You might wish you had enough courage live authentically, write a best selling novel or live with purpose and authority. You might long for loving, fulfilling relationships with your partner, family and friends. Or you think you don’t know the answers to the probing questions you have.
The answers you’re looking for already within you. You already have the intelligence, courage and confidence to achieve your hearts desire.
But doubt and fear have you stuck so that you can’t find your way back to the happiness and success you desire.
No matter what other dreams you have, being happy is a dream most people share.
Yet, a lot of people are “unhappy”, given up on their dreams, constantly overwhelmed, confused and lack the strength to implement changes in their lives.
Often, underneath this unhappiness is fear coupled with limiting beliefs that cloud their thinking about what is possible.
And, they’re looking for answers everywhere but within themselves.
Everything you want is already within your grasp if you only look deep inside to find it.
The Scarecrow thought he needed a brain
The Tin Man thought he didn’t have a heart
The Cowardly Lion thought he had no courage
Dorothy wanted to find a way to go home
As it turned out, everything they wanted and needed was already there within them. All they had to do was look inside for the answers. The answers were buried deep in their thoughts. Once the doubt, fear and limiting beliefs are pushed aside, the scarecrow realized his brain was functioning just fine; the tin man figured out he was capable of showing emotions; the cowardly lion recognized he was already brave; and Dorothy discovered she simply had to click the ruby red slippers she already wore to get back home.
Just like the Wizard of Oz characters, your inner wizard is standing by ready, willing and able to give you a gentle nudge to remind you that everything you want in life is already within your grasp.
And to get you bouncing down the yellow brick road, here are some tips to help you tap into your heart’s desires:
- To get happy, be happy. I know that sounds overly simplistic but the reality is you become what you think. Don’t allow negativity, doubt and fear keep you from being happy. If you want more joy in your life, think uplifting thoughts.
- To have more, be grateful for what you already have. Remember, a closed fist is not open to receiving. Open yourself up to receive the abundance the universe has in store for you. The more you show gratitude for what you already have, the more room you have to receive.
- Keep dreaming. Your dreams can motivate you to take action towards your unique desires. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. No one can take away your dream or live it. Whatever you desire, start now putting in place the steps to get you there.
- Surround yourself with people who are uplifting, supportive and encouraging to keep you motivated.
Remember Dorothy, the Tin man, the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow…They all had self-doubt, fear and limiting thoughts about themselves and what they could do that thwarted what they really wanted. But in the end, it was their inner wizard that showed them how to live confidently, courageously and step boldly into the lives that were already destined for them.
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Gladys M. Anderson is a certified life coach, licensed marriage & family therapist, consultant, workshop facilitator and author of the soon to be published book, “Master the Genie Within”. She coaches women in the art of saying no and how to protect their precious time and energy by setting strong boundaries to create a uniquely crystal clear vision for the satisfying careers and relationships they truly want. In her spare time, Gladys loves to travel and experience new and exciting adventures. She is an amateur genealogist, avid reader, loves “techy” stuff, and especially enjoys reading mystery novels.