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I want to challenge myself – and those of you who honor me by reading this post – to move yourselves into a better place in Life. To usher yourself closer to being, doing, having what you desire.
For those of us on this never-ending journey to be “Better than Yesterday”, it can be a little overwhelming. However, let’s do this in small stages. Let’s take one action. One day. That’s it. Do one thing…one day. If it feels good, repeat it tomorrow…and the next day..and the next…until it becomes a way of life. Then pick one more thing…and try it on for one day. Repeat the process.
The goal is to become BETTER…not to become overwhelmed by how far you have to go or how difficult it is. Don’t tell yourself (or anyone else for that matter) that it’s difficult. Be mindful of what you speak. Tell them – and yourself - that you are making positive progress. Tell them – and yourself – that you are moving forward, trusting the process. Tell them – and yourself – that you got this.
Here are some suggestions of changes, shifts that we can make in our lives, in our thought processes that will serve us well:
Let today be the day…you turn off the negative self-talk tape that’s on loop in your mind. Believe the best of and for yourself.
Let today be the day…let nothing and no one disturb your peace. Luxuriate in it. Relax into it. Breathe it in. Call it forward each and every day.
Let today be the day…step outside your own shadow and let yourself SHINE.
Let today be the day…you understand the role YOU play in terms of where your life is…or isn’t. Hold YOURSELF accountable for moving forward positively.
Let today be the day…you honor your health by taking one step (big, small or in between) towards improving it. Drink more water. Eat more fruit/veggies. Skip the soda. Take a walk. Go to bed early.
Let today be the day…you value who you are.
Let today be the day…you’re willing to rise above all the noise and the nonsense. Experience peace on a different level.
Let today be the day…you tell yourself that you can get through it. Take your time. Press. Rest. Push again.
Let today be the day…you let yourself remember who you were before you began listening to those outside voices.
Let today be the day…you let yourself see what’s truly possible.
Let today be the day…you let yourself believe that you CAN have what you desire. Hold an image of you achieving your dream foremost in your mind at all times. Go back to that image when doubt taps you on the shoulder. SEE it.
Let today be the day…you understand the POWER of the worlds you speak. Speak LIFE in all situations.
Let today be the day…you relax your “To Do” list. Give yourself a chance to catch your breath. Let your mind and body be still for a minute. Just BE…
Let today be the day…you let yourself be comfortable being ‘uncomfortable’, embracing change, growing yourself.
Let today be the day…you let people solve their own problems, clean up their own messes or stay stuck in it. Always riding to others’ rescue will wear you out and will stunt their growth.
Let today be the day…you compete with no one other than the person you were yesterday. Top that!
Let today be the day…you let go of your need to be “right”. Does it REALLY matter in the grand scheme of things?
Let today be the day…you ask yourself the hard questions. Don’t get caught up in searching for the answer. Let it come. Live with the question for a moment. Understand the courage it took to even form the question.
Let today be the day…you ask for help when you need it. AND…let yourself receive that help when it shows up.
Let today be the day…you awaken to the knowledge that you are enough, just as you are. That you are whole, healthy, complete, and lacking nothing.
Let today be the day…you commit in earnest to that goal you keep talking about. Walk towards it. Small steps count.
Let today be the day…you make up YOUR mind that YOU are more than worth “it” – the risks, the hard work, the sacrifices, etc.
Let today be the day…look at your life with new eyes and truly SEE your blessings. They’re there. Take none for granted. Count it all joy. Move through the day in total gratitude.
Let today be the day…be bold enough to put fear on hold and step closer to your dream.
Let today be the day…love yourself enough to tell the truth about yourself, to yourself. Stand up in the truth of who you are at this very momenet in time. Own YOUR truth.
Let today be the day…let your beauty and brilliance SHINE for all the world to see!
Let today be the day…you awaken to a deeper sense of self, a deeper knowledge of self …who you truly are at your core, what you’re capable of. Let that knowledge be engraved in your heart, mind and spirit. Let it serve as your compass on days you feel off-center.