Renew Your Mind

Life update: 2014 is off with a bang. New job, new home, and new opportunities. First, I am running the Disney Princess Half Marathon in roughly 3 weeks. Also, I have the opportunity to travel with Operation Christmas Child to Rwanda to distribute shoe box gifts in April. 

This past weekend though, I attended another conference on success, dreams and leadership and it was incredible. The theme was “Renew -where the mind goes, the body follows.” As I sat, listening to success panels and various leaders on the team, I was definitely feeling renewed. Add in some awesome worship and great videos/photos, and it was incredible. Here are some take-aways from it:

• Know what you want and renew your mind so your dream is your “new normal.” You get what you expect, so you need to change your normal to be what you want, and then it will happen. Practice/rehearse your dream everyday. What do you see, smell, taste, hear? Visualize yourself accomplishing your dream. 

• There is no positive mental attitude until you have a terrible day. Everyone can smile and say positive words when things are going well…it’s when things aren’t that your real positive mental attitude is tested. Don’t react by your emotions, but remember that for everything you sow, you also reap. Be “harvest” minded. 

• When it is easy you are benefitting from progress you have already made. When it is uncomfortable, you are taking on new ground. Challenge yourself to go beyond your comfort zone, so that next time you can go a little further. 

So dream big!

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