Here we are at the end of the month. Before you know it, we’ll be at the end of another year. Is your resolve to have a great year as high now as it was in that first week of January?
If not, why? Did you get too busy to accomplish what you set out to? If so, when is it going to be the perfect time to start working on your dreams and goals? There is no perfect time. The world is not going to slow down for you. You have to slow yourself down instead by starting to create “don’t do” lists as often as you create the ever-present “to do” lists.
Beware of the things that take you further from the person you’re ready to become. What are you really willing to exchange your energy and your time for? Your life is made up of the minutes of your day. How are you spending your life? Make sure you always have your dreams in sight.
Don’t let yourself become overwhelmed by the magnitude of all that you want to do. What is most important to you now? Focus on that. Focus on what you love.
No one can do this work for you. We’ll cheer you on, but we all walk our paths alone.
What’s your addiction?
Addiction is about more than just substance abuse.
Addiction is, “the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming.”
Addictions are a great way to take the focus off of what is eating you and go numb.
Numb won’t help. It gives you a very temporary reprieve from discomfort…very temporary.
Reframe your discomfort. When you feel like you’re in the hot seat, it means change is coming. Change is good! Get comfortable being uncomfortable. You don’t grow in your comfort zone.
One of the most unpleasant things I learned is that procrastination is an addiction. And chronic busyness simply masks that you are procrastinating.
Dissuasion is another addiction you might not want to face. Dissuasion is that voice inside your head you shouldn’t be listening to. It talks you out of doing the very things that are most important to you. The more times you talk yourself out of doing something, the less likely you are to do it.
The voices in your own head are often the greatest obstacles to fulfilling your dreams. Fill yourself with unshakeable faith. Fake it until you make it.
Your destiny lays somewhere behind your procrastination and your dissuasion.
When you are ready to look you will see.
When you are ready to listen you will hear.
When you are ready to love with your heart wide open you will be loved.
I’m a big fan of taxi drivers.They have interesting stories to share about their city and its people, and great political insights into their countries of origin. Their work also turns them into good judges of character.
Today’s taxi ride helped my clarify my mission.
I’ve just left the Yoga Journal Conference in San Francisco. My weekend was full of inspiring workshops and teachers.
From time to time, I’d ask myself, “As a teacher, what is it I really want to share with people?”
Thinking is such an enormous waste of time. I know that what is important will always come to me.
It came to me this morning from Mer, my new taxi driver friend.
Mer….So,Gloria, do you work?
Me…Yes Mer, I teach yoga.
Mer… Oh, you are a teacher. That is good because you smile a lot and have a lot of joy. That way people can learn from you.
My English teacher scared me. I could not learn from him because he made me scared.
So, there it is. I always believed that what I really want to share is JOY. And Mer, my messenger for the day, just gave me the thumbs up.