Think Good, Do Good, Get Good
It’s easy to get discouraged and even depressed by where you are versus where you want to be. It’s easier to feel, see and dwell on the chasm between where you are and where you’re going, or where you wish you were.
Whenever we leap a ditch, we don’t look into the ditch. We focus on the bank where we wish to land and then we give it out all.
So far better to focus on what you want and head in that direction daily. Focus on your progress, and you’ll make more of it.
Table of Contents
- Think Good, Do Good, Get Good
- What You Focus on is What Grows for You
- Bring the Love, and that’s What You’ll Have
Audio Article – Focus on What You Want:
The Law of Attraction is Real, When…
The Law of Attraction is real when focus is followed by action, repeatedly, over time. That’s why we’re so focused on setting goals and working them daily.
When you start a new painting, or writing a new book, or creating a new quilt, you do not dwell on what’s not yet done. Rather, you focus on what you will create and then you take action to make it happen. It’s the same process for your life. You focus on what you want, then take action.
Too many people focus on Worry, Fear and Doubt. Those evil triplets will rob your future. Stand guard against them. Replace them with the angelic triplets, Gratitude, Creativity, and Love.
Don’t dwell on the distance… on how far you have to go. Instead, enjoy the journey you’re on to the destination of your dreams. Enjoy the scenery. You may never pass this way again.
On even the worst days, there is always something for which to be grateful.
All of it is LIFE. Your life, so might as well enjoy it, right? I mean, it really beats the alternative. If you look for the good in it, you will find it because what you put your attention on is what grows in your life.
If you have lost a loved one, do not focus on the loss… focus on the blessing of love shared. Grieve, for you must. But then let go that gloom… a mourning dove set free to fly from the nest of the heart which remains ever full of love.
Even in your grief, you can wail out gratitudes. Let the grief pour out while the gratitude moves in to heal the wounded heart. And gratitude will move in. We can always find the good in the bad. Sometimes we might just have to look harder.
“Do not overshadow the memories of love with grief… celebrate with gratitude the gift of love shared.”
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®
Focus on Where You Want to Go
To drive means to focus on the road out ahead of where you are. If you’re driving by looking at the patch of road immediately in front of you, or worse, by the rearview mirror, you’re likely to crash before you arrive.
“Who do you want to be in the world? Make it so… like only you can.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®
What You Focus on is What Grows for You
So grow good stuff.
If you awaken daunted by the work before your day… if seeming mundaneness clouds your horizon, don’t fret or feel defeated. Focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want.
Even if you have to attend to the menial stuff that you don’t want to do… that isn’t a part of your dreams, that’s life too, so just do it, then keep on heading toward your goal. Keep orienting your mind to focus on where you’re going, not what you’re doing that you don’t want to do.
Appreciate the moment because you’re in it. Gratitude transforms everything and everyone.
No one loves to go to the dentist, but we all want good teeth. So we can even be glad and grateful doing that which we’d rather not do because it helps us in our end goal.
It is the clouds that give the sky texture and variety. With only sunny days, we would forget to appreciate the sun. It is the clouds that make the most beautiful sunsets. Same with life. It is the texture of life… the shadows and the light which bring out the greatest beauty.
Truly, without the depths of despair we would not know the heights of delight, for every mountain includes a valley.
“Be grateful for the necessary that makes the extraordinary possible.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®
If You Feel Stuck
If you feel stuck in doing work that doesn’t inspire you… that isn’t about who you want to be in the world… that doesn’t nourish your soul, don’t dwell on that. Remember, like the passing clouds that cast shadows from the warming sun, it is only temporary.
When you can’t do what you love, you can bring love with you to whatever you do.
Because you are not what you do. You are Love. Essentially at your core, you are love, so when you’re not feeling it, dig deep within and bring it. That eternal spring lives within.
When you tap into your soul, you discover an infinite well of love that is you.
“Do what you love, love what you do.”
Bring the Love, and That’s What You’ll Have
Your soul is present and available to you no matter whether the work you’re doing inspires you. So even when you can’t do work that feels on purpose… you can bring purpose to whatever it is you must do.
When you can’t do work that inspires your soul, bring soul to the work you do.
Doing the work of your soul places you in harmony with yourself. So does gratitude. Become grateful and you will become inspired. Gratitude invokes soul…. soul imbues joy… joy sustains you in whatever you’re doing.
Life is the Journey
If you aren’t where you want to be, enjoy the journey you’re on. Might as well.
This journey is also a part of your life, so you might as well love it. This moment, now. This is yours too. So if you don’t see the love in it… bring it. That infinite well is within you.
Whenever you’re having trouble accessing that eternal spring within, just remember gratitude as the key to unlock access to love.
If you don’t see the love, bring it.
Look for the Good by Jason Mraz
We happened upon this sweet song by Jason Mraz that’s on topic, so take a few minutes for an uplifting tune and lyrics.
The Nelson Family
Here’s another favorite inspiring and uplifting song. The chorus starts with “I believe that every heart is kind”. We love seeing sons, Lukas and Micah Nelson with their dad, the legendary Willie Nelson. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
WARNING: There is one F-word expletive used once, if you’re listening around children, but the rest more than makes up for that.
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