Donna Doyon Gilbert
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Every accomplishment represents a milestone on our life's journey. If we forget or fail to enjoy the fruits of our labors, we miss out on the reward for becoming the person who can achieve that particular goal.

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[00:00:02.750] - Speaker 1

Welcome to another episode of Finding My Way, a podcast dedicated to helping you shift your perspective about the good, the bad, and the best things in your life. Each week, I'll be calling upon the wisdom of the universe to help you find magic in the mundane.

[00:00:21.990] - Speaker 1

This is episode 161, and I'm your host, Donna Doyon. This week I'd like to talk about how you feel and what you think when you've completed something. It could be something simple, like a five day challenge that you joined on Facebook or social media. It could be an online course that you signed up for. It could be a craft project that you'd been putting off and you've been working on for days or weeks or months, but you finally finished it. So this doesn't have to be something really big and extraordinary, just something simple that you've completed. Now. It could be something big, it could be something huge. But we're going to focus on just that feeling of completion when you think, wow, I did it. I put in the time and the energy and the focus, and I'm proud of myself. I did it. And this is the time when you should be able to just relax and enjoy that whatever you've completed is done. But sometimes what we do is we start questioning the value of what we accomplished. Say it was a crafting project. It was a knitting project that you'd started last season and you're finally finishing it this season.

[00:01:43.530] - Speaker 1

Sometimes we can sit back and say, yes, I got it done, but, you know, it's the end of the season now. I don't need this scar. I probably could have spent my time on something else and we start questioning how we spent our time and it takes away the magic and the power and the feeling of greatness that comes when we finish something or other times we get caught up in, well, I finished it, but now what if this happens and we become all drama Queenish over it? Say it was a craft project and we say, well, now what do I do with it? I was going to give it to my sister, but now it's the end of the season and now I'm not even sure she likes the colors that I picked for it. Oh my gosh, is she going to think that it's ugly? My sister loves to knit and she's so good at knitting and this is just so simplistic. But I really wanted to show her that I love her because she taught me how to knit and we go all drama Queen on ourselves. Or perhaps it was a challenge that you did online and it was, say, a fitness or a meditation challenge.

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I'm in the middle of a 21 day meditation challenge right now, but you get to the end of the challenge and say it's a fitness challenge and you've been sticking with it. You've been doing planks and you're building up your core strength and you've been doing planks and you're really enjoying it. And you start worrying, oh my gosh, but am I going to be able to do this? Am I going to be able to continue doing it? What if I stop all the progress that I've made? I'm going to lose connection with these people that I've met in a Facebook group just for this challenge. Now what happens? Will they still want to be my friends after the challenge is over? Or perhaps you're thinking it's the end of the challenge, but I didn't complete every day, and I want to go back. Can I go back? And we start making things so dramatic instead of taking things a day at a time, celebrating and honoring what we've created for ourselves and just stepping into the delight of being, of being who we are on our journey in life. So this week, I invite you.

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I encourage you. I challenge you as you are finishing something up in your life. Just enjoy the goodness and the richness and that sense of satisfaction that comes from sticking with something long enough to see it to completion. Don't worry about whether you could have spent your time and your energy doing something else. You spent it on something that meant something to you and that's important. And whether you spent that time and energy because you had made a commitment to yourself or to someone else to follow it through, honor that commitment. Perhaps you did it because it was a relaxing, enjoyable activity for you or refreshing an old skill. Honor the intention behind doing that activity. Did you feel relaxed? Did you enjoy that time alone, expressing yourself creatively? Whatever that activity was? What was it that compelled you to stick with it and complete it? Recognize and celebrate that. And as for all of the drama, most of us try to say that it's someone else stirring up the drama, but it can only be stirred up if we allow it and we give it thought and we put feelings to whatever is happening.

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We can listen to the drama that other people try to bring into our life, just like we do when we're watching a TV show. We can watch it and we can separate ourselves from it, and we don't have to make it part of our existence. It's only when we step into the story and become a cast member on that show that's when our drama level increases. And it's always a choice. When some activity experience opportunity in your life reaches its natural conclusion, you always have the chance to look back and reflect on how you grew into the person you needed to be to make that happen. You can look back with a sense of satisfaction, confidence and self approval. Or you can question your own values and intentions. And you can also insert drama into it and worry about losing it all. But if your intentions were honorable and you set forth on whatever project or activity this was and your heart was in the right place and you wanted to feel good and abundant about yourself or about others or about something. Allow yourself to experience that joy. Don't let the monkey brain come in and try to take that away from you.

[00:06:24.130] - Speaker 1

The universe wants you to feel joyful and happy and content with all that you're doing and the choices you're making. Because when you're living and loving and laughing and learning and doing things from that higher level of energy that's when you can really shine your brightness be the brightness you want to see in the world. That is your gift, that is your talent. And for you to shine brighter you need to enjoy and recognize all of the wonderful things that you are manifesting every day when you cast suspicion, doubts and drama upon yourself that's when you cast shadows on your own light. That's not what we want to do. We want to be big, bright and beautiful. We want to enjoy what we've accomplished because we know it won't be too long before we start something new and these skills that we've developed on our way to this completion will probably be put to good use when we start our next journey.

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