Beginning Again…One Thought at a Time
Another year. Done. Was your year full of delightful surprises or dreadful challenges? Did you make the changes you wanted to? Did you get happier or healthier? Or more stressed out and overweight? Maybe there were too many surprises. Did you handle them with grace? Every action is based on your thoughts which create your habits which determine your day, your week, your year and your life. So, maybe the new start of the year is more about taking a look at your thoughts before you make resolutions which really don’t seem to work anyway. Here are the top three thoughts that I see that keep people stuck.
Maybe not true. Everyone has 24 hours in a day. Yes it is finite. Maybe you want to do more than you have time for, like you need a 27 hour day every day. Sounds exhausting to me. Time to focus on your top three priorities. Priorities aligned with your values create a loving, satisfying life. If I were a mouse in your pocket would I be able to identify your values? You say family is a value yet you work until 7 pm? No wonder you are not happy and out of time.
You really can create what you need, but first you have to decide what you want. Money comes when you focus on taking the actions to create it. First step, decide you will have enough. You can’t create abundance if you are not enough. You get what you expect. Focus on abundance you get more abundance!
Who told you that? Still believing that all these years later? Maybe time to get rid of that old belief that is keeping you stuck. You get what you expect. You have gifts and strengths. If you don’t know them, ask five people what they are. Use them. You are smart enough and remember you can always teach an old dog new tricks.
This year dump resolutions. Resolutions are about “fixing” or overcoming a challenge. Instead focus on WHO you want to become. Pick a powerful adjective and “be” it for the day. My favorite is “sassy.” Which means I am in charge of and responsible for my thoughts and actions. What you focus on gets bigger and bolder. It is the natural law of attraction. Your focus is a huge part of your success. If you are worrying and using energy for that, you will not have enough energy to take you towards your goals. Dump the worry today. Forget the “yuck” and “I don’t have enough” thinking. Focus on what you are trying to create and who you are trying to be this year.
Robert Collier says it best, “See the things that you want as already yours. Know that they will come to you at need. Then let them come. Don’t fret and worry about them. Don’t think about your lack of them. Think of them as yours as belonging to you, as already in your possession.”
How do you start? By living in the present. Don’t waste it. Don’t abuse it. Don’t throw it away. Remember the best way to predict your future is to create it. And, it starts with your thoughts. One thought which creates your habits which create your hour, your day, your year and your life.
Stop the worry and excuses and start making plans. Just start. Keep going. You have one life to live, just imagine if it was one you truly loved and you believed in the unseen!