The Parade of Your Incredible Accomplishments

Have you ever noticed that you can do a great many things well, then do one thing in a way that you determine is wrong, only to end up spending a disproportionate amount of time focused on the one thing you did WRONG?

I sure have!

We can spend hours and even days analyzing questions like: “Why did I do it wrong?”   And “Why am I not good at this?”

Meanwhile, a PARADE OF OUR INCREDIBLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS can float through our lives with us barely noticing.

What would it to be like to focus on our parade of incredible accomplishments, instead of the things we feel we do wrong?

(I ask this question as a man who has spent much time hot on the “What Went Wrong” Trail, “The I Can’t Do It” Trail, and an old special favorite of mine, the “What I did Totally Wrong” Trail.  I can tell you from countless years of experience that these trails are  an especially “SORRY” lot of trails.  I know this because I said, “I’m sorry” an awful lot when I was traversing them.)

After years of being on the “Sorry” trails, it has finally occurred to me, why not follow the parade of my incredible accomplishments towards my dreams instead of getting lost and frustrated on these others trails?  Why not learn to become a highly skilled navigator who is adept at finding this parade route anytime, day or night?

When we focus on becoming highly skilled navigators consistently charting a course towards our parade route, we become much more in tune with the clues pointing towards our accomplishments.  We can begin to catch the scent of our big dreams in the little successes here and there, in the gradual accumulation of our victories.

When we are starting off, this trail of successes and good things might not look like the Macy’s Day Parade.  In fact, it may be so faint that we really need to concentrate to find it.  But keep looking!  This doesn’t mean that our accomplishments aren’t there.  It just means that we are so attuned to focusing on the “Sorry” trails that we haven’t taken the time to fully appreciate or even notice them.

Navigating your way back to the PARADE OF YOUR INCREDIBLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS is simple and fun.  Every time you notice and celebrate something that went well, you discover your parade route.  Every time you savor and focus on your successes, small or large, you take part in your parade.  Each time you delight in the gift you are to the world, you are in the center of your parade.  Every time you savor and focus on how your dreams, the sights and sounds of your parade are with you.

You have the opportunity to rediscover your parade route with fresh eyes each new day.  This is cause for celebration!

Game of the Day

Enjoy finding your way to the PARADE OF YOUR INCREDIBLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS today!

Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com

Friday Minute of Excitement

There is a very important person you need to love today!

Click on the link to watch the video for a one-minute inspirational blast!

Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com. 

Brush Up On Your Own Brilliance

We spend a few minutes in the morning and at night brushing our teeth.  Why not super charge this time by looking into a mirror that reflects your best self?

For much of my life, I treated the bathroom mirror as something to avoid eye contact with and ignore.  As I brushed my teeth, I would walk around the bathroom or gaze down at the sink (as if what I might see in the sink was somehow more important than what was awaiting me in the mirror.)

I was basically avoiding eye contact with myself.  (This habit didn’t do much for my appearance.  Let’s just say that I have had some bad hair months and even an occasional bad hair YEAR.)

Have you ever avoided eye contact with yourself?

Now think of your good friends.  Can you imagine making a habit of avoiding eye contact with them?  This would be somewhat odd to say the least!

I’m proud to announce that recently my mirror and I had a relationship break-through.  And we have sticky notes to thank.  Who would have thought?  What happened is I started writing declarations on sticky notes that reflect the power of my best self and then lining my mirror with these declarations.  For example, one of the sticky notes on my mirror says, “I intend that ALL of my relationships around money be ones of joy.”  Another says, “I’m amazing and what people see in me is my brilliance.”  A third says, “My voice is sexy and perfect.”

These celebrations on a sticky note are powerful because they reflect the best of who I can be today and, at the same time, challenge the limiting views that I have had about my life in the past.

What are some declarations that you could put on sticky notes that would reflect the best of who you can be today and, at the same time, challenge your limiting views about your life from the past?

Now I must say that my mirror immediately warmed up to the attention that I was showering upon it and started reflecting back my own brilliance.  My mirror and I are suddenly in bliss and the relationship is so mutual. (But then again, a relationship with a mirror is probably always mutual.)

I leave the center of the mirror clear so I can see the smiling face of the star of the show – me.  For most of my life, I would’ve thought it incredibly vain to think, let alone write, that I’m “the star of the show.”

But think about it, if you are not the star of your own life, who is?

You can build a relationship of bliss with your mirror.  And it is SO quick and easy.  As you are inspired simply write down declarations of your best self and outline your mirror with them.  (If you have housemates, invite them to get in on the game, so that you each have some sticky notes on the mirror.

Then in the precious minutes when you brush your teeth, read your notes and get a super-charge from reflecting upon them and feeling the power of your own brilliance.  Then look at yourself, the star of your own life, and practice getting a super-charge from reflecting upon the amazing person that you are and the amazing life you lead. 

I say practice, because like with many great friendships, your super-charged friendship with your super-charged mirror can take some time to cultivate.  But brushing up on your own brilliance is well worth it!

Game of the Day

How do you feel about creating a brilliant relationship with your mirror?

What is your game plan?

Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com.

Be a Valentine’s Day Hero

I think we ought to celebrate the Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks as a Valentine’s Day Hero and I’ll tell you why.  Wikipedia describes the act of heroism that Rosa Parks is commonly remembered for by stating, “On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake’s order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger.” *

We know who Rosa Parks is because she was willing to claim her seat and her importance.  She silently said a Heroic Yes to her own worth.  By claiming her importance, she offered a new level of freedom to the world.  Rosa Parks once said, “I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free…so other people would be also free.” **

Rosa Park sets a vivid example of how profoundly important self-love is.

By truly loving all that you are, you free yourself from the shackles of self-doubt and self-hate.

This Valentine’s Day claim your importance and your seat in the world.  Be your own Valentine first.

Then you can truly give your Valentines to others because your Valentines are full of your love.

When you say, “I love you,” that “I” is priceless.   If you value the “I” that is you as priceless, the “I” that you give when declaring, “I love you” is truly worth more than mountains of diamonds and gold.

Rosa Parks’ self-love and recognition of her priceless value still blesses the world today.

Loving ourselves is truly one of the most profound gifts that we can offer to the people we love and to the world this Valentine’s Day.

 Game of the Day 

How are you going to claim your importance and your seat in the world today?

How will you bask in your love for yourself?

How will you offer this love to others?

 

 * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Parks

** http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/r/rosa_parks.html

Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com.