Have you ever thought about that question? If not, take a few minutes right now to consider it. Seriously, stop reading this, look away from the screen and turn your attention towards your thoughts.
I have a clear vision of where I will be six months from now; however, I know that the vision will only come to fruition through my actions.
If you are someone who has ever found themselves in a situation thinking, “Why does this stuff always happen to me? Why do others have it so easy?” Know other people who achieve their goals are striving to reach them daily. You cannot expect things to spontaneously happen to you, you have to make effort for the things you want in your life to come to fruition. Everything you do, starts in the mind. Then you have to take daily steps to see the vision through to the end.
Unlike the world of Harry Potter, things will not magically occur with the wave of a wand. (Although if I could be a student at Hogwarts I would absolutely go!)
As I mentioned above, if you too are a person who believes that everything starts in the mind, think about how we could positively impact our youth with the right opportunities and messaging. The influence adults have on kids starts at an incredibly early age. Research from the Child Mind Institute suggests starting at the age of eight, kids start to question their self - worth, compare themselves to others and start to experience rejection from peers. Eight years old. I don’t know about you, however, that seems awfully young to me to have self-esteem issues arise.
Although I started this by asking where YOU will be six months from now, where will the children and teenagers in your life be six months from now? What are you doing to help them learn, explore and connect with others? I believe as an adult in a community we have responsibilities to our youth.
If you’ve read any of my other communications (blogs, emails), you know I think life is short and we need to make every moment count. Sometimes easier said than done especially if something goes off course in a given day, yet we can literally at any time, change our mindset.
4 Tips to Change Your Mindset When A Negative Situation Occurs
4. Be open, look for and recognize positive moments within the same day
That’s being in the moment, making the most of any day and not dwelling on that which can drain you. Our mindset is so powerful and can be the determining factor that helps us reach our goals. It’s an active effort to bring vision to life, not something that happens as an innocent bystander.
Since my online course enrollment closes in 48 hours, I wanted to mention that if you know of any girls who may need a little extra support to create a vision of where they want to be, have them explore the Launch to Freedom series. The online course or workbook may be the catalyst to help them realize what is possible. It could actually change their life in a short period of time. Now wouldn’t that feel good to know you helped instigate positive change in a girl’s life?
Six months from now, I’ll be working with girls to foster confidence - I will be helping girls find their voice. Where will you be?
Let me know how you make a difference in this world whether it is with your family, friends, at a job, volunteer work or a community organization. Life is short, we’re all in this together, let’s make our time here count.