Today’s post makes me chuckle because I know this subject oh so well. I’ve procrastinated until things became overdone, past-due, late fees, sold out and outdated. Somewhere in my thinking pattern was a really good reason to procrastinate projects, goals and ideas. More often I found myself putting things off because I was afraid. Then I heard my pastor mention:
Do it afraid!
That was a single piece of inspiration to motivate me to do it in the midst of my fear. Wow can we say, “Breakthrough!” The bottom line is that you have to identify the WHY. Why do you put things off?
I’m sure that when the designers of Seattle’s Pikes Place Market started putting brick upon brick that they had no clue they would be building iconic structures. Today it’s well established and proposing expansion.
Everything great comes from small beginnings. So don’t procrastinate another minute.
Foodie Fit: What better chef to share then Seattle’s own Mario Batali (although he’s cooking in NY, Lol)
Dance Fit: This sweet motivation dances like it’s just her and the music.
Today’s a great day to start doing something beneficial for your body. Don’t procrastinate just dance.
I remember watching Harry Potter thinking, “Every incantation is just words mentioned in the right order to make something happen.” I’m sure you were pondering the same thing too. The power of words.
When I moved to the states as a child I use to hear sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me yah right! That was a messed up statement because words have power especially if you align it with intention.
In Hawaii we have our own saying: I ka ‘ōlelo no ke ola, I ka ‘ōlelo nō ka make. Basically stating that in your word there is life & death. In fact we had such a sacredness of spoken words that in old tradition a man would court a woman using the nose flute because breath from the nose was considered un-polluted. The mouth can be used to mention negative or positive things, therefore it’s not dependable. (Okay, enough culture class.)
One of my favorite words would have to be aloha because it has kauna (hidden meaning). Maybe you should choose several words or one for every day of the week. Just keep in mind that these are your MANA or power words so it should spark vibrancy. And as always you can post it to the blog for some universal accountability. Making your intentions known.
Foodie Fit: Jamie Oliver is a household favorite.
Dance Fit: fun from the Philippines
The three narratives work like this, “I believe” represents your self talk. While, “I am” is what you project to your community and “I will” sums up your actions. Its internal, external and the action you take. All three can either work for you or against you but they are always working.
The Beautiful Mind challenge is important because winners are made from within and taking time to condition your mind is necessary. Do you know someone who would benefit from this challenge? Why not invite them to start at day one. Their checkins can be here on the blog or with you. The bottom line is to start.
Every day you get closer to your goal and remember to keep moving forward. Speaking of moving have you seen this dance fitness crew, they’re amazing.
PEACE Be the Journey
Sharing from my poets brain, do you write free verse? Would you like to share it with the universe and post it here?
FYI: We want to include everyone so there’s a modified Zumba Gold class with Ho’o that happens every week. Some of our members have had hip replacement, joint and muscle issues. One of our members has 80+ years of walking in beauty.
Creating momentum towards your goal starts with setting deadlines but more importantly make sure that your goals are simple. Simplified goals are easier to handle. I like to start off my day with, “stretch & smile.” Boom! Easy goal and I can check one thing off my list. So consider making reachable task along with a few complicated ones.