Since I missed Motivational Monday’s for the last few weeks, let me touch on something.
It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you are not – Denis Waitley
Quite possibly the reason I have not felt motivated on Monday’s. This just came to me. As I am starting this blog and tirelessly writing words that possibly will never connect with another’s eyes I got weary. But as I see it at this moment, as long as one set of eyes peer out and find one sparkle of hope my few minutes that I took out of my day was well spent. As I always say a gift is only worth its contents if it is freely given away, that is to be said also without the hope of receiving anything in return. So today is Tuesday, I am just about a week and a half behind at flowingly giving away my gift and for that I apologize. I hope my words can only set someone free and the quote above can resonate with many.
Truly this quote demonstrates how repetitively we fall short of our full potential, and many times uncertain of where the line is drawn. One will never know their potential unless you push the boundaries. I dare you to push the boundaries, but you must be prepared for the greatness on the other end. I hope that all have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving and give praise to those in your life that offer their gifts freely.
You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength― Marcus Aurelius
Through the power of one’s mind all things are accomplishable. However, do not get your goals crossed up in the power of the world. Obstacles will be present and goals will get off track. Yet keeping the mind focused on what can be achieved and where you hope to go in life will certainly help to stay focused.
Believing that you can accomplish your goal is essential. The self-fulfilling prophecy is evidence that our minds are very powerful. Believing something is so will help to make it come true. As a rule, first and foremost, believe in the goal that you set. Once that happens, your strength will be unstoppable and the action needed to accomplish the goal will come out of nowhere.
So the first step to any goal after it is declared includes believing in you. That is the strength that powers the mind.