Keeping the Good Times Rolling

Having a plan, goals, and keeping track of accomplishments are all great activities to practice regularly.

As is keeping a gratitude journal.

We’ve talked about all of these things here over the past few years.

It’s something similar to a gratitude journal that I recently discovered and I find it quite powerful.

I do it along with the gratitude journal, but it can be done separately, as part of a weekly calendar, or however you like.

Mantids can turn their heads a full 180 degrees - always keeping their goal in sight.

Mantids can turn their heads a full 180 degrees – always keeping their goal in sight.

It’s a list of items placed under the heading Signs the Universe is Supporting Me Right Now.

A sampling of a recent list of mine:

  1. I have the time I need to work on my business this week.
  2. I have exciting new writing opportunities arriving on my desk weekly.
  3. I have the technology and other resources needed to take my business forward.
  4. I am energized and ready to get my to do tasks done.
  5. My work environment is distraction free so I can focus on my business.
  6. I’m able to connect with the right people who can help me build my business.

That’s easy enough, right? It’s a bit picture way to keep goals in sight.

It’s part “act as if” and part list of gratitude items thought about in a different way.

I challenge you to give it a try — make a list, however short or long, of your proof that the Universe is supporting you with your goals right now.

It’ll be a great way to start your week.

Lisa J. JacksonLisa J. Jackson is an independent writer and editor who enjoys working with businesses of all sizes. She believes that keeping the universe ‘in the loop’ is a natural and positive part of life. You can connect with her on Twitter, Facebook,  Google+, and LinkedIn.

16 thoughts on “Keeping the Good Times Rolling

  1. Great idea, I like the refocussing on the present rather than the past. My friend has a pretty stone she keeps in her bag, whenever she finds it while scrabbling around, she immediately thinks of something that’s going well for her in the day. She says it helps keep her grateful and courageous. Sounds similar to your suggestion here and I love it!

  2. Great advice–not only to achieve success in your writing, but also to bring happiness to life in general. When you focus on the positives in your life, you’ll draw more good things your way and learn to see opportunities where others might see problems.

  3. Great post! Keeping a gratitude list helps you to recognize the small happenings in your day that really are good, but can often be overlooked when making our way through our fast-paced day. I’m definitely going to start trying to listen to what the universe is saying to me now, as well!

  4. Yep, excellent idea. Signs that the universe is supporting me:
    A friend hears of a writing project that I’m working on and sends me a copy of the book that she used to write her awesome book.
    I have the perfect amount of work and financial support to allow me to support my family and write.
    I have a wonderful support network.
    I have access to good internet and devices that allow me to work.
    yep, the universe is GOOD to me 🙂

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