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Posts tagged "Making Things Happen"

laracasey:

Note to self and everyone ever:  You know all of those things you’ve always wanted to do?  You should go do them.  Because life is NOW.  We spend virtually our entire lives “planning for the future” and setting things up for what’s ahead.  We are programmed to think about what’s to come instead of what is right now.  Now is the only reality.  The past is gone and the future hasn’t happened yet.  So, 1. Don’t worry.  Worrying is like praying for something you don’t want in the future which isn’t even reality yet.  2. If there is something on your heart and it just won’t leave you and it’s a good thing, just do it already!  The potential for you igniting greatness in your life and so many others is worth the risk!  The alternative is to do nothing and that does… well… nothing.  When you do the good things on your heart - no matter how hard they are - life happens!  You find joy and the world opens up!  You feel light and free and more doors open.  So, don’t wait until the timing is perfect or until that magical day you have no fear.  That’s not going to happen.  The time is now.  Goodness is waiting for you right. this. second.  Go and do.

Making Things Happen

mth2012:


Hustle = ACTION.
This is the week you do the hard work. You make the big decisions. You do the things that scare you. 
The hard work will pay off. 
I love this quote so much. It makes me want to LEAP away from this computer and MAKE. THINGS. HAPPEN. Only a few more days left to enter the Making Things Happen Scholarship.
Emily

mth2012:

Hustle = ACTION.

This is the week you do the hard work. You make the big decisions. You do the things that scare you

The hard work will pay off. 

I love this quote so much. It makes me want to LEAP away from this computer and MAKE. THINGS. HAPPEN. Only a few more days left to enter the Making Things Happen Scholarship.

Emily

Via laracasey:

Be still.  In the stillness, you have all the answers you need.  Let. go.  Let go of yesterday and five minutes ago and your massiveneverending to do list and the guilt and the “failure” and the need to please and the perfection and the worry and the thought that you aren’t good enough and let go of the future.  The future isn’t reality yet.  Only right now is.  Just be here.  Listen.  This moment is trying to teach you something.  Love what’s right in front of you.  ‘Be still and know that I am God.’ - Psalm 46:10  Take a deep breath and trust that everything is going to be more than perfectly fine.  Why?  Because you are not in control.  He is.  Be still and listen. 

Via mth2012:

I think it’s quite hilarious that the last day for our EARLY BIRD registration is today. A Leap year day. Your last chance to LEAP at an amazing deal (50% off) for the MTH2012 tour. How many of you have opened that registration page 1, 2, 3 times? How many of you are right at the edge, wanting and wishing change but too afraid to leap?

Friends, I hate selling to people. I have no intention of pushing or pressuring anyone into a product or a program. Yet, I am completely passionate about sharing how something has blessed my life. Whether that be the best tea shop down the street, my most treasured photo purchase, or something that rocked my world

Making Things Happen has changed me. It has brought me places I have never been or even dreamed of.  How? It gave me the tools and a community of people that I never even knew existed. Tools that helped me think outside of the box. Tools that allowed me to slow down enough to find the passion stirring my heart and act. Tools to help me not feel overwhelmed every minute of the day. Plus, this community that takes leaps and shares their stories. Their whole stories, not just the pretty side. The ups and downs. The real thing. What an encouragement this is, not to mention crazy inspiring.

Ladies and Gentlemen if I hadn’t encountered MTH through this post, (P.S. if you haven’t read or answered these questions, get on it) I would be working in the corporate world, not believing my passion could become my career. It wasn’t logical to me at the time. I was confused because I had followed the path of “go to college, get married, find a secure job and you should be happy” and I still felt overworked.  If I hadn’t attended or done the work that MTH has challenged me to do. I can honestly say that I would be living on the surface of life, going through the motions. Like I was for years because I didn’t know any better. My mind and heart were controlled by fear and my bank account. This thinking has changed, and now I know better and I want to give that gift to others. Honestly, to pretty much everyone I meet.

I can honestly say Making Things Happen has completely changed my life.  It still is changing my life, as I put in the work. The forum isn’t a magic fix. For me it was the spark. The spark that lit my fire. The spark that challenged my old thinking. The spark that gave me hope to work towards my dreams and make hard decisions.  The spark of encouragement and friends to cheer me on.

Are you looking for a spark? A chance to see your life from a different perspective?

What are you waiting for? Take That Leap.

Gina Zeidler

P.S. If you want to hear more of my story or experience of MTH to help you in your decision making, email me. 

Via mth2012:

The post that started it all.  Read it now. 

P.S. Early-bird registration for the 2012 Making Things Happen Tour ends March 1!  Get 50% OFF regular registration till then… or until your city SELLS OUT!

Via mth2012: A thought for your weekend… and for… EVER.  (Thank you, Em, for sharing this quote with me this week.)  Done is better than perfect.  A-to-the-MEN!!!  Our office rule: it’s better to make a decision you aren’t 1000% sure of - it’s better to risk - than make no decision at all.  Making things happen requires action, moving forward and taking big risks.  Making the right things happen will involve “failure” and those “failures” are what teach us and keep us on the right path.  Fall down 7 times, get up eight.  These words made my heart leap when I heard them.  Done is better than perfect.  Yes!!! - Lara

mth2012:

Making things happen has a whole new meaning to me now.  I had a baby.  I have a new life. Those two small sentences are larger than the universe to me.  I had a baby (and labor was the hardest thing I’ve ever experienced for so many reasons.  I am working on finally writing Grace’s birth story and will share more about my first 6 weeks as a mom soon!).  I have a new [messy, chaotic, beautiful, fulfilling, heart-opening, exhausting] life.  And I’m seeing so much more now than ever how vital this work is.  Vital.  The work of right thought creating right action.  The work of choosing to own my life instead of rent it.  The work of letting go and letting God.  The work of surrender.   Oh, there has been so much surrender!  The work of - as one of our pastors said this weekend - getting off the fence.  It’s time to get off the fence and OWN your days.  Own your choices.  Own your gifts.  Tune in to what is most important and ACT on it.  Making things happen is about making decisions. I’m learning every day.  This new life means I have no choice but to let. go. of. control.  Let go of life being wrapped up in a pretty bow all the time.  Let go of what I thought was real joy.   Because, let me tell you… there is a greater joy.  And it really has nothing to do with whether you are a mom or not.  It has everything to do with your heart.  Are you ready to dive in?  I have so much to share with you.  So very much.  And it’s going to be honest and sometimes a complete mess (gone are the days of eight hours of sleep!) and absolutely completely full of passion.  A new spark has been lit in me to make big things happen.  Gina, Natalie, Emily and I have so much to share with you, friends.  Get ready.  Happy very New Year!  - Lara