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!

Finding Bliss: Identifying Negative Habits to Create Positive Change

Finding Bliss: Identifying Negative Habits to Create Positive Change

“Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.” ~Tyron Edwards

Some habits serve us well, while others may be counter-intuitive to the lives we want to lead. As we pursue our fulfillment and move toward becoming our best selves, inspired action often directs us to create new habits in our lives and discard those which no longer serve us. You can create the life you want–and one important step is to create positive habits.

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Creating new habits can feel like a major challenge, but  you already know that it’s worth it. The first step to creating new habits is to clear out the ones that aren’t helping you to reach your goals. Your habits are developed over time, and they’re the direct result of repeated thoughts, actions and even emotions that have become implanted in your subconscious mind.

So, your habits, negative or positive, are what you do when you’re on “autopilot.” For example, if you create a habit of sitting down with a bag of chips while you watch the evening news, you may not even be consciously making the decision to eat the chips anymore. You automatically pick up the chips and head to the couch–and before you know it, half the bag is gone and the news is over. And you’re probably ready for dinner.  In a few weeks or months, you might notice that your jeans don’t fit as well as they once did–and you might not even realize why.

As you prepare to choose new, more positive habits, you must first determine which habits are not aiding you in your path to ultimate fulfillment. Now here’s the hard part–you have to be completely honest with yourself. We don’t always recognize our habits and the effects they can have on us. You probably already know the answers subconsciously, but sometimes they’re hard to admit. What habits aren’t serving you well? Which ones are taking you away from your desires?

Identifying Negative Habits

Try this quick and simple exercise to help you identify the negative habits that are slowing you down.

1. Make a short list of life goals. For example: I want to be physically fit, a successful career person and an amazing parent.

2. Look at each life goal and consider your habits. Which habits aren’t helping you reach those goals? For example: If you eat something sweet every day at work around 2:00 PM, that isn’t conducive to trying to become physically fit. If you show up ten minutes late every day for work, that’s probably not helping you to become more successful. And if you’re in the habit of yelling at your kids all the time, that’s not helping you to be the parent you want to be.

3. Write down the habits you’ve identified and want to change, and begin to take notice of them. Taking notice of the things you want to change is the next step toward creating the life you want.

My challenge for you today is to identify the habits that aren’t helping you to reach your highest potential. Tomorrow, we’ll talk about how to choose and implement new, more positive habits that will lead you to becoming the best possible version of you.

Which habits aren’t serving you well? Share your thoughts in the comments section, below, and don’t forget to update your Bliss Book!

 

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