Mountain climbers know that the shortest route to success is NOT a straight line, and acclimation at each stage is critical for achieving both personal, financial and business goals. So the framework that we need to have in place is that when you feel a need to pull back in your activity, what you are doing is acclimating, not failing. You aren’t doing something wrong and you shouldn’t just quit. This is actually a sign that you are on the right track. So acclimate and then keep climbing!
Know your passions. Then find a way to regularly incorporate your passion into your daily life. Discovering your passion dramatically increases happiness. I have a friend with an opera training class. Listen to her talk about her work and the training that they just completed.
“It is the mission to train the whole person. Not only do we teach the usual techniques (voice, acting, dance, languages), we discuss how to make a living with one’s art. We are the only opera training program to my knowledge with a full course combining NLP and business skills with a mission to lead a balanced life. And it is the dedication to creating a nurturing space where participants give themselves the permission to discover their genius. The best part though, was that every single participant told me that TOP had taught them more than they had ever dreamed – if not changed their lives. And they all said that they would come back in a heartbeat. I am so proud.”
You can hear that she is passionate in making a difference in their lives and so it makes a difference in hers. What do you talk about that literally floats you up into the air that you are so happy? What are your passions?
Define or refine your values. Know what is important to you, and seek to live in accordance with that. Many of us are living our life to be accepted or to please others. Spend some time this week just thinking about what is truly important to you and make one small change to bring your life into accordance with that.
Goals have a “work” feel to them. Too much like a to do chart that we check off. What if instead we kept a “Prosperity Progress” journal instead? Keep it like we are journaling our travels, with doodles, clip art, notating our progress. Some days we get to skip along and other days we wander a little to pick up needed items for the trip ahead. Doesn’t that sound fun?!
In the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway lost a suitcase containing all his manuscripts. Telling poet Ezra Pound, Pound called it a stroke of luck. Pound told him that when he rewrote the stories, he would forget the weak parts & only the best material would reappear. Instead of looking at it as a tragedy, Pound reframed it as a opportunity. Hemingway did rewrite the stories & Pound was right. What tragedy can you reframe?
When we are young we learn how to be a good girl or boy. Were you the perfect child or did you learn how to hide and not attract attention to yourself? Or maybe you became the family jokester? Today take off the mask you wear to be accepted by others and be true to yourself. The mask mutes the real you, whose vibrant color needs to be seen to complete the picture of our world.
I remember that experiencing joy is the purpose of my journey. Everyday I evolve and re-create myself to live a life of my deepest dreams and desires.