If you have ever had freshly squeezed lemonade, you know how delicious and refreshing it is. The flavors and consistency are much brighter and fuller than lemonade made from a frozen concentrate or powdered mix. There is nothing like the real thing! And there is nothing like the feelings of success and happiness. Success, happiness and lemonade are absolutely delicious!
Imagine drinking freshly squeezed lemonade whenever you were thirsty for something bright and refreshing. Now imagine your life feeling fulfilled, happy and grateful for all that you are and have become in your life. You can have it all!
If you want to have it all, you have to squeeze your lemons one-by-one. Sorry – there are no shortcuts to making lemonade or achieving success and happiness. Making lemonade from scratch requires extra muscle, time, and taste testing. Some batches will be great while other batches will not. This is why many people prefer to simply and quickly open the frozen concentrate can or powder mixes. They are easier with a guaranteed outcome. However, if you are not happy with your current situation or feel burnt out and lack energy, now is the time to get back on track and regain your momentum.
If you created a vision or set goals for 2017, are you seeing the results you wanted? If yes, congratulations on your success! If not, why? What consequences are you experiencing for not seeing your desired results? What were your obstacles? More importantly, how will you overcome them?
The answers to these questions will help you determine gaps and what is needed to bring you success and happiness. Just like freshly squeezed lemonade is the tastiest, success and happiness can only be achieved with hard work and the critical ingredients. Your circumstance will not improve without them. You hold the power!
5 Critical Ingredients for Success, Happiness and Lemonade:
1. Write goals and find someone to hold you accountable.
2. Find support and surround yourself around positive people who are striving to achieve similar goals.
3. Rescue your temptations and be disciplined.
4. Talk nicely to yourself.
5. Take care of yourself.
The next time you get stuck, make the time to acknowledge all that you are and have become in your life. This activity will help you get unstuck and give you newfound motivation to make yourself another glass of freshly squeezed lemonade. When you take initiative to make positive changes, you will become more fulfilled professionally and personally. While getting out of your comfort zone and change are uncomfortable, they can provide a beneficial transition process that eventually helps people and companies become their optimal best. Your positive energy will radiate and positive experiences will come your way. Cheers!
Be strong, be wise, be delicious!