When I feel doubtful or fearful — I am aware of how much I am crushing my dreams.
It’s a temporary dark place of feeling unworthy, inadequate, or like I’m just not going to make it.
Fortunately, because of my practice, I don’t spend alot of time in this place.
I’ve discovered that tiny shifts in thinking bring me back to my upbeat, optimistic self, and back in alignment with me.
We have choices and we can manage our thoughts:
- Lots of people are doing extraordinary things and examples are everywhere. Limit the time and energy you spend focusing on the accomplishments and successes of others. Learn from those stories what worked. Use success stories as motivation without dwelling on the success of others.
- Don’t assume that other people have something big and exciting going on and that you don’t. This wastes valuable life energy, and can make you play small like you don’t matter. Play big and feel worthy.
- Don’t toss your days or life up in the air with a ‘let’s see what happens’ attitude. Create a plan so at least you have an idea of what’s supposed to happen. Things may not go exactly according to plan… that’s called life.
- Keep an open, optimistic, and curious mind. Possibilities are endless when you expand your vision of yourself and what you can achieve.
- Devote at least five minutes a day towards creating something you want or centering your thoughts.
The key to accomplishing something is to do the little things well; day by day and step by step.
A healthy state of mind takes practice. It doesn’t happen in one day. Take little steps and you grow exponentially.
Be patient with yourself. Mental evolution takes time.
“Success is believing you can and then taking action… believing you can.” ~ Laurie Johnson