Here I sit, early morning. Devoid of distractions, calm and at peace. The room is dark, the bright glow of my laptop screen in front of me, illuminating my mind and my future.
I’m not used to the calm. My home is rarely quiet and neither is my mind. The brief morning “escape” is starting to prove good for my mind, body, and spirit. I’m allowing myself to be free from distraction. Free to chase my dream and ignite my passion.
But what exactly to write about now? Perhaps the difference I feel. There has been a shift and improvement that I feel with every ounce of my being. Just over a year ago I released my first Mama Kangaroo book and at the time, I had no idea what I was doing.
This is where I had jumped in with extreme excitement, enthusiasm and faith, but no clear or logic plan. What was I thinking? Seriously?
It was a lesson learned. (More like hundreds of lessons learned. I sort of wish I wrote them down. If I am to look back at all the mistakes that I corrected and what I learned from it, I know I’d be blown away, in a good way!)
Perhaps they helped me get back to my ideal vibration. I like the wavelength I am on now. I never understood this concept until last year. A few months into my personal growth journey it started to make sense to me. Now I can visualize that vibrational frequency. It’s in line with my heart. When I start to feel off, I take a deep breathe, and plant my feet firmly, and I am back.
It’s not always easy. Occasionally, I want to throw a fit and feel sorry for myself over the things I lack, have a little pity party and just indulge in junk food and mope. That used to happen often, but now it’s rare.
These days, I prefer to focus on and be grateful for all the things I do have, and for what I know is on the way.
My time is spent more productively now, but it’s a work in progress. I understand that I will always be a work in progress. For years, I was more at a standstill. Learning things in bits and pieces, standing in a close confined comfort zone that prohibited growth almost entirely.
Stepping out of it was life altering. Now that circle has grown, and continues to do so. My scope of influence has as well. The inspiring words that made an impact on only myself and my file folder on my computer now have the capabilities of reaching millions.
Knowing my words make an impact on the world is moving, gratifying, and inspiring all at once. It fuels my fire as a writer, an inspirationalist, and a goal-crusher.
Speaking of which, I love the new terms I’ve come to identify myself with.
I’ve always been a writer and a dreamer. Now I use terms like Author, Creator, Inspirationalist, and “Goal-Crusher.”
Let’s all be goal-crushers.
I’ve learned recently that celebrating milestones will get you there.
My past to-do list obsessive self wasn’t very good at celebrating each victory. As soon as I crossed one thing off the list, I was straight on to the next with not so much as a breath.
That was another lesson learned. Celebrate. Each. Success. Not with a half gallon of ice cream or booze fest or anything extravagant. Save that for the huge victories. (Sort-of kidding!)
I’m thinking more like some congratulatory self-talk. Take few minutes to bask in your accomplishments and soak up that feeling of success. Enjoying more frequent success will lead you to more willpower and drive when the going gets rough. And let’s face it, if you only celebrate the big wins and weigh out the times you’ve failed and times you succeeded, odds are against you. Appreciating all those smaller wins are a crucial part of the big picture. They are the puzzle pieces that fit together to create you and your success.
When you are set to crush goals rather than just cross things off your to-do list, life gets more exhilherating.
Don’t think of household work like dishes and vacuuming as a mundane daily chore. Think of it as “making your home refreshed and cozy, because you deserve cleanliness and comfort” then make it happen. Be appreciative that you have a home to clean, dishes because you and your family ate, even that you are physically capable of doing the housework. Be appreciative that you have those people in your life that help make the mess, then enlist their help in cleaning it back up each day.
Even the mundane things CAN be fun.
So wake up and live. Be a Rockstar in your own life. Make your own music. Write your own lyrics, your own story, your own path. Paint the picture of what life has for you. The words are limitless, and the colors are endless.
What can you do today to allow yourself to truly “LIVE” and help you crush your goals?