Thank you for hanging out with me! From day to day you never know what life will throw at you. And it will often be this way in my blog as well :) But lest RUN WILD and LIVE FREE in this amazing adventure together!
I started a new book this week. This book has been sitting around my house for probably 6 months or more. And when I was in the car on the way to dock jumping on Sunday I saw it. So decided to read. MIND BLOWING. Just one chapter in and so much in good stuff to take away.
So much focus on having a mindset of gratitude. We all have obstacle. Some large some small. It is how we look at those obstacle. Things will show up when we are truly ready for them. Though on the journey to get there we will have challenges. Many of the challenges we face are not things we would choose or want. But we need to look at the challenges as things that needed to happen. When we get to the end of the journey, or down the road from the obstacle we will be able to look back and see them as they are. That they are reasons for these things to happen and we will realize that they actually have built us up to get where we needed to be and to what was really in store for us. So when we are faced with a challenge. Let's take it head on and realize that this challenge is exactly what we need to get to our divine purpose and our abundant life.
To see this abundance we need to take the word "impossible out of our vocabulary. To see success and to see abundance we need to think as a successful person. Failure comes to only those who allow their minds to think this way. A mindset of success is one that will become successful and have an abundant life. For example. Lets look at Facebook. How many people do we see that post negative thoughts and feelings. Hating the world around them, the weather, who is in office and their circumstances? Then what happens.... their friends all comment and agree. This person is now feeding the negative dog in their personality. And this negativity grows. Someone with a negative mindset and outlook on life, and one who keeps feeding that will not ever have an abundant life. Or the life that they are capable of having. They seek negativity and are ok with being there even if they say they are not.
Someone who is success drive, abundance driven and gratitude driven looks for the positive. They surround themselves with positive people. They do not delve into the negative and say "whoa is me". I would like to challenge each of you to take a look at my Facebook page. Can you find a time where something of negative thought was posted? If so please bring it to my attention as I do not want to feed the negative dog in my life. As I know there is abundance out there for me. I know that the life I am in right now is abundant but that there is so much more still in store for me.
A couple quotes from the book written by Ray Higdon that I am reading:
"When you focus on your thoughts, your results in life will change."
"The most powerful thing you can do for this world is to lead an abundant life. Lead a life that inspires, touches moves other people and yourself."
How incredible. I am excited to see where this life takes me and I am hoping I hold nothing back when it comes to helping others. Each chapter in the book I am reading has homework. This chapters home work was the following:
1.Write down three things that you can do, action steps that you can take when you are feeling down, when you are feeling depressed or when you are feeling bad about your temporary circumstances.
2. Write down 100 things that you are grateful for. If you are in a very negative space write down 100 things daily. And see how your mindset and your world changes.
I did both of these yesterday. Some of my random things that I wrote down that I am thankful for (not my entire list but some of it): Plumbing, Snow, Smiles, Dentist, zoos, God, Worship, sight, taste, family, job, running, toothpaste......
And honestly I felt strange writing some of them down. They seemed so minor. But do you realize how many people would feel that their world was forever changed by something like toothpaste? No thing is too small to be grateful for. I would love for you to take this homework challenge and see what you come up with. I would love your feedback and to hear some of the things that you are grateful for and how it made you feel when you wrote them down. Below is my live video on FB about this as well. Please do check it out and give me your thoughts! I love to hear them.