“Stop beating yourself up! You are a work in progress which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.”
I put up these words on our blackboard today to remind myself that although I may be a work in progress, that is OK! I was struck by the personal relevance of this quote after reading it in the May Issue of “This Girl Means Business” from the Female Entrepreneur Association. There are times when I hold the idea of where I want to be so clearly in my mind that it can be frustrating to acknowledge that where I am right now is nowhere near my vision. At those times (ie nearly every day at some point) I have to remind myself that I am working towards my goal and that the journey is just as exciting as the end point (perhaps more so).
I am passionate about raising the profile of complementary therapies. I’m on a mission to encourage more people to be aware of how they can have greater control over their own health and wellbeing, and that of their families, by making use of the plethora of well-revered therapies available in their local community. My goal is to demystify complementary and alternative therapies; to take them out of the ‘new age’ corner and establish them more firmly in the mainstream. As I approach the first year’s anniversary of my time as Director of The Wellbeing Centre, I am reflecting on how far I have come – improving the image & branding of the centre as well as the facilities here, increasing the awareness of what we offer and how it can help people with a huge range of issues and making The Wellbeing Centre the location of choice for a growing number of people whether it is for groups and classes, such as Baby Massage and Yoga, complementary therapies such as acupuncture, massage, osteopathy and reflexology, or for a growing number of workshops, talks and other events.
However, there is a sneeky voice inside whispering of all the things I’d still like to do and the goals that I’ve set myself; about how far I am yet from where I’d like to be. It is to quiet that voice that I like to collect inspirational and motivational quotes and affirmations. I find that when I start thinking something less than positive, it really helps to read, write or listen to something that helps keep my mind focused on the positive. And when my mind is focused on the positive, I feel that good things simply happen around me and life is much easier and happier as a result.
By the way, another great motivational article from the Female Entrepreneur Association included a link to this youtube ‘video’ – not so much a video as an audio track – which I’d like to share with you. Listen to it with your eyes closed and prepare to be motivated!