I am a firm believer that the amount of effort you put into a situation determines the probability of your success. Believing that good things come to those who wait, or bad luck comes in threes is a waste of time. Nothing happens without work, without effort, or without trying. If you tell yourself that things are not going your way because you have bad luck, you’re simply wrong and this is why: the more you work, the more you get what you want.
Talking about goals, both long and short term, is healthy for us. It motivates us to make those goals a reality now that we have shared them with someone else. Having the pressure to meet a goal once you have outwardly expressed it can be great motivation. But it is more than just talking. If you want a change to happen, if you want to be happy, you need to try. Things will not fall into your lap and gratify your goals due to fate. Fate will direct you to the opportunity to fulfill your goals, but they key word is that you are MAKING your goals happen with true, genuine, uncompromised effort because you truly want to succeed, and you believe you can.
For the first time in a long time, I feel fulfilled. My yoga instructor asked us to repeat a personal mantra to ourselves throughout the hour of practice this week. Usually, I struggle to come up with a mantra that feels like I am cheating myself. It feels like a lie to say “I am smart” “I will be successful” or “I am good”. This week, I didn’t think. As I sat there three thoughts overwhelmed me. They came as, “I am full. I am happy. I am smart”. And that was something I had not felt in such a long time. It felt amazing for the thoughts to come naturally and for me to believe them.
The reason I felt that way was because I had finally started working. Pushing myself to chase what I want, to put myself in new and uncomfortable situations, to pursue interests of mine even though I may not be the most qualified to do so. Baby steps really are the key. Dipping your toe into a new experience slowly but surely will pull you all the way into the pool, and suddenly you’re drowning but in the best way possible. It really is all about your attitude: the more you want something, the more you take your success out of the hands of the world and into your own, the happier you will be. The better you will be, and the more you will believe in yourself and your abilities.