Day 3: Breaking Down Goals

Stressing out about falling behind is not going to get things done. Instead, breaking down our goals into chunks, if it is even one task a day, will help us get things moving and gain momentum.

My focus for the day is to identify my top three priorities and do SOMETHING that will move things forward.

Day 3 started under the influence of Day 2, with a 5AM start instead of 4AM. But my challenge is still very much on. Let’s see where we are in 27 days.

Think About It and Make It Happen

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‘If you can think about it, you can achieve it.’

That’s one of the most powerful pieces of wisdom I came across lately. If thinking of anything means you can achieve it, does it mean that it works the same way if the thought is positive or negative?

How often do we think I’m not good with… numbers, directions, names, people – whatever it might be? And do we get any better at it once we put the label of our limiting thinking on it?

How about if we dare to think that maybe I can do it. I’ll find a way. Anything is possible. Visible change might not come right away, but we are shifting into the path of can rather than the path of what if. Self-doubt is a natural state of mind, but that doesn’t mean it’s in our best interest to preserve it. We can allow our mind to take ownership of our lives, or we can remember that our time here, on Earth, in this body, with this energy, feelings and thoughts, at this point in time, is limited. And we are made out of different components that we can model to optimize our chances for living with purpose.

We can either think small thought and inadvertently punish ourselves to live their manifestation in the material realm, or we can conquer our mind of habit and think higher thoughts that will inspire us to live an honorable life. Regardless of your approach, it doesn’t take a birthday wish for thoughts to come true. 80% of repetitive thinking patterns will do the trick.

The Courage to Try

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Do you ever beat yourself up before even attempting to do something new? And what does that do to your self-esteem? The ‘what if’ mindset has been passed on to us with love, but putting worse case scenario first takes away our focus from what we want to achieve. If you hear yourself wondering what if, be grateful and push forward. This means you’re walking unexplored land that guarantees growth and with enough effort, success.

The Value of Learning Something New Every Day

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Learning new things is what keeps us alive, prosperous and happy. Is the alternative to boredom and moving sluggishly through life. Targeted learning creates opportunities to become the expert, the person that knows enough so that everyone in the room listens to them. And that can be intimidating at times, but sharing information and educating people is not about you, but about their progress and their journey.

We learn something new everyday, is what they say. It would be more accurate to say that we have the opportunity to learn everyday, what we do with it depends on our mindset. If we think that we know, the conversation ends before even getting started. The age on earth doesn’t matter. The degrees, the upbringing. All that matters is the mindset.

Living Intentionally

Accidents happen all the time, but what if we choose to live our life in accident mode? We wake up dreading the day ahead of us and looking forward for the escape of sleep, just to realize that the lack of awareness while sleeping makes those intensely sought for moments insignificant. And we carry on looking for some real experiences when our most cherished present is the present moment.

The routines we build and do mindfully or mindlessly create the map for our life. It doesn’t take a fortune teller to anticipate what our life will be 10 years from now. Our life unfolds the way we see it in our mind and what we see in our mind is reflected through how we live our life. It can take extraordinary effort to love ourselves and start developing positive self-talk and beliefs of achievement that will help us overcome our condition.

Leaving our life to chance is a losing bet. It allows producers, employers, family and friends to feed off our backs, of our energy. Let’s use our creative energy to become our highest version of ourselves and go full speed in changing what we see and what we do to improve the world around us.

Empowering Beliefs

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We may think that being positive won’t do much for us or that we are chasing butterflies in doing so. It’s true that it’s easier easier to live with negative self-talk than building-up the positive inner voice, and although the positive self-talk will take time to prove its efficiency, this will help us in all areas of life.

Imagine a blue canvas that you want to cover in yellow acrylic. It takes multiple layers of paint to no longer see the blue, multiple strokes of the brush and time in between for the paint to settle. But seeing the picture, we still get a feel of what it used to be. So the process of change isn’t just a physical process, but how we frame the new reality.

Take a look at your own canvas. There might be strokes and colors of all sorts, but if you take a step back, as the light helps blend all colors in our field of vision, what do you see? Is it time to start painting?