Effing Frustrada with Myself. Inner Chingona tells me EVERY day, to stay out of my own way and get to the job at hand, whatever it may be. I think to myself, “yeah, she’s absolutely right”, but do I do it? Not often enough. I have so many ideas running in my head, so many plans, so many things that I’m going to handle “within the next 5 minutes”, so many opportunities to do the things that I want to do … and then today, I overheard a conversation that SHOULD HAVE BEEN MY CONVERSATION. I should have taken more ownership in this matter so that I would not sit here now, knowing, and it hurts to admit this, knowing that I could have done more to make it happen for myself, on my own terms.
I wish that someone would have sat me down when I was a young girl and showed me how to channel my energy, to navigate myself and shown me, the absolute importance of STAYING OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY in order to be a success in life. I know that I would have been living my life at another level because I loved myself enough to stand up for myself, do the work needed, and then step back to let God, Jesus and the Virgen of G make it all happen.
So today, after I had my lil ‘berrinche”, almost in tears, I got up and came to my favorite place to write the hell out of my journal and to figure out how I could be more proactive in all areas of my life, so that Inner Chingona can stop, for lack of a better word, chingando.
What do I know today? That I like having a lot of plans, projects, things to do. What else do I know today? That I need to organize myself AFTER I get myself into a new state of mind: Inner Chingona has thrown down with my Inner Chillona many times because of my tendency to think like a victim, to say that no one was really there for me, that no one could understand me, so how could anyone help me? Inner Chingona has shown me, maaaaany times, that, whenever I stopped crying about it, stopped with the terca attitude, and have intelligently taken life on, that I really could get what I want!
Today, what I really needed was a road map, so I borrowed these steps from Jessika at Bohemian Musings blog. Inner Chingona approved advice. Waaay past time for me to sit back and practically cry tears at lost opportunities por sonsatontapendeja. It’s time to live Inner Chingona Style. Read on and bring your life to another level, maybe I’ll see you up there!
How To Get Out of Your Own Way1)Face the Facts: YOU are the one stopping your dreams from becoming a reality. Once you accept and see the patterns and ways of self sabotage, you can devise a plan to overcome it. 2)Believe in Yourself. This is the most important, without this belief you can and will not be successful. The negative voices in your head will win each time and you will be left discouraged and without any strength to continue. 3)Surround yourself with Positive People who are going places. Positivity is infectious so let it rub off on you. Like attracts like and if you’ve been hanging around negativity then it’s time to reorganize your circle of friends. 4)Stop Procrastinating. Some goals simply require disciplined action. Just Do it. 5)Drop the Baggage. Maybe you’ve failed before. Maybe everyone has always told you, you would never achieve great things.Let it go, along with any other past baggage that isn’t serving you well right here and now. Write it down, get it out all out of your system and then burn it and let it be released from within you. Move on. 6)Focus. Once you have a clear picture of what it is you are going after, you must have laser-like focus to determine the steps that will be needed to turn the dream into a reality. 7)On Paper it’s a Plan, in your Head it’s only a Dream. Read any article written on people who have made it to where they wanted to be and you will find the majority of the time their one key to success was writing their goals down in the first place. Getting things out of your head and onto paper makes them tangible, no longer something that only exist within your head. 8)You can do anything you want, but maybe you won’t be able to do everything you want. This is something I’m guilty of doing. I find it very difficult to focus on only one thing but when I do I’m more productive. It’s easy to get in our own way by trying to do too many things at once which only leads to very little being accomplished. Try focusing on your tasks one a time and moving on to the next only once what your working on is finished. 9)If it’s not working, STOP DOING IT! When Albert Einstein defined insanity as; “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” he hit the nail right on the head. If you keep meeting resistance in a particular area of your plan, then it might be time to reassess and try a new way. Don’t be stubborn or think there is only one way. If the direction your headed in is not working, it’s simply the Universe telling you that there’s a better way for you. So find it. 10) If it doesn’t make you happy, don’t do it. Working hard towards what you want will not be easy, but you should find joy and satisfaction in knowing that you are headed in the direction of you dreams and doing what you want to do. If that’s not true then you must reevaluate your goals and how you are pursuing them.
Now Do ItSo start doing whatever it is that you’ve always wanted to do. Whether it’s changing careers, moving to another city or country, taking a round the world trip, mountain climbing, learning a new language, do it. All you need to do is plan an action route and go for it. Of course you will come across some real obstacles on certain paths of your life, so that’s why it’s so important that the rest of the time you stay out of your own way.