Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Responsibility. It's a word that many people throw around loosely, yet don't want to claim for themselves. And then they wonder why things aren't working out in their lives.
Success in life, especially achieving those things that are most important, depends on you, and you alone.
When we take full responsibility for our lives, suddenly things seem to fall into place. Notice I said "full." Not half. Full.
This doesn't mean doing things half-assed. It means getting off your duff and doing something about something, not sitting idly back wishing for things to fall into your lap. It means being proactive.
Nothing gets done until you take action. The house isn't going to clean itself (unless you have a maid, but even then you have to get off your butt to hire one). The bills aren't going to pay themselves. Those extra 15 pounds you put on over the winter aren't going to melt off of you any time soon. Something has to be done, and only you can do something about it.
We have been blessed with the ability to choose how we respond to events that occur in life.
The question is, how are YOU responding to the events in your life???
Events in and of themselves have no meaning, until we apply meaning to them; that is, until we respond in a way that gives meaning to them.
Those of the victim mindset will react, complain, cry, wail and dramatize the event out of proportion, making others feel sorry for them.
Those of the creator mindset will take proactive measures and turn the event around to their advantage. They will learn from it, grow from it, and even offer gratitude for it.
Want to lose that extra weight? Take responsibility.
Want to pay down your debts? Take responsibility.
Want to find that dream job? Take responsibility.
When you take full responsibility, you will create better outcomes by consciously choosing your responses to the things that happen in your life.
Take responsibility. Today.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Changing our lives begins with changing our thinking.
If you could change one thing in your life, right now, what would you change?
Changing your thinking about that one thing begins the process of allowing things to fall into line so that real change occurs.
Just stating, "I'm going to change this. Now!" with a willingness and determination to change will shift the brain into a solution, or creative, mode.
Maybe you're feeling that life is dull. What can you do to change your thinking on this?
Make a list of all the things that you think are making your life dull.
How many complaints (yes, complaints) do you have? Each time you repeat (think or say) these complaints, a feedback loop is set in motion. The more you tell yourself that life is dull, the more dull it gets. These complaints are limitations that keep you from changing because you keep reinforcing them in your mind.
Now ask, "What can I do to make my life more exciting?" Take a few moments to center yourself, and in a calm frame of mind, create your list. Don't let old conditioning distract you. If negative thoughts crop up, breathe through them, let them go, and focus on the question again.
This exercise allows you to "re-wire" your brain so you can create solutions rather than problems. As solutions surface, you will begin to feel energized, the very opposite of dull. The more energized you feel, the more energy you will create. You will find yourself wanting to take the necessary steps toward real change, and as you do, more opportunities will present themselves to keep you moving forward.
And that's the key. Create solutions that are complete opposites of the conditioning that keeps you stuck in a negative situation.
You will be astonished at the transformation that will take place just by altering your thoughts.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Actually, we use it all the time whether we realize it or not. It's how we create our experiences, good, bad, and ugly.
It does not judge or differentiate between good or bad, or right or wrong. It delivers based on our belief system, emotion, and readiness.
It reflects our desires. When we believe and feel that we are ready for that which we desire, the Universe rearranges itself and begins the manifestation process. However, when we ask for something, and we feel/believe we are not ready for it, the Universe will perceive us as is -- as someone who wants something but isn't ready, and there we will remain in our self-created struggle.
Whenever we invalidate or deny something, we empower it in our mind. The more we think about what we don't want, the more power we give it to manifest in our lives.
Instead, we must think about what we do want. And we must be very specific in our requests. The Universe likes details, and the more details we give, the better, or it will grant things that do not completely fulfill our expectations.
Take no thought as to how things will occur. We need not worry about the basic mechanism involved. Trust the Universe to rearrange energy patterns behind the scenes to manifest our desires. When we have a specific desire backed by a strong and clear emotion, we have already begun the process of manifestation.
Things will remain the same until we are able to change our thought process, our belief system, and our thought habits.
No matter what we think, the Universe will always provide, according to our dominant thoughts and beliefs. It pays to know what yours are.
Monday, January 12, 2015
They can be our best friends, or our worst enemies.
They can serve our best interests, or sabotage them.
With every thought that we think (choose), the Universe goes into action by simply rearranging itself to accommodate our beliefs. It works on our behalf based on what we choose to think and believe. As energy patterns are rearranged, that which we think about most often (whether in a positive light or negative one) begins the manifestation process.
If you continually focus your thoughts on that which you don't want, those things will surely find their way into your life. Focusing your thoughts on your most positive possibilities enables you to take the steps to make those possibilities real. When you think positive thoughts, you'll be guided to take positive actions. When you take positive actions, you get valuable results.
Your thoughts determine and direct the actions that you take. Choose them as wisely as you would choose your friends.