When you reflect on your life, do you say “Wow, look at the life I have built” or do you say “Wow, what happened to my life. How did I get here?” The following video may give you some new insights about this journey we call LIFE, & how to make the most of it..
Are you building the life of your dreams?
Did the packaging fool you? Did the answer you have been waiting for show up, and you missed it because the packaging fooled you? It showed up in a packaging different than you expected.
Did the person with your answer not look smart enough or hip enough? Did your soulmate arrive not tall enough, thin enough or attractive enough? Did the answer to your health issue not arrive with a stethoscope or white jacket? Did the answer to your business problem show up not wearing a suite, without a degree or having an entourage?
So often we miss the answer to our prayers because we have a preconceived notion of what the answer should look like. Sometimes we are polite and may pretend to listen, while other times we reject the messenger and the message before it is heard.
What if we tried putting aside our thoughts on what the answer should look like or how it should arrive and decided to allow the Universe to bring it to us, the best way possible, despite the packaging? I think this would allow us to better evaluate the information and decide if it answers our prayers. What do you think?
So often, on the journey of life, the trials and tribulations we experience can cause us to become wary and think of giving up. What we must keep in mind is that our future is in front of us not behind. Each step we take forward, moves us one step closer to our destiny and away from our past. Every journey begins with a step, either forward or backward, which will you choose?
Defining Your Goals is the first step to achieving them. As we begin a new year, and make resolutions, it is important for our goals to be clearly defined. In the video below, a panel of trainers demonstrate how to clarify your goals, through contrast, in a process that should take about 7-minutes. Start video at 17:46
Unfortunately, change requires you to give up one thing for something else. To achieve something new, you must be willing to give up something you currently possess. You may have to give time, money, or something else. Not wanting to change is the reason I believe most people do not go after or achieve their dreams. They want something new but are not willing to change. They want new results using old methods.
They may want to start a business but are not willing to spend the time or money needed to make it a success. They may want a soulmate but will not work on themselves to attract the person. Thy may want to lose weight but do not want to exercise or give up their current eating habits. They have not accepted the concept; that change requires them to change. That to get something new, they must be willing to give up something old.
The something old may be, the way they think, their attitude, their current habits, money they spend elsewhere, leisure time, just to name a few.
The simple truth is, no matter what it is, to achieve your goals, you must change. If you keep doing what you are currently doing, you will get the same results. Change requires changing something.
The change does not have to be drastic or unpleasant. What you change or give up, however, must be appropriate for the goal you want to achieve. As we begin a new year, what are you willing to give up this year to achieve your goals?
Journaling and meditation are a dynamic duo in my opinion. The time you spend meditating may drastically reduce the time you spend stressing about things in your life. It is during your quiet times that it is possible to get answers to every situation in your life. Your quiet times make it easier for you to hear the still small voice of God.
Add journaling to your meditation and you have a powerful combination for success. Many times during my quiet times, I have gotten ideas, answers to questions and solution to situations. Until I began keeping a record of the insights given to me during these times, I often forgot them once the time ended. Journaling makes it possible for me to reference when answers came, how long it took to implement an idea, and it also provides a place to keep information on my inspired ideas until I can complete them.
I must confess, I do forget to journal sometimes, but I am working on it. Do you journal, and has it been beneficial?