Living in the technological era, now more than ever, we have access to all the knowledge, opportunity and resources on this amazing planet. We are ever connected and ever contactable. Our forefathers have blazed the trail for us to have access to our dreams at a touch of a button and our opportunities are truly limitless.
Though most of us have this realization deep down, we tend to stand in our own way by failing to listen to our inner guidance and by effect, we fail to shine true in our authenticity. By adopting the following mind-sets, we can begin to cultivate greater self -abundance and eventually, pave our way to the success we truly desire.
Own your life
“A dream is a wish your heart makes” – Walt Disney
Many of us have the tendency to send our own dreams and passions into the backdrop in order to please others. Whilst this is a noble deed, it often means we dis-empower ourselves and fail to flourish in our purest essence.
Whilst keeping others happy is a beautiful thing, it can only be done properly when we value ourselves. Realizing our dreams in independence, honoring them and making daily efforts to bring them alive are worthy investments to make.
“Optimism is a happiness magnet, if you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you” – Mary Lou Retton
Negative thinking is easy. The stressful lives we live cause negativity to be the natural state of functioning for most. Optimism has now become a skill held by a healthy few and is a vital mindset to living the life of your dreams.
Optimism helps us see the world with beauty and perfection. When we see the beauty, we instinctively want to add to it. By cultivating optimism, we therefore gear our minds to a natural state of bliss and give ourselves the permission to dream big.
“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others” – Thomas Krause
As much as originality and independent thought can magnetize love and beauty, it tends to provoke an atmosphere of ridicule. Be brave enough to move forward believing in your dreams with greater strength than the negative remarks.
This requires courage and effort, but is full of reward. You will find that as you transform into your truth, you inspire others to do the same.
Fall In Love with Creating
“Creativity is intelligence having fun” – Einstein
In our purest essence, we are powerful creators. We are all born with gifts, talents and thoughts that spark our own creativity. The ability to explore these is a vital mind-set towards manifesting your dreams.
Most importantly, it cultivates a nurturing self-relationship and fosters feelings of inner peace and content. This puts us in a good place to embark on achievement.
“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears” – Anthony Robbins
Living from a place of gratitude is a fruitful route to success. Making the effort to be thankful for all the small things allows us to live from calmness, grace and strength. This empowers our creative essence and allows a healthy state of mental functioning, putting us on our way to achievement.
Live From A Place of Passion
“Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not” – Deepak Chopra
Passion is truly the most powerful emotion on the planet. When you live from a place of passion, you build strong relationships, fulfilling careers and constantly strive to shine. Finding true passion takes work – it requires going deep within and asking questions that only you can answer. But once you have found it, you are undoubtedly on the way to success.
Value Your Authenticity
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
You were born into this world as an authentic individual to shine in your very own light. You were meant to be different from everyone else, so that you could share your beauty with them. By having the courage to be authentic, you live from a place of individuality and true capability. Carry this lesson with you, and you will be on your way to making your dreams a reality – you are the only person that has power over your success.
Have Enormous Dreams
“A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities” – J.R.R Tolkein
Have the courage to dream big. The world is full of inspiration – each of us are walking, talking examples of it in one way or another. Your dream may be to be the best mother or wife possible, or it may be to put a stop to hunger in third world countries.
The beauty is in the differences. Don’t ever tell yourself that your dreams are too big – allow yourself to make the effort and to try – it will get you further than you think and will help you create something that matters.
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