Here are some words of encouragement because things may have been tough for you or someone you care for lately.
When we are hit with a problem, it can really help if you can remember to think, "this problem has already been solved for me."
To think that there is probably something positive that will come from this is a good way of thinking about it.
That it will all be ok, no matter how it turns out.
This allows you to return to a neutral and empowered state, because you trust that a good outcome is at hand.
I always say, optimism is my chosen fall back position!
We all have our ups and downs and daily frustrations and challenges.
What matters is how long it takes us to come back from those.
Joy or love is our natural state of being.
A child always returns to joy, and they recover very quickly usually (or fall asleep and wake up feeling fine!).
They are able to find joy in all things, from a flower to a bug, from rain to snow.
This goes for adults too but we need to try a little harder as we are usually juggling so much.
We are all human beings, who make mistakes and there are natural consequences that will arise that will teach us about life.
Try hard not to lose yourself in self-pitty and guilt.
Guilt shows us what not to do again...then decide you won't do it again and move on.
Think of your vision for yourself, the most wonderful vision you can think of about who you are and then do your best to act in accordance with that.
If you are identifying your goal or outcome and taking action towards that outcome, then you can expect good things to happen for you....because you deserve them. You really do.
It is a good idea to prefer an outcome, but know that if it doesn't come about exactly as you wanted or in the timing you are after, you can still be ok with it.
Your storey is not who you are...it is who you were yesterday. Using it to remember who you really are, is using it wisely.
Everyone has something to teach you, something to gift you.
You also give everyone else a gift, even if you accidentally upset them. Don't assume they have not learned something about themselves and who they are.
Sometimes we learn more from these instances than we do from our greatest times in life.
Remember, no one is better than anyone else. There is actually 'no better' anything....race, culture, person.
There is also more than one way to get to any goal or outcome.
Because we are all so different, we are all going to tackle problems and challenges differently.
The important part is focus...to focus on what we want to have happen and to be grateful for the things and people that we want more of in our lives, as what we focus on is what we will start seeing more of in life, simply because we are focused on it.
A good idea is to think of the values or qualities we like about others, and then try to adopt those values, as long as they are qualities that make us feel good about who we are.
For instance, if you like the way a person jumps in to give you help or assistance when you are overwhelmed at work, and appreciate this quality in them, then perhaps try and do the same for them and for others you work with.
Remember, one of the best ways to feel good about ourselves is to make others feel good.
Staying in integrity is also important to feel good about ourselves. Do what you say you are going to do. If you mess up, just decide you will keep going with it tomorrow.
If we forget who we are and lose our way, which will happen to all of us at times, it is always a good idea to surround ourselves with good people, who you know have your best interests at heart, who can remind you and help guide you back.
As long as you are alive, each moment is another opportunity to choose again, choose again about who you wish to become.
Even if you do this at the last possible moment.
The future is not written, so keep feeling for the one that you want to live into.
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