The Sky Shows Up

The sky shows up everyday. It never really knows if it will be sunny, cloudy, raining or snowing. It’s an incredible landscape just waiting to be painted.

Life is a bit like the sky. Sometimes it’s as simple as showing up. The outcome can be an amazing masterpiece you never expected.

Hasn’t that ever happened to you in life? You’re at a turning point or standstill and then something fantastic happens because you were in the right place at the right time. You meet someone, catch a break, enjoy an unexpected surprise or simply experience a memorable day.

Feel the emotions: the fear, anxiety, confusion, happiness, excitement for the day and show up. Being there for the successes granted us in life is the easiest ingredient of success.

Imagine the possibilities. If the sky can transform into an incredible work of art, so can you.

Live to Learn

Life is a series of lessons. The same can be said of success. It’s not easy when you don’t have a manual, guide book or teacher. Sometimes you simply have to show up and let life guide you to learn from it.

Never be so afraid to learn from life that you neglect to live. It’s imperative you pay close attention and align your goals and direction in accordance with a few of life’s lessons.

Don’t get stuck on failure. There is no real difference in life lessons between an A and a F just a perceived difference. The final grade doesn’t matter most of the time. Showing up for class matters all of the time.

If you have no teacher, learn the lessons to the best of your ability. If you’re fortunate to have a mentor, appreciate the time they put into your life.

Never spend too long focusing on the should haves and would haves, you aren’t meant to be perfect or you’d have all the answers from the beginning. Keep going and living to learn. Whether a new subject or language, the act of learning assists you in life.

Whether you’ve recently learned the hard way or not, adjust your sails and stay on course. Develop a passion for living and you will find a clear cut passion in life that leads to success. Share your zest for life with others. Determine your direction and let the subtle lessons we learn here help strengthen your course. Never let one or many defeats completely stop you in your tracks.

Keep learning and going after life, even if you simply live for your goals. Be accepting of failures, rejections and tough terrain. They teach us. Be surprised and grateful for blessings and success. Life is a journey best traveled by living for its marvelous and wondrous teachings.

Be Willing to Walk Alone

It can be a long lonely walk to success. It can be a short one. No one gets there if they’re not willing to walk alone.

You’ve got to be willing to go after your dreams all alone. Sometimes when we share our hopes and dreams, we meet negativity from other people. They don’t need or want us to succeed. They’re comfortable in life and don’t see a need for change. You can’t expect the support of other people.

If your dream is worth it, you’ll find a way. With or without help, two key ingredients make up a victory. Longevity and belief will get you to the finish line.

No one gets overnight success. You’ve got to be in it for the long haul. Look past the rejections and failures but don’t stop until you achieve your goal. It might take a little while longer. It might take forever. Determine you’re staying with your goal.

Next up, have solid belief in yourself. Even if no one is there to support and encourage you, act as if it’s truly possible. You may be the only support on the way to your dream.

Keep going with whatever you start. Adopt a mindset that stays on your goals. No matter the circumstances, you’ll be able to smile when you count the small victories and really marvel at your accomplishments knowing you put in everything. Every goal starts and ends with your own thinking.

Anything is Possible

I don’t know your story or how your day went and I might not know you but I do know you’re brimming with possibilities and there’s a chance whatever you dream might just happen for you.

Just a little reminder to you: Things are possible. Despite outside influences, internal conflicts, problems and life in general which can be difficult to navigate at times, always think that things are possible for you.

Let all the burdens fall away. Set your course on what you wish to attain. That’s the goal.

Find a Brainstorming Buddy

Through the years, all of my best ideas have been born at thinking sessions. I like to hold thinking sessions of my own but I also like to bounce off ideas with someone.

I encourage you to find a brainstorming buddy. This is someone you can talk to about your ideas and brainstorm. Perhaps you have a plan for your writing or business. You’d be amazed at what someone else might be able to contribute to your existing ideas and plans.

Try to work with other people and help them with their plans too. It’s not two friends meeting for coffee and talking, it’s a major thinking meeting where your goal is to advance ideas. When we’re active in a society building together it’s a collective group of people building each other up instead of tearing each other down.

I’m going to address the fact you may have no one you feel comfortable brainstorming with. That’s okay. Never underestimate the power of putting your own own to paper and setting aside some time for a major thinking session. Together or alone plot it out, think big and let your mind do some creative work.

I built a small business on thinking sessions and I did a lot of personal writing after plotting out my work in my own scheduled thinking sessions. I encourage you to get in the habit of devoting time to think out your plans in life and then put those plans into motion. Happy thinking!

Find Beauty in Each Moment

I have no idea what your day was like today. I don’t walk in your shoes. I have a pretty good idea what my day was like. It was mixed with many emotions as usual.

My day went from nice moments mingled with a little panic, excitement and content. With these varying emotions it occurred to me although I can’t see it there is beauty in every moment. Discontent can easily turn to contentment and when we look back we can see how uneasy we felt navigating the storm into calm waters again.

I’m encouraging you to see beauty in every moment. You must search to find it. But with time, it will eventually find you. Enjoy each day.

Make it a Practice to Motivate Yourself

At the end of the day or even the beginning perhaps there’s just you left to motivate yourself. There’s nothing wrong about not having fifty people to motivate you. In fact, the best lesson is to practice motivating yourself.

Maybe you’ve reached the end of a long journey for a goal and ended up empty handed. You can never entirely wear out a dream or goal and it’s okay to let it go. Only you can wear out and sometimes this may happen when you’re working so hard to achieve your goal.

It’s okay to say it couldn’t be done but don’t give up on yourself. It’s time to motivate yourself. You’re not done yet. Move on quickly and find a new goal or dream. Always motivate yourself even when you win and especially when you lose.

Cross Off Your Liabilities

When you begin to dream big, it may seem like an impossible quest. Start by crossing off the liabilities you carry in your own mind. Those are the impossibles. They don’t exist when you fully commit to your dream.

When you eliminate all the supposed things stopping you, essentially you’re dedicated to the person you were destined to become.

Give up the time wasters and busters. It doesn’t matter how small or big your dream is just remember: You can. You will. Make the time.

Give the time back to you and your dream and take it away from anything that wastes your time. Cross off the impossibles for good and make time for the dream.

Acceptance and Expectant

To begin enjoying your present life, embrace acceptance. Accept yourself, your surroundings, your goals and current day to day existence. When we adopt a policy of acceptance for who we are right now and everything that we have been given, we can actually enjoy life.

Once you accept your life, embrace expectancy. Start looking forward to the person you’re becoming by the actions you take and the plans you make.

The two really go hand in hand. We need to be fully in the present moment before we can reach out expectantly to the future we desire to create. Enjoy the day!