I know I probably won’t be this smaller size forever, but boy oh boy, did it feel good to walk up to the cash register and buy these babies!
Well, I’ve got ONE MORE for ya…
I COMPLETED my ONE YEAR Notes to Self project yesterday!
WOW. I can barely believe a whole year has gone by since I wrote the first Note to Self.
[The FIRST Note to Self!]
Of course I’m EXCITED, but I’m also experiencing other emotions too, like sadness, fear, confusion, and even regret.
Well, because it took me going through HELL to come up with the idea and commit to practicing positive self-talk each day.
Sure I’ve known about positive self-talk for years (and I considered myself a reasonably positive person before), but it took being UNABLE TO BEAR LIVING in the past (too PAINFUL) or living in the future (too SCARY) to APPRECIATE the goodness of the present moment and talk myself into focusing on it.
Nope, I didn’t start writing my positive “Notes to Self” because I became enlightened. I did it because the present moment was the only place I could still BEAR TO EXIST.
Writing these notes to myself was my desperate attempt to save myself from being crushed by pain and fear.
My Note to Self became a simple discipline I practiced daily in order to keep myself moving forward (in lieu of focusing on pain and getting depressed).
Surprised? Frankly, I’m SHOCKED I was able to keep it up for a whole year.
Now that the project is complete, I find it simply AMAZING how something so small was able to pull me forward through my pain, while at the same time becoming such a popular touchstone of inspiration to people all over the world!
Right now, I’m working on finding the right people to help me turn my little Notes to Self into an inspirational book, and pretty soon I’ll be revealing how YOU CAN JOIN ME me in creating an inspirational project like this of your very own.
Curious what I mean?
Until next week,