January 2019

The new year is here and the purpose for this months blog is to encourage you to live your best life and fulfill your dreams. Write down your goals for 2019! What do you wanna experience? What do you need to do next to move forward?

Asking these questions from yourself is very important and now is the time.

I recently started listening to Zig Ziglar and I wanted to share a part of he’s speech that really touched me. This is he’s definition of success. I’m gonna print this out and put it on my refrigerator so I could read this over and over again to remind myself the truths of life.

You clearly understand that failure is an event, not a person; that yesterday ended last night, and today is a brand-new day. You have made friends with your past, are focused on the present and are optimistic about your future. You know that success doesn’t make you, and failure doesn’t break you. You are filled with faith, hope and love; and live without anger, greed, guilt, envy or thoughts of revenge. You are mature enough to delay gratification and shift your focus from your rights to your responsibilities. You know that failure to stand for what is morally right is the prelude to being the victim of what is criminally wrong. You are secure in who you are, so you are at peace with God and in fellowship with man. You have made friends of your adversaries, and have gained the love and respect of those who know you best.

You understand that others can give you pleasure, but genuine happiness comes when you do things for others. You are pleasant to the grouch, courteous to the rude and generous to the needy. You love the unlovable, and give hope to the helpless, friendship to the friendless and encouragement to the discouraged. You can look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion and up with gratitude.

You know that “he who would be the greatest among you must become the servant of all.” You recognize, confess, develop and use your God-given physical, mental and spiritual abilities to the glory of God and for the benefit of mankind. You stand in front of the Creator of the universe, and He says to you, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”

I love this so much! This is definitely one of the best definitions of success I have ever read. I’m striving for that cause I wanna live a meaningful life.

Sometimes it’s really hard to keep yourself positive. We all have days when fear and self doubt creeps in and it’s up to you to do something about it!

Listening to motivational tapes can help. It’s little funny at first cause you are kind of brainwashing yourself but in a good way. This one is pretty good.

I say it out loud “I am a masterpiece.” It makes me laugh but it makes me feel good. You are responsible for motivating yourself. Positive thinking and seeing greatness in yourself is a must when you wanna reach your goals.

One of my goals this new year is to finish and release my new album. It’s pretty crazy how much time and effort goes into making a 3 minutes song or video. I also wanna keep educating myself and try to read at least one book a month and exercise more. Thereś always something you can do to improve. The goal is to become the best version of yourself.

Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you are ready to give your best in 2019!

Happy New Year – Let’s do it!

Love

Janne