Aim: The next time you engage in any activity pay ATTENTION to how you feel before, during and after. You are worth it!
This year we were intentional about how we celebrated Valentine’s Day as a family. My husband and I went out of our way to make sure everyone felt special. We enjoyed a deliciously beautiful dinner, dessert and conversation. The excitement was high among all three children as we dined by beautiful candle light.
As a wife and mother my cup was full. It was a true blessing to see how much joy I could bring to my entire family. It was simple. I simply agreed, in my heart, to serve my gifts to my family, FIRST.
The gift of love through service is amazing. It has the power to heal and to fill.
Ask yourself this question: Where am I serving my gifts FIRST?
All my Love,
In 1984, at the age of sixteen-years-old, Mary Lou Retton scored the first perfect ten in the history of the United States Olympic team. After her flawless performance on the vault one reporter asked, “How does it feel to have achieved the first perfect ten for the U.S. team?”
Her answer was, “Like it’s always felt!”
The reporter challenged her stating, “But no one has ever done it before!”
Mary Lou’s response was piercing, “I’ve done it thousands of times in my mind.”
Napoleon Hill said it best, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
Mary Lou understood the power of believing… it is to think a thought, until you feel the thought, and now you believe the thought.
Once you believe it… there is no such thing as it being impossible to achieve it. The only impossibility is that you will not achieve it.
Ask yourself this question: What have I done a thousand times in my mind?
Aim: to FOCUS on your dream. See yourself doing it a thousand times in your mind.
This month’s inspiration is FOCUS. Focus begins with a decision. We either decide to get focused and live the life of our dreams or we choose to meander aimlessly through life.
Pay attention to your thoughts. Thoughts become actions and actions can shape our lives.
Ask yourself this question: What am I giving my attention to?
Note: Whatever has your attention has your focus.
Aim: to focus your thoughts in the direction of your goals.
If you read my last post you may be pondering. How to deal with the question, what should I do now? You have come to accept that where you are is where you are supposed to be. You have also come to the realization that where you are is not where you want to be.
“Now what?” you ask. That is a good question. Let me first say that realization is a great first step. Awareness is so critical for all aspects of life. Here is what to do next. Keep It Moving…Forward. I can feel the cyber response, but what if I am not moving at all? Or, I don’t know which direction to go.
The good news is that you are not alone. We have all been there at some point, or many points, in our lives. I will share a little of what my coach once told me. I was facing major life changing decisions. At the time, I desired to be in a position where I could flow out of purpose. I was afraid to move forward, afraid to stand still and afraid to make a mistake. I was so full of fear that I was paralyzed. “Can I share something with you?” she asked. “Yes,” I replied. She began by saying; everybody is muddling their way through. We are all grasping, trial and error, a little of this and a little of that. She finished by sharing with me how important it is to know that no one person has it all figured out.
It is the trial that builds our tenacity muscles and it is the error that develops and grows our wisdom. Each time we are courageous enough to try we get stronger. We become less apprehensive about taking on a new challenge. And likewise, every time we fail we learn something powerful and profitable for our future.
You see, success is not defined by how many times you try or how many times you fail. Success is defined simply by the fact that you tried and you either succeeded or you failed. No matter the outcome you are a winner. You are a winner because you gain from every experience. Success will involve some failures… Just make sure you are failing forward.
On your pursuit for purpose, passion and fulfillment you will have many opportunities to stop. You will also have many opportunities to keep moving forward. I would like to encourage you to by-pass all of the ‘stop’ opportunities. Pursue every opportunity to keep moving forward.