Friday, May 25, 2007

Are You Happy?

You have the education, the right job, and you’re working your tail off. Why aren’t you happy?
Good question.

I read an article the other day in "Shape." It was talking about a woman that was going to take a new job. She told her teacher that it was the perfect job. If she put in her time, she could made good money, and could be very successful. After a few years, she planned to quit this job and move onto the job that she really wanted to do. The one that would make her happy, but for now she was going to put in her time and pay her dues.

Why can’t she be happy now?

Why can’t you be happy now?

Homework: write down several things that make you happy.

    Talking to your friends
    Playing with your kids.
    Getting some difficult task done.
    Hearing your boss say you’re doing a good job.
    Have dinner with your family
    Petting your dog.

Now, try to add them to your life. If you can’t eat dinner with your family, get up early and have breakfast with them. Put your energy in doing the things that make you happy.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Believe It and It Will Happen

This in a way goes back to my time management series. Setting goals, but at this point don’t worry about how you are going to achieve them. Just know what you want to achieve. In both the "Power of Positive Thinking and "The Secret", they talk about knowing what you want and believing you will achieve it. Feel it and know it to be true in every fiber of your heart.
In each book, they give you examples.

Well, here is mine.

Two years ago, I went to my first RWA national convention. Debbie Macomber was one of the speakers. She is a very inspirational person, who I have heard speak several times, but this time was different. She had pink index cards on everyone’s chair and had each of us write down our wish list of what we wanted to achieve as writers.

I wrote down six things.

After watching "The Secret" DVD, I was looking through my purse and found that pink index card that I’ve been carrying around now for two years and read it.

I was happy to see that I have achieved two of things on my list.

1. Get published.
2. Have a speaking event. (This is an event where I get to talk about my writing)

The first one as far as getting publish, I have been working for that goal for five years. The speaking event fell in my lap.

So was it because I had it as a goal? Or was it because I believed I would achieve it?

Personally, I don’t care. I’m just excited it happened.

Homework: get you an index card and write down a few things you want to achieve. Put it some place where you can look at it regularly.

Believe and succeed.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Forgive Yourself

Hey guys,

As you can see I've fallen behind in my posting. I have it schedule, and guess what, I didn't get it done.

Oh, well, let's get on to this week.

Will have some new by tomorrow.

Have a great week.