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Today I want to share an affirmation that has recently helped me. Feel free to post comments or send me emails in response to this post. I actually really encourage those replies; it gives me a different point of view to explore.
Anyhow, the thought I had was about how uncomfortable trying to pursue a large goal (or any goal for that matter) can be, therefore that pursuit can seem like a daunting task. I began to think about all the times when the pursuit of my goals and happiness seemed too hard of a path to follow. I thought about all the ways I could overcome such negative thought processes about the journey to obtaining my goals. I asked a friend how they motivate themselves to push forward; she said she uses affirmations as a way to remind her of her goals and boost her confidence in her ability to go forward. I thought it was a fantastic idea and I began to scour the internet for possible phrases or examples to use to reenergize my confidence in my abilities. The first two phrases I came across seemed incomplete; those phrases were 'The Pursuit of Happiness' and "Carpe Diem, Seize the Day'. I felt like the phrase 'The Pursuit of Happiness' only talked about going after your happiness not how to deal with the daily hardships that happen on that journey. As for the phrase 'Carpe Diem, Seize the Day' I felt like that only talked about that day, not the overall goal/journey. Once I analyzed those phrases I had the idea to put them together for a more complete phrase. I came up with less of a phrase and more of a question: How can I seize my day while in the pursuit of my happiness? Basically, I am asking myself how can I use today to get a little closer to my goal/happiness. This thought process has been helping me to come to terms with where I am now and keep me motivated to continue to become better.
I have a sticky note in my bathroom with this question on it and everyday since I thought about it I ask myself how I would answer it that day. I usually give myself small, achievable goals for the day and I review my goals and achievements from the day before. I then celebrate those achievements, thus bring myself a small bit of confidence that in turn makes me feel happy. These small actions help me stay happy, positive, and motivated while on my journey to my ultimate happiness.
I encourage you all to try using this question or make up your own. Everyone needs something to provide that support while achieving a goal. If you like, share your questions and/or phrases with myself and the other readers. I would love to know what you all feel keeps you motivated. If you would like to share it privately, you can always shoot me an email. You can find my email address in the contact tab which is located in the menu section above.
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