Sunday, May 21, 2017

OUT of the Comfort Zone...

A few words about stepping out of your comfort zone...there's truth to the fact that when you dip a toe into the water of 'uncomfortableness,' you feel like a warrior when you reach the other side!  The fear that may be holding you back is simply a lack of confidence.  I've been teaching myself Spanish for several years.  I can understand it when it's spoken, read it, etc., but when it comes to actually speaking it and forming my sentences, I've been seriously lacking.  This stemmed from absolute terror of making a mistake.  I knew what I had to do - which was actually converse with someone - but I put it off for these last two years.

Yesterday was the day!  I threw myself into the deep end!  I FINALLY got the courage to meet a new friend online and talk to her.   What happened?  I was SO pumped up and excited afterwards!  Yes, I made mistakes.  Yes, it took me a while to communicate my thoughts.  But it was the next step I had to take in order to accomplish my ultimate goal, which is to speak with fluency and ease.  And next week, I'll be doing the same thing.  I'm sure that with each week, I will improve more and more.

FACE YOUR FEAR!  Look it right in the face and walk through it!  You will feel such a sense of accomplishment!  It will be one less obstacle in the way, as you continue to walk toward success!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Law of Attraction

I've recently discovered an amazingly simple philosophy that's been around for a long time...the Law of Attraction.  Put in easy-to-understand terms, it means that what you put out there into the world is what will come back to you.  Much like a self-fulfilling prophecy, if you're angry at the world, that's what you will see everywhere, and receive more in return.  On the other hand, if you're more open to the beauty of the universe, like a magnet, you will attract more of that to you.

I've been practicing every day ... consciously aware of how I speak, feel, and view my world.  It's made a huge difference for me.  I said it's amazingly simple, but it's much more complex, as it can be hard to adjust your thinking.  Spend a day trying to catch how you act and talk...even how you think.  Is it negative?  Is it full of the words "I should, I can't, they shouldn't, don't, even NO?"  Most people would realize that we think and speak in negative terms.

For example, we may think, "I don't have enough money."  Well, that's what you're putting out there into the universe, and the universe wants to give you what you ask for to make you happy.  It doesn't have a filter, so it hears that you don't have you'll continue to 'not have enough.'  You must train yourself to re-phrase... such as, "I can have enough money, I see myself attracting more money like a magnet.  Money flows into my existence."  

This may sound like a joke or just plain crazy talk...however, let me tell you, that ONE DAY after I started talking this way to myself, the UPS man came to our door to personally deliver a letter from our bank to offer refinancing of our home.  It will save us HUNDREDS of dollars each month!

Come on a journey with me....we can help make for a more positive world for ourselves!  I have some online friends who believe in this, and hopefully they will add to the conversation below...stay tuned!