We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ~ Aristotle
Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer
Keep plugging away at it! You know what it is. It’s that important “thing” in your life that makes you feel really good when you think about achieving it. It feels exciting, fulfilling, and gives you purpose. You feel passionate about it!
It may be very big, or you may still need clarity about how to go about realizing your dream. Sometimes you may wonder if it’s even possible… yet you know, deep within, that you want it sooo much. It may be the completion of a pet project, a new deep love relationship, inner peace and happiness, maximum health, a dream job, a desire for your children to flourish, business or income growth, etc. Whatever it is, your inner self becomes as excited as a child when you daydream about it.
When you are persistent in looking for ways to feel good in each moment, as you are striving toward your intention, you will create more of want you want in that very moment. That allows you to keep going, keeping commitments that move you forward. By feeling good, you are honoring yourself in the pursuit of your dreams.
The great news is you are in control of your own feelings, and you can change them at any time. You can change them by focusing on feeling love and gratitude and by having fun. Throughout the day, make sure you check in on how you feel. When you put great focus on feeling continuously good with each and every moment, you will find that things become so much easier.
This respect for yourself your own feelings will provide the clarity you need. It will be easier to get the inspiration you want, as you are truly loving yourself by staying the course. As you keep taking the steps required, even teeny tiny ones, more ideas and inspired actions will come to you. This allows you to keep the momentum going. Your inner-self then shines with happiness. As a result, you continue the upward spiral of having more love, gratitude, and fun in your life as you move along your path to success! This is so important in making progress.
Even when you have put forth great effort, yet haven’t seen the results that you deeply desire... keep going! You may think to yourself that it’s time to let go and move on to another dream. But the dream can only become your reality when you stick with it. Maybe you take a break for a bit and find something joyful to focus on for a while. It’s ok. Then, come back to your dream. It hasn’t gone, nor have you left it. Just breathe and refocus in the moment onto the picture of your desired outcome, feeling so good as you imagine the outcome you want.
When we do what we need to do over and over and over again, and we keep our eyes on the goal, we soon discover that our dream reality is incredibly close. Sometimes this becomes even more apparent after we’ve taken a much needed break. As a result, we begin to feel the real possibility of our goal. We begin to see little bits of evidence that what we want is beginning to take shape. And it’s easier than ever before to imagine that it’s already happening, right in front of us.
So, ask yourself what more you can do (think, speak, and act differently) to feel good everyday so you can reach your dream. The foundation is knowing that you are creating your reality and feeling good along the way. Then, keep going and do it! With each action step that you take, you will get closer and closer, until one day you realize there’s just one more thing left to do that will get you there! When you stay focused, feeling good consistently allows you to remain calm and you can get even more clear about that next idea or next inspired action that will make the dream become a reality.
The calmer we are, the faster we get to our goal. So, keep your eye on your goal and know that, wherever you are in the process, it is ok. It is only temporary. Know that you have the power to persist in your heart. As you continue feeling good and taking that inspired action, even one small step toward your goal every day, you will build your confidence. You will be able to positively respond to whatever stands in front of you. When you persist, you are opening your heart to you .
Our heart…. which drives our desire to continue toward our happiness, is the most important ingredient for our success as leaders, business people, and human beings. It’s the required foundation for truly living a joyful life now.
Have an absolutely magical day full of love, gratitude, and fun, fun, fun!
~Mary Lynn Ziemer
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