Make It Happen Monday

Motivation motivation motivation!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – it’s something that has to be worked on –  constantly.

Like a fire that needs to be fed.

So I’m starting a new series: “Make it Happen Monday” !

I’ll be sharing videos, articles, and pictures that motivate me, in  the hopes that I can pass some of that energy on to you!

Get it #strongbabes! Happy Monday!

 

 

“I will not go gently into that goodnight, I will rage, rage against the dying of the light –

I will practice random kindness and sensless acts of beauty!

Because minds are like parachutes, and they only function when opened”

Keep your eyes on your ‘WHY’

Humans are fascinating, which is probably why I have invested so much time in trying to figure them out. 

You see, I believe that we are all born with unlimited potential. We can be anything we want to be. The sky is the limit; no, there is no limit. 

A simple question follows – then why aren’t we all ‘making it’? Shouldn’t every single one of us be living to our fullest? Pursuing our goals with relentless ambition? Making our dreams come true? 

But we’re not. Why? 

I’ve been looking to the answer for this question for a long time. 

I’m sure you’ve noticed this: That many people start with very little, and somehow they create a lot. Others start with a lot, and yet do very little with their lives. Some people were born and bred to get shit done, others writhe around in misery full of regret and uncertainty. 

I’ve unlocked one small part of this debacle and I want to share it with you today:

Your ‘why’ is everything. 

The idea of waking up early every morning for my dream career, or for money, or even out of habit does not work for me. That’s not why I get out of bed every day. I get out of bed because I’m determined to change the world. 

My ‘why’ is that I’m tired of watching people suffer, and I want to see people happier mind, body, and soul. It’s my purpose. It’s my why. 

See, people with a purpose have passion. People with a reason for why they are doing what they are doing get shit done. Because when it’s a rough day and nothing is going right, and they start to lose faith in themselves, they always have that to fall back on. 

There is always a driving force in getting back up. 

So I never much liked the saying “keep your eyes on the prize” ; I don’t think prizes work for people. And no material possession or end goal would mean anything if I didn’t know for what reason I was putting work in for. 

So my advice? Keep your eyes on your why. Keep it in your heart. Never forget it. And if you don’t know it yet, it’s one hell of a place to start. 

Thanks for joining me on this beautiful journey we call life! Take care of yourselves today. 

I believe in you!

Remember when you were a kid, all the dreams you had for yourself?

When I was younger I wanted to be a firefighter, and then I wanted to be a writer. Then I wanted to be an investigative journalist.

Eventually I decided that I just wanted to help people, but I wasn’t sure how yet.

Over the years, I went from believing that I could do anything, to feeling lost and unsure if I could choose a career at all.

The truth is, over time I began to believe that I wasn’t good enough. My anxiety made me afraid to take on new challenges. When I did manage to try new challenges and failed, my self-esteem took the hit. I told myself I was an average person leading an average life, and that’s what I became.

I would have rushes every now and then when I felt inspired to chase something bigger, but my automatic thinking would eventually take over and I would go back to saying to myself “I can’t”.

I separated myself mentally from the people who are successful, convincing myself that the only people who are truly successful were somehow born into wealth, found themselves in an incredibly lucky circumstance, or a sociopath who stepped on anyone they had to just to get to the top. But no, success wasn’t for me.

I thought of every excuse in the book as to why it could never happen to me.

Then one day, I woke up. I was having a talk with my trainer at the time about how he enjoys what he does every day. He asked what I would be if I could be anything, and I told him that my dream job was to be a Wellness Coach – “but I could never do that”, I added.

“Why not?” he asked me.

I fell silent. I knew I couldn’t spout off any bullshit excuses, because he wouldn’t have accepted them. And if he wouldn’t, why should I?

At this time I was struggling out of a majorly depressive phase. And I told myself that I was either going to live, or I was going to die. And I don’t mean physically, I mean spiritually. I needed to do something about the way I saw my life, or I knew I would be depressed and struggling forever.

I began working through my anxiety. I started encouraging myself more. I started taking on more challenges, and when I was successful my self-esteem got a little boost. When I was not successful, I got back up and tried again. I began saying “why not me?”. Why can’t I be the girl who gets healthy and fit? Why can’t I start my own business? Why can’t I have a career that I love? There is no good reason why any of my dreams can’t come true.

And it’s the same for you.

Step 1: Believe you are worthy. You deserve happiness. You really do! For some people that is so hard to hear. Why not you?

Step 2: Work for it. Don’t stop. WORK UNTIL YOU GET OR DO THE THING. Be persistent. The Universe accepts the path of least resistance; if you keep going in the same direction, eventually it is going to get out of your way.

Don’t give up on your dreams guys! Run towards them! Push all the negativity in your life into another stratosphere because life is too damn short to not be living the way you want to be.

I believe in you!