One At A Time
Life is full of it, is it not? Challenges that is – and that other thing as well. What to do? Keep moving. Life challenges will come and they will go.
“But how?” you ask. Years ago, a woman told me that while she was incarcerated (8+ years) she learned that she had to do better than take things one day at a time. To survive and even thrive during her sentence, she had to learn to take life as it came in every minute. If you are anything like I am, then you are impatient and learning to do that, take things minutely, can be a true challenge.
This month, our focus will be the challenges of life and how to greet them. Yes, you read that correctly – greet the challenges of the daily grind. We started Weekday Wisdom©, a daily motivational email sent to members of this community, with this affirmation:
“Whatever come my way today are ‘great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations’ and I greet them as such.”
Common Life Challenges
“I’ve never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation.” Mike Todd
Have you ever heard yourself saying or even thinking, “I am too poor to…?”
I have and along the way learned how to stop thinking or saying it. It was not an easy thing to do, especially when you grew up in circumstances that screamed “poor” at you day in day out. My daughter was actually the one who led me to changing this. You can read about that here. Not having the money to buy the things that you need and/or want can be one of the major life challenges – if in your heart you are not clear that this is a temporary situation. Affirm today, whether you are poor or simply broke:
“I release the fear about money. It no longer controls me. I remember the feeling or prosperity when money came to me when I least expected. I let that feeling of freedom control me and everything shifts.”
Seeing The Glass Half-Full
How do you see the glasses of your life? Half empty or half full? Your view will most definitely affect the infilling or emptying of your containers. The late Wayne Dyer once said, “Our intentions create our reality” and he was correct. At least that is my experience. What has yours been?
To clear your vision about the life challenges you might be facing, try this affirmation:
“The glass is what it is and serves to remind me that there is room for growth or to always be grateful. I embrace both.”
Watch Those Thoughts…Again
Ralph Waldo Emerson said it, “Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.”
We have touched on this in a previous mailing of Weekday Wisdom© but it is so important that it bears repeating – “Your thoughts create your life.” Life challenges will always come – attracted by your thoughts and beliefs about life. Another “T” word can often be a part of the challenge. Trust. And so, let us affirm:
“I expect the best. I believe in my ability to create what I want. I know and accept that I deserve to have it.”
“Fear is a choice and a story you tell yourself. I am rewriting my script.”
That is what holds many from moving forward, getting unstuck in the challenges that they meet. Fear.
It come in many and varying forms for each of us. For some it is the fear of not having enough money. Some fear that that they will never get married, find a life partner. Some fear leaving a loveless relationship and making it on their own. Then there are others who fear being themselves as that might be “too much” for others, including loved ones.
Whatever form your fears appear, try using the affirmation above as often as you need to. As well, watch this motivational video for further inspiration. You can also subscribe to this blog and receive these weekly affirmations every Monday morning by email and claim the life you want along with the rest of us in the community.
As always, have a great weekend!