Recently, I have tried to figure out ways to become more productive in my hectic daily life. Each day it would feel like a million things to do, not enough time in the day to do everything and where in the heck do I start first. This thought process made me super stressed out and the more I thought this way the worse the anxiety became.
When I began fixing up my new house back in May, I came across a motivational speaker by the name of Lisa Nichols. The video that happened to be in my Facebook news feed was a highly inspirational one. Immediately, I found out more about her and signed up for her motivational tips and tools email list for Motivating the Masses and Creative Visualization.
Unfortunately, since that time I hadn’t been able to focus on the inner change that Lisa so poignantly spoke of. I mean, I would scan over the emails while in the line at the hardware store or while the kids did their extracurricular activities. However, I never took enough time to really dive into anything as far as my personal growth.
One day, the notifications sounded on my phone for a new email. I glanced and saw it was from Creative Visualization. This email was different from the other ones. For whatever reason I read the entire email where it highlighted a company called Mindvalley. At that moment I couldn’t keen in on what was in the email but I made a mental note to look into what it was talking about later. As usual, I briefly looked up Mindvalley, not spending much time on it, signed up for the emails and ran downstairs to cook dinner for the little grown people.
Whether it was divine intervention or the desperate desire for change in my life, I was led back to the email that highlighted Mindvalley. Ironically, Creative Visualization and Mindvalley had merged email lists. An email sitting within my box consisted of a video by Vishen Lakhiani, Founder and CEO of Mindvalley, that posed the 3 most important questions to ask yourself.
Vishen’s video urged me to look at what I wanted to experience in life, how I wanted to grow, and what I wanted to contribute to the world. At the suggestion of the Mindvalley founder, I wrote out a list answering these questions freely and without thought. It was a very eye-opening experience for me and gave me the realization of the greatness in which I want to be.
From there I watched video after video and read article after article taking random notes on ways to be better in my personal and professional life. I spent hours doing this, connecting with and researching motivational professionals. What came out of it was a new attitude and a refined spirit. And it didn’t take long for this to happen. I felt like a different person within those hours and have since incorporated some great things into my daily routine that help me, my family and career.
The one thing about change is you have to be open to it. You can’t fight it or force it, but you must allow it to flow through you without effort. I spent too much time trying to force about change and was only met with frustration. Soooo not the way to go. I am on the fast track to personal and professional growth that I am already beginning to take an amazing amount of pride in.
If you want change in any facet of your life you must get to “that moment”. That moment when you want better. That moment when you won’t settle for mediocrity. That moment when you are ready for contentment. That moment when you are ready for life to happen.
It’s all up to you, but you have to be ready. Don’t force it or fight it. Just let it happen.