I almost gave up on my dream

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For the past few weeks I have been battling negative thoughts, self-doubt and self-limiting beliefs. It even got to the point to where I was ready to walk away from my purpose and passion. One thing I realized is that even though I read a lot of encouraging material sometimes I need the spoken word in my life. I need to hear someone speak to my heart with motivation and reassurance of God’s word that we all have a purpose to be filled.

So I went back to what I knew to be true and that is that we need daily motivation. Zig Ziglar says that motivation is like taking a bath, we need it every day. To help me get refocused and get out of this funk I started listening to inspirational radio. I listen to Joyce Meyers and Joel Osteen because I believe they are both motivational ministers. I also got refocused on why I started this in the first place, to help others.

Hope deferred makes the heart sick and that is where I was starting to head. I could tell my body and mind were not in a healthy state.

I began to pray and then thank God for clarity, vision, determination, and drive to get me refocused on my purpose. It is so easy to get sidetracked in what I am supposed to be doing. Some days I want to chase every butterfly that comes by and then I get lost.

Today I want to be thankful for getting back on track, for sending people into my life that can get me refocused, and for having a God who never stops sending the right people at the right time.

There are days I want to walk away because it can be hard and lonely pursuing what God has put in our hearts to accomplish. A dear friend of mine told me very point blank that if God lays a purpose on our hearts then who are we to deprive the world of those blessings. Certainly not I. Every once in a while we need our friends to give it to us straight. Well she did and I am thankful for it.

If you are struggling with your goals and focus I would love to reach out to help you get refocused. I am here even if you just need an accountability partner. I know how easy it is to get distracted and discouraged. Keep digging and climbing. There are better days ahead.

The resistance of this world is here to stop us from reaching our goals but we are stronger than the resistance when we reach out for the right kind of help. Shoot me an email and let’s talk about what kind of struggles you are having.

Go out and show the world how AWESOME you are today and make a difference in someone’s life.

Attack the enemy from all sides. Part 1

Our enemy comes at us with a fury. I am referring to the enemy of negative thinking and the fears that accommdate them. Steven Pressfield refers to them as Resistance in his book, “The War of Art.” I have come to the realization that you must throw everything you have at conquering these thoughts. There are several techniques that I use to keep them from consuming me.

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First, I use the audio books that I keep in my car and on my iphone. I listen to Zig Ziglar, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Jack Canfield, Tony Robbins, Steven Pressfield and Joyce Meyer. I spend 30 minutes to an hour in my car everyday. I can inject great thoughts into my subconscious during this time. This allows for 2 1/2 to 5 hours per week of personal development. You will be amazed at the amount of books you can get through this way. The libraries are full of audio books also, so check them out for cost free listening. It’s also a great way to check out speakers on their dime to see if you are going to like them.

Second, I turn of the TV, escpecially the news. I don’t receive updates for breaking news or any other news reports. If something major happens and I need to be aware, someone typically mentions it to me. Most of the things that the news reports do not affect me, nor can I do anything about them. I try to affect those that I can without worrying about those things that I cannot. The news lives and dies by the shock factor and negativity in this world. I don’t live in the dark, but there is no reason to put this type of negativity and worry into my mind daily.

What are some techniques that you use daily to fight the enemy? Leave me some comments, maybe I could use them in the posts. Remember to Invite Excellence into your life everyday!!!