New Year’s Resolutions? Screw ‘Good Enough’: Shoot for the Freaking Moon!

New Year’s Resolutions? Screw ‘Good Enough’: Shoot for the Freaking Moon!

“Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.” ~Les Brown

shoot for the starsAnyone who knows me probably knows that I do everything within my power to stay positive about every situation. And it serves me quite well.

Still, occasionally something sticks in my head and I just have to talk about it.

Like, for example, the fact that I’ve read three different Facebook posts today about creating New Year’s resolutions–each of which said something to the effect of  “be sure to set goals, but don’t shoot too high.”

I’m here to tell you that is complete nonsense. 

Stop whatever you’re doing for a minute and read this:

The fact is that you won’t get more than you expect.

Hold on. Read it again. Really GET what I’m saying before you keep going. 

You ONLY get what you expect. 

So, let’s say you’d really like to open your own business.

Now, you could resolve to do that, and if you believe that it will manifest (and take inspired action as necessary), the world is your oyster.

But, let’s just say you’re one of those Negative Nelly or Ned types and you don’t believe it can happen.

You worry about not having enough money, not having enough support, not being able to get the loan or the employees or WHATEVER it is that you are afraid of – and then, my friend, you might as well just pack up the idea before you even get started.

Why? Because you get what you BELIEVE you will get. If you believe you will have “not enough” then expect it. You’ve got to focus on having “more than you need” or everything you need IN ABUNDANCE if you expect to get anywhere. 

Fact: You simply cannot achieve more than you believe you can.

It’s not that complicated, really. Like Mary Kay Ash once said, “If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.”

Read carefully my friends: Do Not Put Limits on Your Desires! You can have, do or be whatever you want, if you believe that you can. You don’t have to know exactly how you’re going to get there, either.

That’s one of the cool things about this whole deal–put your desires out to the universe and then believe that you’re manifesting them. Because you are.

You are what you think. Placing limits on your thoughts (or attempting to limit the aspirations of others) will only attract more limits into your life. Instead, open your mind and recognize that the world is abundant. You can achieve whatever you believe you can.

Think I’m full of it?

Think of Andrew Carnegie. The child of poor immigrants, he believed that he could achieve his dreams–and went on to become the second richest man in history.

So how did he do it?

He simply believed that he could–he decided what he wanted, took the necessary inspired action, and his true divine desires manifested exactly as he expected.

“I am no longer cursed by poverty because I took possession of my own mind, and that mind has yielded me every material thing I want, and much more than I need,” Carnegie once said. “But this power of mind is a universal one, available to the humblest person as it is to the greatest.”

In case I haven’t made myself clear, don’t believe anyone who tells you that you need to put limits on your goals and desires. You are the keeper of your own destiny, and YOU decide what you believe you can accomplish. Refuse to accept anything less than your true divine desires.

Still not convinced?

Remember what Buddha said: “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”

Think big, my friends. Believe that your greatest desires will manifest–because the truth is that we really do get what we expect.

Need a further nudge? Consider what famed American writer and mythologist Joseph Campbell said.

“Follow your bliss, and doors will open for you that you never knew existed. Follow your bliss, and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”

What do you think? Will you refuse to accept limits on your potential this year? Tell me in the comments section, below!

What to Wear for NYE 2015: Hair, Makeup and Fashion for the Biggest Party of the Year (Video)

What to Wear for NYE 2015: Hair, Makeup and Fashion for the Biggest Party of the Year (Video)

Are you preparing to go to a big New Year’s Eve celebration? Or maybe just a small, intimate get together?

Either way, you’re gearing up to look your best. Wondering what to wear? Not sure how to do your hair or what kind of makeup to wear for the big party?

Here are some fabulous ideas from some of the most beautiful and stylish women in blogging. I don’t know about you, but I’m INSPIRED!

Are you having a New Year’s Eve party? Attending one? What are you going to wear?



Getting Back on Track After the Holidays (for Narcissistic Abuse Survivors)

Getting Back on Track After the Holidays (for Narcissistic Abuse Survivors)

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” ~Melody Beattie
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When there’s a narcissist involved in your life, the holidays are hell – and if you aren’t careful, they can completely throw you off track. Even if you’ve gone no contact and are now dealing with narcissistic abuse recovery, the holidays can be painful. That’s part of the reason it’s so difficult for a lot of us to get back on track after the holiday season ends.

I know that I have found myself out of my routine and feeling blocked most years around this time, so I thought it would be a good idea to figure out how to get focused again (this time, in advance of the actual day!).

Getting Your Groove Back

Whether you’re struggling with post-holiday letdown, or just general scattered-ness (like me), finding one’s groove again is a pretty common challenge after the holidays. That said, allow me to offer a few suggestions to help you (and me) get back on track!

1. Do your affirmations.

Whether you have a daily set or you just affirm as needed, get back into the groove of it. Maybe add one to your list like this: “I am grounded, centered, and focused.”

2. Meditate.

I find this little technique particularly simple and quite helpful:

Four-Corners Breathing How-To

1. Find an object nearby that has four corners — a box, your monitor, or even this page.
2. Start at the upper-left-hand corner and inhale for 4 counts.
3. Turn your gaze to the upper-right-hand corner and hold your breath for 4 counts.
4. Move to the lower-right-hand corner. Exhale for 4.
5. Now shift your attention to the lower-left-hand corner. Tell yourself to relax and smile. Repeat 3 to 5 times, or as often as you like.

3. Get off your butt.

That’s right, I said it. Get some exercise, get your blood flowing. You don’t have to make yourself sore, just move your body a little. Take a walk, dance with your kids, whatever. It will perk you right up.

4. Clean something.

De-holiday your house, or just dust the knick-knacks. Whatever works for you. Sometimes cleaning up around the house seems to translate into cleaning up the clutter in your head. At least it does for me.

5. Just do it.

You know, like those Nike people always used to say. Try going through the motions a little. For example, if you’re…say… a freelance writer (like me), you could…I don’t know…write a blog about ways to get focused again. I’m just saying, it might help. 🙂 Blog about it, journal about it…draw a picture…whatever gets you going.

6. Think happy thoughts, happy thoughts.

My final tip of the day is to keep your chin up. Don’t let life overwhelm you. Take it one step at a time, and remember that everything will be okay, even if it takes you another day or two to get your groove back. Keep an eye on your perspective, and if you find yourself feeling stressed, start counting your blessings. Remembering the good things we have and feeling grateful for them is one way to stay focused on the best parts of our lives, which invites more good.

So my challenge to you today is simple. Get back on track, whatever that means for you, and remember to keep smiling!

Happy New Year! Are you ready to start creating the life of your dreams? Let us know what you think and join in the discussion on our Facebook page!

Check out some of these FREE resources to help you get started!

 

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