“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” Elbert Hubbard
Some of the most successful people in the world come from backgrounds of poverty, struggle, rejection and failure. Despite their challenges they never gave up and with a little grit, resilience, and persistence they embraced failure and continued to make their dreams come true.
I hope that this post can motivate others to accept failure as merely a chance to learn and to find the strength to never give up.
“When there are things to do, give it everything you’ve got. When there is nothing to do, do nothing.” – Ajahn Brahm
My anxiety can make taking a break impossible. Our family is constantly on the go and although it can be exhausting I enjoy the feeling of accomplishment when I go to bed at night and being distracted from my thoughts. When I stop, even if it’s for a brief a moment I can feel my anxiety overwhelm me. I start thinking of things I should be doing or I feel consumed in guilt for not being busy and then I start worrying about things I normally don’t have time to even think about. It’s a mindset that has formed unhealthy habits over the years and I have noticed that even when I do have some “relax time” I often distract myself with my phone or the TV.
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”
I keep seeing the below picture floating around social media and I can relate to it SO much. The only difference for me would be the ages as I would say the “early twenties” was more the “late teens” for me and the “early thirties” is more my “late twenties.” I have felt such a radical shift in my personal development over the years and I feel happier, lighter and more at peace.
“People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” ― Dalai Lama
When I fell pregnant at 19 I knew that it would come with a huge amount of challenges, but I wasn’t prepared for the brutal amount of judging that would come from complete strangers. For me not only was I a young mum but I also (and still do) look a lot younger than I am which I always felt was more of a curse rather than a blessing because it really exaggerated how young I was. This meant I was immediately judged and experienced nasty comments, head shakes, stares and eye rolls that got under my skin and really killed my spirit for years. The hardest thing about these judgements was that it didn’t just come from strangers but it also came from the doctors, nurses, midwifes and other professionals who were supposed to make you feel comfortable and safe. So many of my interactions with doctors and hospital staff lacked empathy and our conversations were never of excitement but more a lecture about how hard life was going to be.
“Honest self-reflection opens your mind to reprogramming, change, success and freedom.” – Unknown
We’re 6 months into 2018 and I think this is a perfect time to reflect on the year so far! Self-reflection is a powerful tool to make sure that our behaviours, thoughts and actions are still aligned with our values, beliefs and feelings. Quite often we get so caught up in just getting through the day/week/month that we put what’s important to us on the back burner, so we can through what we need to do.
“Most people are thinking about what they don’t want, and they’re wondering why it shows up over and over again.”- John Assaraf
My beautiful bestie introduced me to the Law of Attraction about a year ago and I’ve been intrigued ever since. I am very conscious of what it takes for the Law of Attraction to work but I’ve been stuck in a “one day” or “next week” mind frame about when I’ll start making it work for me.
For anyone who doesn’t know what the Law of Attraction is, here is a basic description. The Law of Attraction uses the power of the mind to translate whatever is in our thoughts and materialise them into reality. Every thought has a feeling attached to it and every feeling has a frequency so just like a magnet you attract what is going on in your mind which works for both positive and negative thoughts.