We are now almost at Christmas and another year has left us and we are faced with a New Year. We will have resolutions that we vow to keep, promises made to others and ourselves. We know we want better for us, our loved ones and our friends. We know that it starts with us making a commitment to changing our habits first off, but where to from there? What is it that stops us getting started?
Any journey to betterment requires a plan and first we need something to kick us out of our reverie, our why if you will. What is yours?
Then we need a framework with which to build our plan, then information to fill in all the gaps then something to inspire and sustain us when the going gets tough.
Today I remembered a snippet of a speech given by Nelson Mandela that was a quote from a book by Marianne Williamson. It was given at his inauguration speech as the President of South Africa. It goes something like this;
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others
As I walked along today replaying parts of this in my mind I realised that what truly stops us getting started is that we feel we don't deserve to have all the good things in life. For some reason we feel that we are unworthy but this is not true. We ALL have the same right to joy, love, contentment, wealth, happiness, satisfaction, accomplishment, health, and all the other good things that life offers.
I am here today to grant you permission to reach for, strive to achieve and attain all the bounty that life offers. By the power invested in me by The All Powerful Is that you have the right to pursue all that makes your heart feel fulfilled, to have all that you desire, to be all that you can be, to grow into the magnificent, inspiring, wonderful, loving human being that you are.
There, you now have permission. You can now figure out your why, then get your inspiration, build your framework, collect your information and create a truly magical life. All it takes now is for you to choose to accept that permission for you to be all that you can be, then pursue it with all you've got.
To get you started, send for my free e-book that outlines The 7 Big Questions to create your framework then start filling in the information and you'll be on your way to having a magical life. I'll be waiting for you to join me on the journey.
In the meantime have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. May it be more awesome than the year we just had.
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