Life Got You Down? 5 Tips to Get You Motivated Again

As most of you are aware, much of the civilized world is experiencing some kind of trouble.  Today, there are people from all walks of life, who are clinging to hope and prayers just to get through each day.  While things may appear troublesome, I want you to know that many of today's success stories have sprung from ingenuity and humble beginnings.  By his junior year in college, Microsoft giant, Bill Gates had trusted his intuition to know that one day computers would be an important part of everyday life. He became his own intuitive expert. That's when he committed his efforts to building the Microsoft Company nearly 35 years ago.  In fact, Microsoft Corp's website, states, "Gates' foresight and his vision for personal computing have been central to the success of Microsoft and the software industry."   Did Gates think that Time Magazine would ever have named him one of the 100 people who most influenced the 20th Century?  Perhaps we can't go that far, but because he had the "vision" and belief in his product, his life is among some of the many success stories of which we hear about today. 

 Other success stories, like Wal-Mart's Sam Walton, who grew up during the Great Depression, learned pivotal lessons in life to create success and wealth from a simple "Five and Dime" store.  But beyond the big names of Gates and Walton, there are other success stories of which we may not be aware.  Whether it's the pushcart operator's daughter, who was born and raised in Harlem like American Emmy Award and Academy Award-winner Cicely Tyson or a young man down the street starting his first lemonade stand to build an empire -- the world is your oyster; and all you have to do to achieve success is to have enough belief in yourself to know that you can achieve greatness if you put your heart, soul, andintuition behind it.

 Here are 5 good tips on how to pull yourself from your rut and make the best out of a desperate situation:

 1.  Moving forward. Before you go off the deep end with desperate thoughts (even suicide), I want you to reflect on what has landed you into the place you are at this exact moment. Are you there yet?  Okay, good. I want you to accept whatever it is that created this problem in your life -- don't worry if it was your fault or someone else's fault -- the fact of the matter is, that now is not the time to worry about "who" or "what" created the situation.  The only thing you are doing at this point is acknowledging the event or action.  Now that you've mentally acknowledged it, take a few slow, deep breaths. I want you to say aloud: "I am in control of my emotions. No matter what happens from this point on, I am going to be okay." Believe it.Now I want you to throw away all the negativity beyond this moment.  Whether you've lost your job, or you've recently ended a personal or professional relationship, now is not the time to dwell on "why" the particular outcome prevailed.  Instead, I want you to focus on moving forward. Remember, you have just made a healing pact with yourself to "be okay."  You will be.

 2. Using Your Intuition and becoming your own intuitive expert.  Now that you've mentally prepared yourself to move forward in your life to create your own success stories, you need to learn how to effectively use your intuition to manifest in your life the lifestyleyou've always wanted. Too many times, we don't listen to what our intuition has to say to us.  And when we sometimes think we hear it, we misinterpret it.  The best way to fine-tune your intuition is to practice daily meditation.  You don't have to do it for hours on end, but you should devote at least five or 10 minutes of your morning, noon, or evening to breathing and meditation exercises that can help you rid your mind of toxic thoughts and to gain clarity. Think of meditation as cardio for the mind.  The more you practice it, the more fine-tuned your intuition gets -- and the more fine-tuned it becomes; the more you are enabled to make smart choices in your life that will place you on the pathway to manifesting for your life all that you desire. 


3. Put Faith in Yourself.  Since you know that you must move forward and use intuitionto achieve success in your life (in all areas of your life), you must also put faith in yourself and your actions.  If you don't believe in what you're doing, how can you achieve anything?  Just like Walton and Gates, they had products in what they believed.  The products weren't just material items; they were deep-seeded beliefs and principles in what they both envisioned.  When you start putting belief in what you produce -- whether it's a service or a material product, you have to trust that whatever you choose to do with it will work in your best interest. And this positive thinking applies to relationships as well.  If you believe that you can have a strong and productive relationship - both personally and professionally --you will.  


4.Discover your hidden gift.All individuals have a hidden gift.  For some, it may be carpentry.  For others, it may be painting, singing, writing, or mentoring -- among many others.  Whatever your gift is, you are the only person who can truly discover it and learn how to turn your gift into a money-maker for you. Always realize that your skill or talent is worth something to someone.  In someone else's eyes, your ability is key to not only your success, but to his or her success...or it may be just a central part of what makes the world more beautiful or healthy in which to coexist.  Whichever the case may be, your intuition and how you develop your intuitive talents is fundamentally important in discovering your gift and how to best use it to your advantage.


5. Learning when to walk away.  Okay, there are some cases whereas your own intuitive expert, you know, that it's time to walk away from an unhealthy situation.  If you practice meditation, you've put faith in yourself, and you've moved forward in your life...and old habits are hard to die...then it's time to step out of this negative situation and find a new source of light in your life.  Some relationships can deteriorate your mindset.  When this starts to happen, you need to LISTEN TO YOUR GUT FEELING and move on.  That doesn't mean you're supposed to carry all the extra baggage with you when you go, either.  It simply means that you have evolved from this relationship; and in order for you to take control of your life and to manifest for your life health, happiness, and success, you acknowledge your feelings and move forward.

 In closing, I want you to accept the fact that you may not be destined to become the next Bill Gates, Neil Armstrong, or Barbara Streisand...but you just may be destined for greatness to be the unique and authentic person who you are.  And that, my friends, will truly allow you to feel and know that you have manifested for your lifeall that is truly important.  


Joan Marie Ambrose -- Author, Creative Writer, Motivational Speaker

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Blog Date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019