What Qualities Help Complete What Needs Doing?
As the summer drifts by (quite often in a relaxed sort of way as people take vacations) many are still planning things to come into fruition for the fall. Perhaps tasks that were started in the spring have started to blossom, but may not be quite yet ripe for the taking. How do you keep yourself motivated to stay on track? Feel free to share your comments and ideas. Or have you arranged your work and home life so that you can really relax and enjoy the summer weather with your family and friends? Either way, one still needs to maintain a positive attitude and keep one’s goals in mind, whether those goals are personal or work-oriented.
So what qualities or virtues help you stay focused on your goals? Let’s look at Faith first. Faith is defined as the complete trust or confidence in someone or something. Faith does not have to have a religious or spiritual connotation, but for many it does. It is the belief in something. Most importantly, one must have Faith in him or herself. Each person needs to have the confidence and belief that he or she can accomplish the goals that have been set and that also involves loving him or herself first. Of course plans can change and goals may need to be modified, but having faith in oneself is important for well-being and health.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
“Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.”
Another virtue or quality that is needed is Hope. Hope is the feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. One can anticipate and visualize one’s goal in actuality. Many people may have read The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. This self-help book is based on the Law of Attraction and outlines how positive thinking can bring life changing results. It is often said that the secret to The Secret is having the emotion behind the goal. Hope and desire are the first such emotions needed to be felt followed by imagining how you would feel once the goal is reached such as happiness and joy. With hope one never gives up; the path may change course, but one is always moving forward. Imagine what our world would be like if we did not have hope.
“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.”
“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”
“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.”
“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.”
And here are the inspiring points from Anita Moorjani’s message from when I saw her speak a few months ago. Anita is author of Dying To Be Me, www.anitamoorjani.com.
- Love yourself unconditionally.
- Live your life fearlessly.
- Life is a gift. Find your Joy.
- Be yourself.
Please share what other qualities you feel are needed to reach your goals with good health. Remember to have Faith and Hope and, above else, love and be yourself.