Create Something Every Day Challenge: Day 3

Well, here goes nothing…

This is isn’t what I was suppose to write. Something came up yesterday and the news didn’t make me feel good in anyway. When I started writing for this task, it became more like a rant about my work instead of writing something fruitful and encouraging. I believe in the power of Law of Attraction, that’s why I’m eliminating thoughts and write ups that aren’t that favorable to me or to my readers.

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So there goes my inner wisdom.

My inner self continues to whisper encouragements and it’s pulling me back to positivism, despite of what’s going on. I believe we create our own reality, that’s why I choose to think about being fruitful than being a source of hatred, rants, confusions, all rolled into one.

I’m not very good in trusting my inner self, that’s why when things happen, it always ends up telling me ‘I told you so’ which is not good. I’m trying to build that trust with my inner self so that I can be more in touch with my inner wisdom. I believe all of us are capable of having that access to the wisdom of the world that’s subtly teaching us what to do, to make us a better being.

In everything that’s happening to me, all I can do is to catch my thoughts and decipher if my thoughts can do me good or not. If in case I catch myself thinking about thoughts that are no good to me, I will do my best to rephrase it and convert that negative program to a positive one. For example, I have a few bucks on my wallet and it’s making me feel that it’s less than enough for us to go through the whole week, then I catch myself thinking ‘I have no money’. How will I convert that thought? Here’s how:

Rather than saying ‘I have no money’, I will say ‘I have money right now and I will definitely get more than enough soon.’ That thought will make me feel better, because my thought is tapping on abundance rather than tapping on the lack of. I just have to believe that there are a lot of ways that can make my situation better. I have to believe my inner wisdom that’s telling me that I can go through everything as long as I have faith in myself.

How about you? Are you listening to your inner wisdom, too? Tell me about it.

Passing on the Love for Music

Well, I can say that I’m a sucker  for music and music plays a big role in my life.

 
I’ve been a fan ever since my world begun. My mother said, she used to listen to different songs from different artists like ABBA, The Carpenters, Air Supply, just to mention a few. She can’t believe she was able to bring up a kid who has so much love for the said craft. Well, I’m not the only one who’s like this because my three younger sisters are music lovers, too. I think it’s safe to say that it runs in the family.
 
I love to sing and I do play the guitar but I’m not an expert. My sisters however are just fantastic. They can play the guitar and other instruments. I might have won 2nd place in more than a couple of contests, but my sisters were able to win grand prize. I don’t envy their achievements though, instead, I am so proud of them. My heart leaps a beat whenever they practice at our place and I can’t help but be happy. I am so excited to watch them sing and play the instruments and my ears are blissful to hear each note they play.
 
Now I have two lovely daughters, I am doing my best to pass on the legacy of being a music lover. Currently, my eldest is 4 years old and my youngest is 2, and I’m trying to influence them with my music preferences. I play Meg & DiaUp Dharma Down, Maroon 5, Ryan Tedder/OneRepublic, and The Piano Guys songs almost everyday and I love it when I watch my daughters enjoy the music by dancing or singing, even if the words are all wrong. It makes me feel proud that they’re liking the type of music that I love the most.
As a music lover, I really wish my mini-mes will also love music as much or more than I do. I really hope they can sing and play different instruments in the future, so they can enjoy it even more. For now, I just have to watch them grow and see if they will turn out like that.

Create Something Every Day Challenge: Day 2

Why do you think most people are afraid to start what they wanted to do in their life? Why is it that it’s easy to dream, it’s easy to visualize what success is like, it’s too easy to fantasize how to live life with all the positive results around you. If it feels good to dream, visualize, and fantasize success, what’s stopping them? What’s stopping you? What’s stopping us?

At some point in our lives, we can’t take a step forward to something new… something that feels good because it brings happiness. We can’t push forward because we are all afraid of one thing, and I tell you, it’s a hypocrisy to deny it, because we all feel this. We are all afraid of the ultimate F word, and we all choose to runaway from it at all cost. What is that F word by the way? Can you guess it? Hmmm… According to Gordon Ramsay, the word is:

It’ not rude; it’s FOOD

Well, sorry Gordon, we’re not going to talk about your version of the F word. We’re talking about

FAILURE

We all want to be accepted. We all want to belong. We all want to succeed. We all want to achieve whatever our goals may be. But every one is afraid to FAIL. Just the mere thought of failure already causes our stomach and our chess to churn. We avoid that kind of feeling, or anything close to it because it doesn’t make us feel good. Failure creates the feeling of helplessness that leads to anxiety and depression. We keep on running away from it because we fear it. But is it healthy to keep on running away from it?

What if conquering your fear can lead you to your breakthrough for success? What if setting aside the thought of failure can lead to a great start to a whole new you? The successful you?

Because of fear of failure, we have formulated  lot of defense mechanisms to avoid starting something that looks greater than us. We either think it’s not meant for us, it’s too good for us, we are not capable of doing it, etc. name it! I bet you’re thinking about your own line of excuses right now just by reading it.

What we don’t realize is, the more we fear failure, the more we runaway from it; the more we attract it. The more we fear failure, the more we manifest it in our lives. The more we think about it, the more we become IT.

You are what you think about most of the time.

So with that said, what kind of thoughts would you like to feed your mind starting right now? Think about something that you would like to do right now. Think about it. And while you’re thinking about it, think about success. Think about how you will feel once you have achieved it. As for me, I would love to start writing again. I would like to have my own books published in the near future. I would like to inspire people through my realizations, thoughts, and experiences. Because those are the things I wanted to achieve for myself, I will start creating in my mind the pathways I have to take to achieve my goals without thinking that it’s impossible. I will start where I’m at. Right now, all I have are pieces of papers and a pen (or in this case, I’m jotting all my thoughts in my laptop ‘coz I’m transferring what I wrote on my pads earlier), and from these, I can already start creating something beautiful. Something worthwhile. Something worth sharing, and hopefully, something worth your time.

If we aim to be great. If we aim to be successful, all we have to do is to start where we’re at. We’re only beginning our journey. No one is expecting our first baby steps to be step 24. You get what I mean? No one is expecting that. You’re being too unrealistic if you’re expecting that. But by starting somewhere, at least we’ve made a move to make a difference in our lives. Fear of failure? Yes. It’s there. It’s existing. But don’t take fear on a negative perspective. Make it an encouragement. Every failure is just a sign that we are trying. Trying is way better than not doing anything at all. Failure is just a way to show us different ways on how ‘not to do things’ for us to succeed. Failure is an essential part of life. If there’s no failure, there’s definitely no success.

Before I started creating this blog site, I fear that I won’t get any audience. I fear no one will read my blogs, and all my works will be put to waste. I fear I won’t have ample time to write about anything because I’m a busy person. I fear that there will come a time wherein, I have nothing to post because I have nothing else to say. I fear that I won’t be able to have much success in blogging, and there are people who will reject my articles. I fear. I fear. I fear.

Well,  those thoughts are b***s***. Why? Because why would I fear something that hasn’t happen to me yet? Those thoughts are not yet existing. I’m creating a thought pattern that makes my fears exist and that’s a bad thing. Good thing I found a way to break that unwanted chain of thoughts of disbelief in myself, and I decided to move on.

So what if no one’s going to read my blogs? So what if people will reject my works? Who cares?! What’s important is, I was able to start on something I would like to do and I always go back to no matter what my emotional, physical, and mental condition is. I am so happy expressing myself through writing. I haven’t extended my efforts to monetize my works, and I’m writing most of the time for FREE and I don’t mind it, so why would I think about not having a success in writing? Not all great writers started out GREAT… All of the greatest writers started out as a beginner, and I’m starting like them. This is my starting point. So what if there will come a time wherein I can’t write for a day or two? Who cares?! We can all slow down and take a  break to rejuvenate, right? And why would I fear for not having anything to say? There are times that it’s better to pause for awhile and listen to the voices of other people.

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So, should I still be bothered by failure? Heck no?! We can’t wait for the perfect time to start doing something because that perfect time will never come, only the right time, and the right time to start is NOW! Act on it! And don’t start creating excuses for yourself to prevent yourself for doing something AWESOME!

How about you? What would you like to do if you were to set aside failure? What are the things that you would like to achieve? Share your thoughts below. I’m so excited to know them all. 🙂

With love and respect,

Your Pen Guardian