dreams and goals

live your life pursuing your dreams and goals, by your values and beliefs.

“The only person who succeeds is the person who is progressively realizing a worthy ideal. He’s the person who says, “I’m going to become this…” and begins working towards that goal.” ~Earl Nightingale

I want you to live a happy and successful life.

  • what makes you happy?
  • what does success mean to you?
  • what is most important to you?
  • how do you want to live your life?

Have you taken time to think about yourself? Do you know your values? What makes you happy? What do you want to do? What do you want to experience? What do you want to give?

In life, we are responsible for ourselves. You are the only person to make yourself happy.

Live Your Truth!

choice

what choices are you making?

are you choosing what’s most important to you? or are you choosing what’s easiest? or maybe you are choosing instant gratification.

choosing what’s most important to you, being in alignment with your values, your dreams and desires is the best choice to make.

the right choice doesn’t always happen, it isn’t always easy.

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i don’t always have the deep burning desire and enthusiasm needed that I make every choice in alignment with who i am and what’s most important to me.

that’s okay, the ups and downs, the ebbs and flows – that’s part of life, part of growth. experiencing a low we are able to be aware of the high, to be aware of what we really want. and feeling the gap of where we are and where we want to go allows for growth.

continual growth is making repeated choices again and again for doing what’s most important to you. if you make a choice not in alignment with that, okay, move on, and your next choice can be in alignment with what’s most important to you.

choose! live your truth!

going around in circles

Values are the foundation for living happy successful lives.

You deserve happiness, abundance and health. The key to your happiness is you. When you know your values, and live your life by your values, you are a happier and healthier person. Often people live their lives without knowing their values and they make decisions based on other people’s expectations. When people make decisions this way they aren’t living the life they are meant to live! They are unhappy and live a life of lack, of wanting more in one or more areas of their lives.

I used to live my life without knowing my values. I wasn’t living my truth. I wasn’t being the me that I wanted to be, I wasn’t doing what I wanted to do, and I wasn’t living how I wanted to live.

Have you ever been in a canoe on a windy day, and paddling just didn’t seem to get you anywhere? I’ve been in a canoe on a windy day, and my paddling wasn’t getting me anywhere. The canoe would go this way and that way. I was facing the wrong direction. I tried to correct my direction by turning the canoe. I was going in a new direction but it still wasn’t the direction that I wanted to go. I was going around in circles and not getting anywhere.

This is how my life felt when I wasn’t living by my values. I made decisions based on what was expected of me, or what I thought was expected of me. I didn’t have my values clearly defined and written down. I didn’t have significant goals for myself in all areas of my life.

It was like the canoe going in all different directions but the direction that I wanted it to. I was going around in circles in my life.

When I was in the canoe on that windy day, it was a challenge for me to get the canoe going in the right direction without making some major changes. I had to trim the canoe, to find a better balance from where to paddle. I turned myself around in the canoe so that I paddled backward to move forward. After struggling, I found my balance and was able to move in the direction that I wanted to more easily and steadily.

My balance was off in my life as well. I was unhappy and unhealthy.

I gradually realized that I wasn’t living by my values, and what my values meant to me. I read a book, ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ by Stephen Covey. I clarified my values, I wrote my values down along with what the value meant to me. I set significant goals in all areas of my life.

I found my balance and started growing in the direction that I wanted to go. I started being who I wanted to be, doing what I wanted to do and living how I wanted to live!

I took responsibility for my life. I am happy and harmonious with my mind at peace with my heart.

Values are a belief that is meaningful to you. Values are priorities that tell you how to spend your time, right here, right now. Stephen Covey says, “(values) are the source of our passions in life, and they help us determine where we focus our energies.”

When you know your values and what they mean to you; creating goals and making decisions are easier. Your values are your guidance system.

And like finding the balance in a canoe on a windy day, knowing your values is like finding your balance for your life. You choose to live by your values, and living by your values creates your happy and harmonious life.

Live Your Truth!

Awareness

Living your truth begins with Awareness.

Knowing where you are and where you want to go. Knowing who you want to BE! Knowing what you want to DO! Knowing what you want to EXPERIENCE! Knowing how you want to LIVE!

“If I want to be free, I’ve got to be me. Not the me I think you think I should be. Not the me I think my wife thinks I should be. Not the me I think my kids think I should be. If I want to be free, I’ve got to be me.” ~Bill Gove

Knowing yourself and where you want to go is knowing what you value. Values are a belief that is meaningful to you. Values align with who you are. Values help you to determine your priorities and what is most important to you.

Is the way that you are living now in alignment with your values?

Is who you want to be, what you want to do, and what you want to experience something that you value?

Live Your Truth!

Personal Growth

I am very enthusiastic and energetic about my personal growth. It is something that I am passionate about and is one of my core values.

I am eager to do activities, workshops and learn. I am curious about myself, my wellbeing and growth and expansion.

I love reading and studying and always have more than one book that I am currently reading about personal growth. I listen to positive, motivational and inspirational audios.

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I have routines in the morning and evening for me to focus on being positive, keeping my goals dreams and desires in front of me in the NOW moments. I am aware of my feelings and choose positive with gratitude, imagining and visualizing.

I want to learn, grow and expand every day!

6 years ago I was a different person. I didn’t have routines, I wasn’t reading personal growth books or listening to positive audios. I didn’t know my core values and what they mean to me. I didn’t know much of what I truly wanted. I didn’t have goals and visions for my dreams and desires, I barely had dreams and desires.

I read ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ by Stephen Covey and it changed my life! I clarified and defined my core values, I created and defined goals for all areas of my life.

I’ve reached a lot of those goals. My goals, dreams and desires have changed, grown and expanded.

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I enjoy my life journey of growth and expansion. I enjoy being who I want to be, doing what I want to do and experiencing what I want to experience. I enjoy living my truth!

What are you doing to grow and expand? What are your dreams and desires?

Live Your Truth!

 

Decisions, decisions

Life can give us times when we have to make tough decisions. Life can give us moments when we have to choose between two things that we want. How do you decide what to choose?

How do you feel when you make decisions? Do you feel positive or negative? Do you feel tight in your body or free in your body?

Have you ever thought about making decisions and how you feel? Why do you feel what you feel when making a choice?

“Values are critical guides for making decisions. When in doubt, they cut through the fog like a beacon in the night.” ~Robert Townsend

Have you ever made a decision that didn’t feel right? You felt that edge of uneasiness, anxiety, stress, worry, or tension in your body. Did that decision align with what is most important to you?

Have you ever made a decision and if felt like the weight of the world had just been lifted off your shoulders? You felt happy, radiant, abundant and free in your body. Did that decision align with what is most important to you?

Values are a belief that is meaningful to you. Values are what is most important to you.

When you make decisions by what is most important to you, you are being guided by and living by your values.

When you know what your values are and live by your values you are much happier and more harmonious. When you live by your values you are creating the life that you want to live. You are living your truth.

Live Your Truth!

Where are you?

Where are you? Do you know where you are in your life right now?

Are you where you want to be? Are you doing what you want to do?

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To get to where you want to be you need to know where it is that you are starting from. Do you know where you are?

Knowing your values and your priorities gets you to where you want to go.

Your values are your foundation and guidance system. When you know what your values are and what they mean to you, you make choices that are in alignment with who you are and that guide you to where you want to be.

Your priorities help you to know what to focus on, what to give your energy to. When you know your priorities you guide your day and take action to grow and become who you want to be and do what you want to do.

Stephen Covey says “(Values) are the source of our passions in life, and they help us determine where we focus our energies.”

Your values are a belief that is meaningful to you.

  • What makes you happy?
  • What gets you excited?
  • What activities do you enjoy doing?

Do you know what your values are? Define your values, know where you are, and then make choices to go where you want to go – being who you want to be, doing what you want to do and experiencing what you want to experience!

Live Your Truth!

Mom’s Rules

It seems like there are rules for everything. How to eat, how to workout, how to save money, how to spend money, how to work, how to sleep, how to live. Don’t do this, do that, do it this way.

My kids have ‘Mom’s Rules’, I always tell them – ‘choose to be happy’, ‘do your best’ and ‘have fun’. Life is meant to be lived, experienced and enjoyed! Below is a list of some ‘rules’ that I live my life by.

Erin’s Rules

  • Choose to be happy – You can choose to be happy and have a good day. It is your choice to react or respond in a way you want to be, do and live.
  • Do your best – Always do your best at whatever you are doing.
  • Be! Do! Live! – Be who you want to be, do what you want to do, and live how you want to live.
  • Enjoy the journey – Experience life fully! Happiness is enjoyed in life’s moments and experiences.
  • Love unconditionally – Love without judging.
  • Be curious – Explore, learn and imagine, let your imagination free.
  • Smile – A smile can brighten a day.
  • Have goals and visions – Goals are your life journey and give your life purpose.
  • Live in present moment awareness – Be present to what you are doing and who you are with.
  • Be positive – Having a positive attitude and positive thoughts create your positive results.
  • Take care of yourself – Put yourself first, emotionally mentally and physically.
  • Grow – Continually become better, being who you want to be and doing what you want to do.
  • Believe in yourself – You can be, do and have anything that you desire.
  • Play! Create! Live! – Play with life and create the life that you want to live.
  • Be active – Move your body.
  • Quiet your mind – Allow your mind to free itself of all thought.
  • Enjoy nature – Connect to Earth’s beauty and magnificence.
  • Be grateful – Feeling gratitude for your experiences attracts positive to you.
  • Have fun – Enjoy what you are doing. Laugh out loud. Be silly. Be free.
  • Live your truth! – Live by your values and goals.

Live Your Truth!

Values

Living your truth is knowing who you are – and living in alignment with who you are. It is knowing what your values are, what your goals are and what’s your vision for the life you want to live. Do you know your values? Are you living your life by your values?

Values are your foundation for living happy successful lives. You deserve happiness, abundance and health, and the key to your happiness is you. When you know your values, and live your life by your values, you are a happier and healthier person. Often people live their lives without knowing their values and they make decisions based on other people’s expectations. When people make decisions this way they aren’t living the life they are meant to live! They are unhappy and live a life of lack, of wanting more in their lives. It feels like you are living life out-of-balance or like going around in circles and not getting anywhere.

How often do you make a choice or decision that just doesn’t feel right, you feel an edge of uneasiness, and tension in your body. Did the decision, the choice, you made align with your values? Chances are that it didn’t. When decisions and choices are made in alignment with your values – you feel happiness, success, abundance, and free in your body.

Knowing your values helps bring balance and freedom to your life. You choose to live by your values and living by your values creates your happy and harmonious life. Values are a belief that is meaningful to you. Values are your foundation and guidance system. Stephen Covey says “(Values) are the source of our passions in life, and they help us determine where we focus our energies.

What three things do you value most? What do these values mean to you? It is important and worthwhile for you to reflect and put in writing your values and what the values meaning is to you.

What makes you happy? What makes you smile and laugh? What is important to you? What activities do you enjoy? What motivates you? What fills you with peace, joy, and love? What makes you anxious? Worry, doubt, and fear? Why?

When you know your values and what they mean to you; creating goals and making decisions are easier, your values are your guidance system. Knowing your values creates your foundation and helps you to create significant and achievable goals. Living by your values creates your happy successful life!

LIVE YOUR TRUTH!