To live the life you want and deserve, you must be WILLING to show up!

What do we mean by this?

Put the effort in, make things happen, be willing to do what it takes!

In many of my blog posts, I write about the Law of Attraction: what we think we are … we become. The Universe reflects back to us our key thoughts, whether these are positive or negative.

But there are situations where you have to be willing to put in the effort: you can’t write a book if you don’t start writing … there are many things that are in your own hands. You have to be consistent, you have to show up and be willing.

When you’re willing; when you show up the Universe will have your back. Keep your thoughts positive, don’t begrudge the effort you have to put in. Be pleased with yourself. Pat yourself on the back. If you constantly believe you are not good enough, or you haven’t achieved what you wanted to achieve, you are putting this out to the Universe … and guess what .. the Universe will agree with you. You will feel as if you’re not getting anywhere, that treadmill will just keep going.

Be willing to praise yourself. Be proud that you are getting closer to your goal. Be willing to do what needs to be done.

If it helps, make notes of the things you have achieved and tick things off your to-do list. You’ll be surprised when you start noting down the things you are achieving. The more consistent you are and the less procrastinating you do, you will find you have more energy and fighting spirit.

 

 

Here are some quotes from some very successful people:

Perseverance is failing 19 times & succeeding the 20th …

-Julie Andrews-

I start early, and I stay late, day after day, year after year, it took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success.

-Messi-

No matter how talented you are, your talent will fail you, if you’re not skilled. Skill is achieved through practice. Work hard and dedicate yourself to being better every single day.

-Will Smith-

The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance — and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.

-Oprah Winfrey-

Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen.

-Michael Jordon-

I can look back on my life, where there have been moments where things might have gone the other way. Everything is like stepping stones, and I’ve seen people I admire falter. We’re all vulnerable.

-Hugh Jackman-

You control your own life. Your own will is extremely important …

-J.K Rowling-

Every hero doesn’t do this great big hero thing. They do the simple thing over and over… and they stick to it!

-Matthew McConaughey-

Luck has nothing to do with it, because I have spent many, many hours, countless hours, on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come.

-Serena Williams-

I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.

-Steve Jobs-

Here are 12 ‘BE WILLING TO’ tips:

  • Be willing to say NO!
  • Be willing to say YES!
  • Be willing to go the extra mile
  • Be willing to step out of your comfort zone
  • Be willing to put in the extra work
  • Be willing to make the time that is needed
  • Be willing to put yourself first
  • Be willing to push yourself when needed
  • Be willing to look for the positive in a ‘testing situation’
  • Be willing to open yourself up to new ideas
  • Be willing to forgive
  • Be willing to send love
  • Be willing to get out of bed every morning, show up and make things happen!
  • Simply BE WILLING!

Write down the above tips and read them daily. Do what you need to do to live the life you dream of, and look at the above quotes, write down your favourites and use these as encouragement and inspiration.

Take some therapeutic writing exercises to help increase your willingness to show-up

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When I wrote the previous blog on victory, I was in two minds whether to actually choose V is for Victory on the A-Z Inspirational Blog.

Because here’s the thing … the definition of victory as set-out by Merriam-Webster  (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/victory) : It defines victory as: conquest, and triumph means success in a competition or struggle. Victory is used for a win over an opponent or over difficult problems.

I like to think of the word victory as in competing against yourself. Pushing yourself, beating your own limitations, setting goals and smashing them. Victory is about celebrating your achievements. Concentrating on your successes, no matter how big or small they are. Small steps count. Each step you take today brings you closer to your goal. Those small steps are your biggest victories. Smashing through small victories every day will ensure you reach those big victories.

If you want to see further how you can be celebrating your victories and not focusing on your defeats, see the previous post on V is for Victory here, this also includes a therapeutic writing exercise

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Wouldn’t it be a boring world if we were all the same? You may enjoy things that other people don’t enjoy, or you may want to live a life that others are not willing to live. Don’t put pressure on yourself to be something you are not! This includes listening to negative naysayers. Don’t listen to people who don’t believe that there is a bigger and better world out there. Believe in yourself, embrace your passions and your uniqueness … and once you embrace this uniqueness you will feel such joy and warmth that you will spread this to others.

Once you become a person of light and love, you will encourage others to embrace their unique selves.

You can see here a variety of downloadable quotes that you can print off.

A great way to remember that you should embrace your uniqueness

If you’d like to read more about how you can let your uniqueness shine,

click here to see quotes & therapeutic writing exercises.

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Sometimes, we need a reminder to keep going … not to just plod along, but to take life by the horns!

Once we decide to get off the treadmill of life, enjoy the rollercoaster and embrace what is around the corner, you will soon find yourself moving full steam ahead. Thriving in life is about grabbing each day and making the most out of it. This doesn’t just have to be about your work, but your family and friends time, your hobbies … it’s about each day counting. Each day is another opportunity to thrive and make life happen.

As always, I’m here to give you a helping hand …

Here are 10 quotes to help you

not to just sail along and survive,

but to THRIVE!

(You can purchase these quotes as downloadable prints on my online shop. 

A great way to surround yourself with positivity)

If you’d like to find out more about how you can thrive, you can see the previous post here

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Writing can be therapeutic; as Psychology Today bloggers, Randi Kreger and Rochelle Melander point out, “Many psychological and medical studies have shown that writing about difficulties and dreams helps people experience increased happiness, health, and productivity.”

When we have lots of things going around in our mind, we often can’t sort through them. When the mind feels chaotic, it does affect the body and soul. If you can soothe your soul, the rest will follow.

One of the best ways to do this is through writing. Therapeutic and self-reflective writing are excellent ways to express your emotions. There are many therapeutic exercises on my blog. If you click through the A-Z you’ll find exercises for certain subjects. If you feel you have a blockage in an area of your life, have a look through and see if you can relate to any of the subjects. Have fun doing this, don’t put pressure on yourself. My exercises help to give you an avenue to start expressing yourself. You don’t need to show anyone these writings, you can keep them or throw them away.

If you feel like your head is in the middle of a motorway, then letting all this go onto paper is an amazing release. Research has shown that writing down our thoughts does help to clear our thoughts: it can help put things into perspective, see things more clearly and prioritise. The latter isn’t saying some thoughts don’t matter, however, there could be thoughts that are murking the waters.

For example, are you worried about the outcome of a situation? Are you stressing about things that haven’t happened yet? If this is the case, when you’re releasing these thoughts, write about the outcome you desire. Write as if you’ve received this outcome. Imagine the emotions and joy you would feel if you were at peace.

Writing is very powerful, many authors have created fictional stories through their own life experiences. When I was studying for my MA in Creative Writing, the saying, ‘Write what you know’, was used quite often. You can read more about, ‘Writing what you know,’ by Joanna Penn here. (It is one of her older posts, however, it is still very useful in terms of how authors bring personal experiences into their writing). My fiction books draw in life experiences, I love turning real-life into fiction, as it can help the reader, especially if they identify with a situation within my books.

Simply putting pen to paper is amazing for your soul. We need to take care of our inner selves so that our outer selves can shine. Don’t worry about spelling, grammar or even if your writing makes sense … just write and get those thoughts, emotions and experiences down on paper.

There is probably a book deep inside of you.

You can see my previous blog post on following your soul here

 

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