Monthly Archives: July 2016

How To Bury Your Past

 

Move on concept with a rural signboard in an autumn landscape with the words - Move on - at an angled perspective. With retro effect faded look.

 

Have you ever had problems moving on ? With regrets of past mistakes tugging at you

The only way to success is to let go of the past and move towards your dreams.

You may be wondering, how can I possibly do that?  Maybe you might have  tried different strategies without much success.

Today’s video pick focuses on helping you to move on. Terri speaks from experience on the subject with practical, easy to follow tips.

Check this short video by Terri Savelle Foy  below:

 

3 Practical Tips To Living Your Dreams

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I still remember lying in bed one morning watching my two-year old son stare out of the window with rapt attention. It was one of the most reflective times of my life as I ponder on parenting and the responsibilities that come with it. My husband and I wanted to start a family right after we got married, neither of knew what that entailed..though we thought we did. I grew up in a close-knit family and I had a wonderful time babysitting my younger sibling, and cousins. I never thought much of raising family at all, after all, I grew up taking care of younger ones. Naively, while I was still single, I had planned my life goals and dreams without giving much consideration to raising a family, even though I desired one.

That morning, I critically accessed my life goals in the light where I was in my life. At the time I was setting my life goals, I was single, now things have changed and I had to face that. Milestones I set for my self had to change, priorities had to shift and I simply had to draw a completely different picture. That was seven years ago and I am truly thankful, I embraced the change I made. I hope you find the list below helpful.

1. What is your dream for your life? It is important to get a clear picture of what you want your life to look like. For so long, I had focused solely on my career and success for me was defined by how much success I had on my job. Later, specifically after I started a family, I saw a bigger picture and started thinking more in terms of a complete me. I sat down and wrote what I desired for myself as person (physical, emotional and spiritual), as a wife, a mom, a professional, the list went on.

2. Establish practical routines: How do you accomplish the dream you have? One practical approach is by establishing a routine of activities you could carry out on a daily basis to move you towards your dream. For example you desire to read a book every week. Instead of looking for a day when you can seat down for 3 or 4 hours to read the entire book, why not read 10 pages of the book a day. Routines vary from person to person but it is important to ensure that everyday we incorporate activities in our schedule that move us closer to our dreams.

3. Set realistic milestones: Don’t put too much pressure on yourself, set milestones that are realistic for you. For example loosing 10 lbs a week might be realistic goal for your girlfriend but it might be a stretch for you. Stay with what works for you.

Baby steps or giant steps, the size of the steps does not really matter, the most important thing is that everyday moves you closer to your dreams.

 

Article written by Bola Olayanju, originally posted on inspirational nuggets

How To Stay On Track And Live Your Dreams

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Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”-Peter Drucker

Have you ever thought about life as a journey? Think about this scenario which assumed to have occurred at a time before the use of global positioning systems (GPS).

 You are on a trip with a dear friend to a city three hours drive away. Armed with your map, you headed out in the right direction but while chatting and having a great time with your friend you got off track. Neither of you realized this until four hours later, you were shocked how far you have traveled off  course. You located where you are on your map and started your journey back to your desired destination…

What if you had checked the map midway into the trip?

I believe this scenario is something you can relate with.

Life is a journey, sometimes you think through your life and realize you are not where you really want to be.

Realizing you are not where you want to be is a great thing! You can now start working towards where you want to be.

Think about the car scenario for a minute. If you do not realize you are traveling in the wrong direction, you cannot turn back. You just keep driving happily in the wrong direction.

Life is exactly the same.

Are you heading in the direction you  have always dreamed off or you are going fast in the wrong direction? I hope you find the points highlighted below useful.

1. Save time: every mile you travel either take you closer or further away from your destination depending on the direction you are traveling. The same with our lives, what you do on daily basis is either taking you closer or further away from your goal. Taking time to reflect and access progress towards your goals help you to detect if you are on track to achieve your goals or not. The earlier you detect you are off track the better. It is almost mid-year where are you with your goals for 2016?. Practical tip: Take a moment to write down answers to the following questions: 1. What is your desired goal? 2. How far are you from achieving it? 3. What can you do on a daily basis to make your goals a reality? Let your responses to the questions above guide your next steps.

2.  Change directions: No matter how far you have traveled in the wrong direction, you can change course and start heading towards your desired destination. A reflective time will help determine if you need to change directions or not. Practical example: You have always wanted to change the way you eat. Your goal this year is to lose 25 pounds by October 2016. You know to accomplish this goal you need to change the way what you eat. It is May and you have not given finding new recipes a thought. You try hard to ignore the fact that you have gained weight despite your desire to lose weight. My question is: if things continue the way they have been since January, will you accomplish your goal by year-end? 

Where ever you are in your journey, think about what you need to do to accomplish them. Stay focused and determined, you have all it takes to get things done. Go for it!