Here are three simple rules to bring a bit more good (Or maybe a lot more good) into your life, and mine. I really like the ‘simple’ part, since most of us are just about up to our ears in things to do, places to go, and ideas to incorporate into our daily
- If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never get it.
Okay, so that’s pretty obvious. But what is neither as obvious or as easy, deep inside, is the recognition that it’s simple to set a plan for going after what we want. Obviously, rules of kindness and goodness should be included.
There must be a game plan and a goal in sight. And there needs be the desire in the heart, as well as a healthy dose of optimism thrown into the mix.
Isn’t it awesome what can be done when we carry a spirit of optimism? Lucille Ball once shared these words:
One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
I love how Ms. Ball tied belief and faith in ourselves to obtaining the things we desire. In my heart and mind, it goes without saying that faith in our God helps the entire process
2. If you don’t ask, the answer will always be no.
This is one of those duh! statements. But often, we’re afraid to ask the questions that need to be asked. Or we haven’t gone through the mental process of learning how to ask the right questions. That’s often as hard – if not harder – than finding the right answers. Then, there is this process of creativity in the questioning thread. John Jay had this to say:
The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
I like his words. There is a great mental strength involved in the creative process of thinking-asking-settling into our patterns of growth and goodness.
3. If you don’t step forward, you will always be in the same spot.
It reminds me of a similar adage that reminds us that even if we’re on the right track we’ll get run over if we just sit there. Woohoo! forward movement is sooo important for us to enjoy a happy, positive, productive life.
We all make mistakes. We get to learn important life lessons by experiencing the opposite, for example. Then, when the Real Deal comes around … when authentic happiness and good choices come around, we know – for ourselves- to appreciate them. Learning and defining as we go, we are in charge of building our good life.
It’s vital and beautiful to go for what we want, ask the right questions, and step forward. These three simple options are building blocks for goodness. We never know what awesome thing is around the corner. That’s good stuff.
Because Goodness Matters!