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It’s Your Time to Shine

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It’s your time to shine, creators!

Yes you. We’re talking about the ones who quietly work and write and build and create—often while others play—day in and day out. These are the brave souls who toil tirelessly without certainty as to whether their creation, their endeavor, their passion project or side hustle will ever find its place in the world.

It’s your time to shine…. to let the world see your work… to begin sharing and posting your creations, even if you think it’s not ready. Each thing you do will grow into a body of work and learning that can only accrue over time, and for which there is no shortcut.

One thing we hold to be true: you will never regret pursuing your creative aspirations. 

Once you start the habit of creating daily, you will be swept up in the current of creativity that won’t let you go. Voyage boldly, dance with your muse and create for you must. When you come up for air and reflection, plan and track you progress. Daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly goals will keep you on track with your dreams.

Set your sails in the direction of your intention, then man the helm.

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The light does not shine only when someone is looking. Now… wherever you are, it’s your time to shine.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

Dreams and Dreamers

Most people talk about their dreams when they’re young. After awhile, they talk less about them as “life” settles in. As time goes on and dreams grow dim, some forget to dream at all. More importantly, they forget to act on their dreams.

Dreams come easily, but the percentage of people who do something with what they have… who make more of life than they’ve been given, is small. People who have a vision of who they want to be in the world and the determination to make it real, will find a way to succeed.

If you’re struggling now and don’t feel “shiny”… don’t feel like you’re able to shine or capable of shining, take heart. Every success story has many, many years of incubation, cultivation and preparation behind it in some form or another.

So if you’re at a place where your dreams feel vague or dingy compared to you vision for them, take heart. Every mansion starts out as a messy construction site. Same thing for every dream, vision, or aspiration. Every creator starts out with inadequacies that diminish over time, even as skills and volume of work grow.

Imagine if you create daily for one year, where you will be at the end of that? And fast forward to five years from now of creating virtually daily… where you will be. That’s how you’ll get there, one day at a time.

The day is the way to create the life you wish to live.™

It’s easy to dream, but hard to make it real. But while dreams dissolve, your art lives on.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

The Extraordinary Ten Percent

It’s common knowledge that many people buy courses and programs that they never use. No matter the industry, the general statistics indicate that the percentage of those who do is as slim as one-two percent.

It’s challenging to find actual research statistics, however, multiple course creators we know have stated over the years that only about 1-10% of the people who buy their courses actually do anything with them. Given that and the familiar 80/20 Pareto’s Principle (also averaged as 90/10), it’s safe to say that this number is close enough to convey the point.[1]https://medium.com/no-way-out-but-forward/why-cant-i-find-stats-on-elearning-completion-rates-b86ee3edf053[2]https://www.influencive.com/why-no-one-finishes-online-courses

If 100 people spend $2,000 on a lauded course on how to achieve their dreams, statistics are that only about 10% will ever complete the course. Of those 10% (now 10 people out of 100), only 10% will take action and use what they’ve learned. That’s 10% of 10 people… so that’s 1 person.

Just 1 person out of 100, or 1% is likely to take action. Just 1% of those who paid a lot of money for the guidance, will ever do anything with it to change their life and circumstance.

100 people spend $2,000 each on a course:

  • 10% of those 100 people actually complete the course, so 10 people.
  • 10% of those 10 people actually take action and implement the course.
  • 1% of those 10 is just 1 person.
  • Just one person in 100 will take a course and take action to fruition.
  • Be that person.
  • Be that 1%

No matter whether the course is free or it costs $2,000 or anywhere in between, the statistic to aim for is to be that 1%. Be that one-in-one-hundred, the extra-ordinary one percent!

To live an extraordinary life takes extraordinary effort. You… your life… extraordinarily worth it.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

Become that Vision of Yourself

Become your best vision of yourself. It’s easier not to. It’s easier IF you are satisfied with being less than you can be… with being less of yourself… with letting your dreams fall by the cluttered wayside of forgotten dreams.

But one thing I know for certain. No one regrets every effort to be more… to become more of their latent destiny… to be the 1% of those who are living their dreams and rising into the occasion of their own life.

Remember, now is your time. It’s your time to shine!

Become the vision of yourself you always knew you could be become.
~Tom Bilyeu, cofounder-Impact Theory & Quest Nutrition, b. 3/30/1976

If it Doesn’t Feel Like it’s Your Time to Shine…

If it doesn’t feel like you’re thriving… when you feel burdened and anxious, inadequate or fearful of the future… and if your burden looms heavy, take heart. Life doesn’t promise success but it does promise infinite opportunities.

If success were easy it wouldn’t be success.

When we push against the resistance, we grow stronger. You know the mandate: When the going gets tough…

Stay the Course

So continue pursuing your dreams daily, while making regular tweaks to keep yourself on track. If that requires a pivot in your course, so be it. If you keep at it daily with intention, purpose, drive and a love for what you’re doing or want to end up doing, the laws of physics dictate that you must arrive.

It is in the journey that we discover ourselves, for life is ever about the journey.

No Storm Lasts Forever

If you are struggling, take heart for no storm lasts forever. Even the damage of devastating storms is generally repaired over time.

Take a break when you need to. Make a list of good habits and people that motivate and inspire you, and go to that list when you’re not feeling adequate to the task before you.

“Without the pain would we truly know the heights of joy? Without the loss would we truly know the dimensions of love? And without the struggle would we truly know the heights of success?
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

Seek Perspective

Nature and Living Things

Get outside when you can. To immerse in the beauty and majesty of nature restores perspective. Garden if you can. Dig in the dirt and plant a flower or herbs. Garden therapy is a thing.

If there’s nothing like that near you then visit a plant store… buy a plant or flowers. Repot and trim an existing plant. Enjoy fresh air and the space to think and breath and reflect.

Elevate in Nature

Look up. Looking up signals to our brain to engage in reflection, and to elevate. Hike a hillside or mountain if you can, or go to a high lookout point for an expansive view.

These simple things invoke clarity of reflection and a shift in perspective. Head toward the horizon of your dreams daily, because this is your time to shine.

But if you don’t feel shiny… or shine worthy, invite a friend over for refreshment and/or an art session of whatever kind you enjoy. Spend time sharing what you value about that person and what you perceive as their strengths. Chances are they will end up doing the same for you. Either way, you will feel better for doing it.

Ever effort you make to pursue your creative aspirations will help. So don’t hide your light under a bushel of excuses.

Get on with the wonderful work you’re here to do. Not sure what that is? Head toward that which lights you up. Clues to purpose await there.

Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years wrinkle the skin; but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
~Dr. Frank Crane, minister & columnist, Carlsbad, New Mexico newspaper, April 1914

SOURCE: Quote Investigator

I Am the Day

Please take 4:33 minutes to treat yourself to this incredibly uplifting song and performance by Libera.

AFFIRMATION:

Today, my light is shining bright.
I create my day. I am the Light.

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