are you becoming more? are you doing more and more of what you want to do? are you doing more and more of what you want to experience?
what do you need for your growth?
awareness – do you know what you want?
connection – are you connected and listening to yourself?
fun – what do you enjoy doing?
challenge – where are you coming from?
enthusiasm – why do you want what you want?
these are important to me for my growth. when i am growing i’m connected to myself. i’m aware of where i am and what i want. many times, even when it’s hard, i’m enjoying what i’m doing and having fun.
when i’m connected to myself and know what it is that i want i feel enthusiasm and energy to begin creating what i want and growing.
i’m curious, what helps your growth? what are some of the feelings and activities that you do to help you become more?
i don’t believe that we ever truly have a balanced life. if life were balanced, it would probably be pretty dull. not being in balance gives us an area of our lives to experience challenge and growth.
what areas of your life are you feeling a little out-of-balance in?
personal and spiritual growth
fun and recreation
family and friends
health and wellbeing
i’m feeling a little out-of-balance in my fun and recreation and business/career areas. i would like change in my business/career so i am getting my professional coach certification and enjoying coaching clients. i have a desire for more fun and recreation in my life, i want to enjoy more time and new experiences with my friends and family.
it’s amazing to me how you can focus on one area of your life to make it better and more of what you want it to be, and it effects all the other areas of your life as well. you create more in your life area of focus and it ripples into the other areas of your life and they become better too.
are you causing ripples in your life?
what area of life would you like to focus on and make better?
knowing your values and the answer to what is your passion or what’s most important to you helps to guide you and keep you growing. and in challenging times to help you ‘keep on keeping on’.
one of my phrases during a major life change that was challenging was, ‘it’s good it’s going’.
the changes in life throughout life may be good positive changes for us – that does not mean that they are easy to experience.
we need to know how to deal with and manage; doubt, fear, anxiety, high stress levels, and worry.
knowing what we are passionate about or what’s most important to us, and having goals or visions for our passions and what we want gives us a vision. so that we can move towards the vision; giving us positive energy as we move towards what is most important to us.
what is most important to you?
what are you passionate about?
are you taking steps to go in that direction? it will help you to ‘keep on keeping on’ having a positive focus on something important to you if you are going through a challenging change right now.
when you live your life positively; you look for the positive in ALL of life
the good in people (you know it’s there)
the positive outcome in a bad situation or event
the lesson that you are learning
the experience that you are gaining
you blind yourself to the negative that you DO need to see, to open to awareness and take action on.
you view the bad and negative as a challenge, as a period of growth – which is good – if that growth is in alignment with who you are.
even when you like change and are welcome to change, if you are only looking for the positive; you do not readily see the right and positive choices, the right and positive path to the changes that need to be made.
you start traveling, or drifting, off course through the wrong choices and changes down the wrong path, giving and pouring your positive energies into these changes.
then slowly, or suddenly, realizing that you are not following the path meant for you, you are not doing what makes you happy. you are not doing what’s most important to you.
are you blinding yourself to negative that would be an awareness to you for a different change?
are you blinding yourself with a false positive and not living your truth?
I want things for all areas of my life; health and wellbeing, intellectual and personal growth, family, God/spiritual, relationships and recreation, business/career, financial and giving back.
I am not able to do all that I want in all areas of my life every day. That is why it is important to me to be aware of what is most important to me in the present moment. When I know what is most important to me I am able to choose what to focus on.
When I know what I want to focus on I can do my best. Doing my best today can be different from what my best was yesterday or what my best will be tomorrow. But with all that I want in my life all that I can do is do my best.
My challenge is that when I realize and am aware of what I want, I want it as soon as possible. Doing my best is doing what I can with where I am in my life. And I don’t always feel it, but it is good that I do not get all that I want right away.
The growth and expansion that comes from the actions and challenges of getting what I want is more important than achieving the want. The journey is full of meaning, full of growth and the journey is what brings transformation and new wants, expanded wants or wants that determine you do not want a particular want anymore.
Are you doing your best? Do your best today, do your best tomorrow, and you will experience your own growth and transformation!
I am grateful for challenges in my life. I know that challenges are growth, that when I have challenges in my life I am becoming more, becoming better and/or getting ready for quantum growth and transformation.
When I’m in the middle of a challenge I’m not always able to be aware of the growth, or aware that I am getting better from the experience.
I can be overwhelmed, anxious, stressed, worried about a challenge in my life and when I am feeling any negative emotions I’m not as easily able to create what it is that I want.
I find that when I’m feeling the negative emotions I’m usually expecting a result that I don’t want, I’m thinking of a negative outcome rather than the positive outcome that I truly want. Sometimes it’s because I’m getting caught up in what the challenge is and not allowing myself to connect to the whole of life. Sometimes it’s because of an old paradigm that I still have. Sometimes it’s because I’ve gotten comfortable in an area of my life and haven’t thought about what it is that I actually want. Sometimes it’s because I’m in an area of my life that is part of my journey that I didn’t know I would experience and so I haven’t thought about what it is that I want.
My thoughts then are expecting negative, expecting what I don’t want. I am so happy and grateful when I am able to realize that I’m expecting something that I don’t want, because then I can change my thoughts and start expecting something that I do want.
It’s not always an easy shift depending on what’s causing the negative expectation, but being aware and being able to start changing my thoughts to what I do want to expect is how I like to live.
What are you expecting? Are you expecting negative or positive? Are you expecting what you truly want? If you aren’t, change your thoughts to expect what you do want!
Challenges are not just opportunities for growth, they are growth. You grow with all of your experiences, being aware of the experiences and open to growth expands the opportunity for bigger growth.
Challenges also open you to new awareness. What are you choosing in your life. How are you reacting to life?
You choose how you will respond to challenges. Even when I get upset or get defensive, I get to choose my attitude and I can respond instead of react. I can choose to let go the upset and defensiveness and look at the solutions and moving forward positively.
It is your choice if you react or respond, and I am happy to remember that.
There is no need for me to judge or criticize. I choose to do my best for what’s most important to me.
Are you react or respond? Choose to respond. Choose to move forward positively!
do you wake with energy, excitement and enthusiasm for a new day to experience and create your life journey?
do you go to sleep feeling fulfilled with love, gratitude and joy for a day well lived?
enjoy the moments of your life!
enjoy the challenges that give you growth and expansion!
enjoy the ups and downs!
all experiences are a part of the whole and good!
gratitude, awareness and choice. you can choose to find gratitude in all of life’s moments, the up moments and the down moments, there is something to be grateful for.
you can choose to be aware and choose positive, choose a positive attitude and choose what is most important to you (sometimes this means saying ‘no’ so that you can say ‘yes’ to what’s most important).
what are you grateful for today? who are you grateful for today? write down what your are grateful for. tell the people you are grateful for their being in your life.
My challenge right now is to be positive, there is so much that I want, and I’m feeling that there isn’t enough time to do it. Not enough time to do the things I think I need to do or should be doing for all that I want.
It is a challenge to stay present and focused on what is most important to me. I want to be happy, present and connected. I don’t want to feel rushed and thinking about what else I need to be doing or what I need to do next.
I want to be focused on what is most important to me and connected to my higher being.
I’m not feeling grateful in these moments. I’m not connected to what my vision is.
When I take a moment to connect with what I really want, I am able to feel gratitude. Being aware of what I want helps me to become aware of where I was, where I want to go and where I am.
I become present to the moment. I am able to focus on what is important in that moment. And I am always grateful for where I am and knowing that I am continually growing.