Spirit of Oya

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Today, I want you to join me in accomplishing a goal.

Ready for it?

Here it is: Do something.

It’s really that simple. I want you to do something. I want you to set out to do something – anything – and do it!

Let me give you a few more guidelines. One of my favorite quotes comes from Yoda. Yes, you heard me right! “Do or do not. There is no try.”

This quote supports an important part of changing your mindset and manifesting your dreams with authenticity and enthusiasm.

If you say, “I’m going to try and …”

Do those words make you think I’m about to say something powerful, fierce and no-nonsense? Does it sound like I’m definitely going to do something? Does it sound like the battle cry of a capable, talented person who is ready to get up and at ‘em?

Absolutely not!

Since we were small, a lot of us were told, “It’s the effort that counts” or “A for effort” when we failed at a goal. Effort is important. But if you go after a goal with it in your head that just trying is going to be enough to make all your dreams come true, you’re going about it the wrong way.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t cut yourself some slack sometimes. Timelines for achieving important goals can change when life takes you by the surprise, and that’s OK! Just adjust your timeline, dust yourself off and don’t let yourself totally off the hook so easily!

When you want to do something, you need to eliminate the word “try” from your vocabulary. Because, as the wise one Yoda says, “There is no try”! If you set out to something amazing that is going to completely change your life with it in your head that you will just “give it your best shot,” I can guarantee you, you’re not going to succeed. When you’re wishy-washy about your resolve to complete a task, you will never put your whole heart into it!

Let me give you an example. What if I said, “I am going to try and release an album on January 1st?” By saying, “try,” I have already pulled back from my strong intention of getting the album out by that date. I am actually telling my brain it is OK to quit and fail to follow through.

When you say, “try,” you are not holding yourself fully accountable for your thoughts or for achieving that incredibly important, heartfelt goal of releasing that album.

What if I said, “I’m happily releasing my album on September 23rd”?

Can I see it, taste it, feel it, smell it? Yes! I have declared it without a doubt, and it will happen.

Your weekly Star Point: Take action! That’s right, DO SOMETHING.

So often, we do not see the very important connection between what we say we are going to do and the actual ACT of doing. We don’t make ourselves responsible for turning our thoughts into real-world actions.

Your weekly Star Action: Pick a dream, and go for it. Make a concrete plan and commit it to paper.

Step 1: Pick something you would like to accomplish. For example, “I will write a book.”

Step 2: Pick a deadline for that accomplishment and add that to the end of the statement. As an example, “I will write a book by January 2018.”

Let’s win this war between wishy-washy thoughts and the mighty dreams we want to manifest. Let’s hold ourselves accountable and make a pact to DO SOMETHING … not tomorrow, but TODAY!

Are you feeling fired up? Tell me about it! Live a comment below. You can also spread the love by sharing my messages with friends and checking about THE OYA SHOW on youtube.

And remember, Rays of Light … don’t let anyone or anything dim your light!

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