Personal development

Quote of the day -4

The best way out is always through – Robert Frost

So you have come up to a wall. 10 days into the new year and your New Years Resolution is starting to seem like a joke. Question is, 1) How badly do you want what’s on the other side? 2) Are you a quitter?

There is always a way to get what you want. There is also always a better strategy to get where you want to be. Stay clear on your desired outcome, keep focused and keep blasting through those walls.

Come on, never give up on your dreams.

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Personal development

The “I-can’t-decide” symdrome

I talk to myself occasionally. I bet you do too. Don’t worry we are not going crazy. I am referring to that annoying little voice in your mind, the one that pretends to be your intellect but actually is the  master trickster. It creates in you self doubt and perpetuates your ‘sad’ story. The one about how difficult your life is, how unfair the world treats you and how all your friends have it better than you.

Sometimes our minds tell us that we : “can’t possibly do that” or “who am I to deserve this” or ” I don’t need it anyway, why bother?”

Why bother?! Because the pebble will not drop where you want it to if you keep dropping it where you are. Why bother?! Because change happens whether we like it or not and if we do not ACT on our intuition we are just waiting for something to go wrong. Sow maize and you’ll get maize. Bury potatoes and you shall harvest potatoes. Your present life situation is the result of your past thinking and actions. If you want a different tomorrow, a better tomorrow, do something different today. That is the only way. Stop making excuses about how difficult it will be given your present circumstances.

Right now if you are committing to your change, well done.

If you are not, ask yourself : ” Have I got a reason why I cannot take this action?”  I am sure you are either justifying why your life is too busy for the change and how you cant do it because you need more of something. OR you are blaming someone else for not enabling you to take that action.

STOP right NOW!!!

Do not justify, blame or shame yourself. Instead tell yourself that you are just experiencing a negative thought. You are not negative/lazy/incompetent. It is just the mind that is playing tricks. Repeat to yourself : ” This is just a negative thought” then tell yourself the complete opposite of the negative thought that you have just imagined. REMEMBER, you are not your negative thoughts. You can choose any thought you want to occupy your mind. You are not your thoughts or your mind. You choose what goes on in your head. Choose well and choose thoughts that support you.

I write this tonight as a piece of advice for people around me who are still thinking about how to improve their lives. Who are suffering from PARALYSIS of ANALYSIS. People who believe that they cannot decide, who are actually just too afraid to take the step out into the unknown. Fear is good, but inaction because of fear is not serving the purpose of fear. Fear is to raise caution, not to stop action.

Trust your gut. Listen to your instincts. Your feelings will guide you to the correct direction. Just calm your mind down and pay attention to the warm guidance of intuition. And YOU WILL BE OK.

 

Lots of love.

 

 

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Tell me of a person that is a master at something on the first attempt? How many times have we heard the saying “practice makes perfect?” Ever asked why practice makes perfect?

This is Blair Singer’s (author of Sales Dogs and incredible teacher/leader) attempt to explain it to us at Master Facilitator Programme:

by the way, the video was created by me using Sparkol VideoScribe, enjoy!

My lovely cousin’s wife shared this excellent video about living your dream on her facebook page yesterday. It is a video by the guys as Inknowation, brilliantly conceptualized and illustrated!

The way to achieve your goals is to dream of what you want, put an expiration date to your dream and then WORK to achieve it

So many of us feel stuck in our lives because we have followed other people’s definitions of what life should be : work hard, live how other people have lived, don’t take risks. This is fine if you can find happiness and fulfillment after doing just that. But the fact that you feel stuck suggest otherwise. We are all made to serve a purpose in your lifetime, whatever that purpose may be, it is one that brings some amount of goodness to the people and environment around you.

Don’t be afraid I say, don’t worry that you will never be fulfilled, don’t worry that you will never find your purpose or never achieve your dream. There is enough in the universe for each and everyone of us to achieve our dreams. Worry less about the outcome, it will drive you mad (perfectionist, you know what I am talking about). Just take a step, for it is the journey to your dream that matters, it is the journey that fulfills, and it is this very journey that will mold you into the best  person you can be.

And that is the magic zone as stated in the video. Where dreams become a reality.

Happy Tuesday my lovely readers. Now go be inspired!