If you struggle as I do some days, and feel a million miles away from living the life of your dreams, I’d like to share some of the things I’ve learned that help make it a whole lot easier.
It helps a lot to delete the trivial from your to do list.
It helps a lot to stop saying ‘I can’t do that’ with all the reasons why that seems true.
It helps a lot to start saying ‘with a bit of practice I can do almost anything’.
Wanting to let go of the struggles, I discovered an easier formula for life was a few disciplines, practiced every day. And although I can remind myself that everything is within reach with a little disciplined practice, I know that wanting something is easy, saying it is easy too, the hard bit can be doing it!
1.Practice being the greatest
No matter what’s happening in your life right now, one thing to remember is that like attracts like.
If you want greater experiences discipline yourself to have greater thoughts.
If you want things that are better, make yourself better.
If you want to be around worthy people, become more worthy.
If you want situations to be more pleasing to you, be more pleasing.
If you want great friends, be a great friend.
If you want amazing love, be amazingly loving.
Produce the thing you want in your inner world of causes and it’s sure to show up in your outer world of experiences.
2.Practice not giving up
Sometimes it’s hard to wait for something you really really want, but it can be harder to live with the regret of not following through.
Life is meant to be lived and that means sadness mixed with joy and the good mixed with the bad. But always remember every set back has a come back and every challenge helps you discover who you are.
Life might sometimes be filled with hardship, but it’s also filled with those who overcame and rose to their own particular level of greatness.
Discouragement and failure are two of the biggest stepping stones to success; you don’t need to work out how everything will happen, you just need to take the next step.
It’s easy to allow negativity to get in the way of plans and dreams. It’s easy for courage and confidence to be overcome by fear and worry. And it’s easy to allow optimistic moods to be swallowed up by doubt.
If you look for the worst in situations you’re likely to find it. Do more. Do better.
Don’t only expect the best to happen, make it happen. Don’t only look on the bright side, train your inner being to produce more and more brightness. Remember being an optimist isn’t about always feeling happy, it’s about not letting life get you down.
4.Practice feeling good about yourself
Some people won’t like you for no seeming reason, and some will.
Value yourself enough to spend your time with those who treat you well, who are kind and loving. You probably aren’t perfect, you’re likely to be flawed, just like the rest of us and still you remain beautifully you.
Pay no attention to those who would tear you down. Be unapologetically you, and remember that the hardest part of your journey might mean you have to believe you’re worthy of the trip.
Stop placing more value on what others say or think. You are here because you’re needed. You’re special, you’re valuable, you’re unique. Never forget it.
5.Practice making it happen
There’s always a gap between where you are and where your dreams live. Don’t be afraid the gap is too big. If you can dream it you can make it happen.
My mum always used to tell me when I was faffing around in made-up busyness, the best way to make it happen is to begin.
Every day living requires the courage to begin and the determination to continue. It’s okay if you take a step in the wrong direction you can always correct your course as you go. Standing still gets you nowhere.
As Goethe said: Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.
Your brighter future is in your hands.
6.Practice giving joy a voice
We’re hurt most of all, not by what others say or don’t say, or by what happens to us, but by our attitude to the experiences of life.
Your day will never get better if your attitude gets worse.
Don’t remain focused on the worst happenings in life. Remember that even though every day may not be the greatest, there’s always something good to be found in it, if you look. Don’t be the person who’s waiting for something to happen before they can be happy.
How you think about yourself, your world and others can transform your happiness levels. You don’t need much to have a truly happy life, it’s all in the thoughts you think.
7.Practice making statements that inspire
The biggest statement you ever make is your life. It speaks to the world in a way no words ever could. It represents your dreams, your fears, your insecurities, your abilities, your beliefs, your faith.
‘As within so without’ aren’t simply words in a religious text. You create your life within and it manifests in your outer world.
Give happiness when the world is full of sorrow. Love without reason. Admire without envy.
Allow your dreams and desires to inspire you into becoming the person you need to be to fulfill them. Light up your inner life with your burning desires and you’ll be propelled into a whole new future.
When all’s said and done. Practice one, or practice none of the above. Whatever you don’t do, do give yourself a break and practice being kind to yourself.
Do you have practices that serve you well? Do share in the comments below.
Remember many wonderful souls come here to be connected, encouraged and inspired. And you can never tell the impact your share may have on one of them.
Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts with kindness and love. You bless my world and I could not be more grateful that you are in it.
Encourage one another.
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