Before I get into taking accountability and inventory of your life, I want to share with you my reasons for this.
I’m so excited to be sharing what I’m about to with you today. If you’re not familiar with my website and ethos, it’s all about love and magic.
My mission is to make the world a better place through healing. The more we heal, the more we love. The more we love, the better the world becomes. When that happens, we can witness all the magic that we’re blessed with on a daily basis.
Being infatuated with the world of the esoteric since I was a little girl, traveling the spiritual path is more than a passion for me; it’s a lifestyle. In fact, I traveled into the abyss of my darkness for several years before I was able to find the light.
The only constant that I had when the going got tough was my faith. The faith in a higher power, the faith that things would eventually get better, and eventually, faith in myself.
Through my trials and tribulations, I learned a great deal about myself. Hugely, that I am in a perpetual state of manifesting. Well, we all are.
With this epiphany, my entire life changed- it was finally about freaking time!
Throughout this beautifully and sometimes pretty messy journey, I’ve applied spiritually based principles fueled with motivation to inspire my own journey and to start living my life according to what I wanted rather than living a life of what others expected of me.
It’s been incredibly rewarding, gratifying, and liberating.
Now it’s my turn to pay it forward.
If you apply these methods to your everyday life on a consistent basis, your attitude towards yourself and your life will shift drastically. So, keep that in mind every time that you’re tempted to wave the white flag.
You’re not allowed to quit on yourself…make it a mantra.
That’s why I’m here…to share the seven principles of success. When you apply these, you’ll ultimately bring in more love and magic to your life. For right now, we’re working on the fourth pillar of success.
Fourth pillar of success: accountability & inventory
Before you can take an inventory of your life, you need to take stock of what you need to own up to. This is where accountability comes into action.
If you’re not sure where to start, then you’re in the right place. This is a guideline for you to get to where you wish to go.
These are the questions you need to ask yourself in relation to taking accountability:
- Is it something you conceptualize and fail to grasp?
- Have you taken ownership of why you are where you are?
- And what about taking a brutally honest mental inventory?
- Are you happy with where you are in your life?
- The person that you are at this very moment?
- Have you worked your ass off in every facet of your life?
- Are you secure with yourself?
I think it’s safe to say no to at least three of these questions. That’s perfectly normal. After all, that’s why you’re here…to make improvements.
This is where accountability and inventory come into play as the fourth pillar of success.
It’s about digging into your paradigms of what you are indoctrinated with as a child.
Maybe what happened in the past somehow prevented you from attaining the happiness and goals you’re seeking. Or maybe you’re consumed with doubt because of what you were taught as a child and now you’re too paralyzed to move forward. You hold all of the answers within you.
All of that can be changed when you start to take a mental inventory of what’s holding you back. From there, you have to start taking accountability for you being where you are in your life.
The amount of liberation that will come as a result will be so incredibly empowering. Nothing will be able to stop you from taking charge of your own life.
The truth is that none of us had perfect upbringings. Not all of us have been indoctrinated with the most ideal paradigms. The majority of us haven’t had June and Carver Beaver as our parents. And it’s ok.
We’re here to learn from what hasn’t worked so that we can improve upon our current situations.
Your rough past has actually made it easier to make the changes.
You may be thinking, “What the hell is she talking about?” Because you know what happened in the past is not where you wish to be which takes you one step closer to where you wish to be.
It also has the ability to garner you with more compassion because you know how you don’t want to be treated. And you certainly wouldn’t want to treat someone the way you were treated, correct?
Take an inventory of your life
The second part of the fourth pillar of success is all about taking inventory of what stays and what goes. You know through past betrayals that both trust and respect doesn’t come freely and effortlessly. Which makes you more discerning about who you keep in your company.
That’s not to advocate not trusting anyone, but the exact opposite. You should be trusting as if you’ve never been betrayed and knowing when to walk away if the trust is breached.
I’m going to give you an example.
Allow bygones to be bygones.
Let’s say you had your heart broken ten years ago because of a betrayal. To treat everyone that enters your life as if they were the guilty party is unfair to both you and the other person. What you can do is treat the other person as if your heart had never been broken because you know they wouldn’t stand a fair chance with you for anything short of that.
If you’re still holding onto the past heartbreak and not trusting any new person that comes into your life, you can possibly miss out on an opportunity for a solid and balanced relationship. BUT that past heartache has also taught you to be more conscientious of the type of people you want to surround yourself with.
The point is that you can use the past as a lesson for the present day and the future when it’s used for motivational and practical purposes. If you feel any inclination of negativity towards the past, it’s going to repel you from what you really want.
The moral is that you can harbor negativity and ill will for the past or you can utilize it to be advantageously beneficial for you by seeing the silver lining.
You’ve become stronger as a result of crappy circumstances. You’ve also learned more because of what you had to go through. You’re a warrior because of your struggles.
Once you acknowledge and accept everything, you have the ability to be so freaking powerful. Allow the accountability and inventory to be a source of empowerment for you and see the changed that later before you. Be the conduit of your mind and future by bridging the gap between your mind and the past.
It doesn’t matter what happened yesterday or five years ago or even twenty years ago. That can never be taken back.
Don’t waste the precious gift of today by wallowing in what can’t change. It’s time to change how you feel towards what can’t be changed.
The fact of the matter is that we all idolize our own utopian beliefs about what quintessential is.
That’s ok. But it also can’t plague us.
If your expectations of others are so lofty that not even you can reach them, something has to change. And you can’t expect people to change. Not only is that unfair, it’s not going to happen.
After all, how would you feel if someone asked you to change? Wouldn’t it feel hurtful? You have to make the changes of your views towards others in order for your situation to change.
Own up to yourself. If you’re a tough cookie that can be more compassionate towards others, own it. Maybe you’re too weak and meager and that’s ok as long as you own it. If you’re too outspoken, own it. Whatever it is, own it. But don’t dwell on it.
You can’t place blame on anyone for why you don’t have certain things. You’re here to accept who you are wholly and fully so that you can create your dream life through discipline.
You’re changing your habits.
Love yourself by being yourself.
When you do is when the magic unfolds.
Accountability comes with self-awareness, but it won’t come without honesty. Inventory comes with self-reflection, but it can’t be conquered without change.
There you have it…the fourth pillar of success. Taking accountability and inventory to create more love and magic.
Have you implemented any of the principles of success? Let me know in the comments below.
See ya soon.
In the meantime, stay zenspired!
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