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Do you ever get caught up in that negative loop of focusing on all the things that you can’t do, that are going wrong, that you don’t want?
And you end up stressed out with a brain that’s on overload and a feeling you just don’t have what it takes, or if you do, you’re so far behind the 8 ball you can’t see how you can catch up?
Fear not dear ones…this article shines a light on the most vital building blocks to positively impact the rest of your life. Lessons that far too many of us don’t learn until it’s a bit late in the day. But not you. Not today.
Today’s journey is about learning some simple, yet specific ideas to make life easier, to help you get to where you want to go quicker and make your life happier and more fulfilling. In other words to positively impact the rest of your life.
Ready to make your life absolutely wonderful and perfect for you? Begin right here.
1. Your most precious currency isn’t money
Money matters. We want to live comfortably with a roof over our head, to be able to pay the bills and have a little fun.
Time matters. How often have we heard once you’ve spent it, you can’t earn it back?
But I would say that the thing that matters most of all, is whether you spend or invest your thoughts. This will impact the rest of your life.
Your thoughts are your most precious currency. Spend your thoughts on things you don’t want, things you’re afraid of, things you would hate to show up in your life and you’ll pay the price with an unhappy future.
Invest your thoughts. Devote them to positive, constructive thinking and you’ll be creating a future that you’re more than happy to live in.
2. Steer clear of the blame game
This is a decision that will definitely, positively impact the rest of your life. The day I accepted that I was responsible for how I looked at life, how I managed problems, whether I reacted or responded to others was the day I took charge of my life.
Don’t suddenly start ‘blaming’ yourself either…responsibility isn’t about blame…it’s about acknowledging that things will become better or worse because of our attitudes.
This is a place of power and the power lies with you, not with anyone else. It’s actually a real cool place to be because it gives you a chance to build and maintain a life that really matters to you. A chance to be happier.
3. Nothing is as impossible as it seems
Follow your dreams. Don’t listen to the mustn’ts, the can’ts, or the don’ts. Think of the bumblebee, if it could hear the scientists it would know that it’s aerodynamically incapable of flying. But it doesn’t hear the words incapable or impossible, so it flies despite the beliefs of those who say it can’t!
What we believe is who we are. Believe that everything is difficult and you shouldn’t be surprised to find that your path is strewn with obstacles to make it so.
Believe with all your heart that the obstacles are temporary and there’s a way around them, even if you can’t see it yet, and the entire universe will come to your aid. Notice I said, come to your aid, not do everything for you!
You’ve been given the power of imagination. Use it. Challenge yourself with seemingly impossible things…you will grow and develop huge confidence and abilities as you do. You can do this…I know you can.
As an ancient quote says, “It’s better to aim the spear at the moon and strike the eagle, than to aim at the eagle and strike only a rock.” Go for it dear ones.
4. If you truly want to positively impact the rest of your life practice non-acceptance
Start today to devote your time to positive constructive thinking. Anything you hear that doesn’t contribute to your happiness or wellbeing, do not accept it. Another awesome idea that when put into action, will absolutely positively impact the rest of your life.
I know this for sure, because I’ve done it.
Eight years ago I was told I had pre-cancerous cells in my body and that the best I could do was to manage the situation because it would never change. After the first shock I decided that the idea that things would remain the same, or get worse, didn’t contribute to my overall happiness so I wouldn’t accept it.
I used the power of my imagination, which led me to actions that contributed to my experience last year, when my doctor told me that the cells had been eradicated…something he had never seen in 40 years of practicing medicine!
So it took me 8 years…to accomplish this…and I’m okay with that…some people were never that fortunate.
Rise above it. You are much more than your thoughts…you are one with the abundance of the universe. One with health, with love, with joy, with success, with financial well-being.
5. Learn to respond v react
We get lots of opportunities in life to react. To events, to others even to situations over which we have no control.
This quote, attributed to Viktor Frankl, although apparently he didn’t write it, says it all:
“Between stimulus and response lies a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose a response. In our response lies our growth and our happiness.”
It’s easy to react to stuff we don’t like, but it puts us on the defensive…it doesn’t come from a place of power and simply allows emotions to rule our experience. If you begin to practice responding now, today, you’ll grow yourself into an incredible, powerful, functioning human being.
Ready? Practice these 2 steps and you’ll be well on your way to be dwelling in a state of mind that can only make a positive impact on the rest of your life. And an added bonus is you’ll be creating a foundation for inner peace and harmony, regardless of the situation you find yourself in.
Give yourself a moment. You don’t have to spit out the first thoughts that come into your mind. Instead take time to pause and view how the situation will play out if your emotions are in control. And then CHOOSE the response that won’t leave you with feelings of regret later, because you’ll be stepping into a vibration of energy that is inclusive and positive and is more likely to bring the outcome that will feel better to you.
When we take time for a breath, the deeper the better by the way, it changes our physical reactions whilst giving our mind the time it needs to produce something more thoughtful than the defensive, disempowering words that first came to mind. This is how we influence the situation in a positive way.
As you practice these simple but powerful ideas, remember to:
Encourage one another.