Welcome to the last section and conclusion of Getting Your Rear in Gear with Miz Meliz. (This post is valued by QBeats, read why I feel it is important to support the writer of this work.) It really all boils down to this. Celebrate the good times, and make them all good times. It may not be easy, but I will show you how I do it. When you get the hang of it, it is quite simple and life changing. If you haven’t read the previous five parts of this series, you might want to go back to the first one. It started with My Top 5 Tools To Set Goals and Make Things Happen. This is part six of the six part series on “Getting Your Rear in Gear.”
That sounds a little cliché, huh? Trite? Too easy. If only life were just that simple.
Even if you have heard it before, you need to hear it all the time.
Remind yourself all the time. Being positive is a choice. I choose happiness every day. When I get down, I remind myself that I don’t have to feel that way. Or, if there is a reason to be sad or upset, I don’t feel guilty about it. I allow myself to feel that way. Then, it’s up and at ’em. Try, try again.
Does that make sense?
Choose to be happy. Choose to celebrate every day? Why does that seem impossible? Why should it be so hard to do. The thing is, we think it should be hard, so we make it hard. We are so hard on ourselves. We don’t really let ourselves take the easy road. We hear time and time again to simplify. To just relax and take it easy. That conflicts with our understanding of ambition and drive. Is it possible to be both goal oriented and easy going? Can we be ambitious and driven while living in the moment and celebrating the every day?
Yes, my dear. Yes.
My inner critic says that all of this is dumb. It is too simple and flowery to be true. It can’t really be “the way.” It is overdone. Outdated. Tried it, didn’t work. Been there. Done that. Everything I do and everything say has been done and said before. Nothing is original. Nothing matters. I just have to grin and face it. I just have to find a way to cope. Life is hard. That is just the way it is. Nothing will ever change.
When I listen to myself, to my head, to my thoughts, I get depressed. Life is hard. It will continue to be unbearable if I keep up that attitude.
You might want to get yourself a cup of coffee or a glass of milk to wash down all the sugary sweetness I am about to feed you…are you ready?
These sayings, cliches, memes, might sound sickeningly sweet or saccharin to you…but stick with me – there is a point to all of this. This is what it is like when you listen to your heart. The inner critic thinks with adjectives. The negative thoughts are always passive, aggressive, descriptive, mean.
When I get those thoughts, I replace them with these:
Get a pen and paper and do this now.
Baby Steps or Giant Leaps
Share your positive statement or focus word for 2015, smile big, and shine! Think joyfully. Look at the sliver lining in each situation. If you can’t find one, allow yourself to be sad or angry because those are valid feelings. Own them. Don’t place blame or judgement on others. Let things go, reasonably. Learn from each situation.
See the goodness around you and if there isn’t anything good around you, be the goodness for yourself and others.
The thing is, being positive requires action. Actions involve movement. The word “celebrate” is a verb. All the words used to describe the action of celebration are verbs. Our heart wants us to live. Our heart tells us to do something about it. Get out of your negative thoughts and be joyful, do something special, live life with a gleeful heart.
That is the assignment for the end of this workshop. Seek happiness. If you don’t feel happy, go out and get happy.
You already know what you need to do to refresh and renew and how important it is for continued success and peace of mind. You are doing it. You are here.
In conclusion, I ENCOURAGE YOU to celebrate the successes that you have enjoyed and remind you that every day we live and breathe is another one of those successes and another reason to celebrate.
“Action is the seed of change stirring within you, coaxed by the nutrients that encourage it’s growth.” ~ Raam Dev
Ideas give action hope
Vision gives action direction
Intention gives action focus
Inspiration gives action strength
Thoughts give action structure
Experience gives action validation.
Instead of doing stuff, just do.
Instead of trying to become someone, just be.
Instead of cultivating, cultivate.
Instead of living, live.
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Thank you for being here. Share with me some ways that you celebrate and honor your life, your heart, with joyfulness.