GOOD MORNING MONDAY – AFFIRMATIVE THOUGHTS FOR A GREAT WEEK
Good Morning – it is Monday. We just experienced the very last weekend of 2018! Were you able to take some time this weekend to reflect on how you experienced life in 2018? Were you able to clear the clutter necessary that will make room for you to experience a FANTASTIC 2019?
Today, I planned to talk about “goal setting,” and that made sense because we are on the cusp of the New Year and this is “traditionally” what we all begin to think about. But, after I reflected on the following quote, I changed my mind. Here is the quote:
“When you come to the end of all the light you know and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.” – Edward Teller
Goals are important, don’t get me wrong, you must begin there; but, if you are like many of us, you go straight from goals to creating “actions” to achieve your goals. Actions are important too; however, you are missing one significant ingredient necessary for YOUR success! What is the “secret sauce” that is critical for you to achieve your dreams? BELIEVING!You must believe in YOUR DREAMS. You must believe in YOURSELF and YOUR CAPABILITIES to achieve your plans and live the life you have imagined! A critical step in your success equation must include Believing in YOURSELF!
Learning how to believe in yourself will open endless possibilities in your life. There will be times that you may find this difficult to do. We all face fears and doubts and most likely have had some “conditioning” throughout our lives to doubt ourselves. Retrain yourself. Everything you have in your life is a result of belief in yourself and belief that it is possible. You do deserve your dreams to come true and to live the life you have imagined!
Following are excerpts from an article by Jack Canfield entitled, “How to Believe in Yourself & Change Your Life in the Process”:
Believe it is possible. To believe in yourself, you must believe that what you want in your life is possible; no matter what other’s say. Science supports that you respond to what your brain (based on previous experience) expects to happen next. The mind is a very powerful instrument. What you think directly correlates to the quality of your life. Thus, the importance of holding a positive expectation that what you want is going to happen. This is a choice and a discipline of the mind.
Visualize it. Think about exactly what your life would look like if you had already achieved your dream. Make a visualization practice part of your daily routine. Visualize achievement of your goals. This practice will push you toward doing things that move you closer toward achievement of your goals and your ideal life.
Act “as if”. Always act in a way that is consistent with where you want to go. An effective way to establish a “success mindset” is to act as if you are already the kind of person who has created the ideal life you want to live. Whatever actions you identify, begin them now; this will trigger your subconscious to find creative ways to reach your goals. Also, create SMART(specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time bound)goals to define specifics and target times to help you succeed.
Take action toward your goals. One of the biggest reasons that people don’t achieve their goals/dreams is that they do not act. Many times, this is because of fear. Fear is normal. A cue for you should be that as soon as you experience fear you need to act; without action you will not realize your dream.
When you believe in yourself, believe that success is possible and act on that belief, your life will unfold in many ways that you did not think possible. Your brain will consciously and subconsciously recognize opportunities that you have not seen in the past.Follow those opportunities!
How are you setting yourself up for the next moment?How will you enter the New Year? Dare to Dream. Create Actions to Realize Your Dream. Don’t forget aKEY INGREDIENT: Believing In: Your Dreams; Yourself; Your Capabilities!
Believe YOU DESERVE Your Dreams to Come True!
Say to yourself: “Dear Self: This is going to be YOUR year! So, dust yourself off and get started. Love Me.”
Happy New Year!