Can you believe how fast four weeks have flown by?
Speaking of believing, I’ve brought in Norman Vincent Peale, one of my favorite people ever, to share a bit on that today, but first…
I hope these exercises and lessons this month have been highly valuable to you.
Please feel open about sharing your experiences, positive or negative with me, or with the TAL Family.
My chief aim is to help you live a Truly Amazing Life. So I am open to anything I can learn about you so I can learn and become better. And I have no problem hearing about things that could be improved.
So please share!
Now, let’s hear what Norman has for us:
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale
Yes! So true. Life is so much harder when you don’t believe in yourself.
Maxwell Maltz in Psycho-cybernetics wrote:
“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-brake on.”
Ever tried to ride a bike with the brakes dragging? It’s the same feeling my friend Katie McCarthy spoke of two days ago when her work just felt so grindingly hard.
The reason it felt so hard was because she had lost her self-confidence.
How can you believe in yourself and have a high self-esteem if you don’t even Remember Who You Are?
This habit of focused connection time in the mirror every morning and night will give you those by-products. You will gain confidence, belief, and higher self-esteem.
You are releasing the brakes from your ride through life each time you Remember Who You Are.
You are free to drive the speed life wants to take you, which is exhilarating.
Are you still doing the mirror technique daily?
Keep it up!
Have you felt sometimes you are just going through the motions?
If so, I can totally relate. After years of doing it personally, I’ve noticed times when I’m slipping into a hollow routine.
But I don’t let it last long. Usually not even a day, because my connection time is just too precious to me.
How do we get out of those empty ruts though?
Just change it up a bit!
Follow your heart! Ask yourself new questions. Be playful and loving with yourself.
When you only go through the motions you miss out on the emotion. You may miss the joy of connecting with your true Self every single day, multiple times.
The goal of this habit is to stay connected to your true Self all throughout the day…
…But it starts with one moment.
You now have the habit of checking in daily in the mirror. Make sure to maximize that habit by slowing down for the moment and really being there for yourself.
Going through the motions just to check it off a list and move on is kind of like going out on a dinner date and checking emails on your phone the whole time. Hello? Anybody home? It’s like the present moment isn’t good enough or something…
…Remember to slow down!
Cherish each precious quiet moment you have with yourself! Even if it’s brief.
You’ll see yourself cherishing the time with your loved ones more too incidentally. You’ll live more and more in the present and have less and less need to escape.
Now here’s a beautiful thought to wrap up today from Claude Bristol in The Magic Of Thinking Big:
“Every person is the creation of himself, the image of his own thinking and believing. As individuals think and believe, so they are.”
We are exercising our believing muscles of love here in this habit. We are consciously thinking the truth that we are loved, cared for, taken care of, and worthy.
And by continuously thinking that, and believing it daily, that becomes our reality. Our life is created beautifully out of that.
Make today amazing!