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If you’re looking for something to provide you with a solid start to 2014, forget resolutions for a minute and consider the ways you can light up the world.
What are you here for?
What have you come to do?
Are you doing it? There is something that’s calling you…can you hear it?
1. Don’t sit back, waiting
This is the day that some will choose to stop living with a victim mentality and begin to run their own life and make positive changes. Will this be you?
This could be the day that many make the commitment to be better than they were yesterday. Not better than another, just better than themselves at being mother, father, child, boss, employee, student, teacher or whatever. Why not you?
Today, many will take the time to imagine the best life they could experience and take whatever action they’re guided to take to make a difference. Will you?
Each day is a new day, some will live it to the fullest. How about you?
2. Don’t live a half lived life
A big obstacle to living a rich and full life is not recognizing that life is a series of evolutions. Be willing to keep your focus on what’s ahead and stop looking back at might-have-beens.
Keeping a tight hold of what you currently have, might be the reason you’re not experiencing something greater and grander.
If you’ve created a prison for yourself by repeating stories of how difficult things are for you, or if you remain focused on all the things that should have happened but didn’t.
Take a moment and look around you at the vast beautiful world in which you live, filled with opportunities for joy and abundance and breathe it in. It belongs to you. Embrace the possibilities that await.
3. Be willing to grow
Many of us talk a good game about growth, but if you’re still thinking the same thoughts you had last year and the year before and heaven forbid, even the year before that, then you’re stuck in a loop.
The best way to live is to grow and we only grow if we’re willing to change.
We only experience change when we’re open to learning something new. And we can’t learn something new if we’re not willing to expose ourself to new ideas and experiences.
Do it. Throw yourself wholeheartedly into something new this year. Don’t let fear of failure get in your way.
4. Nourish yourself
The world around you is a reflection of your inner world. The mindset you operate from is the creative power that draws every life experience towards you. A focus on fearful, unlovely thoughts can never bring beauty, peace or joy into your world.
Successful people set the tone for their day, every day, by feeding themselves positive, uplifting things.
Nurture your inner self at the start of each day by meditating, visualizing your day, reading or listening to something inspirational.
This nourishment of your inner being is a powerful tool to energize your spirit for a rewarding and productive day.
Starting your day on a positive note and switching the typical thoughts of how far you have to go towards the appreciation of how far you’ve come might very well be the only thing that you need in order to experience more joy, abundance, love or success.
The wonderful people in your life.
The many blessings you have.
The beauty in each day.
That life is a gigantic, amazing adventure.
How much you focus on positive things.
The opportunities that abound.
The smiling faces.
What feels good and what doesn’t and practice feeling good.
6. Light the darkness
In the darkest moments of your life, learn to shine your inner light. In the darkest moments of another’s life, light a candle for them. Being a light in the world is what gives the world such radiant magic.
7. Just do it
The only way to light up the world is to do it. Many people talk the talk, without walking the talk. Don’t let that be you. We need you to shine.
Being the best you possible inspires and encourages the rest of us.
See someone doing a great job, say so. Tell someone how thrilled you are that their life is working so well. Be pleased for another’s success. Be an encourager.
Lead by example as you treat everyone kindly and with respect, not because they deserve it, but because you do. Everything you are is given back to you pressed down and overflowing.
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below: What other ways could you light up the world? There’s so many to choose from.
May the new year bring you the courage to put the powerful universal forces of life to work on your behalf as you begin to write the next chapter in your life story and light up your world.
Encourage one another.