Nuggets For The Noggin
By Iain Legg, May 2009
This Nugget is a reprint of an email I received from Iain Legg and is reprinted with his permission. There is a fabulous link at the bottom that will take you to a site where you can download over 100 eBooks/books/articles that would make great additions to your personal growth library. Check them out, Gymbeaux.
I hope you're enjoying the instant success library but one of the biggest problems many of us face is that we've settled into a state of resignation about ourselves and our lives. We keep ourselves busy with the easy things and leave the important things for tomorrow…which never comes.
We've learned how to ignore our inner emptiness, and with a sigh of defeat surrender to the forces of inertia in our lives.
We may be unhappy with the state of our bodies, careers, relationships, finances - and yet we do nothing about them. We simply settle into mediocrity and learn to live with it. That's the problem - we're too darn adaptable for our own good!
In order to overcome inertia and renew your motivated mind-set, you need to learn to develop a constant state of dissatisfaction about who you are now. Don't confuse this with hating yourself or belittling yourself. This isn't about self-abuse; it's about continuously pushing yourself to be MORE than you are at any given moment.
You may be wondering why you should push yourself, and why you should feel dissatisfied about who you are now. If you're truly happy with your life the way it is, maybe you shouldn't. But if you have even the slightest yearning for better circumstances, you owe it to yourself not to settle for less.
Even if you are happy with your life right now, you might still want to take these words to heart because there is always room for improvement. There is always room for more love, more joy, more money, more happiness and more fulfillment in your life. It doesn't matter how much you've accomplished in your life so far, what obstacles you've overcome, what fires you've had to walk through to get where you are. You are still at the very beginning of the journey.
Think about that for a moment. It doesn't matter how old you are, or what point you are starting from. You can still take control of your life and create something so astounding, so magical, and so magnificent that it will blow your mind! And it probably wouldn't be as hard as you think, either.
Right now, look at the various areas of your life. Look at yourself; the person you are. Are you truly satisfied? I hope you say no. Not because I want you to feel bad, but because I want you to CRAVE MORE.
I want you to see the shining potential lurking beneath the surfaces of your life. I want you to let go of limiting thoughts and dare to create something better for yourself. And once you do, I want you to get dissatisfied again and repeat the entire process.
You may be thinking that this all sounds incredibly exhausting. Whatever happened to fostering inner peace and taking time to enjoy life? Absolutely! These suggestions are not meant to dissuade you from enjoying your life; they are meant to inspire you to create a life that you can enjoy on a much more profound level. Think about it this way: in order to enjoy the journey, doesn't there have to BE a journey?
Never stop striving to stretch yourself and enrich your life experiences, even as you pause to smell a few flowers now and then.
I'll talk to you soon.
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