“A little bit goes a long way.” When you hear that phrase what does it make you think of? For one person, they may hear that phrase and think of the amount of food to eat. Another person may hear that phrase and consider the amount of gasoline they need for the journey they are about to embark. And yet another, may hear that phrase and consider the amount of activity they may need to do in order to feel like they have made progress in their fitness routine. However this phrase sticks out to you is all that really matters, but when I hear this it makes me feel encouraged. Encouraged with the reminder that while one may create a list of lofty goals they desire to achieve, it all cannot be done today. Several months into the the year of 2019 and if you are feeling some type of way about what you set out to accomplish I wanted to hit the pause button for just a minute and remind you that a little bit really does go a long way.
Take it one step at a time and do not overwhelm yourself. Have you been in the habit of writing down five major goals in one day and find yourself getting discouraged because you are constantly only getting to two? Perhaps it’s time to go back to your list. Is there a pattern there? Are you constantly looking over an item on your list that you really do not want to do or feel unable to do that particular task? Is it perhaps a task that can be delegated to someone else or possibly hire someone to do the work for you? Are you allowing enough time to work on a lofty project? Is there anything that is distracting you from focusing your attention on your list? Release any blame and get back to the creative drawing board. Sit with yourself for a moment and have a real heart to heart to figure out how to get back on track. Be your own cheerleader or like an encouraging Mother/Father figure and champion for yourself. “I believe in you! You got this! That’s amazing!” Are just a few phrases you can begin to use.. Release believing that criticizing yourself is the best route to motivate you; it is not.
If you’ve heard me before mention journaling and you have began taking a moment to journal, maybe today is a good day to look back over the last couple of months and note your progress. No journal, maybe a calendar. No calendar, maybe your Instagram, Facebook. Twitter, Snapchat or whatever social media you regularly post; perhaps you have documented your progress there. Either way, oftentimes when we take a moment to reflect on where we have been, what we have been through; we will find that a moment to celebrate your victories are long overdue. If you are not in the habit of planning, documenting, your day via journal; my sister or my brother I highly recommend you start today.
Lastly, have faith. I recently heard Dolores Cannon say “Believe achieve. Doubt your out.” Another one of my favorite quotes “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right.” by Henry Ford. Both phrases speak to us about our mindset in what we choose to endeavor. Believe in yourself and do the necessary steps forward. Even small steps toward your goal is great progress. I constantly remind myself “You can not do it all in one day.” Take baby steps if you have to, but believe and keep heading in the right direction. Just keep going and never give up. There is a beautiful divine force God, Universe, Source or The Divine; whichever loving name resonates with you- is there for you.We’re all cheering for you!
The imagination of a child can be so beautifully innocent, wonderous and amazing. While playing, the imagination allowed to run free creating fantasy and awe-inspiring visions with such magnificent detail. The time shared in this make-believe world could last for hours; losing all sense of time with no thoughts of when one last ate or drank anything. When time or a beckoning parent separates this shared creativity, all agree to return as it was. Should you have participated in this kind of play or have been privy to overhearing such magic; you may have encountered set up prompts such as “What if…” and then the others would build and weave more deliciously fun tidbits.
Then one day someone says “Grow up! That’s child’s play.”. Although there is struggle at first, the pressure of so-called “real life” begins looming. Friends with main parts begin to move. Relationships shift and change as conditioning inputs take shape. Separate lives; separate your life. Loved ones past on, school, responsibilities, marriage, home loans, bills, politics, and religion. Allowing other influences from tapping into Divine creativity. Trading outside in nature time, to long hours in front of the television time. Sync and sunk into the latest greatest devices. They say, “This is Real Life”.
But, what if….
What if there was a remembrance of how powerful the imagination REALLY is? That instead of listening or allowing worst-case scenarios to replay that there is a tuning in to creating all the best-case scenarios. This life holds many possibilities and from this space of going within we can observe and listen to the stories that may be looping on auto replay. Asking from our heart space the questions that need to be asked. Is this true? What if I used my gifts to the maximum of my greatest potential? What if today I decided to give my best? What if every action came from LOVE? What if there was a declaration of greatness for your life? What if you trusted your God-given powers to heal? To shift from worries, doubt and shame; to wisdom, trust and claim. Claiming the wisdom that we are all a part of this beautiful, creative process. Each with a role and purpose beautifully significant as the other. Yes, this is life. Let’s play!
Love Talita Akana is a wife, mother, sister, and a friend. Over the years, she has shared guidance from the lessons she has learned. Grateful to be a vessel to assist others as a source of inspiration to touch another with what they learned to grow on their journey. This is Love.