Bloom Where you are Planted - Motivation Monday

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Some days it easy to complain about all the reasons we can't make our dreams happen. All the things that stand in the way.

 

Today, look at all the things that are going right. Look at the ways you can make it happen not because of what is happening around you but instead because of who you are. You can do it!

Living in the Present - Motivation Monday

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I don't know about you but on any given day I have a list of regrets from the past and goals for the future that I carry around with me.

 

If only I had done... If only I hadn't said.... If I had just tried to... When I get... When I tick off this goal...

 

Someday's it is so hard to stay focused on the hear and now.

 

Now, I'm not debating the power of goals or the importance of regrets if you have done something wrong but, where you are standing right now is a result of goals you set and may or may not have achieved. Why shouldn't you enjoy it, live it, and be present?

 

Where you are standing right now will be the moment you may soon regret for something you did or didn't do. So do it!

 

A goal can wait a few hours or days and I don't know about you but, I would rather regret something I tried and didn't work out instead of something I didn't have the guts to try.

 

Will you be present today? How will you be present? Tell me in the comments below!

Motivation Monday - 'The First Day of the Rest of your Life'

Firstdayoftherestofyourlife Growing up this was definitely one of the most common phrases out of my Dad's mouth.

 

Whether on a morning we didn't want to get up or on a day when we just didn't want to do much of anything (or more often than not with me, when I didn't want to start on a project because it wasn't due yet) Dad was always reminding us that "It's the first day of the rest of your life".

 

I always knew he was right, I mean after all it literally was the first day of the rest of my life right? But...that never particularly motivated me to action as a kid or a teen. I mean, I was young so I had forever to figure things out or get things done. Tomorrow would be the first day of the rest of my life again, right?

 

I won't go so far as to say I'm old but life has taught me a lot of lessons since then. Like it or not, I've grown up, matured and am expected to 'adult' most of the time now. Along with the lessons learned, comes a little bit of wisdom too.

 

My dad was right, it is the first day of the rest of my life. This is my chance to build my dream sooner so I can enjoy it for longer. This is my chance to appreciate everything I have now, not later because who knows when it will be gone. This is my opportunity to believe in myself, to invest in the people and relationships that mean the most to me.

 

Today is the first day of the rest of my life and I'm going to grab it!

I'm going to make sure I say 'I love you' and spend time with the people who mean the most to me. I'm going to take time to appreciate everything I have. I am going to take time to create. I'm going to take steps to get a little closer to being the wife, mother, friend, business owner, photographer, and person I want to be.

 

It's the first day of the rest of your life, what are you going to do with it?

 

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