Happy August 1,
It’s time to retire the July calendar layout and turn the page. Turn the page filled with amazing lifetime memories and a couple of days I would rather forget for a brand spankin new month jam packed with potential and possibilities. An invitation to celebrate the previous month’s successes and reflect and learn from its failures.
It’s a kick in the butt to do better, live fuller, and love deeper. A time for personal growth, fresh beginnings, and new experiences.
Instead of the 312 million people that sets a specific New Years Resolution, I have New Years 12 times a year each and every time a new month starts. And Mondays? Love them. Mondays are my new mini New Years that I get to celebrate every single week 52 weeks a year. And TODAY, today is just epic – because it’s both, the first day of a brand new month and Monday. It’s one of my most favorite calendar occurrences ever. It doesn’t happen again until May 2017 so live it up people.
So single year-long resolution? No. I love breaking things up monthly and weekly.
And for this month starting this week, I’m determined to embrace a new mindset.
A mindset that allows challenges to become opportunities.
That turns a no into a yes.
That invites spontaneity.
That will have me motivated do more than and think less.
That will believe anything is possible and that my passion is worth exploring.
A mindset that I will allow to be inspired.
Yes, this month I will be open and will accept inspiration into my life.
And along the way if I shall inspire someone else that will definitely be an added bonus.
Inspiration, just might be the coolest thing around because it is ALL around. It is endless energy that seems to spring up when you least expect it. Ever been an audience member for a guest speaker and you feel like your head is going to roll off because you are nodding so fiercely in agreement at every spoken word? Read a book and you highlighted every sentence because it just spoke to you? Witnessed something truly incredible that made you take immediate action? Oh yes, inspiration will be my drug this month. It’ addicting and powerful.
A color of a flower can inspire an entire room décor.
A beautiful landscape photograph can inspire booking a vacation.
A powerful article and awareness can inspire a grassroots effort.
Oh yes, inspiration is all around us and can strike randomly and hold our attention for life. All I have to do is talk to someone living their passion or meet someone making significant positive change, and I’m thinking again what is possible.
When setting a goal, experts suggest that you follow the SMART rules. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely. I believe that allowing inspiration to cultivate your world and letting your passion lead your life deserves its own SMART rules.
Surround yourself around inspirational people. Find a mentor with similar interests. Soak their knowledge, share their energy and passion, and never stop learning from them. Be around people who believe in you.
Make your passion a priority. Life can always stand in your way..if you let it. Make time to live what you love every single day. Wake up at 5am, don’t go to bed till midnight, sneak it in on a lunch break – figure out how and when and schedule time to pursue your passion.
Addicted to happiness, inspiration and success. You know that feeling after talking to someone with a powerful message? That high you get after achieving a goal? Become addicted to that feeling. Demand it in your life. Path your own happiness, allow yourself to be inspired, breathe your passion, and many times success will find you. The more challenges you have to overcome the sweeter the victory.
Remarkable existence. Don’t just settle for existing. Strive to have a remarkable existence. Filled with ambition and drive. Define your own success and figure out what makes you happy. And then do it, be it, and live it. P.S. And help others along the way.
Think. BIG. Always. Dream the impossible and then figure out a way to achieve it. Read, play, explore, and create. Become a lifetime learner. Be a transformational change agent. Be inspired to be the best at what you are doing. Always make room to be inspired.
You have 31 days to make this the best month yet. Life doesn’t start tomorrow, it’s happening now. Right this very second, today the first of the month that is Monday.