How To Stay On Track With Your Dreams

 There are few little tricks that can help keep you  on track with your goals
  • When I first decided to change my life I used every avenue I could get my hands on to get into my own head to figure out what I wanted and how to get it.
  • As a writer and an avid reader, I turned to books to help inspire me to keep moving forward.
Here are some books  that helped me dig deep into my head and gave me the inspiration that I needed. Hopefully they can help you too:
1) The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron:
  • One of my patients gave this to me. It’s a great book to get you thinking about who you really are, and what you want from your life.
  • Don’t let the title mislead you. It’s not just for artists, it is for everyone.
  • It has weekly exercises in it that will get you to realize things about yourself you never knew.
2) The Secret by Rhonda Byrne:
  • Power of positive thinking and visualization. It really does work.
  • The universe really wanted me to get this book.  This book kept coming up in conversations around me and that still didn’t get me to buy it. It was when it fell off a bookshelf at Barnes and Noble as I walked by, then picked it up and put it back only to have it slip and fall off the shelf two more times that I finally saw it as a sign I needed to get it. Either that or Barnes and Noble had oiled all the shelves that day making them slippery….
3) The Power by Rhonda Byrne:
  • A continuation of the first and worth reading
4) Trust Your Vibes by Sonia Choquette:
  • Gets you back in touch with your own gut instincts, which is something most of us ignore.
5) Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill:
  • A classic that will never die
To name a few. These got me started :)
It’s very easy to lose your way so it’s important that you do everything in your power to stay on track. Believe me, in the end all of your hard work and perseverance will be worth it.
Caroline
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All Dressed Up At the Pity Party

 

 

I walked into work today exhausted and in a bad mood. I know that’s no way to start the day. I ended up attracting negative things to myself just because of my mood.

 I got a piece of mail I wasn’t happy about. My windshield wipers stopped working. I literally got chased down the street by not 1, not 2, but 3 different people trying to get me to go with whatever political cause they were selling (they ignored every other person around me and went straight for me, and that was within one city block). I got cut off by inattentive drivers (that’s a nice way of putting it). A deer ran in front of my car in broad daylight. A patient I never met before yelled at me because he got lost looking for the office (somehow it became my fault). Even the place that always gives me free hot chocolate charged me today (ok, they really should charge me anyways) ..I could go on….but all of this happened to me simply because I wasn’t in the best mood.

That book, The Secret is absolutely right. Have you ever read it? It changed how I see everything. It basically says that everything in your life is there because you have attracted it to you. If you are feeling positive, then you will draw positive things to you. If you are feeling negative, then you will attract negative people and things to you.

Today ended up being a little experiment.  I switched my mood, by simply willing my bad mood to fly out the window. As soon as I did, I noticed my day got better and better. Things started to go my way. Everything became easier.

Whenever you catch yourself in a bad mood -we all get them so don’t punish yourself- just turn it off like a switch. You can actually will it away. Its easier than you think. You will be doing yourself a huge favor.

People who approach you will be nicer. The negative people will be more likely to stay away from you or if they don’t , they will uncharacteristically be in a good mood. You will get the parking space you want, you will catch that elevator before the doors close, you will catch that train, bus, cab just in time. Your day will flow like a stream when your mind is in a good place.

People who truly believe that everything in the world is corrupt and all people are bad (and we have all met people like this) only feel this way because their negative attitude draws negative situations to them. If a person believes that all people are liars and cannot be trusted then every single dishonest person will want to be their friend. They are attracting the very people they don’t want to be around. By the same token if another person believes that others are generally good and true. Then they generally will attract honest and trustworthy people into their lives.

If someone tries to tell you that people are not to be trusted and the world is entirely evil, don’t listen. They bought into the lie. You don’t have to. Don’t spend time with people that bring you down like that. Misery really does love company. Don’t join their pity party. They have enough people there.

As for me, my little experiment is not one that I want to try again. As for my completely worn down windshield wipers, I have to replace them so I don’t hear that horrible screeching sound of plastic hitting the glass and clearing no water away whatsoever….in the meantime I will pray for no rain please…no rain!…thanks..;)

Caroline

 

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