It’s been crazy busy over here in our home but I’m so happy that I could finally find some time to sit down and write a blog post about something that I’m really passionate about – spreading positive energy and personal growth wisdom. Sigh – am I getting old? Haha.
I think life teaches us what we need to learn either by going through an experience and learning from it or if you are lucky, by learning from others who have already gone through stuff. I’m going to share three things that have helped me (and continue to help me) in my journey towards self-improvement!
Positive thoughts have the power to influence your life in so many positive ways. I don’t know where I would be without the power of self-affirmation. You are what you think and that can be seen in the way we carry ourselves around. Most confident looking people really are confident because they think and feel confident; it really boils down to having a positive image about yourself. Think positive thoughts about your ambitions, translate those thoughts into spoken words and act on them. I perform self-affirmation exercises on a daily basis and they really do help me get through some difficult times and afford me the ability to keep my eyes on the ball.
2) Not being afraid to try new things
This one is one of my favourites. I love starting new ambitious projects; wall tiling, painting, software development projects, name it! And I have had my share of flops doing all these things but I got better and keep getting better. Growth comes by building new and better pathways towards your gaols. If it’s not challenging enough then it won’t help you grow. You want to be doctor? Work hard, put in the hours but don’t tell yourself you can’t be one just because you are too afraid to try. You can conquer whatever you set your mind to. Do you have a business idea? Start your business, give it a go. If it fails let it fail forward fast so you can find better strategies to make it succeed. Never be afraid to leave your comfort zone.
3) Surround yourself with positive energy – lot’s of it!
Negative or toxic people will erode the day lights out of any happy camper. You walk into a room looking and feeling like sunshine and roses, they notice this (sometimes not, just out of habit) and make you feel all sorts of blue in no time. I’m no phycologists and so cannot say why some people are so toxic, but I know to run when I detect negativity. Toxic people will do anything to make others feel less important, inferior, not good enough or less smarter. Toxic people will slum down your ideas, opinions, and dreams. Present them with a good idea or your ambitions and they will spit venom all over your case leaving you feeling drained.
If you want to be successful and make all your dreams come true then cut off any unnecessary contact with negative people. Surround yourself with people who will give you encouragement and fill you with positive energy and light.