Making progress in whatever we are doing is an objective which most of us have. How to make your day into a productive and fulfilling experience is something in which we are all capable of accomplishing.
It is just a matter of assessing our strengths, clearing defining our objectives, and creating a realistic plan which we can implement. Then it is just a matter of taking a series of steps that lead in the direction we desire to go.
Simplifying the Process of Accomplishing Things
When we develop a few constructive routines in our daily efforts, we soon discover what seemed difficult and complex can be achieved quite easily one step at a time. There are no secret formulas to get this done, and a person does not have to be a savant or genius to succeed.
Simply put, it is just a matter of making a decision that this very day will be productive. I ask myself often what is the one thing I can accomplish today which will make a positive difference in the life of myself and others, and then I move forward from there.
Just by accomplishing a task each day which takes us toward our goals, is enough to build the momentum we need to succeed in any area of our lives. After awhile the momentum will build to such a degree that we could not stop the process if we tried. The dam will burst and the desired results will flow.
A key factor in all of this, especially in order to enjoy this process and not get all wacked out with the increased activity which will naturally build over time, is to be doing something in which we are committed and find of extreme value. When we enjoy what we are doing, and are bringing significant value into the lives of others, we have moved beyond survival to a state of being obsessed to make a difference.
This is a good type of obsession where we have a mission to fulfill based on our innate abilities. We sincerely want to contribute and make a positive impact in the lives of others. When we are in this kind of mindset and emotional state, things naturally come together, and any roadblocks, problems, or challenges are just something to be handled on our way to our destination.
What About Our Fears and Inhibitions
Especially when trying something new where there is a degree of uncertainty, we all have some fears and inhibitions moving forward. This is nothing to freak out about or a reason not to proceed.
In fact, it is a blatant signal that we are on the right track. Whenever we seek to expand ourselves in any way, we will experience some butterflies in our gut and a few weird thoughts popping in here and there about us not being good enough.
The best thing we can do when this occurs is to not resist what we are experiencing, and just let all that stuff flow through. As we do this, it will run it’s natural course. The only way we can get stuck is if we focus on it and make it into a bigger thing than it is. It is just thoughts and feelings, and when we choose not to label them as this or that, they will go on their merry way into the realm of illusion and non-existence from which they came.
“Whatever you accept completely will take you to peace, including the acceptance that you cannot accept, that you are in resistance.” — Eckart Tolle —
Each Precious Moment
I received a wake up call just two (2) days ago; a reminder of how precious life is and that we are not guaranteed the next moment. A family member who had been ailing for some time passed away this weekend. She had some severe health challenges including dementia.
Even though this was not totally unexpected, it is never easy when a loved one passes. It is probably more difficult for those left behind than for the person leaving a body which has run its course.
As family members gathered around her hospital bed, we all knew if was just a matter of time before she passed. When the doctor came in and pronounced her deceased, I felt a sense of relief for her as she was now no longer suffering. I also felt tremendous gratitude for her presence all these years, and the love she expressed to all whom she touched in any way.
“To the well organized mind, death is but the next great adventure” — j.K. Rowling
She is indeed on her next great adventure, leaving behind many precious and wonderful memories of her love and total acceptance of others. She will be missed but not forgotten.
This was another reminder for me to never wait for just to right time to do what I desire to do, or Be the person I desire to Be. The time is Now and always has been. Anything is possible within each given moment. That is why the Present is a Gift to us All to make of it what we most truly desire in alignment with our Divine Purpose.
I am so very grateful and thankful for having known this family member and experienced some of her love, generosity, and kindness.
To be able to go with the flow and accept things as they are is so very important for our peace of mind as well as our productivity in all areas of our lives. Acceptance and letting go are truly the keys to a stress free existence, or at least one with diminished stress.
We are then able to position ourselves to make choices based on reason and logic rather than fear and trepidation. By not resisting the present moment and not focusing on limiting thoughts and uncomfortable feelings, we “get out of our own way” so to speak, so that we can then get down to business in creating the life we most truly desire.
It is much easier to buy into our limiting ideas about ourselves and others and continue on “business as usual”. But is that the most fulfilling path to take?” I personally don’t think so. I rather bring to the surface all limiting beliefs and feelings of anxiety and fear and face them straight on because I Know they are not the truth.
The truth is that anything is possible whether we believe it is so or not. If for a brief moment we accept this as true and act accordingly, we will experience a different reality. This is similar to the New Beginning I discussed in a previous post, When Do Baby Boomers Retire — If At All?
We create the day we most deserve by the choices we make each and every moment. We are in the driver’s seat whether we wish to be or not. Why not make the most of each precious moment we have?
We possess the keys to start the vehicle which will ignite the inspiration and momentum to carry us to our desired destination. We are creating our days anyway, so we might as well design them according to our own specific plan. Let’s not leave things up to chance by choosing not to consciously steer our vehicle, because that is a choice for which we are responsible.
We deserve the best. We owe it to ourselves and others to give our best in all we do. Let’s not leave our dreams and aspirations on the table unfulfilled. It is better to dive in and fail than stay on the sidelines and wish we had participated in this great Endeavor.
“If you have these two things – the willingness to change, and the acceptance of everything as it comes, you will have all you need to work with.” — Charlotte Selver —
Guidance from Within
Life is simplified when we slow down enough and spend a few moments to relax, pause, and reflect on why we are doing the things which we are doing. This allows thoughts to flow to us from the smarter part of ourselves, which is our Intuitive Self. This part of ourselves will never lie to us. It tells it to us “like it us”; no more and no less.
As we practice these reflective moments they become a habit that we cannot live without, because of the welcoming messages from within. We now know we are making choices and decisions which will contribute to our chosen course.
This is no time for regrets for past opportunities which we may have failed to grasp. It is time to accept who we really are and what we most desire to do based on our unique talents and abilities.
Let’s Begin Today
Bring just one thing to mind which you may have been putting off or procrastinating about. It does not need to be a major decision; just something you have meant to do but haven’t got around to it.
Now make a decision to get it done. You don’t have to force a particular time frame in which to do it; just decide to do it. The inspiration to get it done which naturally occur at just the right time and in just the right way. This is truly living your life and making your day without any stress or overwhelm.
If the inspiration doesn’t come right away, that’s perfectly okay. Remember, at the right time and in the right way. You will be inspired when the time is right and the pieces will then fall into place to provide the right way.
This is a win-win situation because you either get your task done without any effort or stress, or by not receiving the inspiration to follow through, you get to reassess if your goal or objective is really right for you. This in itself will save you much time and energy from chasing the wrong goals or for not the right reasons.
This is a conscious process of revelation which will release us from pursuing things for the wrong reasons, and inspire us to live our purpose and stay aligned with that purpose. When that occurs there is no need for motivation, as we are naturally inspired, and at that point we could not prevent ourselves from following through because we Know that we are on Our Right Path.
May you enjoy this journey into recognizing your true gifts, and your willingness to share them with others.
All the very Best to Each and Every one of You,
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