Our inner beliefs define our reality. Our life’s path is paved or blocked by them. Jacqueline
Negative beliefs stick on us faster than grease on a pan and they are difficult to erase. We must learn to love and believe in ourselves because if we don’t really like who we are, we may do everything right – eat right, pray, run for miles, be kind to others etc – but we would never feel right.
The danger of allowing such inner feelings of malaise to fester and grow out of proportion is that they become a hardship to remedy. They harden like concrete over time and slowly asphyxiate other parts of who we are.
Think of this scenario: If you step into wet paint and you fail to wash off the residue quickly, it would dry up and by the time you are ready to get it off your skin will not thank you for the rough treatment. That’s the way negative beliefs – worthless, not good enough, ugly, unlovable, guilty, ashamed … treats us. Like chipping off solid concrete with a spoon.
We must not ignore addressing this inner malaise because they are physically unseen. They possess the absolute power of dictating how our lives turn out.
The unblemished truth about our lives is that we are who we think we are, therefore, if we are dissatisfied with who we are in our present time, then we must change our thinking.
Reaching for the greatness in you is a choice. The greatness is a given, but it takes your service to bring it out. You’ve got to run after it.
It’s easy to sit down and make wishes, but success is achieved by ordinary people who make fewer excuses, who procrastinate less. The small things in life add up to the bigger picture, each day counts. Everything you do must be done to the best of your ability, even in the smallest things like picking up your own trash.
Show up every day for life with your best attitude and leave the rest for the power higher than you. Life takes notice and the Universe rewards.
Keep seeking for higher ground and don’t settle for less. You can do more than you can ever begin to imagine if you really want.
Don’t park your dream on the side and settle for less than you know life can give you. Keep reaching higher.
You’ve got to reprogram that mind to accommodate the big dreams that you’ve got.
When a mind is set in its pattern of thinking it becomes myopic and doesn’t allow room for expansion. When people say this is the way I am, in essence, they admit that they are not willing to change or grow if need be, especially when it comes to negative habits and thought patterns that need to be changed.
You are never too old to learn. You continue self-mastery as long as the clock of your heart is ticking.
Setbacks will surely come as we journey along the path of life, are you prepared?
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Each day out of 365 days you are given an opportunity of a lifetime to live purposefully – Jacqueline
We all are called for a purpose, we all are chosen, the important thing is; did you listen to hear your call; have you chosen to answer?
Make no mistake, your life is absolutely not a mistake. Your life has a Purpose.
Sometimes we flounder because we don’t know which path to follow in our lives or because the path we’ve chosen seems to be going nowhere, but the pure truth is that the answers to the path we seek are there inside us.
All we need to do, is to scratch beneath the surface, to listen to our heart with keen ears in order to hear with clarity. Sometimes, we have to cover our eye’s to see through the window of our soul.
Lady Cee shares a nugget that tugs on my mind ‘from slavery to celebrity.’ The message I received from this post is that God is not interested in your background, gender, wealth or whatever before he can use you as a vessel.
Please check this short post out, you might receive a nugget too.
I knew that I would run out of fuel living as someone else, so, the best shot I’ve got at living is to live as me – Jacqueline
The best peace that we can give ourselves is to come to terms with who we truly are, embrace it and move forward from there.
Our life is intertwined with sweet and bitter moments, sometimes the bitterness tends to erode the sweetness, but I’ve learnt and still learning that we can enrich our bitter moments and turn it into fodder for sweeter moments.
Don’t stay in that categorised box where others have chosen to keep you. Liberate yourself, cut lose and live fully. You are more than a label.
Thoughts become things and it’s our inaction or reaction that gives negative thoughts its sustenance. Jacqueline
Negative thoughts drain our energy and prevent us from enjoying our present moments. The more we dwell on them, the bigger they become till they take a life of their own and become difficult to uproot.
For example, it’s so easy for a word wrongly said by one partner to the other to spiral from that single word to each party visualizing a negative future that would most likely not occur.
When these negative thoughts start brewing, it’s hard to stop them. Shifting ones’ focus to positive thoughts may not be easy to do but with practice it ‘s effective.
Shifting thought patterns is the only way, especially if you want to avoid going down a path that is painful and unnecessary.
Try these simple tips to help shift your thought pattern.
Read positive quotes
Switch the tone of your thoughts from negative to positive even if at first it seems difficult.
Listen to meditative music or play music that makes you happy.
Always remember that there’s always a way out. You are not stuck.
Get out of your own head and take the focus away from you to someone or something else. Help someone else and shift your balance.
Sing, dance, and smile 🙂
Mentally make a list of things that you are grateful for and remember that no one is perfect.