“When you can imagine you begin to create and when you begin to create you realize that you can create a world that you prefer to live in, rather than a world that you’re suffering in.” – Ben Okri
We are in the month of February already! How is the great year 2020 going for you so far? My hope and prayer as we discussed in our New Year Video (below) is that you have turned over some new pages and are staying the course for success.
Making changes is not always so easy because we face many triggers that tempt us to turn back to our old ways. Most people by this time have already forgotten the resolutions they made when the year was starting and may have fallen back into old patterns. I hope that's not you. Today's blog post is to encourage you to keep going as far as your goals for the year are concerned. Here are some tips:
Remember why you turned that page in the first place: One of the beauties of life is that we get a chance to start afresh…when we decide to. Why did you set those goals in the first place? What led you to press the reset button a few weeks ago? Be it for financial stability because you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, for love because you deserve to be treated like a queen or king, or for health reasons knowing your body is a special temple that deserves your time, care and attention, keeping in mind the reason(s) you turned over this new page and constantly reminding yourself of them, will empower you to keep on going.
When you feel tempted to fall back – whether the urge becomes strong to give up on following through with the new business plan, or you find yourself wanting to take that call and give a 100th chance to a person who has treated you badly and broke your heart, or reluctantly giving in to that voice in the back of your head that is trying to convince yourself to skip today's walk around the neighborhood for exercise, remember why you started in the first place. You cannot stop now!
Also remind yourself of the distressful conditions, things and feelings you want to leave behind… be it feelings of inadequacy, of being stuck, trapped, unhappy, feeling heavy and/or sore. You no longer wish to feel this way, so you must move forward.
And every time you push through, you will be rewarded with feelings of well-being, thriving, satisfaction, love, peace of mind and optimism for even more better tomorrows.
Be strong mentally. The following quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald states, “It’s never too late to become who you want to be. I hope you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.” New steps take you out of your comfort zone but also help you conquer new lands. Most people are not able to operate outside their comfort zones, so they allow themselves to settle. F. Scott Fitzgerald's quote reminds us that "strength" is needed "to start over". One may think of physical strength, yes. But most important, is mental strength. Remember mental strength is the power behind physical strength, for when the mind of the champion is willing, the body will perform. Remind yourself that 'settling' is not an option for you because you are deserving of the best. You are not ordinary, but extraordinary. You are not insignificant, powerless or helpless, but you are greatness equipped with all that is needed to achieve those goals that are important to you. You have the strength and ability to keep going for your dreams this year.
“The past is your lesson. The present is your gift. The future is your motivation.” – Anonymous
Be excited about the new life ahead of you. It feels good to be in a good place… to have an abundance of happiness, satisfaction and security in your life. You do not want to be that person who constantly worries about whether they have enough money in the bank to cover this month's rent and utilities; or who is sad and aggravated because they keep allowing the wrong people into their lives to hurt and make them feel small. You want to feel the glow of prosperity, true love and health in your life. These come with awareness, focus and effort because you refuse to give up. So be excited about the life you are creating as the days and months ahead unfold.
“He who wants his future to be better than the present must work for it now to make it so.” – Awakening The Greatness Within quote
You imagined it, you are creating it and your reality will be just as beautiful as you envisioned it this year. Keep going!!
Cheers to your success.
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