Day #360: Transformation Is Possible & You’ll Enjoy The Moment

Today’s focus continues the series of what transformations you will see when we stop limiting ourselves. There is a saying that suggests life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away. When we are limiting ourselves we are also limiting our ability to make the most of the moments we have. We become narrow-minded and fail to appreciate the little things and the things of the present and in the moment. We become so stuck in the past and what has happened, or even so worried about the future – we struggle to relax and enjoy the possibility of the present. 

If we all stop limiting ourselves and if we stop waiting for opportunities to find us and we step out on our own to conquer – we may just surprise ourselves. Sadly enough people don’t try new things because they fear failure or they don’t feel comfortable in their own skin and as a result, they don’t approach new people or speak up. That’s an awful way to live life… Because — we’re all equally gifted and it’s all a matter of choice and initiative whether we’ll become the best version of ourselves or live an average life. But if you stop limiting yourself, big transformations will start happening in every area of your life right away.

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What are some of the transformations you will see:

  • (Day #356) You’ll have bigger goals: 
    • If you’re already thinking you cannot succeed, maybe you are just a little scared to dream big. I dare you to set a new big goal for 2017 and don’t set out to prove it to the world, but to prove it to yourself. Prove to yourself you have what it takes. Because you do have what it takes. But if you don’t set out to achieve a goal – you will never achieve anything better in life – unless an opportunity jumps in your lap. If you simply let go of the limitations you have set for yourself, you will soon realize you have the capabilities to set your eye on the prize and make it happen.
    • So my challenge to you is to define your deepest desires for the perfect ideal lifestyle that you would see fit, and start to take the steps in making this happen. The first one being BELIEVING IN YOURSELF. Write down these things you need to do – think of the person you need to be like in order to get closer to meeting your goals. This is it. This is your chance. Don’t waste it. 
  • (Day #357) You’ll improve your skills: 
    • Everyone gets to a certain point where they learn the same thing: Life is hard. There’s so much to learn, and, as you get older, so little time to do so. However, though there are endless bits of knowledge and abilities that a person can learn throughout his life, there are many self-improvement skills you can focus on to ensure that the rest come a bit more easily to you. Combine this with believing in yourself and your abilities more and you’ll work on fighting your weaknesses and improving your strengths. You’ll gain knowledge and experience in new areas, may even master a skill after some time. That will change your perspective of life and you’ll aim even higher after that.
    • There is never an end to the journey of self-improvement. The more you grow, the more you realize there is so much out there you don’t know, so much that you have to learn. For sure, there is always something about ourselves we can improve on. The human potential is limitless, so it’s impossible to reach a point of no growth. Whenever we think we are good, we can be even better.
  • (Day #358) You’ll overcome shyness:
    • The moment you stop limiting the ability and capabilities you have – there will be nothing to stop you from communicating with people freely and confidently. Knowing yourself and your abilities will enable you to stand tall and defeat any lack of self-esteem. If you want to fast track this experience and grow your confidence to the next level as quickly as possible… A great way to start this is by approaching one new person daily, no matter how uncomfortable or scary it may feel. Once you do that, you’ll see it’s nothing impossible. Even if it’s awkward the first few times, you’ll soon feel better around new people and will think of stuff to talk about more easily.
    • If we have a negative mindset about things that worry or scare us, we can’t function confidently. We can get stuck on the negative possibilities, and that leads us to second guess our decisions, or not make recommendations at all. Being negative and talking about all the things that could go wrong will disable us from stepping out of our shells. So take the actions and take the steps to move past the negativity and take hold of the limitations. Doing this and the above point – you will see the difference in no time!
  • (Day #359 – Yesterday) You’ll get things done:
    • With limitations gone – one of the key and important things that will happen is you will start to be productive. You will start to get things done. The lack of focus, the need or urge for procrastination or the feeling of doubt or thought of failing will soon be eradicated. As you begin to notice this more and more and tap into this new-found drive to get things done, others will too, they will notice your drive. The important point here is to ensure you have some things you plan to really tap into. These could be goals or projects – but make sure you have something to put all this new-found drive into. 
    • It would also be a good idea to focus on what you love. Without limitations, you have a chance to finally chase the dreams and take the leap into creating the new lifestyle for you. Life’s short. Do you really want to spend 23.8% of your life working at a job that you hate? Didn’t think so. Do what you love. Don’t do work for the sake of looking busy or only because someone told you to. Think about the impact. And if it’s not impacting, have the courage to say so. Challenge yourself to do great work that makes an impact.
  • (Day #360 – Today) You’ll be present: 
    • Another way we usually limit ourselves is by living in the past and dreaming of the future while ignoring the present. We constantly get back to what was before, compare it to what is now and have regrets. We also fear the future, try to predict what might happen or imagine the worst case scenario. But life happens here in the present moment. And once you realize that, you’ll be able to be more mindful of what’s currently happening.
    • We all know that life can sometimes get overwhelming: from rush hour traffic to the never-ending workload, there is always something that needs our attention. Life can crawl through you if you let negativity overtake your mind, and it will fly by in the blink of an eye if you get too engrossed in everyday life and fail to recognize and differentiate you apart from the everything else. It is therefore very important that you find time to nurture yourself and give it the attention it deserves.

“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’” – Sydney J. Harris

Drop by tomorrow and see how the details of overcoming shyness and keep on reading for the next 6 days as there is plenty more in store – see below: 

  • You’ll enjoy life more.
  • You’ll generate ideas.
  • You won’t get depressed.
  • You’ll take action more often.
  • You’ll become a role model.

Day #359: Transformation Is Possible & You’ll Even Get Things Done

Today’s focus continues the series of what transformations you will see when we stop limiting ourselves. If limitations were wiped clean – just imagine the possibilities of what we could do, what you could be, do or see. There would be no room for excuses and no room for fear. The sky wouldn’t even be the limit. The fact is – sadly enough we become so overwhelmed and unmotivated by our own limitations and what people have put on us – that we probably will miss out on a majority of our opportunities or adventures and experiences. This can change!

If we all stop limiting ourselves and if we stop waiting for opportunities to find us and we step out on our own to conquer – we may just surprise ourselves. Sadly enough people don’t try new things because they fear failure or they don’t feel comfortable in their own skin and as a result, they don’t approach new people or speak up. That’s an awful way to live life… Because — we’re all equally gifted and it’s all a matter of choice and initiative whether we’ll become the best version of ourselves or live an average life. But if you stop limiting yourself, big transformations will start happening in every area of your life right away.

What are some of the transformations you will see:

  • (Day #356) You’ll have bigger goals: 
    • If you’re already thinking you cannot succeed, maybe you are just a little scared to dream big. I dare you to set a new big goal for 2017 and don’t set out to prove it to the world, but to prove it to yourself. Prove to yourself you have what it takes. Because you do have what it takes. But if you don’t set out to achieve a goal – you will never achieve anything better in life – unless an opportunity jumps in your lap. If you simply let go of the limitations you have set for yourself, you will soon realize you have the capabilities to set your eye on the prize and make it happen.
    • So my challenge to you is to define your deepest desires for the perfect ideal lifestyle that you would see fit, and start to take the steps in making this happen. The first one being BELIEVING IN YOURSELF. Write down these things you need to do – think of the person you need to be like in order to get closer to meeting your goals. This is it. This is your chance. Don’t waste it. 
  • (Day #357) You’ll improve your skills: 
    • Everyone gets to a certain point where they learn the same thing: Life is hard. There’s so much to learn, and, as you get older, so little time to do so. However, though there are endless bits of knowledge and abilities that a person can learn throughout his life, there are many self-improvement skills you can focus on to ensure that the rest come a bit more easily to you. Combine this with believing in yourself and your abilities more and you’ll work on fighting your weaknesses and improving your strengths. You’ll gain knowledge and experience in new areas, may even master a skill after some time. That will change your perspective of life and you’ll aim even higher after that.
    • There is never an end to the journey of self-improvement. The more you grow, the more you realize there is so much out there you don’t know, so much that you have to learn. For sure, there is always something about ourselves we can improve on. The human potential is limitless, so it’s impossible to reach a point of no growth. Whenever we think we are good, we can be even better.
  • (Day #358 – Yesterday) You’ll overcome shyness:
    • The moment you stop limiting the ability and capabilities you have – there will be nothing to stop you from communicating with people freely and confidently. Knowing yourself and your abilities will enable you to stand tall and defeat any lack of self-esteem. If you want to fast track this experience and grow your confidence to the next level as quickly as possible… A great way to start this is by approaching one new person daily, no matter how uncomfortable or scary it may feel. Once you do that, you’ll see it’s nothing impossible. Even if it’s awkward the first few times, you’ll soon feel better around new people and will think of stuff to talk about more easily.
    • If we have a negative mindset about things that worry or scare us, we can’t function confidently. We can get stuck on the negative possibilities, and that leads us to second guess our decisions, or not make recommendations at all. Being negative and talking about all the things that could go wrong will disable us from stepping out of our shells. So take the actions and take the steps to move past the negativity and take hold of the limitations. Doing this and the above point – you will see the difference in no time!
  • (Day #359 – Today) You’ll get things done:
    • With limitations gone – one of the key and important things that will happen is you will start to be productive. You will start to get things done. The lack of focus, the need or urge for procrastination or the feeling of doubt or thought of failing will soon be eradicated. As you begin to notice this more and more and tap into this new-found drive to get things done, others will too, they will notice your drive. The important point here is to ensure you have some things you plan to really tap into. These could be goals or projects – but make sure you have something to put all this new-found drive into. 
    • It would also be a good idea to focus on what you love. Without limitations, you have a chance to finally chase the dreams and take the leap into creating the new lifestyle for you. Life’s short. Do you really want to spend 23.8% of your life working at a job that you hate? Didn’t think so. Do what you love. Don’t do work for the sake of looking busy or only because someone told you to. Think about the impact. And if it’s not impacting, have the courage to say so. Challenge yourself to do great work that makes an impact.

“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” ~ Bruce Lee

Drop by tomorrow and see how the details of overcoming shyness and keep on reading for the next 9 days as there is plenty more in store – see below: 

  • You’ll be present.
  • You’ll enjoy life more.
  • You’ll generate ideas.
  • You won’t get depressed.
  • You’ll take action more often.
  • You’ll become a role model.

Day #358: Transformation Is Possible & Confidence Is Part Of It

Confidence is part of any transformation. Today regardless of whether you are introverted or extroverted, we can all relate to that feeling of shyness at some point in our lives. Socially, we tend to have the misconception that only introverts experience shyness, but that is not true. Shyness has more to do with being uncomfortable with one’s self, especially around other people.

If we all stop limiting ourselves and if we stop waiting for opportunities to find us and we step out on our own to conquer – we may just surprise ourselves. Sadly enough people don’t try new things because they fear failure or they don’t feel comfortable in their own skin and as a result, they don’t approach new people or speak up. That’s an awful way to live life… Because — we’re all equally gifted and it’s all a matter of choice and initiative whether we’ll become the best version of ourselves or live an average life. But if you stop limiting yourself, big transformations will start happening in every area of your life right away.

What are some of the transformations you will see:

  • (Day #356) You’ll have bigger goals: 
    • If you’re already thinking you cannot succeed, maybe you are just a little scared to dream big. I dare you to set a new big goal for 2017 and don’t set out to prove it to the world, but to prove it to yourself. Prove to yourself you have what it takes. Because you do have what it takes. But if you don’t set out to achieve a goal – you will never achieve anything better in life – unless an opportunity jumps in your lap. If you simply let go of the limitations you have set for yourself, you will soon realize you have the capabilities to set your eye on the prize and make it happen.
    • So my challenge to you is to define your deepest desires for the perfect ideal lifestyle that you would see fit, and start to take the steps in making this happen. The first one being BELIEVING IN YOURSELF. Write down these things you need to do – think of the person you need to be like in order to get closer to meeting your goals. This is it. This is your chance. Don’t waste it. 
  • (Day #357 – Yesterday) You’ll improve your skills: 
    • Everyone gets to a certain point where they learn the same thing: Life is hard. There’s so much to learn, and, as you get older, so little time to do so. However, though there are endless bits of knowledge and abilities that a person can learn throughout his life, there are many self-improvement skills you can focus on to ensure that the rest come a bit more easily to you. Combine this with believing in yourself and your abilities more and you’ll work on fighting your weaknesses and improving your strengths. You’ll gain knowledge and experience in new areas, may even master a skill after some time. That will change your perspective of life and you’ll aim even higher after that.
    • There is never an end to the journey of self-improvement. The more you grow, the more you realize there is so much out there you don’t know, so much that you have to learn. For sure, there is always something about ourselves we can improve on. The human potential is limitless, so it’s impossible to reach a point of no growth. Whenever we think we are good, we can be even better.
  • (Day #358 – Today) You’ll overcome shyness:
    • The moment you stop limiting the ability and capabilities you have – there will be nothing to stop you from communicating with people freely and confidently. Knowing yourself and your abilities will enable you to stand tall and defeat any lack of self-esteem. If you want to fast track this experience and grow your confidence to the next level as quickly as possible… A great way to start this is by approaching one new person daily, no matter how uncomfortable or scary it may feel. Once you do that, you’ll see it’s nothing impossible. Even if it’s awkward the first few times, you’ll soon feel better around new people and will think of stuff to talk about more easily.
    • If we have a negative mindset about things that worry or scare us, we can’t function confidently. We can get stuck on the negative possibilities, and that leads us to second guess our decisions, or not make recommendations at all. Being negative and talking about all the things that could go wrong will disable us from stepping out of our shells. So take the actions and take the steps to move past the negativity and take hold of the limitations. Doing this and the above point – you will see the difference in no time!

“Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered–just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” – Barrie Davenport

Drop by tomorrow and see how the details of overcoming shyness and keep on reading for the next 9 days as there is plenty more in store – see below: 

  • You’ll get things done.
  • You’ll be present.
  • You’ll enjoy life more.
  • You’ll generate ideas.
  • You won’t get depressed.
  • You’ll take action more often.
  • You’ll become a role model.

Day #357: Transformation Is Possible & Self Improvement Is Endless

Yesterday (Day #356) I noted that as we venture into these final 10 days I will explore each one of the below transformations in lead-up to the new year. Today I will continue that and help you understand how self-improvement is not a once off kind of thing. It should be endless.

Which I think you can make it your best year yet!

If we all stop limiting ourselves and if we stop waiting for opportunities to find us and we step out on our own to conquer – we may just surprise ourselves. Sadly enough people don’t try new things because they fear failure or they don’t feel comfortable in their own skin and as a result, they don’t approach new people or speak up. That’s an awful way to live life… Because — we’re all equally gifted and it’s all a matter of choice and initiative whether we’ll become the best version of ourselves or live an average life. But if you stop limiting yourself, big transformations will start happening in every area of your life right away.

What are some of the transformations you will see:

  • (Day #356 – Yesterday) You’ll have bigger goals: 
    • If you’re already thinking you cannot succeed, maybe you are just a little scared to dream big. I dare you to set a new big goal for 2016 and don’t set out to prove it to the world, but to prove it to yourself. Prove to yourself you have what it takes. Because you do have what it takes. But if you don’t set out to achieve a goal – you will never achieve anything better in life – unless an opportunity jumps in your lap. If you simply let go of the limitations you have set for yourself, you will soon realize you have the capabilities to set your eye on the prize and make it happen.
    • So my challenge to you is to define your deepest desires for the perfect ideal lifestyle that you would see fit, and start to take the steps in making this happen. The first one being BELIEVING IN YOURSELF. Write down these things you need to do – think of the person you need to be like in order to get closer to meeting your goals. This is it. This is your chance. Don’t waste it. 
  • (Day #357 – Today) You’ll improve your skills: 
    • Everyone gets to a certain point where they learn the same thing: Life is hard. There’s so much to learn, and, as you get older, so little time to do so. However, though there are endless bits of knowledge and abilities that a person can learn throughout his life, there are many self-improvement skills you can focus on to ensure that the rest come a bit more easily to you. Combine this with believing in yourself and your abilities more and you’ll work on fighting your weaknesses and improving your strengths. You’ll gain knowledge and experience in new areas, may even master a skill after some time. That will change your perspective of life and you’ll aim even higher after that.
    • There is never an end to the journey of self-improvement. The more you grow, the more you realize there is so much out there you don’t know, so much that you have to learn. For sure, there is always something about ourselves we can improve on. The human potential is limitless, so it’s impossible to reach a point of no growth. Whenever we think we are good, we can be even better.

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” ― Ernest Hemingway

Drop by tomorrow and see how the details of overcoming shyness and keep on reading for the next 9 days as there is plenty more in store – see below: 

  • You’ll overcome shyness.
  • You’ll get things done.
  • You’ll be present.
  • You’ll enjoy life more.
  • You’ll generate ideas.
  • You won’t get depressed.
  • You’ll take action more often.
  • You’ll become a role model.

Day #356: Transformation Is Possible – Stop Limiting Yourself

Ask yourself this question. Do you believe in transformation? Would you be where you are today if you had given up early in the year? 

Maybe this year, you didn’t set out with a list of goals, but maybe opportunities found you. Maybe you started a new job, moved to a new location, joined a gym mid-year, realized a hobby you’re naturally good at or maybe you took on a responsibility in the local community. Whatever the case may be, there must have been something this year which was a step up for you which was a difference to the norm and which required you to grow. Which has prompted transformation?

Imagine if you had given up on whatever this was, in the early stages. Where would you be now? Not necessarily with the opportunity, but where would you be as an individual. Opportunities are not just about allowing you to shine in the eyes of others, but they are perfect ways for you to grow and become a greater you. The point I am trying to make here is: Too often people limit themselves by not being sure of their success.

If we all stop limiting ourselves and if we stop waiting for opportunities to find us and we step out on our own to conquer – we may just surprise ourselves. Sadly enough people don’t try new things because they fear failure or they don’t feel comfortable in their own skin and as a result, they don’t approach new people or speak up. That’s an awful way to live life… Because — we’re all equally gifted and it’s all a matter of choice and initiative whether we’ll become the best version of ourselves or live an average life. But if you stop limiting yourself, big transformations will start happening in every area of your life right away.

As we venture into these final 10 days (less than 10 now) I will explore each one of the below transformations in lead-up to the new year. Which I think you can make it your best year yet!

What is the transformation you will see:

  • You’ll have bigger goals.If you’re already thinking you cannot succeed, maybe you are just a little scared to dream big. I dare you to set a new big goal for 2016 and don’t set out to prove it to the world, but to prove it to yourself. Prove to yourself you have what it takes. Because you do have what it takes. But if you don’t set out to achieve a goal – you will never achieve anything better in life – unless an opportunity jumps in your lap. If you simply let go of the limitations you have set for yourself, you will soon realize you have the capabilities to set your eye on the prize and make it happen.So my challenge to you is to define your deepest desires for the perfect ideal lifestyle that you would see fit, and start to take the steps in making this happen. The first one being BELIEVING IN YOURSELF. Write down these things you need to do – think of the person you need to be like in order to get closer to meeting your goals. This is it. This is your chance. Don’t waste it. 
  • You’ll improve your skills.
  • You’ll overcome shyness.
  • You’ll get things done.
  • You’ll be present.
  • You’ll enjoy life more.
  • You’ll generate ideas.
  • You won’t get depressed.
  • You’ll take action more often.
  • You’ll become a role model.

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. – Mary Kay Ash

Day #355: 10 Reasons Why You Should Be The Best You

That’s right – the final countdowns have begun. 11 more days until the next big thing is to commence. 2017. In lead up and in preparation, I do hope you are planning ahead and preparing for a year which will enable the best version of you. Maybe this year you had the same plan, however, maybe you lost sight, maybe you struggled or maybe things just didn’t go as planned… Sorry to break it to you again… 2017 will be just as hard, maybe even harder. There will be struggles and things won’t go as planned. But what I can promise you, is if you be the true you, if you make the year about maximizing you, the best you and greatest you, your year will be filled with a journey that will change you forever and that will take you on an adventure, a trip and an experience you will never forget.

All it takes is a bit of ‘Self Discovery’ and a lot of courage, strength, and awareness to become the person you were meant to be.

Happiness cannot happen if you don’t live your truth. It may cause mistakes, failure, and regrets—but it will also bring lessons, wisdom, and personal harmony. If you don’t live your truth, you will become angry, resentful, and end up in a life that doesn’t suit you. But of course, it’s not easy to just be true to who you are. Finding your inner truth is a process that takes time. And sometimes it takes a very long time. You have to work to pay the bills, but while you are being responsible, try to be true to that voice inside you. When you discover the true you, AHA! happens; you know what you want and are free to go after it with every ounce of your being. When you do, you live contently—comfortable in your own skin—able to achieve whatever impossible dreams you had imagined for yourself.

Here are ten reasons why being the true YOU is the best way to be:

  • You can celebrate your nature!
  • You won’t lose sight of your own dreams.
  • You will experience the joy of inner peace.
  • You will feel good in your own skin.
  • You won’t feel like a phony.
  • You will get that warm cozy feeling when you put your head on your pillow at night—and a good night’s sleep.
  • You can become your best self.
  • You will learn to spend time alone.
  • You will be more willing to reach outside your comfort zone.
  • You can still be realistic.

“The two best days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” —Mark Twain

Day #354: Success & Priorities – You’re The Only One You Need To Prove It To

If it is one thing I could remind you for the year – it would have to be that the only person you need to prove success to is you and as you push more and more, challenge yourself more and more and grow more and more, your mind will be wired to keep you honest, to keep you structured and to keep you fired up and motivated. What I have found is that the longer you let society dictate the way you live, the way you work, the way you spend and the way you should be – the longer you will be miserable. Shake free of being bound by what seems to be the ‘norm’. You don’t need the latest and greatest car, you don’t need all the money in the world and you don’t need to be dressed to impress.
 
If you have a dream, a vision, a goal or an aspiration to be, see or do – unless it contradicts ethics, law or beliefs  – you should chase it and follow your heart in making this happen. Your lifestyle may change, or conflict with how others (society) suggest it should be. But if everyone was a sheep – the question to ask is… would we have half the things in this world? Would we have discovered as much as we have?

Just remember to stay true to who you are. Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde

The biggest obstacle you will face is you and you will always be your biggest competition. Why? Because you are your biggest critic.

Regardless, I can not empathize with you enough of how important it is to get up, get out there and give it all you’ve got. You will be so amazed by how capable you really are and once you realize this and experience it for yourself you will think, why did it take you this long to see you’re so much greater than you thought. All you need to do is be willing to get out there and push that little harder.

As we progress with success, our ambition triggers the craving for success, which ultimately changes who we are and allows us to grow. Our priorities change, our lifestyles change and what was the once the norm is now disregarded or forgotten. When you’re on a mission to meet a goal, to succeed and to achieve, your priorities shift and sacrifices are needed to be made, however…
 
the best parts are:
  • When your past resurfaces, but you no longer seem to care.
  • All of your past worries now seem small.
  • Suddenly, you want to be successful in all aspects of your life, not just one.
  • You’re more mature than you were before, even if you don’t notice it automatically.
  • For the first time, you feel like you have your life together.
  • You’ve finally put yourself first.
  • The future excites you more than it scares you.

Day #353: Rediscover You

It is time to Rediscover. Remember when you were just a child and everything in front of you was all excitement and the next best thing. At a young age – learning and growing, we were at the perfect age to appreciate just about everything and a number of times we would be surprised was just another day in our lives. But looking back, there is the cliche question in which we may always go back to, or that people always ask us to remember. 

As a child, the most common question we were probably asked was: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” We were allowed to be dreamers, give the most extravagant answers; think of the craziest careers and even to have superpowers.

Time has passed and by now we started our career or have forgotten the world changing dreams we once had as a child.  Maybe we thought it was our calling, or maybe we simply found a job that pays the bills. However, there will be a time when a little voice deep within us will ask for more. And then it is up to us to decide what we do with it. The journey to discover your calling can take many years and I believe our calling changes as we as people evolve and develop, however, our life’s calling may never change. It is time to rediscover.

What is the So-called Calling?

A calling is more than just doing the work you are getting paid for, it encompasses your whole being and sense of purpose in life. If you are following your calling then you most probably feel alive, awake and happy. You feel passion for the work you do and believe your life is equally meaningful and fulfilling. The 3 most common callings: 

  • Calling from outside: Looking for needs of the world and how you can help. You put the needs of others before yours.
  • Inner voice: the thirst to discover your calling.
  • Perfect Fit: Finding your profession based on your strengths, skills, values, and interests. 

So how do we rediscover our calling?

  • Have dates with yourself to get to know the real you 
  • If you would win a 100 million Dollars right now, what kind of work would you do?
  • Imagine you have already lived a full life and people are gathering at your funeral
  • Be brave and take small steps to change your present
  • Plan and be ready for detours

Embracing your calling means to learn, plan and set goals while being mindful on your journey. It’s important to keep in mind that we are not here to “find” our calling but to discover it.

That’s everybody is – somebody is interested in everything, anything you can be interested in, you will find others will. But it’s absolutely stupid to spend your time doing things you don’t like, in order to go on spending things you don’t like, doing things you don’t like and to teach our children to follow in the same track. – Alan Watts

Day #352: You Have A Decision To Make…

Every day you have a decision to make – a choice when you wake up to either to toggle your mindset to be positive or to be negative.
 
I say you should always pick the positive one and in doing so you will be putting a challenge in place for you to step up and push through, no matter what come’s your way. It is so common that as a society and as an individual we struggle to identify and understand the capability we have already and the potential we can tap into. To put it simply, we all lack the ability to quickly identify the courage, the boldness and the amazing individuals we are – all due to fear, insecurity and other self-absorbed reasons.
Let me remind you that you have what it takes. You have the power which is enough to make a difference. It is enough to change the world and enough to show your true colours. All you need to do is have enough courage to take a step each day towards a greater goal, towards a greater you and try again tomorrow.

When you fail or feel like there is no coming back, remember everyone makes mistakes, everyone has setbacks and everyone will have their own struggles. Pull yourself together and take a stand and come ready for tomorrow with a stand of courage.

Need some pointers? Try these simple tips:

  • Remind yourself that fear isn’t always helpful.
  • Expand your comfort zone gradually.
  • Remember to breathe.
  • Take a step back and get objective.
  • Think of how you’d view a friend in the same situation.
  • Ask, “Who do I need to become?” instead of, “What do I need to do?”
  • Take action.

 “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” — J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Day #351: Prove Them Wrong – Be The Driver

Life is a journey, actually, life is a roller-coaster. It filled with up’s and down’s, left’s and right’s and plenty of unexpected moments. But you are still the driver. However, your experience on the ride of life will be dictated by you, only because you are the one that can make the decisions for your life. You are the one essentially in control. There are things you can’t change and, no matter what you do, you’ll just have to accept that you’re powerless against them. But the wisdom is in knowing which category a certain situation falls into. Don’t let something beyond your control keep you up at night — it will only serve to drive you crazy. Focus on what you can control – and the best I suggest you control is your consistency, your routine and the brand of you.

Our character is built and defined through the experiences, the choices, the consequences and of course the values learned from all these. Keep soldiering through, keep pushing on! As your journey will take you where you need to go, but remember you are the driver. Don’t wait around for the world to deliver. You must be the one to deliver. The world will provide the vehicles but you are the skill, you are the power and you are the one that will get you from A to B or the other 25 destinations. Be the driver you were always meant to be. 

Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s fine. It’s not their journey to make sense of. It’s yours. – Zero Dean

Just remember: 

  • Even when the odds are against you, battle it out like you own the moment.
  • If you believe you have a mission to beat it, make it or be it. Then this is your moment.
  • Your time to shine is now.
  • You have already beat the odds if your willing to go for it. Making the decision to act gets you halfway there.
  • It’s the days when we least expect our achievements to occur that they actually occur and surprise us.

Get out there. Beat the odds.