Yeah, the New Year is here! Time to say good-bye to the old year and put all our hopes and dreams into the New Year.
Or so the saying goes…
It isn’t the new year that’s going to make a difference in your life. The changes you are looking for will happen when you understand that every minute of every single day is an opportunity to change your life.
The only reason people complain is because they believe something better exists. So, the question I like to ask is, “If you believe something better exists, why aren’t you spending your energy on finding that “something better” instead of complaining?”
Spending one second of your life complaining about what went wrong in the past will never change your future. Your future will be different than your past when you stop making the same choices.
I know what you’re thinking, “Hey, wait a minute. There were a lot of things that happened in the past that were not my fault and were beyond my control. If you truly believe that, then you should probably stop reading this blog right now because I can absolutely assure you that, that is not true.
The only thing you have control over are the thoughts you think and the choices you make based on those thoughts. If you believe things are being done “TO” you, then you are living in victim mode.
If you are still reading, it’s either because I have hit a nerve or you are hoping to prove me wrong.
What do you want in the new year? How do you want the new year to be different than the previous year? What are you doing to make these changes happen?
There is only one way your life is going to be different. You must be willing to look within yourself, stop blaming others, and learn to pull from the tremendous inner strength that you possess. Once you make that commitment, your life will be one of empowerment instead of victim.
If you believe that being empowered has no tangible benefits, think again. Being empowered gives you the inner strength to ask and receive that pay raise or something better, leave that toxic relationship, walk away from people who drain your energy, create (and experience) financial success, love who you see in the mirror, live a life of passion and purpose, the list is endless.
This commitment to living an empowered life is not for people who complain or blame other people, places, conditions and events for where they are in their life. Living an empowered life is for the person who is willing to embrace his or her inner warrior and take a stand instead of living their life with one foot in the past and one foot in the future. When you live with one foot in the past and one foot in the future, you are making a choice to stay where you are.
What are you thinking right now? Are you getting angry yet? Why is it, when we read or hear something that challenges our beliefs, we get angry? The answer to that is simple, FEAR.
We fear what we do not know or understand and we believe it’s much easier to get angry, point fingers, judge and condemn. But the truth is, the frustrations you have with others is your ego-self enabling to avoid what needs to be faced from within.
I get it, you're tired of struggling. You want the answers that will make your life easier.
You keep asking yourself, "How could I possibly be "here" when "here" is not what I had envisioned for myself?"
The experts tell us that we create our own reality. But these same experts teach us to never give up on our dreams, to know our purpose in life and do what makes us happy. Well, after you've done that, after you scrimped and given up so many things to achieve your goals why are you still not living the life you had hoped for?
The answer to that is, “It’s all about the inner work. When you are ready to face the person in the mirror, you will become empowered beyond your wildest imagination.
Of course, you don’t have to take my word for it, you can always try to prove me wrong. Trust me, I’ve lived in victim mode; blaming other people, places, conditions and events because I truly believed that things were being done “TO” me. And now, now I help others see that living an empowered life has so many more tangible benefits than living the life of a victim.
Go ahead, embrace your inner warrior, draw on your inner strength, face the person in the mirror and watch the abundance flow into your life! Just remember, Life Is All About Choices!
Nancy Mueller ~ The Empowerment Sensei
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