Are you feeling glum because we’re nearing the end of January but it doesn’t seem that you are making any progress?
You had such wonderful plans for 2015! You were so enthusiastic on January 1st! But now…argh!
It’s okay—no worries!
You still have what it takes to make your dreams come true!
Nothing’s changed: You’re still the same person with the same talents, skills, abilities, and specialized knowledge. You’re still being guided by the Still Small Voice within.
As long as you keep taking steps regularly—or bits of steps—you’ll still achieve your dreams!
There is a lot to be said for slow and steady progress, as long as you’re relentless—single-minded—in the pursuit of your dreams. Remember the fable of the tortoise and the hare? The hare was fast and flashy, garnering all sorts of recognition and praise. Everyone thought the race was a slam-dunk for the hare, not giving the tortoise a second thought. It was the tortoise, though, with its slow, steady pace—methodical and unrelenting action—that won the race.
What did or did not happen in the past has no bearing on whether or not you’ll be successful now and in the future.
The only things that determine your likelihood of success are your thoughts and confidence about yourself, and how dedicated, determined, perseverant, and persistent you are in working toward your dreams.
These are ALL under YOUR control! You can choose to think uplifting thoughts such as “Yes I can!” and “I can figure this out!” and “I’m smarter and stronger than any problem or set-back!”
And, you can choose to improve your self-confidence and your self-esteem by focusing on your good points, what you are doing right, the small bits of progress you are making, and what is going well in your life.
And, YOU control whether or not you take action on the steps, parts of steps, pieces of steps, and bits of steps. So, make the choice to take action, to move forward!
Your homework is to do some mirror work. Take these statements, especially the ones that resonate strongly with you—or ones you’ve made for yourself—and say them! Stand straight and tall in front of your mirror with a big smile on your face. Be enthusiastic and energetic when you say your statements.
Take the statements with you and make time in your day to take a few moments by yourself to repeat them. Do this as often as possible.
Keep doing this, not only today but every day. You’ll soon find your confidence and excitement increasing and you’ll see the progress you’re making.
You can do it, I’m sure of it!
I’m so proud of you and the progress you’re making!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,