Past Memories Enrich Your Future


Day 32: 78 DayTriple Dog DareChallenge (15)

Positive Affirmation

I am embrace the memories of my past.

Theme of the Day

Allow yourself the time to reconnect with aspects of your past.

Welcome to Day 32 of the challenge.  If you’re jumping in right now, be sure to check out the Welcome to the Triple Dog Dare to get started.  The previous days are listed at the bottom of each post with a hyperlink.

When I look back at specific moments in my past, it forces me to cringe.  Did I really do that?  Other times, I look at events in my past and a huge smile sweeps across my face.

There are points your life that you wish you could erase even though you know that profound experience is what shaped you into who you are today.  Life is filled with a vast scope of experiences, some that are just down right hard and painful and others happy and pleasant.

Six of Cups

Rider-Waite Tarot by U.S. Games Incorporated

If you take a closer look at the Six of Cups, you’ll see that the past is offering a gift to the present.  There are lessons to be learned from past experiences.  For example, when I started networking, I wanted to meet with as many people as possible.  This included having tea with people for two to three hours — with the same person. I thought that since I was out “networking” and having “tea” with someone, that I was “doing business”.

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. – Melody Beattie

I encountered a woman who said she only “networked” on Wednesday and I thought that was absolutely nuts.  Who limits their networking time to one day of the week to a specific time?  After all, I am a social person and I love being around people.

Fast forward a few weeks later.  When my sales started to plummet, I had a freakout moment.  Why were my profits sinking?  Once my shock subsided, I kept track of what I was doing every 15 minutes.  When I looked at how my time was spent during the day, it became evident that unfocused networking ate into a huge part of my business.

My game plan needed to change.  The past memory of the woman who shared how she managed her networking time made sense and I incorporated that practice into my business.  Now, I’m very strategic with my networking time and how it is done.

Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them.  They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents them. – Jack Canfield

You have FOUR Triple Dog Dare Challenges today.  Read the challenges and close your eyes to connect with what the challenge is asking of you.  Allow yourself to walk through the experience and be sure to capture as much as you can with your words as well as intent. 

Triple Dog Dare Challenge #1: Find a quiet spot and set aside 15 to 20 minutes to write down some of your favorite past memories. Once you are done, close the journal and offer yourself a moment of gratitude.  You’re blessed for being able to experience amazing moments.

Triple Dog Dare Challenge #2: Find a quiet spot and set aside 15 to 20 minutes to write down some of your most scary, challenging memories. Once you are done, close the journal and offer yourself a moment of grace. You are a trooper for having weathered many storms.

Triple Dog Dare Challenge #3: Follow me on FB, Instagram, or Twitter where I offer daily reflection prompts for you to work on. See links below.

Triple Dog Dare Challenge #4: What are some time wasters you currently engage in or did engage in that are no longer serving your business in a positive way?  Write them down and then identify solutions for those time wasters.  How can you change those to where they will work for you?

Once you’ve completed your Triple Dog Dare Challenges, celebrate them!  I invite you to step out of your comfort  zone and share with us in the comments below so we can celebrate with you.

Celebrating YOU!

You’re super important and so is your journey. I’d love to hear how the Triple Dog Dare Challenge has enhanced your personal and/or professional life. Leave a comment and enrich the lives of our other readers. Pay your experiences forward.

How may I serve you?

My focus is to serve 1200 people in the 2017 – 2018 year so they can use their intuition and messages from the spirit to develop, grow, and sustain their business.  There’s nothing more powerful that being connected to the divine to help people accomplish their mission they’ve declared for themselves.


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A gentle reminder-

You can participate in the “78 Day Triple Dog Dare” Challenge via:

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