My biggest obstacle to overcome in the quest for happiness and fulfillment is myself! Yep it sounds crazy, but it is true, I don’t deliberately set out to be unhappy or unfulfilled but I have managed it at times by focusing on the wrong things and not doing the right things! I found it strange that it was so easy to believe that bad things can happen but not so easy to believe in the reverse, until on reflection I realised we are subjected to so many awful things on the news, films and TV programs that it is hard to not get bogged down by it all, especially if you happen to be a bit oversensitive, which I most certainly am since having children! I have taken the gift of natural empathy and turned it into some sort of millstone round my neck! I worry about all sorts of things, from World hunger and War to running over frogs in the dark with my car! well this year, this determined lady is taking hold of her subconscious and shaking it! I can’t sort out the sorrows of the world, or save ALL the frogs (just the ones I come across in my travels) but I can make things pretty special for the people around me by getting my act together and becoming a more positive person, hopefully this will have an accumulative effect, in fact not hopefully....definitely! (See it’s working already!)
So first on my list for the year, it’s time to start believing in myself and in my dreams (the real ones that is, not the ones about Jonny Depp) and I mean really believing, which is when the magic happens! This isn’t always the easiest thing to do for some people, myself included, life experiences can make us afraid of stepping into the unknown and if self belief is something you have lost along the way it’s really hard to know where to start looking for it! Sometimes the familiar is much more comforting even if not particularly inspiring. So therefore a leap of faith is required! Walt Disney said “if you can dream it you can do it” well as a starting point I am going to think positive thoughts in every spare moment! I am going to stand a little bit taller, hold my head a little bit higher, smile far more often to myself and others, and dream away!