1. Discover –Find out what works. What are you doing when you are at your best?  –– Appreciate It

2. Dream – Imagine what might be or how it could be better –Envision It

3. Design – Determine what should be, the ideal, and how you are going encouragementto get there––Co-Construct It

4. Destiny – Create what will be and commit to action and results —Sustain It/Work It

Seems so simple, but like us all you’ve seen a “plan” like this before.  Tried it  and No Big Changes in Your Life.  It doesn’t matter  how many things you’ve tried in the past or how many times you’ve” failed” in the past.  Forget what the voices in your head are saying (or the people in your life)…KEEP GOING…

  • Thomas Edison‘s teachers said he was “too stupid to learn anything.” He was fired from his first two jobs for being “non-productive.” As an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked, “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?” Edison replied, I didn’t  fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.
  • Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he succeeded.
  • Michael Jordan and Bob Cousy were each cut from their high school basketball teams. Jordan once observed, I’ve failed over and over again in my life. That is why I succeed.
  •  Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” He went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland. In fact, the proposed park was rejected by the city of Anaheim on the grounds that it would only attract riffraff.
  • After his first audition, Sidney Poitier was told by the casting director, “Why don’t you stop wasting people’s time and go out and become a dishwasher or something?” It was at that moment, recalls Poitier, that he decided to devote his life to acting.
  • In 1944, the director of the Blue Book Modeling Agency, told modeling hopeful Norma Jean Baker, “You’d better learn secretarial work or else get married.” Norma Jean, of course, never quit and became Marilyn Monroe.

Who you are right now is not who you have to continue to be.  KEEP GOING.  Let Go of all those voices in your head telling you that you can’t, and it’s hopeless. It is not. Just sit back and take a look at your current situation.  Don’t be afraid of what you find.  Just suspend it out in front of you like “laundry on the line”.  If you can do that and be alright with whatever FEAR comes up, just experience the FEAR, and not being AFRAID of that experience, in time everything will be fine.

Don’t try to resist it or change things right away, just simply acknowledge whatever it is that isn’t working for you -your job, your relationships, your finances, ect – and slowing let go–don’t struggle with it — just release it.  There is something about FEAR that when you take it on it runs like a coward.  Once you learn this and that FEAR is gone the FUN begins.  BUT it doesn’t end there, because life will continue to throw up all of these FEARFUL things to make sure you’ve learned the lesson.  Over and over again in all kinds of situations and circumstances life says:  “Look Over Here…Something to Be Afraid of and Live in Fear of.”  Letting go of Fear seems to me could be a lifelong lesson to learn.

You can’t LET GO  of anything (Fear) until you acknowledge that you are HOLDING ON (to being fearful).  Sometimes all it takes is acknowledgement for fear to release the grip on its own.  It’s occurred to me that:

LETTING GO is not about something that you DO.  LETTING GO is something that you UNDO.  It’s an Undoing of a Holding On.

Just Quit is not about Giving Up it’s about LETTING GO of what is not working so you can discover what does work for you…KEEP GOING.

No one can make the discovery about “you” for you…it’s on you…KEEP GOING.

The journey of life is all about… the journey…you’re going to screw up every now and again… Things aren’t going to go your way…Money is going to be tight…JUST KEEP GOING NO MATTER HOW MISERABLE, HORRIBLE OR HOPELESS THINGS MIGHT SEEM TO YOU….tomorrow is a new day.