Have you ever had one of those days when you find yourself feeling discouraged because, what you have been trying to achieve seems like it is never going to happen? You have come close, but not actually made it over the top.
You know you have to keep trying, but you need a little push to get the fight back?
Well here are some of my favorite tips:
Get your Vision back. Create a picture where you are in it, doing, or being what you are seeking to achieve. Then look at that picture every day, to stay on course.
A pilot has to keep a constant eye on the instrument panel to stay on course. Just one slight degree off and the plane will end up at a totally unplanned destination.
Now sometime the pilot may have to take a detour and chart a different course; so, remember that ultimately God knows the path and the right timing for you. What may seem like a delay or set back is really just part of your process to be strengthened for the ultimate outcome. You will need to rise to a higher level than the one you are presently positioned in.
I love the story of the Eagle, when a storm is approaching, the Eagle waits at the top of a tall branch and then when the winds come, the Eagle uses those winds to help raise it high up above the storm to where it can fly around safely.
You may know these stories of people who rose above the storms to achieve what they desired.
Michael Jordan once said,
“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life.
And that is why I succeed.”
One of his greatest keys is that he never compares himself to his opponents. He only compares himself, to himself. His goal, and focus, is to become better than what he was the last time he played; not to become better than the other players. (Powerful message)
Now let’s take the legend Babe Ruth:
He had 714 home runs in his career. But with all the home runs also came 1330 strike outs. He actually held for a while the title of having the most strike outs. When asked about it, his reply was,
“every strike, brings me closer to a home run.”
So, what is your story?
Those challenges you are facing could be actually bringing you closer to your goal….in fact you may not actually be able to accomplish your goal without passing through the challenges.
Many times, those things that appear to be set backs, are the very things that propel you further in the direction that you are wanting to go. What you may see as a set back, in the long run, may actually promote you further than you could have ever gone without it. Your experiences, your story, is the very thing that God will use to help guide another person.
So, let’s get back to the tips: Once you have your vision board created, and placed where you can see it every day; this next step is very important….. The words that you say to yourself. Use statements of gratitude.
I am so grateful that I am__________ Or, I am grateful that I have_____________.
For example, if you are seeking to lose weight you could say,
I am grateful that my body has a fast metabolism and that I am choosing to eat good foods to maintain my health.
This is a way of declaring what you actually want, so you won’t slide back into doubt and critical thinking.
This step is HIGH PRIORITY.
- The final tip is stay CLEAR of COMPARE. Recently I heard a great talk about falling into the trap of compare, and I will link it to this article.
The goal is to move forward a little bit better today than you were yesterday. And when I have a day that I find myself moving more backward than forward, then I take a moment to journal a page of Cre8 Reminder©; using the new statement to help fuel me in the direction that I truly want to go.
So now let’s take a moment, and I’ll journal a new story.
“I am creating a new way of handling this situation, letting go of feeling disappointed and all alone. I am capable of moving past these feelings to a peaceful reaction that brings us closer together, while staying in our own strengths. I am now choosing to step into a true leader role…fearlessly, seeing a feeling the path ahead. ” Cathy Freeman Cre8 Reminders©
Would you like to learn how…check out my Online Course, The Artisan’s Journey.
4 weeks – (do it at your own pace) art journaling.
Camp Sun Shine will begin July 1, 2019 through Aug.2, 2019 Register now & Come Join the FUN!
(Once you have registered, you will have 2 years to finish the course…pretty doable.)