Do you like reading your horoscope?
I remember as a kid, I really got into the magic of it all. I received a magazine that would update you on how life was going each month. It would be one of the first items I checked when I received my latest issue.
Life happened, and I’m not attracted to it as much as I once was.
But this past year has made me a little more inner-reflective. I’ve noticed I’ve been paying more attention to energy, my future, and what is written in the stars.
I’ve gone through several different resources, none of them connected in any manner, and all of them are telling me my birthday month – May – is a time for self care, to focus on me, to release old energy, and to sit back and reflect rather than working hard.
I’m getting better at that.
And this year, I’m taking that to heart.
You can change without growing. But you can’t grow without changing.
And right now, I’m in a whirlwind of growth.
With all that’s happened this past year, I know I’m meant to be in a different place emotionally than I’m at right now. 2021 is for significant changes and lots of growth. Already, I’ve
- Moved to a new home
- Said “no” to several groups I was in before
- Restructured my business
- Started writing in an entirely new genre
- Simplified my life
- Put Marie Kondo’s practice into play and started reducing my clutter
Whew – it feels good to get stuff done.
As I’ve moved one more time around the sun, I’ve also been doing a lot of journaling. Especially around my birthday, I’ve noticed I tend to be a bit more reflective of my time here on earth. I only wish I could go back in time and give myself some advice.
I’d tell myself:
Stop. You don’t need to buy that. Pay attention to your finances and always put something away for a rainy day. Relish in how your accounts grow.
Speaking of accounts, create some just for you. All alone, to build your credit up while you’re young. As much as you love being a couple, there may be a time when you’ll have to stand on your own two feet. Grow it early.
Never tell yourself you can’t do something. You CAN. And those people that put doubt in your mind? They aren’t worth it. (And they won’t be around that long anyway.)
Whatever methods and beliefs it took to get you right here, you’ll have to stretch bigger to make it to the next level. Invest in that class. Spend time with mentors. Buy that book. Teach to strengthen the message.
You can’t goal your way to a better future. Big goals materialize by taking tiny steps each day. No matter how busy you are, keep sight of little steps, and ensure at least three get done every day.
See those dreams? Not everyone believes in them. You can’t hold onto where you are today to achieve them. It’s okay to let everything go and reach. What’s most important will come along.
You can’t find your breakthrough in your comfort zone. You have to be reaching all the time.
Bad days give you good days. There’s always a lesson in your worst days. Without them, there would be no growth.
It’s all about today. Live it. Be your best. Do what’s most important.
1/10/100 – Does it matter today? Does it matter in 10 days? Does it matter in 100? Do only the things that truly feed your soul.
Life is never a straight line. There are detours, roadblocks, side journeys, and exit ramps. Only you get to decide how you navigate.
Health is everything. Live today how you hope to live on your 100th birthday.
If you eliminate negativity from your life, you’re less likely to travel down a negative path.
Roadblocks aren’t permanent; you just have to figure out how to get around them.
Want a bigger, bolder, more beautiful life? Hang around bigger, bolder, more beautiful people.
Life never happens to you. It happens all around you. It’s up to you how to respond.
You get one shot at life. No matter what else happens in this world, your shot matters. Do something meaningful each day.
A day away from everything is as important as a day in the trenches. You need rejuvenation to be your best every single day.
Live in the present. You can only make decisions about today. Make sure they are the best decisions for you and nobody else.
Self confidence comes from working on you. Spend time with your internal self. Nurture her. Love her. Give her what she needs.