We’ve all had those ‘days’ when nothing goes right, where everything we touched fell apart in our hands, where we’d have done better to stay in bed.
We want to get out there and be our best, but it’s hard.
We want to do our best, but we keep getting sidetracked.
We want to live our best but we’re stuck in the mud.
If you’re ready to feel more confident, be more inspired and more satisfied with your life, stop doing for a moment and try simply being. Then consider this.
Embrace the moment
How often do you allow yourself to simply be in the moment. Whatever the moment. It might even be a moment of anger; give yourself the gift of freedom to feel angry and then let it flow away. No need to hold on to it and poison your spirit.
Embrace the moment for just a moment.
It might be a moment of joy. Allow yourself a moment to experience it, really experience it, before moving on to your next task. If you’re going to be exhausted, don’t let it be from doing too much, let it be from your many moments of joy.
Life is a beautiful balance of hurts and pain, forgiveness, rejection and acceptance. Everything flowing in perfect harmony with who we are and what we expect.
It happens perfectly, although you might not be experiencing what you want. We can experience a mixture of mishaps and good luck, and it’s all okay. Within you are all the gifts and talents you need to evolve and transcend current limitations and life experiences and inspire others to do the same.
Learn a new way to think and you’ll master a new way to live
We make results the starting point of everything. We see our current results which cause us to think our current thoughts. We mis-connect the dots.
Your future success isn’t decided by current results, but by current thinking.
Stop letting today’s results determine your tomorrow. Stop letting thoughts of fear or doubt steal your day. Take control. Plant thousands of thoughts of joy and success and unlimited possibility into your fertile imagination and allow it to do it’s work.
James Allen said it best: You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
No matter how long your old way of thinking has held sway, when you start to think empowering thoughts, the universe moves to support you. Begin now, and allow your inner magic flow.
The effortless way
Decide who you are first and you’ll know whether you’re going to need more or less effort. Are you living life as a Tigger or an Eeyeore? (Read Randy Pausch)
Remember Winnie the Pooh with Eeyore the ‘woe is me’, doom and gloom donkey, creating his own misery with every thought and word? The epitome of personal disempowerment and discouragement.
And then there’s Tigger, the incredibly positive tiger with his super bouncy positive vibe. Always seeing the bright, shiny side of life, filled with new opportunities and possibilities.
In life we’re going to experience the things we focus on most. Are your thoughts and actions helping or hurting? Are you looking for what’s right or what’s wrong with life? In the beginning it takes a little effort before you can live effortlessly.
Bring forth your inner Tigger…your life has incredible possibilities of greatness. Release them.
The eternal optimist
The difference between the optimist and the pessimist is attitude and both will prove themselves to be right. Everything we tell ourselves matters, since our thoughts create our actions and are the foundation for our experiences; literally helping create our destiny.
Expecting to see the best is energizing and uplifting and allows you to see opportunities more clearly. It heightens your feelings of potential and acts as a laser beam of attraction operating in your world. Each moment is a choice; you get to choose how to view the flow of events you experience and where to direct your beam.
By guiding your thoughts towards optimism you can fundamentally improve your happiness and satisfaction with life. You are worth it.
The trouble with pessimism
Apart from the obvious, ‘you get what you expect’, pessimism is an energy drainer and saps the energy of those around you to boot. It has you wasting your time focused on negative things that may or may not happen. Your creativity leaks away and your problem-solving skills take a nose dive. You deserve better.
The trick isn’t so much thinking more positively, the trick is to handle those negative thoughts and feelings differently. There’s only one person in charge of this and that’s you. You get to choose how you want to frame events and decipher circumstances.
Focus on blessings not disadvantages. Accentuate opportunities not obstacles. Learn to interpret events in a way that magnifies the good…you’ll improve the quality of your life, and give the world an extraordinary gift. Your greatest YOU. Inspired, confident and satisfied.
Got your own methods for moving past discouragement? Leave a comment and let me know.
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Encourage one another.
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