28-Day “Life Well-Lived” Challenge: Day 6 Release the How

The 28-Day “Life Well-Lived” Challenge is a journey, not a destination. It is a an opportunity to unleash a life stuck in neutral. Whether it is career choices, romantic relationships, or financial freedom, “Life Well-Lived” offers a wholistic approach and a safe space for addressing a personal issue head-on so we can take one step closer to becoming the very best version of ourselves, living a Beautiful Life.

By Melissa Turner

We’ve all heard the saying “Love finds you when you stop looking for it,” right Well, why is it that when we are trying really hard to get something, it seems to slip away from our grasp even faster?

As long as we know the “why” behind our dreams and desires for a Life Well-Lived, we can believe the way is being provided right now for those God-given seeds to take root, grow, and thrive.

When we look out at a field of wheat grass swaying in the breeze, we know it emerged from tiny little seeds that took root and grew day by day. They did not try to grow, they did not worry about how they would grow. The seeds are now thriving in fulfilling their ultimate purpose simply because they are nourished by soil, sunlight, and rain. All of the elements for success are provided.

When we release the “how,” trust the process, and finally stop trying so hard to get something, almost suddenly and magically that “something” appears in ways we never could have thought of, asked for, dreamed of, or even imagined.

“Love finds you…”

“Meaningful work finds you…”

“Wealth finds you…”

“Health finds you…”

“Abundance finds you…”

It’s simple. Know your why. Release the how. Watch what happens.

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Day Six Challenge: Release the How.

When I “Release the How” I open the doors to a Life Well-Lived so others can live well. I am no longer inserting my fear, worry, anxiety, desperation, or need to control into my life or the lives of others with whom I share this journey. I am trusting the process and I believe all of the elements for success are provided. Releasing the how is freeing.

Day Six Power Word: Open

Day Six Affirmation: I am open to allowing my goal of “Being a Financially Independent Woman” (fill in the blank with your goal for the 28-Day Challenge) to be fulfilled, knowing and trusting that all of the elements for my success are provided.

Day Six Action: I’m going to take the next 24 hours to not think about how I am going to meet my goal for this 28-Day Challenge. I am simply going to “release the how” and “let it go” and watch what happens. When a thought pops up about the “how” I am simply going to shift my focus back to the “why” and express a thought of gratitude for receiving this dream and desire for a Life Well-Lived in the first place, knowing and trusting that all of the elements of success are provided.

 

Until tomorrow!

28-Day “Life Well-Lived” Challenge: Day 5 Know Your Why

The 28-Day “Life Well-Lived” Challenge is a journey, not a destination. It is a an opportunity to unleash a life stuck in neutral. Whether it is career choices, romantic relationships, or financial freedom, “Life Well-Lived” offers a wholistic approach and a safe space for addressing a personal issue head-on so we can take one step closer to becoming the very best version of ourselves, living a Beautiful Life.

By Melissa Turner

Ask most anyone what is their “Why?” and the answer will be a “deer caught in the headlights,” “Umm… Uhh…” stumbling-around kind of answer. It’s true. I was there too until not so long ago it was time for me to be confronted with answering my own “Why?”

Why do you do what you do? Why do I do what I do? We are all fully equipped and empowered to make a difference in our own unique and individual way. We are all Changemakers with unique gifts, talents, and passions to inspire and uplift others and to light the way to a brighter future.

But, let’s go ahead and ask the question: what is the “Why?” behind what we do from day-to-day? In what ways does identifying our own unique “Why?” inform us as to whether or not we are fully pursuing our life’s purpose?

When we know who we are, where we came from, what we believe, what our purpose is, and where we are going, then we are like a house built on the strongest foundation with the best materials and we can weather any storm. Instead of bending in the wind, we stand strong and tall. We are supported by purpose, direction, and focus.

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Day Five Challenge: Know Your Why

When I “Know My Why” I am empowered to more fully pursue Life Well-Lived so others can live well. I move from a directionless life of “going through the motions” to living on purpose, with purpose. “Knowing My Why” is motivating.

Day Five Power Word: Purpose

Day Five Affirmation: I am choosing to live each day focused on loving God, loving others, and loving myself in such a way that I am living on purpose, with purpose. This mindset motivates me to achieve my goal of “Being a Financially Independent Woman” (fill in the blank with your goal for the 28-Day Challenge) to more fully pursue Life Well-Lived so others can live well.

Day Five Action: Take 30 minutes to meditate on my “Why?” and then as the answer presents itself take some additional time to write out a life purpose or mission statement based on my “Why?” and the unique gifts and talents I was born with to achieve it. Find a place where I can put this life purpose or mission statement so I can look at it regularly and meditate on it as I allow it to shape the course of my thoughts, choices, and actions each day.

Until tomorrow!

28-Day “Life Well-Lived” Challenge: Day 4 Trust the Process

The 28-Day “Life Well-Lived” Challenge is a journey, not a destination. It is a an opportunity to unleash a life stuck in neutral. Whether it is career choices, romantic relationships, or financial freedom, “Life Well-Lived” offers a wholistic approach and a safe space for addressing a personal issue head-on so we can take one step closer to becoming the very best version of ourselves, living a Beautiful Life.

By Melissa Turner

As I look around me there are a lot of people who are giving and serving in the world, but who also seem to be facing a lot of fear, worry, anxiety, pain, frustration, lack, and all sorts of challenges each and every day.

The masses of men, women, children, and all of earth’s inhabitants are essentially living their lives in “quiet desperation” as Henry David Thoreau so aptly put it. Meanwhile we watch the world’s top 1 percent rule everything and live the good life, so to speak.

It is time to start writing a different story, one that uplifts all people and all creatures, across our planet.

As Gandhi said, “The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.”

Christ in his Sermon on the Mount reminds us, “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes… Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them…”

It is time to start living the story of abundance. All our needs are supplied. We have a future and a hope.

Believe in Miracles. Trust the Process.

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Day Four Challenge: Trust the Process.

When I trust the process I am acknowledging that all my needs are supplied from day to day and I am empowered but the belief that I have a future and a hope. In a world where miracles seem to be a thing of the past or something ethereal that only happens to other people, I choose to believe in miracles. Trusting the process is life-affirming.

Day Four Power Word: Trust

Day Four Affirmation: I am choosing to believe in miracles and to trust the process that unfolds as God supplies all my needs and provides me with a future and a hope. I truly embrace the fulfillment of my goal of “Being a Financially Independent Woman” (fill in the blank with your goal for the 28-Day Challenge).

Day Four Action: Take the time to sit down and write out the top 5 reasons I want to achieve my goal of “Being a Financially Independent Woman” (fill in the blank with your goal for the 28-Day Challenge). Take these top 5 reasons and turn them into a one-sentence statement that answers the question: Why? In other words, why do I want to achieve my goal of “Being a Financially Independent Woman” (fill in the blank with your goal for the 28-Day Challenge)? Express gratitude for this personal desire that God has planted in my body, mind, and soul for a Life Well-Lived. Over the course of the day, when a negative thought or doubt comes up about achieving my goal, I will replace those thoughts with expressions of gratitude that celebrate the fulfillment of my goal.

Until tomorrow!