Are you living a life of what ifs or are you plunging forward experiencing all that life has to offer?
I read a newsletter from a fellow author this morning that really touched me. After suffering a miscarriage, her perspective on life changed. She said her unborn daughter taught her to take nothing for granted. “Life is short and I didn’t want regrets.” That was five years ago and she’s now a bestselling full-time author.
I used to be afraid to take life by the horns. I was scared of being hurt, I guess. I stayed in my comfort zone and was, to be honest, miserable. My heart was yearning for more yet I was a chicken. It wasn’t until I got engaged and moved to a new country that I started living life to the fullest. MR N inspired me to shoot for the moon and I did.
When your life is over, will you exclaim, “I can’t believe what I accomplished!” or will you say in a meek whisper, “I wish I did ______.”?
Don’t wait for life to pass you by and all you’re left with is a handful of wishes and a ton of regrets. You’re never too old (or too young) to start something new. Carve a path for yourself and keep trying new things. Don’t be afraid of failure or getting hurt. You’ll never know what you’re capable of accomplishing until you try. Go for it!
Are you moving forward or just looking forward?
The future is unknown and yet there are many of us who pine for the future, look forward to the future and generally live in the future. The present doesn’t matter, only the future.
Is that really a way to live?
Listen, when I was younger, I lived in the future. I didn’t give a damn about the past or the present. I was miserable and wanted out of the life I was living. So, I propelled myself to the future with thoughts like these:
When I get older, I’ll be successful and show those bullies I’m somebody.
When I get older, I’ll show all those guys what a mistake they made dumping me.
When I become a successful author, I’ll show those agents what a mistake they made not choosing me as a client.
On and on these thoughts went and you know what? I wasn’t moving forward, just looking forward.
Life is meant to be lived in the present. Don’t make the same mistakes as me. Plan for the future but live in the now.
“You’ll never know for sure what tomorrow holds unless you keep moving forward.”
Life is meant to be shared with others, not alone.
I learned a long time ago that it is better to live and love with your whole heart. I used to dwell on what I didn’t have. I was looking to the future and wishing for what might happen. While I was concentrating on the future, I was missing out on what was around me.
Love without holding back.
Take a look around your life and don’t hold back. Immerse yourself in the present and love life now!
You’ll be amazed by how switching your perspective will transform you. You’ll see all the wonderful people in your life and you’ll be living life fully.
🙂 MRS N 🙂
Have you found your passion?
Mine is two-fold:
Write stories that uplift others and make them smile + Help authors succeed
Once I discovered my passion, I held on tight. My passion allows me to live my dream life while working hard. I wake up every morning with a smile on my face. My heart is filled with happiness and joy. Sure, there is stress and I have never worked harder in my life. But I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Go out into the world and find your passion! You’re once step closer to making your dreams come true. 🙂
Are you thriving or just surviving?
Are you living the life you’ve always wanted or stuck in survival-mode?
We all get stuck in a rut now and then. Life doesn’t appeal the way it used to. You don’t know what to do.
Do you try something new or do you just sit in neutral?
After more than eighteen months, my friend broke free from survival mode and is now thriving. She was idling in neutral not knowing what to do, doubt spinning her in all directions. She tried to wait it out but it didn’t get better. I gave her my unending support and yesterday, she switched gears. She threw her life into drive and took off.
How about you? Are you feeling restless and in need of a change? Listen to your heart and thrive. The time is now. Don’t go through life just surviving! Thrive!
Are you daring or are you a play-it-safer?
For most of my life, I was a play-it-safer. I never rocked the boat and I always did what was expected of me.
Truth be told, I was miserable. My soul was starving and I was unhappy. It wasn’t until I started taking risks and exploring new things did I start to feel happy.
Be daring, be different!
I am daring in my writing. I don’t fit the mold of a typical writer and I like that. I like being original.
So here is my inspirational thought of the day:
Do something different from your normal routine today!
Trust me, you’ll love it and you will crave that feeling every day of the rest of your life!
MRS N, Daring Woman