You are not insane! So many people have adopted the “insanity” definition – doing the same thing expecting a different result – that they are paralyzed with fear over the notion of looking insane. Repeat after me: I am NOT insane. I am not insane! Continuous pursuit of what is right for you, that you passionately believe in is right.
Instead, you are practicing the right continuity. You are pursuing your passion, lead by your inner drive to effect change. You see a different path, you hear a different drumbeat, and you live a sane driven life to see your dream fulfilled. The right continuity often means that you may have to go solo, which is fine so long as you are solid in the endeavor. The Beatles were told to get lost, people would hnot listen to their music. Dorothy Irene Height was told that her fight for African American women was in vain. J. K. Rowling was told that children would not read her books.
These world changing pioneers, and a broad spectrum of others, continued right on. They spoke out, they wrote-even on a napkin, they sang…over and over again. Consuming passion meant to them that they could not stop even though it looked like what they were pursuing was insane.
You have the right to continue to pursue your hearts desire. Instead of giving up, practice these sanity tips:
Check your heart. Do you feel deep in your heart that what you are doing is right and worthy? If so, be happy and continue. If not, objectively make the changes that resonate rightness within your heart and then continuously and bravely move forward.
Check your eyes. Are you seeing a sane future? It matters not the chaos of the external world, what matters singularly doing with skill what you see that you must do. We are all purposed with vision, many cloud their eyes by allowing the myopic cataract of fear to blind them to their right, purposeful and passionate pursuit of a better world. Keep your eyes clear-see a sane future.
Check your mind. What are you saying to yourself? Noticing what you are telling yourself, the stories you believe, can enrich your sanity or drive you to feel that you are insane. Are you encouraging your passion or slowly blotting it out. Repeat: I am not insane!
Use words that affirm, see a clear conclusion, and feel in your heart that your a right and that you have the right to continue to pursue your passion and life work. Develop the skill of doing, practice sanity and rightly continue.
Good morning world of miracles. Good morning to each of you miracles in the world – wow! Life and the miraculous energy that surrounds and protects us is good.
This Miracle Monday: The “Dorothy” Effect
Last night I watched the last thirty minutes of the classic The Wizard of Oz and was once again captured by this movie based on the book by L. Frank Baum. Fascinating and Fantastic! I have watched Dorothy, toto, tin man, the lion and the scarecrow since I was a little girl at different intervals of my life and loved it. But, last night the deeper meaning of the story finally crystallized for me: You can have anything you desire when you have the heart, courage and mind to look within.
How profound! It is profound to see a movie, set in the late 1930’s, telling us “there is no place like home” within our inner being and belief. There is no place like the homestead of knowledge, a heartfelt belief and the courage to follow your own “yellow brick road” of success. What behaviorist, including me, have been saying is that there is no “secret” to success, it is laid out in front of you.
Let us review your success yellow brick road:
Vision – clearly see your land of Oz where your visions and dreams to come true. See everything in vivid natural color, feel the excitement of achievement, and bask in the celebration of getting what you want or getting to where you want to be. Begin with the end in mind as says Stephen Covey.
Action – follow the yellow brick road. Take a step, then another, then another…pick up the pace. Do something every day that move you forward and accelerates you toward each success marker you have set.
Watch – be on guard for “wicked witch” obstacles that will come your way. Keep your focus and stay on the road. Look for danger, step over pitfalls, detour past doubt, face the fears and dance your way to victory. Never give up, don’t stray off your destined path.
Enroll – accept help. Enroll a mentor and get a team of true supporters you will guide your power. This is important to keep faith in your inner power and have devoted supporters who have the heart, knowledge and courage to stand with and for you.
Acknowledge – be grateful each moment for every person and circumstance that comes to you. Be mindful of thankfulness and pulsate gratitude. Attract what you rightly deserve and desire, give magnanimously and expect graciously. Share.
Dorothy knew there is no place like the home of love, knowledge and courage within yourself and now so do you.
Click your success heels together three times and repeat after me: There is no place like home, there is no place like home, there is no place like home.