"Where you now stand is a result of thoughts and feelings that you have offered before, but where you are going is a result of your perspective of where you now stand." 
~Esther Hicks
Sunday, 19 May 2013 00:00

Have you lived, loved and mattered?

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There have been some events this week that has reminded me of just how precious our lives are; that our time here is not a dress rehearsal, but an opportunity to live life fully and make a positive impact to those around us and to our world.

 Many times we go through life hoping, wanting and waiting for something. We live a version of ourselves based on the opinions of others. We want to step out and make a positive impact, however we dare not due to fear of what others may think. The fearful voice in our head screams: They will judge me! Ridicule me! Make me wrong! We wake up each morning going through the same routine over and over again, never really asking ourselves "Am I really living?" "Does what I do make me fully come alive?"
 
I've recently been following a new teacher Brendon Burchard (Love him! Check out a vid of him on the sidebar!). One of my favourite things to do is introduce you to teachers and principals that I believe will make a positive impact on your life and Brendon definitely fits the bill. He has been highly regarded by many of my favourite teachers, and has tons of free training videos on-line. Brendon years ago survived a terrible car accident that lead him to ask three important questions that is asked at the end; Did I live? Did I love? Did I matter?
 
Many times as we go through life and never pause long enough to ask ourselves these questions. We have a huge yearning within needing to be expressed, but we brush it aside and ignore it, or say to ourselves, "I will do that when I get ____ (fill in the blanks). Or I will put myself out there and get back into the dating game when I lose ____ lbs. Or I will start giving to my favourite charity when I make ____ amount of money. Or, I will start that business when I get _____ qualifications and have _____ amount of money. The problem with this is that we push out doing what we want to do and what makes us happy until a future date, instead of living it now. And one of the keys to manifesting and attracting your goals is to live from the place of your goals being a present fact and act as though you already achieved it (more on this in future posts so hang tight!) CAUTION - This does not mean that you go the nearest car dealership and buy the most expensive car you see when you are in debt because you are living from that place. No, it means taking on the feeling and energy of your goals being a present fact.
 
Whatever it is that is in our heart's desire, we must begin to take the step to reach it now. We need to stop waiting on the perfect opportunity because there will never be a perfect opportunity. There will always be more for us to know and learn. If I waited until I felt ready to start writing to you on a weekly basis I would never have started because even to this day, sometimes I don't feel ready! I look back at all the past writings and see some that resonated with me. Yes, there are some that I felt I could have done better, but you know what? I did it, stepped out and put my words out there. I learn and get better everyday. If I did not start when I did, the improvement would never had happened because I would still be standing at the starting line. Many times, we live in the thought, and although I firmly believe thoughts creates things, it is in the action that the magic happens. Our inspired action leads us to our goals and dreams.
 

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