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th… because you’re always on your way somewhere else.

In other words, where you are is always just a stop over to where you want to be. It’s part of the process of exploring who you are.

Finding yourself is a lifelong process – you are on a journey – one step at a time. And during that journey, you never stay anywhere very long. You only stay long enough to learn something new. That is because the nature of life is to change and evolve. So recognize that where you are in your life is NEVER permanent, therefore don’t get caught up in the drama of not being exactly where you want to be. There is always something new waiting around the corner for you.

Life can change on a dime. No sense in beating yourself up for not having everything that you want in this moment. In due time, you’ll have all the experiences that you need to help you find who you are.

Look at it this way, life is like a planned holiday to 5 different European cities. You’ve carefully planned this itinerary (of life) before you were born. Just because you do not like city #1 doesn’t mean you have to shut down and get frustrated because you are not yet at city #4. You can sit back and appreciate city #1 for what it gives you, knowing that you are moving on in the next day or so. Remember that in your life, you will always have more cities to explore. You are never finished exploring cities until you are finished exploring your life.

You are where you are and that’s ok. You are always just passing through and if where you are doesn’t feel good, know that you are on your way to something much bigger and better. You just need to allow yourself to get there. Don’t stay stuck in city #1 feeling bad for yourself. Know that the journey of exploration is ahead of you. Learn what you can from this moment and recognize that you do not have to stay in this place. You want to explore the other 4 cities, don’t you? Just because you are not there yet, doesn’t mean those cities don’t exist. Trust that they are ahead of you and pick yourself up out of the city that you are done with and find the strength to move forward. The rest of your life is ALWAYS ahead of you. On to the next city of your life!

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th-1… rewrite a new one.

We all have our own stories about our lives – past, present and future. But what we don’t realize is that we are in control of those stories. If we feel they are limiting us or holding us back, we can rewrite them and give them a new ending.

You are never controlled by your story, you are the author of it and it’s yours to rewrite over and over again. In other words, you’re never limited by the circumstances of your life, because you’re creating them at every juncture. So if you do not like how your story’s been playing out, reframe it, see it from a different perspective, one which empowers you, rather than disempowers you.

Just because something is true, doesn’t mean it has to become your truth. If it doesn’t fit your vision of who you are/who you want to be, then rewrite it. You may not be where you want to be in your life, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept being in a hole either.

Is your glass half empty or half full? It’s the same glass with the same water content, the only difference is the story you have given it. And the story you’ve given it always determines its outcome.

Learn to hold the highest story of yourself. Don’t allow yourself to be limited by your shortlist of shortcomings. Your glass is always half full, and if it’s not, rewrite the story until it is. How you see things is HOW THEY WILL SHOW UP FOR YOU. The stories we tell ourselves inevitably become our reality whether we want them to or not.

Nobody wants to hear the same story over and over again, especially if it’s a story of victimhood. You are only limited by the story you tell yourself. So, if your story is holding you back from greatness, rewrite it until it brings you the greatness you deserve.

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th… brings it RIGHT TO YOU.

Detaching from it, dissolves it for you.

Which sounds like the path of least resistance?

We have it wrong in our society, we continually FIGHT AGAINST what we DON’T WANT in our lives. But in doing so, we actually feed energy to the very thing we don’t want.

So, if there is something in your life that you do NOT want, do NOT give it any attention at all. Detach from it. Take back your energy and don’t feed energy into your thoughts of resistance, anger, worries or fears of it happening. Just re-focus your thoughts on something else. When you re-focus your thoughts, you put the energy into a different arena and what you are resisting slowly dissipates from your reality.

Thoughts need energy to become real. And you are always in control of whether or not you make any thought real. Take back your power and put your energy ONLY into the thoughts you want to experience in your life. Fighting against something makes sure you get it, detaching from the mere thought of it assures that it will NEVER make its way into your existence. Which way would you prefer to live?

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th… needs from others.

Being emotionally independent needs ONLY from oneself.

If you continually need someone to do/say something in order for you to feel validated and secure, then you’re emotionally needy. Needing others in order to feel fulfilled within yourself is a losing strategy.

Others are NOT YOU. Others come and go into your life and their opinions are subjective. So to base your identity on the whim of outside opinion denies you of your ability to define yourself. If your own validation is contingent on someone/something outside of you, then it’s NOT YOURS.

When you need someone to do/say something to make you feel better about yourself, you’re GIVING YOUR POWER OVER TO THEM. When you give your power over to others to dictate how you feel, you lose your yourself.

Needing something outside of you tells you that YOU DO NOT HAVE IT.

Needing someone outside of you tells you that YOU ARE NOT IT.

No one has something that you do not already have. You have all you need inside yourself. Remember, no one has control over your life unless you give it to them. Once you give your control over to others, your happiness and identity is in their hands and your emotions are at their mercy.

Your power is yours. Your only consistency is within yourself. Don’t be emotionally needy. Take back control over your life and learn how to be emotionally independent within yourself. No more needing, it’s your life, you do not need anyone else to help you define any of it. Now, it’s just time to live it.

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Patterns Repeat

th… until you break them.

Our lives are cyclical. The lessons you are meant to learn show up as repeated patterns in your life. These patterns continually show up throughout your life giving you many chances to break through them.

Are you observing a pattern somewhere? If you are, it’s important to realize that it is NEVER a coincidence. If something is happening over and over again it’s purposeful, and it’s meant to be worked through differently. Because engaging a pattern the same way gives you the same outcome. But changing your engagement with the pattern, changes the outcome.

In other words, patterns repeat until you get them.

When you identify a pattern, know that it’s never a coincidence, but an opportunity to make change. Are you ready to grow and evolve? Stop repeating the same patterns over and over. If they show up, time to break the cycle. Approach the pattern differently and you’ll begin to have a different result. Patterns are meant to be broken, not repeated. Learn to break the pattern before it breaks you.

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the flow of life… gets you washed out.

There is a flow to your life, but many times we resist it. We naturally fear change. So when life provides us with opportunities to grow in a new direction, sometimes we shun it in favor of staying where we are. But there is a reason why life offers new opportunities; it’s usually because it’s time to grow and expand. When it’s time to move on, the universe will push us along our path and challenge us to take a risk to move forward.

You are always in control of your life and if you use your free will to resist this new current, you will only succeed in exhausting yourself. Swimming upstream makes you tired; it’s literally an uphill battle. Surrender is the name of the game. If life seems to be pushing you in a certain direction and you are resisting it, ask yourself why? What are you afraid of? Fears are meant to be pushed through because freedom and success are always on the other side.

Fears keep you small, risks make you great. By flowing with the path of your life, you are always certain to get to where you need to be. The river knows where it ends. Swimming back upstream to change the direction of your life never serves you. If you weren’t meant to be on that river, you wouldn’t be on it. Trust that the river knows where it is meant to be flowing and kick back and enjoy the ride.

Whatever happens is bringing you to a better place, if you can just trust in the process. Stop trying so hard to resist your life. Acceptance and trust goes a long way to helping you create the life of your dreams. Fighting the flow of your life gets you washed out; flowing with it brings you to where you need to be (even if you didn’t realize you needed to be there.) After all, if you weren’t meant to be on that river, you wouldn’t be on it; since you’re on it, you’re meant to flow with it, not fight against it.

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falling for almost… never brings you ALWAYS.

how could it?

“Always” always meets your needs, but “almost” rarely ever does. It is all in what you accept into your life. After all, you get what you accept and if what you are accepting isn’t quite cutting it, then send it back and tell the universe to try again.

“Almost” by definition doesn’t quite meet your needs. “Always” always does. Which reality do you want to fall for? The one that “almost” meets your needs or the one that “always” does.

You are worth a reality filled with always having your needs met, not almost. Almost creates a life of tension and frustration. Always awards you the happiness and satisfaction you innately deserve. Believe in yourself, you always deserve better. Don’t accept “almost” when it is put on offer, because doing so tells the universe you do not want better for yourself.

Do you want a life of “always having your needs met” or a life of “almost having them met.” The choice is yours. Aim higher and you will get higher. Prioritize yourself and your needs and recognize that always falling for “almost” can’t possibly give you “always.”

Read more inspiration in Donnalynn’s new Book, “Life Lessons,” click here.

If you would like more information on Life Coaching Sessions with Donnalynnclick here.

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