You have this amazing dream of writing a book, starting a business and perhaps even lose some weight. And yet, here we are at the end of May and you’re looking everything, realizing you didn’t get very far.
What are you waiting for?
Are you waiting for the perfect moment?
Are you waiting for until you’ve perfected the skill?
Are you waiting for the moment you feel you’re enough?
Why can’t it be right this very moment?
What is holding you back?
Is it fear of failing? Fear of disappointing yourself or others?
The lack of not knowing how?
Every excuse you make is a bullshit reason for why you are not willing to make your dream, goal or resolution happen.
When is enough, well enough?
How much longer are you willing to just watch others make their own dreams come true while you are still wishing you could?
Here is the truth: You can!
You need to stop making excuses and start taking action – even when the fear is as loud as a damn jet engine.
Fear is just an emotion, just like anger, love, happiness etc. Are you willing to allow the emotion to rule you, or are you willing to decide how you are going to feel and what you are going to do?
I think too often, we forget that we have a choice.
We always have a choice!
When we were kids, we were told we don’t have a choice. We need to follow the rules, do as we are told. We are told to graduate high school, go to college or learn a trade.
We are told that we should be grateful for the job we have and just go on with our mediocre life.
Yes, I said it: MEDIOCRE
Because I know you envision your life to be different. I know that you have dreams and goals that you want to achieve but because you were told you didn’t have a choice, you just let life slip on by.
What if I told you that you are in control of your life, that you have the power to choose what you will or will not do and how you will live?
Choose and Decide!
What’s it going to be? Living your life to the rules of someone else or your own?
If you are ready to make some changes in your life, it’s time for you to choose a path so you can start achieving your dreams and goals with like-minded people!
For some affirmations are silly gestures of things not true but we create the reality that we think! And for others, it’s a powerful statement to help you change your pattern of thinking.
I use affirmations regularly in my life. I will write them in a journal, I create art journal pages with them, I will post them all over my office/studio because that’s where I spent the most time.
For me, affirmations are the initial steps I take to help me transform my negative thinking about myself, my business, my family or anything else that has me feeling frustrated and I don’t feel confident about.
Affirmations are a simple tool to transform your mindset if you are willing to dedicate the work to it, pay attention to your thinking process and actively engage in reframing your thoughts.
If you keep telling yourself that you can’t do something or that you are not enough, you are attracting more of that into your life.
If on the other hand, you tell yourself that you are successful and confident then you will take inspired actions to move towards that goal or dream that has been hanging out on the horizon.
Think of an affirmation as the seed of a tree, the more you nurture it the bigger, stronger and confident it becomes. While without the positive nurture, it will simply not sustain the storms and other challenges it is exposed to.
Creating your own affirmations is a simple process of the following:
I am ________________________________________________________________
I will ________________________________________________________________
I can ________________________________________________________________
Fill the blank with a positive statement.
The key element is that it is in the present moment!
I am successful.
I will achieve my dreams.
I can take this action (whatever action that is for you).
Repeat the affirmation in the mornings for 5-10 minutes, throughout the day and/or write it in your journal. For me writing really affirms my positive statement.
Make this a daily practice in the morning and perhaps at bedtime.
The change won’t happen overnight but giving it some time, watch your world unfold with positivity and attracting your dreams because you are allowing the opportunity for possibilities.