“Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith”
~ Margaret Shepherd
Todays tip is to do your affirmations daily and meditate for 10 minutes a day.
I know that it sounds fruity and like something that doesn’t matter and you don’t have time for. Au contraire! The mental work that you do is far more important than any physical action that you take in achieving anything in your life. You have to KNOW you can do it from the beginning in order for it to all come together. You’ve done it before, we all have ~ You set a half hearted goal and then make a half hearted attempt at reaching it and then sulk when it doesn’t come together. You have to be 100% committed to your goal and know without a shadow of a doubt that it will happen.
But how do you do that if you are trying to accomplish something that you have never done before? Think back in your life to past things that you have accomplished. Here’s a hint, if you have children then you have done something pretty amazing already. You grew an entire person and birthed them. That counts! Regardless of weather or not you have kids, I guarantee you that you have done something in your life that you didn’t think you could when you started out. Hold onto that memory and it will keep you going as you set new goals.
Another important thing is to focus on the end result and not get caught up in how you will get there. There are an infinite number of ways to accomplish your goal so let the Universe take care of that. Know that the Universe will always be there for you. Your job is to do the asking, their job is to make it show up. (One catch here is that you still have to do SOMETHING. You can’t just sit on the couch all day asking and expect the UPS guy to ring the doorbell and drop it off.)
So focus on your goals daily. The year that I doubled my business I would write in my gratitude journal along with other things that I was grateful for that day that I was grateful for earning $XXX,XXX of money that year.
The second part is to take time to meditate each day. I know that you are insanely busy and in constant motion. But part of achieving a new goal is giving yourself time to clear your mind so that the new thoughts can come in. Meditating doesn’t have to be fancy or ‘religious’ or anything weird. It is just 10 minutes a day to sit quietly and calm your mind and body. I usually like to light a candle and then close my eyes and just picture myself surrounded in white light. Fruity and a bit weird, I know, but give it a try. I always find that I am much calmer and more centered after doing it.
So give it a shot. You’ve got nothing to loose and you might be surprised by what you gain.