Blessings Gentle Reader and welcome to another post designed to inspire and encourage you to reach for gold.
Have you noticed when you are on a roll, you feel alive and energised? You are happy to stretch outside your comfort zone and embrace new technologies and ways of being.
When you are been challenged you know the challenge is showing you what you need to do to step up and achieve your next goal.
Can you remember how you felt when you first made the decision to change, to commit to a new diet, or exercise routine or even to go back to college and retrain in a new profession? Can you recall the trepidation and fear that you may not be good enough, that everyone will laugh at you and say “oh yeah, here you go again”, and quickly remind you of all the other times you said you were going to change and do something different?
Trust And Know All Is Well
You may lack faith, support, courage and patience to see your goals through yet that’s OK, part of the process of change is to have these doubts and still trust you are on the right path and know that all is well.
It Is Easy To Give Up
Life is for living, yet the daily grind of making a living can cause you to veer off course and forget your dreams and aspirations. That’s why it is so important when you wish to change, and add more value to your life you surround yourself with people who believe in you, even if it’s only one person, sometimes that’s all you need to get through your current struggle.
When things look bleak and you are not sure how you are going to reach the next step, remember your vision. One of early teacher’s always ended our sessions with the phrase “keep your eyes on the prize”. Even though I often lost sight of the prize and couldn’t be bothered to carry on, his words would somehow surface and I would think OK…I can do this.
You Are Not Alone
Over here at the TheNextGoal, we each have our own personal goal and reason for entering the weblogbetter challenge. The Team spirit is strong yet at the end of the day we all want to win and are working our butts off and making sacrifices to do so. We want the glory of being #1, to look back and say, yeah I did it. Give me a high 5, fist bumps…
We have a wider vision for Thenextgoal but for now we see our time on the challenge a springboard for greater and mightier unfolding.
What Happens When You Give Up?
It is easy to give up, especially during lean, hard times. I urge you don’t give up.
This sets a puncture in your soul. Over the years this hole gets bigger as your heart yearns to be free and you wonder what if I had….
We are human beings, we are hardwired to evolve and embrace life, to stretch and see what is on the other side. I am not talking about the grass is greener on the other side scenario, more a case of looking beyond the horizon and wondering what is on the other side, stretching beyond your current comfort zone and seeing what opportunities are out there waiting for you.
There is a fine line between knowing when to pause, rest and review as opposed to just giving up.
Learn To Be Still And Listen
Knowing how to be still, to tune in and listen to your inner guidance is a vital part of your journey. All too often it is easy to get distracted, to feel overwhelmed and in the confusion and uncertainty talk yourself out of doing what you know you truly want to do.
Sometimes, you have to bide your time, maybe wait till your children are a bit older, or you have saved enough money to travel, build a new house or start your own business; that doesn’t matter. That is all OK. Use this “waiting time” as a catalyst to look after yourself; to read around your passion and; if possible hang out with people already doing what you aspire to be doing, if you cant do that,then use the time to create a vision board and cut out pictures from local magazines of you living your dream. The idea is to co-create, visualise and allow yourself to breathe life into your dreams.
Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day
Rome wasn’t built in a day and this “waiting period” is ideal to nurse and nurture your dreams until you are able to roll –up your sleeves up and take action.
Remember whatever your goals, interests, desires and passions are, we are here to support, share and encourage you to be the best you can. I’d love to hear what dreams and insights you are nursing. Share your thoughts in the comment box below.
Call To Action
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Thanks for pausing to read and share…In peace
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