The year 2017 has become the year of “positive mantras” for me. I am stomping on the inner gremlins and growing in confidence. Confidence + Consistency = Success! There is nothing to stand in the way of me reaching my goals….. but me!
I have those days…. the days when the inner gremlins wake me up in the middle of night telling me how horrible I am or beating me up for not being as good as someone else. It has been awhile since I have talked about my inner gremlins. WHY? Because silly me thought they were gone. I was feeling confident, positive and ready to conquer the world.
So what happen? Life…. yup. Nothing earth shattering just every day normal stuff. Got lots of Nos instead of Yes’s from people I asked to book a party. Wasn’t I working on a 100 No Challenge? Didn’t hit the mark on my daily steps. The numbers on the scale not going down fast enough for me. Income (sales, etc) not where I would like it to be to keep chopping away at old debt. Oh, then the pancakes where a little thick. I know, silly right? But the truth is, I am not alone. There are many of us who give those inner gremlins a crack in the door and they come barreling through. Who is with me?
How many of you have let those little bumps in the road effect your entire day or week or month? Those inner gremlins see an opening and they RUN through eager to help beat you up from the inside. The rest of the world is like “no big deal”, “things will be okay” or “have patience” while we are in crisis mode beating ourselves up.
This year, I have been taking a stand. I am working hard to stay out of the funk and slam the door on those nasty gremlins. I mean if you are going to have a snowball of emotions, wouldn’t you rather it be positive then negative?
‘When you face a compelling opportunity to take action, fear lulls you into inaction, enticing you to passively watch its prophecies fulfill themselves.’ ‘Your fears distort your reality. Under the warped logic of fear, anything is better than the uncertain.’
WOW! Deep, right? But how many times have you had an opportunity to move forward toward success – your success – and fear came calling so you stopped in your tracks? I think all of us have been there no matter what life stage we’re at.
Our fears, our critics, our heroes, our villains are all just our excuses, our rationalizations, our shortcuts, and our justifications. We need to choose to see through them. Or will you let fear paralyze you from going after what you want?
We need to hold ourselves accountable for every moment, every thought, and every detail. You need to see beyond your fears. Recognize your assumptions. Harness your internal strength. Silence your inner gremlins. Correct your misconceptions about success. Accept your strengths and your weaknesses, and understand the difference. Open your heart to your bountiful blessings.
For me, it comes with positive mantras every morning. I will admit, the “train your brain” concept was often lost on me. I LOVE Dana Wilde BUT I always let fear and doubt overrule the training in my brain. I borrowed some of Dana’s mantras, some from others I admire in business and some I wrote on my own. I have found when the inner gremlins come knocking, I go to my office, read my mantras, take 5 minutes to feel them and visualize where I want to be personally and professionally. It works!
So here are some of my mantras:
- I am a successful CEO
- I am making a difference in the lives of others
- I am confident and strong
- My incoming money far exceeds my outgoing
- I am a blessed child of God
- I am at my goal weight and easily maintain it
These words of wisdom may inspire you:
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. ― Bruce Lee
The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised. ― Norman Vincent Peale
The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it. ― Thomas S. Monson
Don’t count the days, make the days count. ― Muhammad Ali
Life’s a marathon, not a sprint. ― Phillip C. McGraw
What will be your mantra as you reach for your success?
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!