispirited. Don’t do this to yourself. Ever. Don’t turn excuses into reasons.
Allow your successes to arrive in installments, if that’s what it takes. A little here and a little there eventually turns into the whole enchilada.
If you really want something, stick with it, be persistent; you are more powerful than you know. Tap into that power today and use your energy to grow out of the past and into your future.
2. Stop wasting time and energy
When you started your morning did you think of things that needed to be done, but you hadn’t got around to? If so, then you’re wasting more of your time and your energy on something that won’t produce the results you want.
You’re adding unnecessary stress to your life. Just think for a minute of how many things you feel even the tiniest amount of responsibility to begin, finish, or just plain do something about.
Try this instead: each day choose one thing that’s taking up valuable real estate in your mind, it can be anything you like, and take a minute to write down your desired outcome. Whatever allows you to see the project as being done.
Even though nothing changes instantly in the physical world, you’ll have improved the state of your inner world, freeing your energy to remain focused in the now.
Learning to do this on a regular basis helps you plug a time and energy leak, and give yourself greater feelings of productivity and success. Success energy is a powerful force that banishes regret.
3. Don’t let doubts steal your spirit and undermine your desires
We can’t avoid disappointment, discouragement, or failure if we’re to live our lives to the fullest. Having a dream to follow might mean some anguish or challenges as you bring it to life, but instead of expecting the worst, why not assume great joy, fulfillment, enlightenment and tremendous growth.
Be fearless. Be brave. Don’t lose out in the game of life by wasting the miracle in every day, by not using the talents bestowed upon you.
Constantly raising doubts in your mind as to your ability to do what you want eventually turns into a habit of thought and when you begin to habitually listen to your doubts you’re limiting your tomorrows.
4. Convert awareness into action
One of the biggest lies in the universe is that there’s not enough to go around. The truth is that there’s more than enough happiness, love, creativity, money, harmony, everything…for everyone.
Remind yourself you can always have more than you’ve had because you can always become greater than you are. Let this inspiration stir your soul.
If you’re struggling with this idea then help someone else live their dreams and you’ll be creating more bridges to cross and fewer walls for yourself to climb.
Don’t just allow life to happen to you, get out there and lead life in the direction you choose.
Believe there’s enough good to go around. Accept that positivity is a magnet for your opportunities. Realize how powerful your thoughts are in the building and making of your world, and you’ll find that’s the fuel that propels you into positive action charting a path away from regrets, towards all the good the universe has on offer.
5. Be willing to feel discomfort
Some people can never let go. Even when they should. Holding on tightly to relationships that hurt more than help, repeating old, well worn worries, consistently listening to familiar voices of negativity poisons your spirit.
Don’t wait until the pain is unbearable, let go now. Be willing to sit with the discomfort of change and turn towards what you can appreciate in life and what appreciates you.
If you knew what a dream wrecker comfort was, you’d let go of it in a heartbeat.
Never choose comfort over growth, before too long comfort takes over and becomes your master.
To fulfill your dreams sometimes means having the strength to let go, to move on, to willingly step into the unfamiliar and the unknown. Allow the vision of your future to push you towards the greater possibilities that await you.
Don’t ever sacrifice growth for safety and the familiar.
6. Over Complicating things
Life is actually very simple. As you sow you reap. As within so without. We are the complicators in our life. Your personal philosophy, your attitudes, your beliefs are the causes and effects of your experiences.
As you expand your current awareness of life, you’ll begin to see the law of identical harvest at work. Sow seeds of gloom, despair, lack and limitation and you’ll reap the results. Say to yourself, I choose to focus on thoughts of joy and plenty and all those thoughts will add up, bringing a fulfilling harvest.
Keep things simple by guarding your self-talk.
And if things haven’t worked out, don’t beat yourself up. Your mind is a powerful tool for good but when used against you it turns into a dangerous weapon.
You were never intended to have a life of regret. Keep it simple. One step towards your dream today is a step away from regret tomorrow.
I’m always inspired by other people’s unique journey through life. I’d love to hear in the comments below the steps you’re willing to take to minimize regrets and maximize the rewards in life.
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Encourage one another.