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Taking Inventory

On Saturday’s Coffee Chat we talked about doing an inventory of the relationships and alliances in your life and whether or not they are serving you anymore.  I mentioned being very aware of who contributes to you and who takes away from you—everybody that you encounter does one or the other—they either ADD to your life or they zap your energy.

When you make the decision that you want a different kind of life you must be willing to take the actions that will make that manifest in your reality, often times that means that we have to divest ourselves of some stuff…people, objects, behaviors.  Anything that is no longer serving you must be left behind otherwise you will be unable to move forward.

It takes great strength to realize what you need to let go of and even greater strength to actually DO IT.  You cannot move into the future that you want for yourself by dragging along people and things from the past, not all people want to change.  Some people are quite happy complaining about how things never change vs. actually taking ACTION to change them.  Change is uncomfortable, however being uncomfortable causes us to grow as human beings and if we are not growing, we are becoming complacent and inevitably declining…

Time to start LOOKING at who and what is around you and deciding what stays and what goes—clutter, old clothes, papers, behaviors, people that drain you etc

Time to CLEAN HOUSE –the first step in Practical Change is to take inventory and be willing to tell the truth to yourself about what is no longer working for you.  This can be difficult as often people that we love are not committed to moving ahead in their lives and for us to move ahead we will have to change our associations with them.  The hardest thing to do is step back from people that we love that are unwilling to help themselves—in those cases it’s either ‘us’ or ‘them’—as I always say, “there is a reason the airlines tell you to put your oxygen mask on first.”

Do not be afraid to admit to yourself what is no longer working and don’t be afraid to cut it loose—everything that you want is on the other side of you making these changes.  It is time to make NEW beginnings and start surrounding yourself with the things that will support the life that you are creating.  See you Saturday for Coffee Chat!

 

XO, Noelle

Dig Deep Within Yourself

I love Marianne Williamson’s paragraph from her book “Return to Love” “……

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear

is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our

darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be

brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to

be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t

feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We

were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not

just in some of us; it’s in everyone.

What is your perception of yourself? Stop. Sit quietly. Contemplate. Really? What do you really perceive about yourself? If it’s anything other than; Great, Beautiful, Magnificent, Wonderful, Fun, Happy, Loving, etc…. (because as Marianne says: Who are you NOT to BE?)

Then it’s time to dig. Dig Deep. Find what’s lurking behind the words you choose….and work on that. That issue right there. Yes, that one. The ugly one. The scary one. The tale that tells you, you’re not good enough. The story in your head that you repeat when asked how you’re doing. The conversation you keep having about YOU. The mantra that you play over & over & over again to yourself. That one. The one that keeps you stuck in negative patterns, negative attitudes, negative self-talk. It’s time to fix all that.

It’s time for an intervention with yourself. Get some soulful medication and heal the parts of you that don’t know just how AMAZING you are as of yet anyway.

It’s a new day. And it’s up to you to rewrite, redo, rethink, reinvent, and rejoice!

Have fun….Your God Girl

Tracy