Monthly Archives: July 2014

Write Your Story with Passion

“You have entire story to tell and no one can tell it quite like you.”  Byron Embry

Just like an author who is writing a book, we can change our story at any time.  As humans we have a mind that can alter the outcome of our lives.  Your life is full of lessons, experiences, good and bad.  Behind all of them is a powerful message that you are meant to share with the world that could leave an impression on someone that could change their life.  This could be as simple as being a good daughter, sibling, or parent.  How you handle life’s setbacks could be an inspiration to others.  What is it for you?

Imagine a book on the desk in front of you with the pages on the left all written, and the pages on the right all blank, waiting for you to make a decision about what you would like to be writing and who your audience might be.  Just sit for a moment and visualise what you would like to be written on those pages.  What would that life look and feel like?  The feeling tone is really the important part. We influence the universe by the strength of the thoughts and feelings that are going out in a wave form from our body. So let’s put out what we want not what we don’t want and see those pages filling up with inspiring stories.

Enjoy writing your story!

Are You Growing from Your Challenges?

“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.”   Jim Rohn

Jim was one of the first people I listen to on tape back in the 80s.  Gentleman Jim is what they called him and that is how I also perceived him.  He had a presence about him and from a very early age he had done what unsuccessful people were unwilling to do.  This had caused a quick rise up his success ladder.  It was the second sentence that stuck out in my mind back then.  These words had been passed down to him by his mentor and they are based on the understanding that we all grow from our challenges.

Were you told as a child that anything worth having was worth working/fighting for?  I was watching my 2 year old grand-daughter learning how to solve a wooden jigsaw puzzle.  She did it and tipped it out several times before she obviously decided, “I’ve mastered that,” and moved on to the next thing.  If we don’t take those first steps as a child learning to walk, we don’t learn.  Was that an option as a child?  I’m sure you didn’t give up the first time you plopped on to your butt, or you wouldn’t be walking today.  Just look back at some of the challenges in your life and see how you’ve had to grow to surmount them.

Enjoy learning to be ‘better’!

Bring on the Joy

“Don’t be weighed down by things that drain your energy!  If it doesn’t bring you joy chuck it, change it, or rearrange it!”  Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Often as adults we have a belief that we have to work hard for everything that brings us pleasure or we have to be responsible adults all the time and there isn’t time to have fun or joy in our lives.  However there is a school of thought that believes, if we follow our purpose or what we are passionate about, then we will feel the joy or bliss that gives us the reason to keep moving towards our goals.  If we are feeling the joy then we are, in modern words, ‘in the zone.’  In the long run we will achieve more by being in this state than pushing towards something we are only half-hearted about and it feels hard.

Asking yourself regularly, “Am I energized or dragged down, am I inspired or frustrated, am I lifted up or drained?”  The answers to these questions really can help you to make decisions as to where and with whom you spend your time.  Sometimes we can’t ‘chuck it,’ we have to make changes or rearrange how and with whom we are spending our time.  It isn’t always possible to move out of a job we love, purely because there are people around us who are draining.  It is up to us to change our perspective, allow them to be who they are, without allowing them to drain our energy.   Be open to appreciating the joy and bliss that is there.

Enjoy feeling the joy!

Out on a Limb

“Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.”    Mark Twain

Remember that the subconscious stores all our memories, beliefs, self-image and habits.  Because it is this storehouse, it wants to keep us safe from repeating mistakes and prefers to stick to the ‘tried and true.’  It doesn’t feel safe when we try to go outside the comfort zone, out on a limb.  Even if the fruit is out there, the subconscious sets up such an uncomfortable feeling of fear, anxiety or even panic, that we don’t have the desire to take what we see as a risk.

But we have to remember that some of those limiting beliefs we have stored away, may have been set up before we even went to school when we didn’t have the ability to use our intellect and reason.  Now as an adult we do.  We can make different decisions, so that we move towards what creates meaning in our lives and trust ourselves to handle the stress that may follow.  Research has shown that going after the meaning is better for your health than trying to avoid the discomfort of staying where you are.

Enjoy going out on a limb!   Robyn