Everyday Inspiration

Everyday Inspiration

How to Make the Impossible Possible

posted by Alex Blackwell

”We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. – Vince Lombardi

Have a dream that seems unreachable? Don’t ground yourself because you think you don’t have the wings to fly. Try these ideas for making the impossible possible:

Form a clear vision of what you want to accomplish – This is the most basic thing you can do, but it will be the foundation for every step you take hereafter. Ask yourself what do you specifically want to accomplish and why. Write it down for future reference.

Do your research – You have to know what you’re getting into before you take the plunge. Devote some time to read books, go online, and talk to people who have been there. Be prepared though; you likely won’t be fully informed in just one day. And the more fully informed you are, the better prepared you will be for success.

Build a plan
– It’s important to lay out what you’re going to do and how you’re going to do it. If you attack your goal without building a plan, you will likely miss something. Laying everything out at once will give you a clear view of what needs to take place over the course of your goal. It also helps break down your plan into easy-to-tackle steps.

Include a timeline – Make sure you know how long you’re going to be in this for so that there are no surprises. Opening a business will take awhile, you figure, but you haven’t looked into how long it will take to get the proper licensing and permits, or how long the loan process is. Without factoring the timing in of individual steps, you may misjudge the total amount of time and that will end up really discouraging you.

Expect distractions and setbacks
– It’s part of the process. You can’t go from point A to point Z without any type of interruptions or snafus. Don’t be discouraged; just know that this will happen. That’s also why it’s important to keep your plan written down and easily accessible. It would also benefit you to write down the reasons you are going after this dream and what specifically makes you come alive about it. You’ll need these things as reminders and motivators.

Celebrate milestones
Celebrating your success is important. Don’t wait until the end to celebrate either. Reward yourself along the way so the journey isn’t so long. Your accomplishments deserve recognition at any stage.

About Alex Blackwell

Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer. He writes about inspiring things at The BridgeMaker.
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15 Ideas to Help You Live a Better Life

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“A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.” – James Allen

Living your life to the fullest takes time and dedication. Putting in the effort will take a little bit of self-discipline, but the rewards you will gain will be well worth it. Live your best life every day with these helpful tips.

1. Seek answers. Curious about something? Find out the answer. Enrich your life with knowledge and never be satisfied with what you know. Never think that you’re done learning or that you know everything that you possibly can.

2. Create something of your own. It can be inspiring to quote someone else’s words, or to be pumped up by someone else’s success story. But this is your life. What is your story? What do you have to share that’s yours? Continue Reading This Post »

Sunday Inspiration #21

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Grief is grief. No matter if you are grieving the loss of a loved one, a job or a relationship, allow yourself to grieve. Avoid the temptation to set a time for your grief to end because even though grief may change shape, it may never fully end. And know that’s okay.

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About Alex Blackwell

Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer. He writes about inspiring things at The BridgeMaker.
Web | Simple Paths to an Amazing Life | Free eBook: How to Love Consciously</

What Really Matters

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“Good things happen when you get your priorities straight.” – Scott Caan

Life is all about making choices. Our time here is precious and what we spend it on should be the things that matter most. It’s often helpful to take stock of our lives and see if our priorities need to be re-evaluated.

But more important, the choices we make mean the most – and lead us to doing, living and believing in what really matters.

The choice to forgive – It’s not always easy to forgive, but it’s always right. Letting go of anger and bitterness is much more important than staying upset. It will free your heart and soul and give you room to love more.

Spending time with our children – Our children’s well-being and happiness is the most important thing we can invest in. It’s easy to get wrapped up in responsibilities, but at the end of the day, family is what matters the most.

Loving ourselves – Self-love comes a lot harder for some people than others, but it’s important to put this on our priority list. It’s not about vanity, it’s about appreciating yourself, knowing your strengths and capabilities, and keeping a positive outlook about what you’re doing.

Doing things that we love – Passions and hobbies are more than just an interest we have in our spare time. They should be a priority because they make our other responsibilities easier to bear. The special things we hold dear to our heart provide an outlet for our energy and stress, as well as a door for inspiration and insight.

Meaningful friendships – The gift of friendship is a beautiful one to cherish. No matter what goes on in life, choosing to put your friends on your priority list is a decision you won’t regret. Having close friends means that you never have to walk the road alone.

About Alex Blackwell

Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer. He writes about inspiring things at The BridgeMaker.
Web | Simple Paths to an Amazing Life | Free eBook: How to Love Consciously

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