Rome wasn’t built in a day, but then again God DID create the world in only 7 days. Woops! I mean 6. He rested on Sunday.
I have come to learn that building our lives takes time, persistence, consistency and patience. But, certainly it can be done.
Some of us can lose our focus – as there are many distractions in today’s world – and then wonder why we don’t see any changes. (SEE TORTOISE AND HARE)
And that’s because slow and steady wins the race every time. It’s not real sexy nor will we hear any music (SEE Eye Of The Tiger) to get us pumped up, but nevertheless, that’s the truth.
We need to look no further than all the greats before us who have put a dent in the universe by choosing to be a master at one thing (at least). Most of them devoting their entire lives to this craft.
I want to follow those cats!
I know too many people – including family members – who use their past as an excuse to remain stagnate and take the easy way out in life. Whether that’s taking shortcuts in their lives physically, mentally, socially, spiritually or emotionally. And the results are devastating over time.
We have the choice of viewing our past as a tool for change and evolvement or an excuse. I prefer the former, as the latter doesn’t take me to a place I want to go. Been there done that.
Most people take the stance that our past has already determined where we should be in the present. However, Dr. Benjamin Hardy claims that our present can determine how we frame our past. Another words: whether we want it to be a way for us to learn about ourselves and grow from it or use it as an excuse to continue a behavior that is less than stellar.
Let’s all view our past in a light that brings us to understand who we are in this moment in order for us to springboard us forward in a direction that is best for us while cutting the tether of the past which may hold us back.
Today is a new day. Anything can be the gateway to everything.
I know I’ve said it before and I suppose I’m repeating it as I feel it’s important to . . . . . repeat; Pick your favorite people to surround yourself with and cultivate those relationships as if there’s no tomorrow.
We certainly have a choice of who we spend our time with. And when you do, make sure they Love you in a way that challenges you, pushes you to be your best, listens, shares with you and looks out for your best interests in the long run.
These may be family members. They may be close friends. They may be acquaintances that are brave enough to tell you the truth. Either way, know who these people are and spend time with them. Talk with them. Ask them questions. Have deep discussions. Question everything. Ask ‘What if. . .’
This is the lab, the testing the ground, the workshop and the think tank we all could spend a bit more time doing.
Wherever you come from or whatever your beliefs may be, it doesn’t matter.
Here’s what I know: I know that we live in an invisible world and not a physical world. What manifests in the physical is just a culmination of what is going on inside of us. You’re mindset, the way you frame your past, your perspective of the world, what you think of yourself, what you believe you deserve, the color/tint of glasses you wear with which to see the world, the amount of baggage you’ve held onto from your past, etc. It can be said a 1,000 different ways. And it’s all real.
This is what I’ve found; All of these elements have a profound impact on our lives no doubt. So, we must get right with them. Our past. Our present. And our future.
What I’ve also found to be true is we attract what we focus our attention on and it can be oh so mysterious at times. The perfect person shows up at the precise moment we need them. A check comes in the mail at the right time and you book that next job when you didn’t think you had anything on the horizon.
However, there’s one caviet; we have to show up and put in the work for these wonderful manifestations to show up in our lives. It’s not going to happen while laying on the couch.
We must move our feet and expect the everything.
“The universe rewards us for taking risks on its behalf”
I’m fully aware of what I’m about to say sounds hokey, but I’m going to say it anyway. We need to find a way to fall in love with ourselves again.
I say ‘again’, because I believe there was a time when we truly did Love who we were. And maybe we still do. Maybe we were young. Maybe we were real young. But, I think there was a time.
A time when we viewed ourselves in a different light. Maybe one with a bit more sunshine. More grace and more empathy.
But, now were older and we don’t cut ourselves as much slack. Maybe we should.
Maybe we can re-frame the way we look at our past as evolving in order to give ourselves a bit more credit than we’ve been doing.
Maybe we can find a way to forgive ourselves, drop any regret and move on.
Maybe, just maybe we can fall in Love with who we are right now.