If you open your eyes in the morning thinking that today won’t matter you’re wrong. Every day in the right direction, being kind, supportive and genuinely helpful matters, even when you think that nothing is changing. There are the life’s events that make us think that when we can’t see activity nothing is happening. Progress happens even when you don’t receive appreciation. Those are the critical moments when you need to push forward, work harder and make all the invisible steps manifest into the results you are after.
There are times when we are fearful to even start a process. This can be because we are setting unrealistic expectations. We mistake perfection with a perfectly newborn baby, forgetting the effort and care that the mother has put in not just during the nine months of pregnancy, but in the time before also.
Doing constant exercise, changing our eating and sleeping habits, introducing reading, journaling, meditation, affirmations and gratitude in our routine will change our life in tiny chunks, so much so that over a 12 months period we will be able to recognise massive improvement.
We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.– Jim Rohn
It’s okay to strive for perfection as long as we understand that it is our effort that will get us as close to the highest expression of ourselves as possible.
‘Today is going to be a great day’ prepares our brain to capture and amplify all the events that would make a great day. Instead focusing on someone being rather rude, focus on the person who treated you well. Instead of thinking of the time you’ve let slide and putting yourself down for it, focus on what you’ve achieved.
A clear blue sky can only stay up if we follow through with processes of seeing the bright side of things, focusing on solutions rather than problems, being kind and well-intended.
What turns a grey-blue sky into a clear blue sky for you? Is it spending quality time, increased productivity, giving and receiving? I’d love to hear from you!
Events are as important as what we make of them. It may be anniversaries, paydays or waking up every morning, none of it matters unless we believe and make it so.
But while there are events that come naturally every year, the events that we can make happen take a lot of work. Weddings for instance are a great example of a long-term project, the processes involved and everything being displayed into one grand ceremony. It is similar with the launch of a product or a service, but we often don’t see that as an alternative to obeying the 9-5 and we’re thinking that other people have more … (fill in the blank) at their disposal to make it happen. Well, think again. If you have time to plan a wedding in parallel with a 9-5 job, which surprisingly many people do, what’s stopping you from following your dream?