Monday Morning Wake Up Call:
Your Motivation, Inspiration, & Direction for the Week Ahead.
What Are Your Focused On?
At a time when there is so much negative info in the world, it’s time to pay attention to what you are absorbing daily. Be more conscious of the information that you are exposed to. What blogs do you read? What shows do you watch? What books do you read? What stories do you read in the newspaper? Whose opinion do you seek? What do you focus on throughout your day? This isn’t about being in denial or out of touch with what’s going on in the world. It’s about understanding how the content that we let into our minds and spirits affect our ability focus, move forward with momentum, bring our best selves to our work and our families, and about creating an extraordinary life. Are you more focused on the negative situation or are you gathering info that you will allow to you contribute to a positive change? When you constantly take in negative influences, they will start to show up in other areas of your life. Keep your frequency high and do your work and live from a place of power and joy.
Something to Think About
The news stations are famous for keeping a tragedy alive for hours, days, and even weeks. When you are working, with the news on in the background, reliving that situation over and over, you are pouring negativity into your subconscious on a continuous loop. Remember, as Napoleon Hill shared, “Thoughts are things.” And thoughts are the roots of what manifests in your life. Be mindful of your influences. Guard yourself against toxic thoughts just as you would guard any other toxin you might put into your body.
This week try this: Listen to the news to see what is happening and then turn it off until the next day. If you want something in the background, listen to music, motivational speakers, comedy, anything except hours of sadness and tragedy. And when it’s time for bed, definitely do NOT put on the news and set a timer to fall asleep to the news! Dr. Wayne Dyer spoke eloquently about the things we think about before we fall asleep are like planting seeds for what we’d like to manifest in our lives. Think about the seeds your planting before you lay your head to rest at night!
Words of Wisdom
Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come. -Henri Nouwen
Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively use words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble. -Yehuda Berg
You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind. -Joyce Meyer
Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you. -Joel Osteen
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought. -Peace Pilgrim