Making things happen is all about hard work in balance. Pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone to your fullest potential. Today we’re getting fired up about progress! Progress is progress no matter what level it’s on. To me, making the decision to set office hours is just as big and important as transitioning out of a full time job to pursue your passion. We get so down on ourselves (my hand is raised high!) and get so overwhelmed by what we haven’t done. A surefire way to get you - and so many others - moving forward is to celebrate what you have done. What HAVE you made happen in the last year, months, weeks, days?
Happy 1.5 year MTHaversary to the 2010 Dallas, Seattle, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Chicago Making Things Happen classes! Happy one year to 2010 Nashville, New York, DC and Atlanta! Happy 7 months to the November tour - Houston, Phoenix, San Fran, Los Angeles 2.0 and Maui! A very happy 6 months to the most recent classes - Tampa, Charlotte, Atlanta 2.0 and New York 2.0! You’ve all worked so hard. The progress you all have made is incredible. And not because of MTH - it’s because you did the hard work and continue to do it every single day.
Forgetting to celebrate your successes can lead to major burnout. Humbly celebrating success builds confidence to go after your driving purpose. It keeps you from those mental tapes that keep looping, “I never do anything right. I can’t. I’m not. I’ll never.” First of all, yes you DO, you CAN, you ARE and you WILL. Gratitude is the most powerful way to celebrate success and stay focused on the bigger picture. Gratitude gives you focus on how your successes really came to be. Practicing this will give you so much clarity and true confidence to do the big scary tasks at hand and really make things happen. Most people think that celebrating success is egotistical (it can be), boastful (it can be) or that they don’t deserve to celebrate (wrong). It depends on how you are celebrating. I’ve fallen into the egotistical, boastful category more times than I’d like to admit. It always ran me right into the ground and took me away from my purpose. Taking time to give thanks for your successes (and failures) - to the people who helped you achieve those goals, to God, to your family, to your dog/cat for nuzzling you when you had a bad day along the way, to that “random” friend on twitter for encouragement, whoever! - helps us remember that we are capable, lovable, powerful and making progress … and that it’s not about us. True success is about giving. Prevent yourself from getting stuck in those lead boots of “I have arrived!” by giving thanks and celebrating your progress.
YOUR CHALLENGE TODAY Fill in the blank: I’m grateful for/to have ____[insert all the things you’ve made happen in the last year/months/weeks/days]____. I’m expecting long lists here because I KNOW you’ve made things happen! Big or seemingly-small, SOUND OFF and let’s have some office dance parties!
Whether you joined us all week or are new today, everyone who comments on any of the Challenge posts [Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, Step 4, Step 5, Step 6, Step 7 and today] will be entered to win a one-on-one consult to really get you making things happen.
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’s 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’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. - Marianne Williamson
Today it’s time to celebrate! Don’t be shy. Progress is contagious and you never know who you will inspire with your leaps of faith! - Lara
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