Q is for Quotes

I thought ‘Quotes’ was the perfect word for this week’s blog. If you’ve been reading my blog posts, or you follow me on twitter, you’ll know that I absolutely love inspirational quotes. I could sit and read them all day long, in fact, I’ve done just that when I’ve been putting together my annual inspirational books and making sure the quotes fit for that given theme.

But today I thought I’d let loose a little and give you some of my favourites … the first three quotes I have situated on the walls in my home.

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And here’s a few more of my favourites, hopefully you’ll find them helpful and be able to relate to them.

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I love so many more but I thought these few would help you have a think about how they can relate to you!

If you’d like more inspirational quotes, please click here www.victoria-brown.com and receive a free copy of the 2015 Daily Inspirational Quotes and Weekly Tasks Book.

Thank you as always for visiting, wishing you lots of love.

Victoria

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P is for … Power

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The word Power has so many connotations for some people.

Some people automatically think of people in power, and although the following statement is true:

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The meaning of the word power today is about other people, it’s about you!

How much power do you have over your life, your thoughts, your feelings and your emotions?

What if I was to tell you, you have all the power over these things. You have the power to change your thoughts and create a life you deserve. You have the power to ensure your mind and body is healthy through goodness and determination.

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You may feel your situation or circumstance is stopping you from feeling powerful, but it’s your mind that needs your strength not the material things in life. You have the power to change your thoughts.

A great way and simple way to start changing your thoughts, is to appreciate the good in your life. Like last week’s blog post about ownership, you own your thoughts. If you haven’t already, have a look at the exercise from last week, step 4 will give you the power you need to change your thoughts.

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Remember: you have the power to change your life – now go and do it.

Thank you as always for visiting, wishing you lots of love.

Victoria

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Yes, three words this week, but three of the most important words you’ll ever need to hear … there are others such as,

‘I love you …’  however, Never Give Up, is right up there on the top of my list.

I’m keeping this blog post, short and sweet, because there’s only so many times you can say …

In the words of Winston Churchill,

‘NEVER, NEVER, NEVER  GIVE UP!’

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There are times when you feel your dream is too far away, or your goals feel like they are at such a stretch it’s never going to happen. But once you give up, you’ll never know how close you were. There’s so much hard work goes into achieving our goals that sometimes we feel the need to stop … now stopping for a while can be a good thing. To reassess, reevaluate where you are … but you must start back up again, don’t just give up!

You’re on your journey for a reason, if you want it bad enough then keep going until you have it.

The alternative to never giving up, is living a life of , ‘what ifs’.

Why would anyone want to live with that?

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Thank you as always for visiting, wishing you lots of love.

Victoria

xx

M is for Meditation

I have such a busy and active mind, to a point where unless I have my to-do list, shopping list and random other lists it doesn’t get done.

So when the idea of meditation came up I really loved the thought of this relaxing technique, but really didn’t think I could quieten my mind. I really thought there is no way in this world, I can think about nothing!

How wrong could I be?

If you’ve not tried meditating, if you’re one of those people, like me, who would swear blind it’s just not going to happen. Think again!

Because it’s not about thinking about ‘nothing’, it’s about looking within and finding your inner peace.

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I first experienced meditation in a class environment, it was lovely and I felt so refreshed and renewed for days after. However, I then discovered meditation apps; Headspace and Calm. Both are amazing for really chilling the mind.

By focusing on your breathing, it’s amazing how even those with busy minds can actually distract away from the active overload of thinking about too much. The best part is, the usual busy mind becomes more focused.

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It’s the strangest but most loveliest feeling to feel at one with your body.

I love this article by Zen Habits, which tells us,

‘Beginners must understand that meditation is an ACTIVE process.

The art of focusing your attention to a single point is hard work, and you have to be purposefully engaged!’

So for those who like hard work and a challenge, meditation is definitely for you …

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So whether you’re too busy or too skeptical, mediation is a must for you all.

And as a final thought of the week …

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Thank you as always for visiting, wishing you lots of love.

Victoria

xx

Why do I believe in the Law of Attraction (LOA)?

Because it works for me!

But what is the LOA?

“The law of attraction is the name given to the term that “like attracts like”

and that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts,

one can bring about positive or negative results” wiki

For many years, I had a very ‘woe is me’ attitude. I wasn’t happy in my job, I didn’t have enough money, there were problems with family relationships. I kind of, like many people, grew up wanting more! Always wanting more, never happy with what I had, always focusing on what I didn’t have in my life rather than what I did have!

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Because of this reason, I was unhappy, felt trapped and felt my life wasn’t the way I’d planned. It wasn’t all I dreamed, because, as the above says, ‘What you imagine, you become.’ I was creating a miserable life for myself.

I obviously didn’t realise this, as I knew nothing about the LOA, but when I discovered it, everything changed. I mean instantly, like magic overnight. I suddenly understood why bad things kept happening, and trust me they did! From healthy worries, money worries to relationship worries … they just kept getting worse. Until a point in my life, where I gave up. I felt as if nothing more could happen that could make me more unhappy.

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It was around this time a friend recommended, ‘The Secret’. To be honest I had heard of it before, but ignored it. Little did I realise it was coming into my life for a reason. Little did I realise if I’d watched it sooner I would have lifted my energy sooner and the bad things wouldn’t have spiralled out of control!

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 My husband and I watched the DVD and I remember feeling so down, like my life was not going to be solved by a DVD! Little did I realise how much we were both on self-destruct! We watched it a few times, taking in all that the secret had to reveal. It was so powerful! We kept looking at each other and nodding, it totally fitted our life.

Now, don’t get me wrong, we weren’t totally convinced, but what did we have to lose by looking at what we did have? What did we have to lose by looking for the positives in our life? What did we have to lose by seeking out gratitude and love? What did we have to lose by choosing to think about life a bit differently? This was simple: NOTHING! There was nothing to lose by following this very simple rule!

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I knew we had to change things, dramatically. We couldn’t keep thinking the way we did, expecting these bad things to happen to us. I couldn’t sleep with worry, I felt sick at the thought of living through the day and our future. Once the secret had entered our life. That’s when I started my collection of inspirational quotes – 1000’s upon 1000’s of them on a spreadsheet. Truly believing in every single one.

I can honestly say, we’ve never looked back. We have successful businesses, we have a happy family life and we don’t dwell on the negative influences that may enter into our life, which isn’t very often. Well, we don’t see bad things as negative, we see them as opportunities, for us to deal with in the best way we can. If it does occur, we look at our level of thinking and within seconds we can turn it around, if we need to. Often it’s the universe telling us that’s not the right track for us.

I swear it’s that simple, once you know how!

You may not be able to work towards your highest energy straight away, and it can take time, however, it truly works. Once you start this way of thinking, you’ll start watching others around you. You’ll notice how people think, their reactions, the way little things keep happening to them, good and bad depending on their attitude to life.

It really is like magic.

One of my favourite laws is showing and feeling love! If you can adapt love into your life, you’ll ease away those negative thoughts like the poison that they are. Feeling love for your life, yourself and others is a great way to ensure you have a happy life.

If you’d like to know more about the LOA, I would definitely recommend, ‘The Secret’ as your starting point. I’ve read many more LOA books, and constantly read any spiritual or positive guides that fall my way, but if you’re wanting to get started on the LOA, this is a great book.

Wishing you all the love in the world when it comes to finding the truth about happiness.

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Thank you as always for visiting, wishing you lots of love.

Victoria

xx

K is for Knowing

There’s so much force behind ‘knowing’ how to think. If you’ve learnt anything from this blog, it’s hopefully about choosing your thoughts, choosing to lift yourself up and not focus on the negatives.

Now even if you’re struggling to do this, BUT you know that you need to do this, you’re one step further. Knowing that this could be the answer is a step forward than not knowing where to start.

Think of it this way … What have you got to lose by thinking more positively?

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Use these blog posts as your knowledge, re-read them if it helps, and know that this could be the answer to having a wonderful life.

Life is knowing that YOU have the answer!

Knowing that only YOU can change your thoughts!

Knowing that YOU hold such much power to living the life of your dreams!

Once you’ve grasp this knowledge, the journey is such an enjoyable experience!

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Thank you as always for visiting, wishing you lots of love.

Victoria

xx

J is for Joy

I have a friend whose personal car registration reads ‘JOY’. It describes her positive, influential thinking in so many ways. Every time I see her and I see her number plate, I have a little light that goes on inside. I absolutely love it.

Whereas one of my favourite inspiring words is ‘Love’ her favourite is Joy. She totally believes that once you feel your joy, life is just one happy playing field. And since meeting her, on our MA in Creative Writing, I totally agree.

But joy doesn’t come from material things or possessions, it doesn’t come from wanting a better life, or wanting more. It comes from within. Joy comes from finding that inner quality that makes you see the world through different eyes. It doesn’t look at what you don’t have … it comes from looking at what you do have and being grateful for simply being.

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 To find your joy, you need to look deep within yourself and understand that whatever is happening there’s a happiness waiting for you to take hold and grasp it with all you have.

Depending what energy level you’re on at the moment, you may find this an easy task, however, if you’re not quite there, if you’re struggling to find your joy, this will be a very good task for you.

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If you read the above quote, truly grasp it, truly think about it. It’s your response to your world that makes you joyful. It’s your response to your world that can make you miserable!

This week write down all the things in your life that make you smile. List them daily. Study them daily. Sometimes we have to force ourselves to think outside of our surroundings, look at the opportunities we have in life and be grateful for what we have. Seeking the next best thing, under the laws of attraction will only move them further away. Feeling gratitude and experiencing joy will bring you more joy!

It’s truly amazing what you can find within you once you find your joy! It’s truly amazing how life can be turned around by experiencing your joy and turning away from the negative.

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 As always, here’s a few more quotes for you to think about …

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So it’s as simple … and as difficult … as that! Choose for it to be simple. Choose to simply feel your joy. Choose to be grateful. As the more unhappy you are, the more unhappiness comes your way. Simply be!

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Thank you as always for visiting, wishing you lots of love.

Victoria

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I is for Influence

 

Influence … when you think of this word, what comes to mind?

There are many good influences and bad influences in our lives that we have to decide which to ignore and which to look up to.

But one of today’s focuses is not to look at negative influences (as that’s not what these blog posts are about) but to focus on who has influenced you and how you can influence others.

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Are you a person that people want to be around? Do you radiate energy and enthusiasm for life? Or do you dwell upon every tiny thing in your life that is not right and send these vibes like a ripple swarming those around you?

If you’re the latter, don’t worry, all is not lost. And in one blog post it may be hard to change your perspective on life, but we can still work on getting you there. Firstly, have a think about this quote:

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So whoever you are, whatever you do, whatever mood you are in … you could be influencing others with your actions, in a positive or negative way!

This could be a positive outlook for you, you maybe a spritely character who automatically influences people with your presence, or you maybe someone who needs to work a bit on being that influential person that people are drawn to. However, if you can think about one positive thing in your life every day, you will see how this can influence your own mind into becoming more positive. The more positive you are, the more you can influence others in an energetic way.

Here’s a little task for you:

Firstly think of a person who has influenced you, this could be a parent, a family member, a teacher, a friend … anyone! Now write down 5 things as to why you believe this person has influenced you. Once you’ve written these 5 write another 5.

Study this list … now write down how you could influence others in a good way. Look at the list and think about how this person influenced you and how you can actually pass this on. It’s possible … you just need to have the courage to believe in yourself.

Here’s a few quotes to think about …

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Struggling with this week’s blog post? Think about the person who you want to be, the person you want others to see you as and work towards that. Influence and encourage those around you. If you find the company you keep is a bad influence, it’s time to think about some life changes. Because whatever is happening in your life right now, you’re influencing others, maybe without even realising it.

If you’d like to hear more about my inspirational quotes, please click here www.victoria-brown.com and simply sign-up to my newsletter and receive a free copy of the 2015 Daily Inspirational Quotes and Weekly Tasks Book.

Thank you as always for visiting, wishing you lots of love.

Victoria

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C is for Courage

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:

 

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

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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

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

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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