When I wake up I’m going to remember 4 things before starting my day. Well, try to remember because some days are earlier than others and I don’t do well with thoughts before 9am.
Thought #1: No negative thoughts.
Each day that my dreams weren’t coming to pass I would wake up depressed. I wasn’t where I wanted to be. I was frustrated because other people were where I wanted to be. Each day was a struggle to get out of bed because I felt like I was so far behind in the game that I would never catch up.
You remember the Austin Powers movies? I watched all of them in the 90’s, religiously. You remember the scenes between Dr. Evil and his son? Every time his son would try to reason with him about his “laser” dreams he would cut him off mid sentence. That’s how you should treat negative thoughts, Zip it…zip…ziiiii…ziiiiii….zip it!
Thought #2: Let go of the past
There are things I wish that I could have done differently. I believe I’ve had some missed opportunities or I could have worked harder on certain goals. There are friends that I wish were still my friends. But I had to let go off all that pain. It was weighing me down and holding me back from my destiny. I had to let it go.
Thought #3: Be confident
I have to remind myself that I am the CEO and Founder of my own company. I have 20 years of experience in my field. I’ve paid my dues and I am leader in my own right. I dared to dream. As a female CEO, I can’t walk into any boardroom with hesitation or reservation. I have to be confident, stand my ground, push through my mistakes, and be unafraid of taking risks.
Thought #4: Trust God in the process
Sometimes when a door is closed I question it. I thought it was a good deal. I thought the client I was working with was sane. I thought I could make a long term business relationship with this or that company. But sometimes God closes doors to protect you or move you in a better direction. You might not be ready. He might stop you from wasting your time with someone. He might warn you that the person you’re shaking hands with is crazy as hell and you need not to trust them and moonwalk right out of the conversation immediately. There are things that we don’t know that only God knows. If something falls through, that’s ok. If something is successful that is awesome. Either way trust God in the process. His timing for you is perfect and he makes no mistakes.