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[success]Remember that we get whatever we focus on. Rather than dwelling on what you don’t want, clearly articulate what you do want. ~ Tony Robbins[/success]
I bet you’ve done it. Fallen flat on your face. Probably more than once.
I’m no stranger to falling flat.
It happens to us all sometime.
And it hurts.
And I fell, more than once, over the past few weeks.
I’d had a bellyful
For two whole weeks almost everything that could go wrong, did.
Everything was difficult; nothing came easily; one obstacle, one problem, one challenge after another seemed to be the order of the day.
My path was too hard so I decided it must be the wrong path. But I was struggling to find the right action.
Not any old action would do; doing the same old thing was only going to bring the same old results. I was seeking inspired action.
Give voice to your inner senses
A common denominator of happy, successful people is their innate understanding that we ignore our inner senses at our peril.
Your intuition is guidance from the soul. If you expect to receive, if you quiet your mind long enough to get the message, it will appear.
I needed to do something.
I went to bed and told myself that I knew the answer, and it was easy, that everything I needed to know was within.
Nothing magical happened.
In fact I’d forgotten all about it…until I started writing my ‘morning pages’. Then without conscious thought or effort, or prodding from me, I found myself writing ‘resistance is silly’.
Light bulb moment; my world was suddenly a brighter place. I got it.
Is the source of most unhappiness and dissatisfaction.
Feeling annoyed or angry or frustrated with what’s happening is resistance. That was what caused all my challenges to drag on, day after day.
I wasn’t giving my time or energy to what I wanted, I was too busy focusing on being annoyed that I was getting what I didn’t want. I was feeding energy to my challenges. No wonder they wouldn’t leave.
I was blocking the very thing I wanted from coming to me.
Learn from my mistake. I’m keeping it real for you, so you don’t have to go through this yourself. 🙂
We are all part of the living, vibrant energy system that is our world. And, like it or not, we experience the reality created by the way we think and feel and react. Sad to say I was living proof that it works against us as easily as for us!
Don’t wait passively for something good to come your way. Begin now, today, to give your time and energy to that great life that’s waiting beyond today’s troubles. Or that happier outcome to your current problem.
When enough is enough
We live, we learn. We make mistakes, we forget our new and better habits.
Don’t let your hurts and imperfections be an endless drain on your days. Yes, you’ll have sad times, yes you’ll revert back to old ways that don’t serve you well.
But always remember how wonderful it is to be alive. You feel, you think, you move. Don’t simply endure life, enjoy it.
The world is beautiful, go out and take a look at it and be filled with beauty and loveliness.
It’s easy to get caught up in things that aren’t working. Try looking at life through the eyes of your soul and you’ll see everything you need to live a happy successful life.
Don’t be too hard on yourself
Accept right now that you’re not perfect. You’re going to get things wrong, forget what you know or stop using techniques that help life to work better. It’s okay. It’s not the end of the world. Honestly.
We’ve all messed up, even been jerks on occasion, or too ‘busy’ to lend an ear or a shoulder when it was needed.
And we’re usually harder on ourselves than anyone else would be. You know your behaviour wasn’t what you’d like and every time you think of it you feel bad all over again. Don’t do this to yourself.
And don’t ever, ever feel sorry for yourself.
Not because it’s a bad thing, but because it doesn’t work. It makes nothing better.
Believe in you. Have faith in all you can do. Be confident in your abilities. Success isn’t what someone else says it is, it’s how YOU feel, it’s living your truth in ways that make YOU happy.
Now is all that matters. Now is all important, because it’s only in this now moment that you can control your assumptions.
The key to greater freedom, success and happiness is your ability to assume anything you wish. It’s easy. Just start deciding where you’re going to focus your attention.
Forget about the past. Don’t limit yourself by allowing your imagination to run away with you. Take control. Make a conscious decision to focus on the outcome you want. This is the very thing that sets you free from your current problem. Focus on it until it crowds out any other possibilities.
It’s not as if we have forever, so don’t waste one precious second being caught up in all the things you don’t want, or all the things that are wrong. Basically, don’t do what I just did!
As always I appreciate you being here and would love your take on getting caught up in all the things you don’t want. Why not make a difference to someone in the Live Purposefully Now family and leave your ideas and wisdom in the comments below. It’s always great to hear from you.
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