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The fact that I had just given birth to my first child certainly focused my attention on my future and all the operational struggles that come with being a new mother and trying to launch a new career as an entrepreneur. This was especially challenging as my new path required learning many new skills. There have been a lot of challenges along the way.
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There were times when doubt cast a gloomy shadow over my aspirations and goals. Money became tight, and I wondered whether I would ever get off the ground. Sometimes I thought it would be a lot easier to give up on my dreams and go back to a career in finance. It certainly would have been easier -- but I wouldn't have been fully fulfilled. I vowed I would never, ever give up on my dream.
As a busy mother, working mother or mompreneur, it's not difficult to feel overwhelmed, and maybe at those times you want to give up goals that are most precious to you but seem so far out of reach. If you've been feeling that way, here are five reasons why you should never, ever give up on a goal that is important to you. Life isn't about talk; it's about commitment. A dream isn't worth anything until you try to put it into practice. When you dedicate yourself to your dream, whatever it may be, you find yourself at the intersection of perception and reality. This idea has probably existed in your mind for years, taking on a particular shape and existing entirely as a function of your own imagination.
Now, when you put it to the test, it's time to get real. It's time to give birth to the idea and fully commit to nurturing that dream the same way you would nurture a child. Resilience and adaptation are the keys to a vibrant life and healthy mind. When you are trying to manifest any idea, there will be setbacks, failures and disappointments. Newsflash: Setbacks, failures and disappointments are good for you!
They are the best education you can get, as they teach you to adapt. Giving up is like dropping out of school; you miss out on critical experiences and important lessons, and do not learn the enormous value of failure. Quitting can become a habit.
If you give up on the things that matter most to you, you will likely establish a pattern of giving up on anything when things don't go the way you hoped. You will not learn the importance of persistence -- and anything worthwhile requires persistence. Values are the most important thing.
Persisting with goals that are important to you means placing most significance on your values, rather than convenience or expedience. Hopefully, you wouldn't ever give up on your values, and you wouldn't give up on the ideas that reflect those values. Self-belief is everything.
Giving up on your important goals is tantamount to giving up on yourself. You are a unique person with your own gifts and talents and no one will invest in them more than you. Perhaps millions of people have had the same goals and dreams as you, but everyone manifests these aspirations differently -- and uniquely. So what does never giving up really mean?
It means believing in yourself.
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It means willingness to accept "failure" so you can learn the critical skill of adaptation. It means not compromising on your most important values, and walking the walk, rather than just talking the talk. This is because of the way neurons function in our body, lighting up at the receipt of a friendly gesture, telling our brains to smile when someone smiles at us and spreading the joy all around. Think of three things you are grateful for before you go to sleep for 21 days.
We did a study on this , and at the end of the study, participants were significantly more optimistic, and further, the change wasn't temporary -- the positive mindset lasted even six months later. An added effect: Increasing your optimism can improve your productive energy by 31 percent!
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Take two minutes every day to write down every detail you can remember about one positive experience that occurred over the past 24 hours. As our brains can't tell much difference between visualization and actual experience, by rehashing a high point in the day you double the effect of that positive experience. Overall, this leads to greater life satisfaction and meaning. Studies have shown that women who wrote about positive experiences were 40 percent more likely to live to age 94 than their negative peers.
By adding 15 minutes of a fun, mindful activity to your day, like gardening, going on a walk or working out, your brain learns to believe that behaviors matter -- the core of optimism. I n fact, in one study , researchers took people suffering from depressions and had half take an antidepressant and half do light aerobic exercise in order to train their brain to believe that their behavior matters.
While there were equal drops in depression for the first few months, the group that added a habit of exercise had significantly lower chance of relapse back into depression 10 months later. Habits like the "Fun 15" help your brain record a victory, which creates a "cascade of success," where individuals start creating a constellation of positive habits around them, decreasing the likelihood for depression and despair.
Take two minutes each day to stop what you're doing and watch your breath go in and out. This exercise trains your brain to do one thing at a time. Research suggests that a multitasking brain has a harder time falling asleep, is more stressed, and has lower energy. By taking time to relax the brain has a chance to undo the negative effects of trying to manage everything at once. As part of Everyday Matters, we're following five people through personal text, video and photo journals as they learn to apply these tips in their everyday lives.
To see how they are doing, comment on their journeys, to offer your own gratitude, or to access resources about positive psychology you can visit www. Happiness is a choice, even in the midst of a chronic illness. By taking small steps, large goals can be accomplished, enhancing the outlook and overall well-being of those living with or affected by a life-altering disease. For more by Shawn Achor, click here. For more on happiness, click here. Real Life.