I’m having surgery tomorrow, it’s scary, but I’m not in control. The scheduler calls to review the operation time, procedure and goes through a series of questions based on information from a prior surgery. The scheduler asked, “Do you have GERD?”
I answer, “No.”
She asks if I’m on any medication for GERD. I say, no.
She then questions, “How did you get rid of GERD?”
I said, “I stopped eating gluten?”
We have a long discussion about it, I tell her I fall off the bandwagon at times, but always revert to restricting gluten.
She says, “I could probably solve a lot of my problems if I could get off caffeine.”
“You CAN get off caffeine,” I said.
No, no I can’t.
Sure you can. Why not?
The questioning goes on for a couple of minutes, and after encouraging her a bit, she gets it and says, “I guess if I were positive I’d have better success.”
It’s a start!
All of that to say, our thoughts dictate many of our actions. They dictate if we not only dream but pursue our dreams and then believe enough in ourselves to accomplish those goals.
There is something you want to do right now, but you’re stuck. Stuck in bad habits. Stuck thinking negatively and you think your situation is never going to change.
I’m here to tell you that’s not true. That’s not true at all.
Change negative thoughts to positive and watch how your life changes.
Two years ago I talked to a group of moms about DREAMING BIG. During the workshop one mom stood up and shared, with a crowd of strangers, she’d always wanted to write a book. She was scared to utter those words. She knew nothing about writing. But guess what? A year after standing up and sharing her dream she submitted her book to a publisher!
She shared her dream, hired me as her coach, we worked on a game plan, she took baby steps and made progress every week, focusing on her goal. She invested time and money into herself, and her life is on an amazing new path. We both have no doubt she’ll be a published author, and we are excited where else God is going to take her.
Today is the day you…
- go after what you want.
- turn your can’t to can.
- stop thinking you’re not worth it. You are!
You were created to do AMAZING things.
Write your dream down. Share it with someone. Write the next three steps you need to take that are going to get you closer to accomplishing your goal. Start taking action!
If I can help, let me know. I’d love to go on the journey with you.
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About the Author:
Stephanie Jones and her husband, Mike, live in Northwest, IN and enjoy lake life and travel. Stephanie is a writer, speaker, life coach, daily giver and the author of The Giving Challenge: 40 Days to a More Generous Life. She challenges people to live their dreams, discover their gifts, and do amazing things.
You can contact Stephanie by email at stephanie@GivingGal.com.