*** Hey hunnies! It keeps me inspired to write to know people are enjoying the blog and I hope you benefit from it. Also, I truly appreciate your comments, emails and feedback. ❤ Last January, I received an email from one of our friends, Eleanor Brown. We were talking about starting a business and how to go about it. Again, during my recent travels I was able to reflect and write about what I feel helped me get stated, not just with business but most of the things I do. ❤
We both have something in common.
Yes, me and you. We have ambitions. We have passions. We have tempers. We have temptations. But what matters is how we rise above these things; how we channel them to positive ends and that means, going after our goals and dreams.
DREAM BIG AND LIVE YOUR DREAMS.
“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” ~James Dean
It is better to have dreams than to start the day, or year, not knowing where you stand. Dreams and ambitions are your foundation, or personal goals and desires in life. Everyone has a dream but not everyone knows how to turn that dream into reality.
Don’t let anyone tell you what you are, or what you can do or can’t. You know yourself better than anyone else. Defy gravity if you can but also remember to keep your feet on the ground. Set a goal and plan ahead, imagine yourself in that dream and how it would be like to live the life you’ve always wanted. Use it as a motivation. It is all about convincing yourself that you can achieve your dreams. And you’re on your way.
START NOW. START TODAY.
Don’t wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater. – Mary Manin Morrissey
There are many ways to avoid success in life, but the most sure-fire just might be procrastination. It is an act of replacing high-priority actions with tasks of lower priority, or doing something from which one derives enjoyment and thus putting off important tasks to a later time.
Procrastinators are made not born, they lack self-control, they have difficulties in estimating time, they make excuses like “I work best under pressure” and they lie to themselves. In short, procrastinators sabotage themselves.
I could go on all day telling people to stop bumming around and work, but did you know, chronic procrastination diminishes your creativity, there is the sense of spiritual emptiness, you’ll become boring because your humor becomes “gallows laughter“, you’ll notice that your ability to see a positive future is reduced, and that dreaded feeling of “life passing you by.”
Do not let this day go by without doing something productive, impacting, and life changing for yourself or others.
BE COURAGEOUS AND ENTHUSIASTIC
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” ~Ambrose Redmoon
Worriers tend to fill their minds with fearful thoughts until they end up feeling helpless and powerless. A courageous person, however, hold true to their convictions and are always ready to tackle and face fears. Being courageous doesn’t mean you have to fight a battle; it means standing strong, trusting yourself and not letting fear hold you back from living the life you want.
Stop imagining the worst. Thoughts are powerful. Negative or fearful thoughts can immobilize you, leaving you feeling demotivated. Instead, think of all the possible positive things that could happen with the current situation. Use your imagination to invoke uplifting and pleasant scenarios and you will feel empowered.
The next time a stressful situation occurs and you find yourself going into old habits of panic, worrying and fear – stop! Let go of these fearful thoughts and take a moment to breath and move into the present moment. Find your center, ground your body, stand strong like a warrior, and then listen to the wisdom of your higher self for guidance.
TAKE THE FIRST STEP
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”~ Lao-tzu
Do you have a dream deep in your heart that you want to pursue? If you do, have you taken the first step necessary to achieve it? Taking the first step is perhaps the most difficult thing to do in achieving a dream. There are a lot of mental obstacles that make it difficult to take that first step.
- Don’t wait until the situation is perfect.
- Don’t wait until other people agree with you.
- Don’t wait until your skill is good.
As you can see, the three points above have “don’t wait” in them. So here is the bottom line: the best time to start is now.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. ~David Brinkley
Thousands of people fail to live the life they have always wished to live. They fail to realize their ambitions and give up on their big dreams as soon as they encounter the first obstacle. One of the strongest causes for this attitude is that they do not believe in themselves.
Believing in yourself is all about being sure that you are going to do whatever you want even if others are against you. Usually, when you decide to take a big challenge or to do something that people failed to do you will find that everyone is putting you down.
Under the pressure of this criticism some people start to doubt their own abilities and eventually give up. The few people who manage to believe in themselves and who continue moving along the path they’ve chosen are the ones who succeed.