Have you ever woke up in the morning with this insanely great idea to do something amazing and then slowly let it disappear as you let the day to day requirements creep in? Creativity is often lost in the day to day autopilot programming that we live in. We get up in the morning with the intent to do everything that we did the day before and most often we spend the day thinking about what we’re doing tomorrow or the next day. Training your brain to be present and stay there is the most valuable practice anyone can do.
There have been so many times I have driven myself long distances only to realize I couldn’t remember how I had got there. Living autopilot isn’t the life I want to remember telling my great grandchildren about. Every morning brings new possibilities. Opportunity is always surrounding us, we just have to be awake enough to see them and take hold of them. I’m a huge fan of new ideas and creating new habits so with that in mind, I have decided to challenge myself and you of course. Follow along with me in practicing these simple (seriously simple) techniques to awaken your creativity. Daily practice is essential so if you plan to see any kind of results, don’t plan on being a slacker.
Wake up 30 minutes earlier than you already do. You can use this time to lie in bed and think about all the things you want to achieve. Focus on the things that are most important to you. I find creativity speaks loudest in those early morning hours of the morning.
Practice positive self talk. I have to admit this might be the toughest one. If anyone is the meanest to “me”, it is myself. I am guilty of consistently telling myself I can’t do it, what if they don’t like me, I’m not good enough. There is no need for all this pressure. Be kind to yourself.
Stop worrying about how you are going to do it. Make a plan, decide it’s what you want, and go for it. Details will fall into place. If you’re passionate about something then fight hard to make it happen. Too often I stop myself from achieving my own goals. Only I can change my circumstances.
~Always remember that you have a quality in you that no one else has. You can do all things through faith and persistence.~
Every year myself, as well as many other individuals, strive to change certain aspects of our life’s. We may try to wake up a little earlier or eat a little different. Whatever it is we are reaching for something to make a difference. Some of you may not know where or how to make the changes necessary to be helpful. Most of the time we lose inspiration or simply give in to our normal routines. Have you ever asked yourself why you give in so easily? We can change the way we do things and we do have the ability to keep going. What if we pushed past that urge to give up and continued to build on the foundations that we have begun? January isn’t the only month of the year to start a resolution. Resolutions can be made at any moment or on any day. We can change all aspects of our life whether it be relationships, careers, money habits, anything!
Rumor has it that January 21st of every year could be the most depressing day of the year. How is it that some of us can enjoy so much of the holidays and our families and of course that amazing food and then the first of the year rolls around and we have a burst of energy to change the world and then weeks later we fall flat on our faces? Is it that people are programmed to dream big and then the world tells them their dreaming to big? Stop letting the world tell you how to move forward. If you want to make changes and keep them here are a few things to keep in mind:
Don’t be afraid to fail: Failing is how we learn, it is the most necessary thing to grow. I fail every day in many aspects and yet I refuse to stop trying. Fail with confidence.
Be consistent: If you forget to be consistent then wake up the next day and try again. Consistency will stick at some point and you will learn the habit.
Live to serve: This is a recent concept that I have learned. There is nothing in this world that we can take with us when our lives have ended. The most meaningful and powerful feeling can be achieved from giving to and serving others.
Forgive: This one can be really hard but it can also be really easy. Let go of what you know others have done to hurt you, or what they have said about you. Having the ability to forgive others is having the power to be the bigger person.
Be amazing: In everything you do, do it with a pep in your step. The day may crash around you but at least you tried to make it as amazing as possible. Whether there is a tomorrow or not, you will be remembered for your attitude and for the way you treated people.
Always remember that we are all striving for something. There is so much commonality between people that we could use it to make a difference. Your accomplishments are my accomplishments. Love the most unlovable people and you will see a change in them. Most importantly you will see a change in yourself.
Please follow along on our next 365 days of being amazing!
Do you have a powerful story of a time when you gave up many times only to try again and succeed? Please share in the comments below. Let’s inspire people!