Thursday, June 2, 2016

What Do You Have To Lose?

Ambitious: Having or showing a strong desire to succeed.

It's 6 months into 2016. What the hell are you waiting for?

This year like all years has been pretty insightful. I'm teaching myself how to let go and in the process, I've learned so much about the power of positive thinking. But I mean the entire reasons for thinking positively makes the most sense in the world. Why wouldn't you want to emit thoughts that keep you feeling good and confident?

My advice for the year 26 was to know what I want. At the time I was told this advice, I wasn't quite sure what prompted that person to say that. I immediately thought, am I really that indecisive that that would be my advice? I'm actually now just even remembering that comment and am seeing how important those words are ringing to be true.

In order to get the things that you truly want, you all you have to do it ask, believe and receive. Even the bible says it. You have to know and feel with all of your being, the things that you want, and you have to know that it's yours. You have to confidently declare, state, scream to the world, what's yours. Whatever you have a passionate feeling about - whether that be passion caused by happiness or sadness, you will get what you're feeling so strongly about. I'm saying this from experience. I've only really truly started noticing these things this year.

However, a big lesson for me is learning that I have to hold those values true to all aspects of my life. There are real things that I've asked for but now I can honestly say that I don't think I truly believed that they would be mine. Some examples of that are self confidence with my outer appearance and my wanting a real, true relationship. I've been so insecure about those two issues that sometimes it's so hard to remember what I want and to just focus on the joy I feel when thinking of those things. Instead, I can feel so strongly the disappointment of looking at photos or in the mirror and not liking what I see. I can feel the disappointment of a failed relationship to the point of tears. To be consumed with negative thoughts that YOU create is a very dark place to be in. I'm still learning how to recognize that the only thing that matters is knowing what I want and knowing that as a child of God, I am guaranteed those things.

God is so good though. There are so many things that I talk about, think about and feel good about that have come to pass. Today for instance, I saw Gwen Stefani in concert with a coworker. Just about a month and a half ago, I came across this Gwen Stefani song and shared it with said coworker. I literally listened to that song for weeks and today I was randomly asked to attend and she sang the song I love. Another example is that almost every time I think about free lunch, I get lunch provided at work. Those are just the simplest of things to me and it's that simple, childlike desire and request, that constantly reminds me to keep my thoughts in line. The key thing to remember here is that the only thing stopping these desires to come to pass is my own self doubt or negative thinking but it's really my disbelief in what I want. Once I begin to let fear come in, it delays. And being a millennial with this microwave mentality that I have, delay isn't what I'm here for.

With that being said, lately I've been feeling and seeing all that I've been desiring and asking for come to fruition. I'm aiming for really big asks. There's absolutely no reason why I shouldn't have the life that I desire especially when there is an abundance of happiness, joy, money and opportunity for everyone. The only thing stopping you is you. You get what you think about whether you like it or not. This year I started exercising, eating better and declaring my love for myself. Since then, my body is looking the best that it ever has. I'm so impressed with myself. I also started really believing in the relationship that I deserve. I've let go of the past and have forgiven those whose actions and words echo loudly when I start thinking the worst. I've recognized that I control how long my God given joy lasts.

What kind of life are you thinking of? What dream do you truly believe in?
If you haven't started living this way, what's stopping you? What's holding you back from succeeding?

I'm so excited about the present!

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