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D is for Dreams

Firstly, I’d like to thank everyone who has responded to the A-Z Inspirational Blog Posts. If they only help one person then that’s enough for me to keep writing them, however, it’s good to know there’s more than one person out there being encouraged by them.

I could have chosen a few words for D, such as, devotion, dedication, determination, however, I wanted to go with one of my favourite words … Dreams.

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What would life be without dreams?

I’ve always lived by the rule that you can live your dreams if you believe enough. If you truly follow your heart and believe. There are many dreams that I’ve not achieved yet. But I’m not giving up as I truly believe dreams are what keep us going. Being a mum of two girls, my life has been surrounded by princesses, in fact, we were just at the cinema watching the new Cinderella movie this morning. Which was so lovely. A beautiful film that is so inspirational in following the words of courage and kindness … two things I totally believe in. Throughout all the Disney films the encouragement to follow your dreams is paramount in their messages. And yes, you may be thinking but they are Disney films … not real-life. And this is true. As we get older we are faced with challenges, barriers and circumstances that make us think, ‘What the hell is this all about?’ But if we keep thinking like that, how can we move forward? How can we get over obstacles in our life if we focus on them?

In fact in the words of Walt Disney

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We must dream big, and we must never let go of these dreams. Dreams are what make life worth living. Dreaming makes the world possible. It makes you possible. Dreaming allows you to come out of your comfort zone and take those steps that will allow you to live the life you deserve. As I said last week, ‘What is the alternative if I don’t have the courage …’ What is the alternative if you don’t follow your dreams?

Life is about survival, so we focus on what needs to be done, to survive. We allow our life to be taken over by mundane tasks, we put our dreams to the back of our minds and we don’t allow them to come forward, we block them out. But if you did something daily, one little thing that could take you towards your dreams, what would it be? What could you do? Always remember, the little steps count … and we must take these steps to reach our dreams.

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Have fun trying to achieve yours, have the courage to believe in yourself and your dreams will come true.

Here’s a few more quotes to keep you focused on your dreams 🙂

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And last but not least, one of my favourites, so much so I have it on my wall above my desk! You can see it here …

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Have an awesome week following your dreams!

Sending you lots of love and happiness

Victoria

xx

If you’d like to be inspired further, you can download my FREE Daily Quotes and Inspirational Messages 2015 Book, here:

Daily Inspirational Messages 2015

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C is for Courage

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Last week we talked about B is for believing, and thank you for those who sent me lovely personal messages. I do love to hear from you guys 🙂 This week I thought C for courage was the best word to carry on from belief.

It can take courage to believe in yourself, to truly except yourself for who you are …

In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson:

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My belief in life is, ‘what is the alternative if I don’t have the courage …’ If you have a desire or dream taking those steps forward can be difficult, more so if your life is ‘comfortable’. But just because a life is comfortable, does it mean you are happy? Does it mean those deep burning desires do not affect your thoughts. Do you ever say, ‘if only …’ ‘I wish …’. Now, I’m not telling you to give up your 9-5 job that pays the bills, or leave your family on a year’s sabatical to go and ‘find yourself’, but I am telling you to think about the structure of your life. Those hours you waste thinking about your dreams and desires, could you be doing them? What can you do to fit them into your life? Can you adjust your routine? Can you get up that extra hour earlier or stay up an extra hour later to help you achieve your desires.

It is easier said than done, especially if you have 101 dreams, desires and goals, and sometimes it’s easier to just live our lives and believe that our dreams won’t ever be fulfilled. Do you know how many people out there are like that? Are you one of them?

It’s having the courage to say: ‘No … I want change, I want to make a difference in my life, I don’t want to get to the end of my life with regrets!’

Only YOU can have the courage to believe in yourself, believe in your dreams and know that YOU are capable of anything you put your mind to. Knock away that fear … have the courage to be who you deserve to be! Live the life you deserve!

Here’s a few courage quotes … take ten minutes out of your day to have a think about these … then start putting that plan in place, have the courage to conquer those fears.

 

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Have courage and have an awesome week!

Sending you lots of love and happiness

Victoria

xx

If you’d like to be inspired further, you can download my FREE Daily Quotes and Inspirational Messages 2015 Book, here:

Daily Inspirational Messages 2015

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B is for Belief

Last week I started my new A-Z of inspirational blogging, and I talked about having aspirations. If you haven’t read it, you can read it here. If you did, did you write down your aspirational list? Have you been visualising reaching these aspirations?

Some people can find this hard; a challenge to actually visualise something that hasn’t actually happened yet. One of the biggest barriers is self-belief! It’s believing that YOU can actually do it. You may say it aloud, you may even convince yourself, but deep down, somewhere in your subconscious you have a niggling feeling that is stopping you.

So this week is about belief and learning to concentrate on you and believing in yourself.

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I’ve been wanting to meditate for years, after downloading a Free app on my phone called Headspace, I became more intrigued and attended a meditation session last week. And something the teacher said was quite poignant to many people’s reality: It’s our reaction to other people that causes upset feelings within us. It’s how we deal with these feelings. It’s how we push these thoughts out into the open and how we deal with them internally.

Which got me thinking about self-belief. There are so many people out there who won’t take a risk, won’t move forward with their lives because they don’t believe in themselves. They don’t believe they are worthy of doing anything more than what they are doing. Don’t believe they are capable. And they listen to other people who may spread negativity around them.

So this week, I want everyone who is reading this blog to use affirmations. Affirmations help in clearing the mind and help to understand that you totally deserve the best life ever! It’s the belief in yourself that will help you move forward.

Every morning when you awake, before you get out of bed, say, ‘Today is a wonderful day, I believe in myself and wonderful things are happening!’

Once you are out of bed, look in the mirror and say, ‘I believe in me’ five times!

Stop in the middle of the day and tell yourself, ‘I can do this, I am an amazing person and I totally believe in myself.’ If you can do this a few times a day, awesome!

When lying in bed, before you go to sleep, say, ‘I believe in me. I’m proud of myself. Thank you for a wonderful day. Tomorrow will bring more good things. I believe. I believe. I believe.’

Remember, The Law of Attraction tells us to believe we’re already there, you can do this, but you need to believe in yourself! Believe you’re already there. Believe. Believe. Believe!

Good luck believing and have an awesome week!

Sending you lots of love and happiness

Victoria

xx

If you’d like to be inspired further, you can download my FREE Daily Quotes and Inspirational Messages 2015 Book, here:

Daily Inspirational Messages 2015

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A is for Aspiration!

Well, hi guys, I’ve left this blog untouched since the beginning of January!

That’s because I’ve been working full out on my wedding business www.calmweddings.com (getting married or know anyone getting married, please give it a visit – plus get your FREE wedding tips ebook!)

Anyway, this blog post isn’t about promoting my wedding business, but the idea for the series of these blog posts has come from Calm Weddings. You see, today we started our A to Z of wedding tips/ideas blog posts, and I thought, why not do it on inspiring and motivating blog posts!

So every Monday, I’m hoping to post something that will hopefully inspire you for the coming week!

So today, A is for Aspiration …successful-mountain-top

Here’s a quote from Jason Calacanis (an American Internet entrepreneur and blogger).

‘You have to have a big vision and take very small steps to get there. You have to be humble as you execute but be visionary and gigantic in terms of your aspiration. In the Internet industry, it’s not about grand innovation, it’s about a lot of little innovations: every day, every week, every month, making something a little bit better.’

I absolutely love this quote, and this doesn’t just come down to the internet, this comes down to following your dreams and making it happen. If anyone has read my inspirational book or follows me on twitter, you will know how I truly believe, ‘little steps count’. It’s always knowing that you have a goal in mind, and it’s about striving to achieve this goal, facing challenges, stepping over these challenges and knowing in your heart where it is you want to be.

When you hear the saying, ‘overnight success,’ I’m not sure there are many overnight successes out there – if any! Most successes have come through determination and belief that they can make it work. Most ‘overnight successes’ have taken many years to achieve their dream.

It’s about having that apsiration and never giving up on your dreams. Having aspirations gives you a focus, gives you something to work towards, it gives a meaning to life!

So today, have a think about your aspirations. Make them clear by writing them down.

Keep this list with you and whenever you feel a challenge is too big, visualise yourself already being there. The Law of Attraction tells us to believe we’re already there, you can do this, but you need to aspire to do or be something before you can believe you’re already there.

Good luck with your aspirational list and have an awesome week!

Sending you lots of love and happiness

Victoria

x

If you’d like to be inspired further, you can download my FREE Daily Quotes and Inspirational Messages 2015 Book, here:

Daily Inspirational Messages 2015

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