Monday, February 22, 2010

Taking the plunge...

Life is short, we all know this. I believe that if you want something, you should go and get it. You can talk about your ideas but the best recipe for succeeding is actually starting! Many times though, we can get discouraged by feeling like we don't have a safety net or a web of support. Being independent is a glorious thing however it's really valuable to know when those around you support your goals. In what ways do you feel supported? Take a moment to write these things down in your journal or on a piece of paper.

What ways can you support your self? It can be through meditation and exercise. Keeping your body and mind healthy sets the foundation from which to grow. Supporting yourself could mean budgeting and putting away a savings for that trip you've been wanting. It can mean not being a "Yes" person and taking up every obligation when you need rest. Take a look around at the resources available to you, maybe do some research and see what's out there. The universe is an abundant place.

Now, in what ways do you not feel supported? Is there something you can do to change this? If you have a close friend, maybe be willing to sit with them and share some of the things you'd like to work on. I am blessed because I am able to do this with my friend Danyell. She lives in New Mexico and yet we are not far apart in our hearts because we hold each other accountable. I think the key ingredient is the honesty that we share. It sometimes in the best interest of the people we care about to not sugarcoat certain things. I am not saying that being brutal is necessary, just gentle truth. The people that matter most are going to stand beside you, without judgement. If you can do the same for others, then things come full circle and the web is completed.

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