Think You Can And You Will

“If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

Could it be that Gandhi read The Little Engine that could ? it was the first self help book I ever read. I was 4 years old and it formed how I look at life. It had a strong female who thought she could and she did. It’s been around for 84 years and still is a top selling picture book. If you have not read it, I’ve posted the video of the book below. There’s also a catchy tune at the end. It can put a skip in your day

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Getting Rid of Unhappiness

“Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.”

 – Tina Turner

New Year is a good time to really follow this advice.

Here’s a get up and shake off unhappiness video.  This is Tina at 69 years young. Awesome and inspiring.  The words of the song can also apply to oneself  be good to yourself and stop lying to yourself.

It’s Never Too Late, Really

 

Inspiring video of 97 year woman who does the splits.   Anything’s possible if you just give a go and persevere.

 

 

 

Plunge Into Your Creative Spark

Inspiring video with Phil Cousineau, chuck full of inspiration.  If you’re feeling a bit lost in your creativity or need a push this should light your fire.

 

Live Now

Some inspiring quotes and a video to make you smile

‘Forget about your life situation and pay attention to your life. Your life
situation exists in time. Your life is now. Your life situation is mind-stuff.
Your life is real.’
Eckhart Tolle

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.”― Amelia Earhart

Now start living

Have You Checked Out of Your Dream?

We all want our problems to be solved, but solved our way and always the outcome we wanted. When you are in creative mode, it doesn’t work like that. Pushing and shoving our solution and not letting our subconscious play, can get ugly.  When things don’t go as planned, we check out, sayonara, hasta la vista.  Not happy, must find happy, hummm where is that?

Remember all things have a purpose and a meaning. We can navigate through our lifestorms if we keep that in mind.When you think nothing you do matters, slap your forehead and know that everything matters. You have had experiences no one else has had. You have noticed small details no one else witnessed the way you did.

When we decide to check out of our dreams, we need to ask ourselves –

Why do I fear the unfamiliar?  Am I unable to make my inner and outer life congruent?  Did I choose something today that took me in the wrong direction? Did it help? Did I do what I told myself to do? Did I rebel? Why? Was it a throwback to childhood? Does fear make me want to be in constant control?

You are special, your problems are special, only you know what they are and only the inner spirit of you know how to solve them.  Checking out of a dream is never the answer, its only fear.

All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last –   Marcel Proust

Living in an environment of belief

Making your dreams real means living in the belief that they are reality. Look at your dream and fill in the blanks to these questions

For example I don’t have money to take a writers course but I can Buy a book on writing or a writers magazine.

I don’t have time to  __________________________________ BUT I can ____________________________________________

I don’t have the money to _____________________________ BUT I can _____________________________________________

I don’t have the training to _____________________________ BUT I can _____________________________________________

Think hard for solutions to obstacles.  What do your choices cost you not in money but in happiness?

Live Your dreams (except maybe the one with the scary spider.)

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