“There are two types of people who would tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth.
People always say things with good intentions. They’ll try to steer you in the direction that they think you should go, whether it’s where you want to go or not. If someone sees you trying something that they have always wanted to do, they will advise you not to, out of their own fear. You can’t allow other people’s fears to deter you from taking control of your life. Think about the things people tell you.
Are you trying to make a difference? How?
Do you find others in your life hindering you?
Are you allowing others to tell you that you cannot do something?
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.
No one dreams of living on the streets or of being unemployed. They dream of beautiful houses, cars, and clothes. Those who are able to achieve those dreams do so because they believe in them. If you believe in your dreams, your halfway to them. The rest just takes time, hard work, and a plan. Think about your future and dreams.
What beauty do your dreams have? What future?
How strongly do you believe in your dreams? What are you willing to risk?
What dreams would you like to start working on right now? Do you have a plan?
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein.
If you’re moving, it’s usually in a direction, good or bad. If you stand still for too long, you become stagnant. You need to always be moving. Life doesn’t stop just because you do, find your rhythm and keep moving. Think about how things are moving in your life.
Is your life balance? Are you moving?
What are three areas where you need more balance in your life?
What steps could you take to restore balance, get moving again?
“Your thoughts are far more powerful and have far more energy than your actions.” – Nan Lu.
Every action begins with a thought, it spurs you to take action, everything starts with a thought. So, if your thoughts are positive, they will generate positive action. Make sense? If you’re always thinking things will never get better, you’re probably not taking any action and things aren’t improving. The key is to get and stay positive no matter what. Think about how powerful your thoughts are.
What powers do your thoughts have? Are they spurring you to take action?
What actions do your thoughts have power over?
How much energy are you using on thoughts that you take action on?
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius.
There is no shame in falling, we all trip sometimes. Getting back up is key. There’s no better feeling than being down and out, then picking yourself back up. If you make it through failure, your success will be even more satisfying. Don’t allow yourself to be bogged down when you get tripped up, it’ll just begin to snowball.
This is something you need to remind yourself of every day to get it to sink in. It’s taken me forever. I’ve gone through packs of Post-it notes placing reminders for myself all over my apartment. To remind me to get back up. If that’s what works for you, do it. We all need to be reminded that we can get back up after falling.
Think about how you react when you have fallen.
Have you fallen recently?
Have you gotten back up? Why/why not?
How did it affect your frame of mind?
How did it feel to rise after falling?
How could you have dealt better with the situation?
“We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.” – Earl Nightingale.
The more you think something the truer it will become. If you think about nothing but the bad in your life, it will suddenly seem to be filled with nothing but bad. For some reason it just seems to be the law of attraction, you attract what you think about most. Think about what your life is filled with.
What do you think about most? What is your life filled with?
This what you think about make you happy?
Do you want to change what you think about? How could you begin making changes?
Are you happy about what you think about? Do you want to change?
How could you begin changing what you think about?
“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” – George Bernard Shaw.
When you’re trying to reach success, you will make mistakes, is part of life. Your success comes from learning from those mistakes. There is valuable lessons in each one, you just need to learn the lesson the first time. Think about mistakes you made and how they affected you.
What mistakes have you made? What did you learn from them?
Do you find yourself making the same mistakes over and over? Why?
“Someday is not a day of the week.” – Denise Brennan Nelson.
You always have those things that you’ll get around to doing someday, but we all know that never happens. You need to begin teaching yourself not to procrastinate, because you don’t know if someday will ever get here. Procrastination is a habit that takes a lot of concentration to break, it’s always easier to put it off until someday. You need to make yourself more accountable, instead of saying someday, plan exactly what day you’re going to do something. Remember to keep your plans flexible and don’t beat yourself up if you trip. Think about the things you put off till someday.
What are you putting off till someday? Why?
Could you make someday today?
How could you get started? How could you come up with a plan?
“If you want to be free, learn to live simply.” – John Heider.
People live such complicated lives, just the act of living is stressful. It just seems to get more and more complicated all the time. It’s like when I moved, I went from a 1000 ft.² apartment into a 620 ft.² apartment. It was a huge change. I got rid of a ton of stuff, but still can’t seem to fit into my new apartment, even after 18 months. I just can’t seem to let go of some things. They’re just stacked up, but I’m slowly learning. You just need to let go a bit. Dream of the big house and strive for it, but don’t dwell on it, live in the now. If you dwell on not having the big house, it becomes easy to get stuck and feel hopeless. It’s a slippery slope. Think about how you live.
Do you live simply? Do you feel free?
What keeps you from living simply?
What can you do about those things?
How would your life change if you felt freer?
Starting today, where can you begin to simplify your life?