Monday, April 16, 2012

Inspiration

There are always those moments where you feel inspired, when something or someone grabs you by the shoulders and pulls you forward. Maybe it's a movie, or a book, maybe it's a person in your life, but a sudden need to express yourself unfolds. You know, those Ah ha...moments, and they send you on a frenzy, and the next thing you know, you are off to change the world, or at least your little corner of it.

There is also those times when you catch yourself realizing you have always dreamed of this, to open your own unique business, or write a book, or maybe even buy a place where you could live off the land. Whatever it is, it's time to act. So, you set off, you know like the book from Dr. Suess, "Oh The Places You will Go", and at some point, something happens, and you lose steam...

Don't let this happen to you. Pick yourself up and dust yourself off, take a breath, and then move ahead. A lot of dreams take time to unfold, and you need to be patient, and you need to be ever vigilant. Take the bull by the horns, so to speak. It is amazing what can happen if you continue to move onward, you will find that you are moving upward!

There are questions you can ask yourself that may help you to continue, and to keep your sights open, such as, am I willing to be in this for the long haul, and if the answer is Yes, then focus and continue on the same pace, or maybe even rev it up a little. But, I believe the most important thing to keep you focused is support. There is nothing wrong with asking for it.

I am sure there are people in your life that are always willing to encourage you, to cheer you on. Just remember to appreciate those individuals and to thank them for their effort in helping you see the future. Time moves very rapidly, and before you know it, your dream has been fulfilled!

I have several 'cheerleaders' in my life and they keep me motivated. Thank God for them, because I probably would have given up on writing my book a long time ago. When I was younger, I never used to finish what I started and once I realized this about myself, I have worked hard to change that negative part. I am so ecstatic that my book is now closer than ever to becoming published, but I still have to push myself forward, since it is a series.

What are your dreams? What will it take for you to realize your goals and who are the people in your life that will help you move toward them?

I would love to here from you, drop me a comment. And, if it's support you need, let me know, I am more than willing to cheer you on, or help with ideas.

Thanks for all that you do, Lisa

7 comments:

  1. Let my Sofia help you on your way, push you to the final part. Pop along to Amazon look for Look After Each Other and Sofia's legacy. If you don't want to buy the books just read the first 40 pages! Look at her positivity, her mantra and determination. Faced with death, she has goals and fulfils as many as she can.
    wtg girl, you can do it and there's nothing like the experience of seeing your first book in print. It's been both your baby and your dream and at last you can hold it in your arms and feel an inner glow. Some will support you, others will be unpleasant... there's nothing like writing a book to find out who your real friends are. Get rid of the others, they will only drag you down.

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  2. I like this. :) I think sitting back and really evaluating our individual flaws and mending them is something everyone should do. There is nothing wrong with self improvement.

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  3. Thanks Lady M, I will check out your books, sounds interesting! Which is the first book in the Sofia, line?

    Brandie, I agree. There is always room for improvement. People need to look in the mirror and figure out the best action to take, to not only grow, but to get better and learn more!

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  4. Lisa,

    Thank you for posting this. Brandie sent it to me yesterday and it helped me. After going through another breakup with the same guy for the last two years, I'm trying to push on. Brandie has been an abolute life saver for me. Reading this, I see where she got it from. I'm going to print this out and put it on my wall!

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  5. Andy, there is nothing worse than devoting yourself to someone, then being trampled over and unappreciated. You deserve better, but you are the one who needs to see that. You need to remember to love yourself and do and be what's best for you, not anyone else. Good luck on your self realization and always keep your support close and thank them a lot!!

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  6. You pick me up, I'll pick you up. I'm so glad that I met you. Thanks for being my critique partner and friend.

    Robin

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  7. Ditto Robin! That's what friendship is all about!

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