If Life Gives You Beets…

Natalia Fogarty @vigour8

Today after watching the 3rd live masterclass about becoming a successful writer hosted by Reid Tracy (Hay House CEO), I’ve decided that it was about time to make a little update on my website and share some of the recent ideas and insights I’ve been gathering from the past few months. So after adding the contact form here I felt like writing about something fun that happened to me yesterday. It was when I looked back to the date of my last post I did here that I realized how long it took for me to sit down on my chair again and just write. (sigh)

It doesn’t matter how much you think you know about something – let’s say a subject or how you mastered your skills and abilities for your job; your background; or even how good you think your are with life, relationships and so on; and even how much you have had worked on your intentions towards ‘a goal’ – life never stops on surprising or challenging us to learn something new or to say the least to dig deeper in every lesson we think we learned. One thing I know is that I know nothing, really(!)

During my whole life (and I’m 40 now) I danced with the music; I took the chance (many of them actually); I did the best I could with what I knew and I had in any given opportunity by being present in the moment – listening to others; observing the environment; feeling the energies around me; always questioning everything; by actively participating; by being there fully… Looking back to the courses I took; the places I went; the things I did and the people I met; It comes to my mind that I never felt unnoticed – that my presence was never unfelt. The feeling I get today is that by looking at my past I was there all the time waiting for the next opportunity or something better for me. But just a week ago it occurred to me that I was wrong the whole time.

I was waiting for the next opportunity or something better for me, but life is really about what we make off of it, and not by what happens to us. I know it sounds silly like a self-help saying kind of thing, but seriously it’s not about the new opportunity; the next course; the next diet; training; meeting; reading; therapy; power affirmation and so on. It’s not about that, but surely it is all about the small steps we give day after day towards that one goal. We live in a society that praises success over effort, as if it were something that you could do quick and easy like a snapshot. And with all the social media frenzy we couldn’t think any different than that.

Funny fact it’s been close to one year now that I’ve been having many setbacks, I mean I invested my intentions, time, energy, actions and money on a dream that never came true without even noticing I surrounded myself with all sorts of illusionary ideas and crutches to keep me distracted from what I should have done since I got an insight almost 3 years ago. I don’t even wanna go that far to talk about how much we sabotage ourselves to prevent our dreams to come true. So here I am after that realization doing what I should do – writing about my journey of self-realizations, sharing with you my thoughts, the lessons I learned, to motivate and inspire you to be better than yourself so you too can inspire and motivate others through your own experience, realizations and successes.

Aside from the articles I wrote for my website, I’m also giving the first steps to writing a book for kids. And this is a joyous journey I’m learning to embrace, accept and allow to happen as the author of that story – one paragraph at a time.

So what about the beets mentioned in the title? Try not to laugh, but I’m really bad at cooking, and I was “left home” with a couple of beets and some other legumes in the fridge and for me they all look the same with a different name (so you know who’s NOT gonna be the next Master Chef). Aaaand, instead of throwing them in the trash, I was like ‘let’s see what I can do with them’. Little did I know, after a quick search on Google I found out a catchy recipe of a beets burger(!) No joke. Seriously, if there’s something I could never imagine doing in my life that was a hamburger made out of a single beet. And if that thing can look good and be delicious – OH-MY-GOD! Talking about dreams unfulfilled and goals to achieve, that was the boost I needed to just start writing again. Anything is possible if we just go there, pull up our sleeves and get dirt, hesitate, keep on doing, trying, doing again (even though you don’t know the results), and just trust the process than BOOM! The most delicious recipe, book, project, workshop, trip, new job, can happen just before your eyes and actually look so ‘yummy’ you can’t wait to do it again and share it with everybody you know.

It took me almost one year to start writing my book again and I really don’t know how I’m going to publish it, till then I’ll keep on writing, cause the worst thing we can do is not believing that dreams can come true and not working to make them happen.

*If you liked my article and would like to get in touch with me, please leave a comment bellow, send me a private message if you like and become my friend on my social networks. I’m just warming up, and I don’t want you to miss the feast. =)

Love,

Natalie

Photo: Os Segredos Veganos de Isa (livro)

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