Monday, January 2, 2012

Invest In You!

Image courtesy of AimforAwesome.com , which I found AFTER writing this blog under the search term 'invest in you inspiring images'.... Note to self,  another coincidence to laugh out loud too....
Really interesting past forty-eight hours leading up to the ringing in of the 2012 New Year to say the least!!!  I'm still processing the Ben Breedlove legacy that I wrote about.  I've been finalizing my SMART goals for 2012 as well in preparation for a call for my Mastermind group.  Yes, lots of reflecting, processing and visualizing as I knock the daily to-dos off of the regular life list (read: eat, workout, services, listening to my intuition, housework, taking decorations down, organizing for the week ahead).  I also watched The Secret again this morning, one of my new annual New Years traditions.  

Add to all of those things a visit in a dream from my beloved Grandma Irene the night of the 30th and yes, it's been a wild and crazy two days.  Anyone care to take a guess as to what time I woke up from said dream?  If you know me personally on Facebook, you probably figured that out in lightening fast speed.  For everyone else, 3:33 a.m.  I really think all of the coincidences going on amidst the same are just cherries on top of it all.  You are all well aware of what I think about coincidences in life, right?  If not, use that nifty little google search box to the right and search this blog.  Yep, I have lots to say about those things too!

So, tonight I found myself responding to a friend regarding a private inquiry seeking some tips on a certain subject.  Now you just know that subject being inquired upon IS something I've been working on myself these past few years.  Random inquiry, I think not!  We weren't able to chat about it today so when I found the time to do so, I sat down tonight to write out my thoughts in a response.  Lets just say that when I did so, the fingers went flying in that oh so special auto-pilot way (like they're doing right now as I start drafting this blog at 1am).  I was blown away that within an hour of writing that I could sum up 21 years of history and add to it the lessons learned, basically my two cents on the subject at hand.  I knew I'd been doing a lot of work these past few years processing the journey but I had no idea it would lead to the summation of what I shared tonight with this friend.  When all was said and done I was in shock. 

This of course then inspired me to come over here and write to share with you how IMPORTANT it is to spend some time with yourself and to learn how to allow yourself to have said time.  Think of it as a nonrefundable investment.  Like all investments, it's risky but also like all investments, it has the promise of a remarkable return.  Now, getting to know yourself, what makes you tick, where you've come from, what you've learned, etc. doesn't mean you look back and get stuck there looking.  No, no, no.  I'm not a fan of living in the past or 'looking back' in general but I will say this much about it, sometimes you have to retrace where you've been to understand where you are and how far you've truly come.  Again, don't get stuck there reliving or over analyzing it. Notice what needs to be noticed, let it go and then give thanks.  Be grateful for all that you learned on that path to get to today.  You know, today, the here and now.  The only thing that really matters in the big picture.  

In closing, a comment thread has been ongoing over at the Facebook fan page (link on the right of this page) today as well that inspired me to complete this blog tonight verses say putting it off until tomorrow.  Don't you just love when the universe does that?  When you get onto something and find additional signs along the way affirming the journey?  I do.  So one last time, make time to get to know the wonderful being that you are.  Let that which is behind you go and create the next chapter on your terms with your new knowledge.  Trust me, you're worth every bit of effort on your nonrefundable investment.  This is your life after all.  Remember, you can't give to others what you don't cultivate in yourself first.  Your philosophies should always support your best interests.  If there is negative thinking or limiting beliefs living within you, you MUST replace them.  If you don't, you will not grow and thrive.  You deserve to grow and thrive, just as you deserve to be loved by others.  Love yourself first and the rest will fall into place.  YOU ARE PRICELESS.  Start acting that way and get to know yourself today!

Love you.  Happy New Year!


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