I’ve been reflecting on the stuff that’s turned me from always smiling (though somewhat frustrated inside) to absolutely fulfilled and in love with my life.
Seriously, I never thought those words would come out of my mouth. The words: I am happy. Not just today either. I’m happier every day, like when I was a kid.
I was a focused kid. Really creative and really bold.
I lost the bold part somewhere between my senior year of college and my late thirties. No one could tell, but I knew.
I’ve used my journal to check-in with my emotions to see what changed. What leaked my mojo during those years?
Since my birthday this July, I’ve been sharing the ways I’ve gotten my mojo to flow again.
Based on what I discovered through journaling every day for the past 4 years, I’m sharing the 50 ways I found happy.
I’ll be adding 5 every week.
As usual, let each group sink in.
Ponder them. Practice them, if you want.
Maybe you’ll agree, maybe not. Maybe they’ll inspire you to add to my list.
Tell me what you think or add to my list in the comments section.
21. TMI is real.
Whenever I’ve tried to do everything at once, I’ve just gotten confused and overwhelmed.
I lost weight the first time because I focused on one teacher’s instruction. I moved to New York with only $400 (in 1996) by focusing on one goal when I arrived–training clients in a high-end fitness club. Check☑︎
I could fill this page with accomplishments that happened because I got focused and aimed all my energy at one goal.
Try it. It’ll give you life.
22. Your entire aura will glow if you do this.
You’ll be able to make others happy if you do this. You’ll receive inspired ideas, if you do this. You’ll find all your inner treasures, if you do this.
If you don’t, you’ll feel exhausted or invisible. Nuff said.
23. We do not know our entire path. All we can expect to know is our next step. So take it.
When folks wait and wait and before they move into their wants and desires, they usually don’t move. Stagnation will put you on a path toward regret.
Movement will lead to something: something new, something desired, something better understood, something you want, even if it’s different from what you thought you wanted. Who knows?
But these options feel better than regret.
24. It might not make sense now, but keep moving.
This finishes my thought in #23.
Keep moving. It’ll make sense when you finish the big picture.
25. Bold is the way. I don’t mean you should bust down doors and push folks out of your way kind of bold.
Be bold in your belief. Who do you think you are?
We announce who we think we are all day long.
I’m tired. I’m sick of it. I’m not that type. I don’t… I have too much… I don’t like…
Whatever we believe, it is true.
And you don’t have to believe it out loud.
Whatever we believe in secret, we are available to.
So, in secret, be bold and trust yourself. Trust your body to be strong, to heal, to be ready. Trust your decisions. Trust your gut. Trust your plan. Trust your vision for your life.
Be the king of your beliefs.
Hope these make you live!
See ya next week. Till then, live above ordinary.
I will, too.