[success]There are some things you don’t have to know how it works – only that it works. While some people are studying the roots, others are picking the fruit. It just depends on which end of this you want to get in on. ~ Jim Rohn [/success]

Don’t simply accept what’s happening in your life today. Not the problems, not your job, not your current income, not your present love life.

It doesn’t matter where you are right, now. It doesn’t matter that things aren’t turning out as you planned.

It doesn’t matter what the economy is like, what your partner or boss or friends say. Doesn’t matter that you’re lacking in support or love, money or education. Whatever your history, every minute, every day from now on depends entirely on what you do going forward. It’s time to make the most of yourself.

1. No limits

How about focussing on possibilities and skipping the thoughts of limitation.  It’s time for each of us to rethink how we’re thinking.

I’m not suggesting we run away with the idea that everything is possible to us right now, although as unlimited spiritual beings, it sort of is.  For now it’s enough to know that what does lie within your reach is staggering.

In any event it doesn’t matter much, because any actual limits we might have aren’t our current problem, they live far beyond our present thought boundaries.  No, what’s currently boxing us in are the false and limiting beliefs we’re holding right now.

2. Cherish a moment

Nurture yourself for a moment each day, because you deserve it. Be determined to enjoy some moments every day, whatever it takes.

No moment will ever be improved by your negative thinking, so ditch it, just for this one moment and focus on the kind of life you want.

Immerse yourself in an atmosphere of joy, peace and happiness. We are all originators of life, choose to originate all that is positive in your world and open the door to the phenomenal potential within.

3. Seek awareness

You are capable of anything but your current awareness gets in your way. We’re all experiencing what we’re aware of, which isn’t necessarily what we want.

A person in a miserable relationship isn’t there because that’s what they want, they’re there because they don’t yet know how to do relationships differently.

Someone with financial difficulties isn’t living like that because they want to, it’s because they’re not yet aware of how to experience greater financial success. Begin to be aware of how powerful you are and you’ll acquire more power, begin to be aware of joy, of love, of abundance and you’ll invite them into your world. It’s the truth of who you are.

4. Change your response

The moment you change your responses is the moment your life starts to improve. If what you were doing right now would make a difference then that difference would already be here.

If you’re a bit scared to do something different it’s okay.  Even the strongest ones amongst us might have to take a few deep breaths before taking a new step forward.

If we want something different there’s only one thing to be done, we must do something differently, even if our knees are shaking and our spirit trembling.

5. Watch your diet

Be careful of the thoughts you entertain. Let go of those that feel bad and if not all of them, give up some of them and watch how doing that changes your life.

People will generously share their fears with you, but you don’t have to accept their mental diet, it’s the fuel of negativity. Don’t give permission to anyone to upset you, and you won’t get upset, no one can do this without your help. Begin the practice of being peaceful with everything and you’ll be connecting with peace.

Where others see the darkness of difficulty, look for the light of opportunity and positivity and your positive feelings will lead you into positive action.

6. Silly stupid lies

Life is full of so many silly, stupid things that steal our joy and purpose.

The stupid lies you believe, that you’re not as valuable or as incredibly important in the scheme of life as you truly are.

The stupid things we do because we see life as a battle, one that it seems we’re destined to lose.

Far too often we’re misled by the glittering lights of fame, huge wealth or power as a means of keeping us safe from stupid things. And far too often we have come to believe so overwhelmingly in our thoughts, in the lies that keep us imprisoned, that we’ve become addicted to them. However silly they might be.

We can’t change anything, if we can’t change our thinking. If you’re ready to start to live the life you’ve imagined and want to move forward, you must change how you view life; you must set your mind free from all the silly stupid lies.

Rise to the challenge and continue to move away from fear and contraction towards love…a state that doesn’t compare or measure, but expands.

The most magical thing you can do for our world is to make the most of yourself. Go and live the life you’ve imagined.

I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. Have you made the most of yourself? If so, how did you do it? If you’re currently working on this, which of the six tips would be most helpful?

Thank you as always for reading and commenting in your kind and brilliant way. If you found value in this post, please share it with your friends — your generosity means the world to me.

Encourage one another.

Love Elle


Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Was just thinking about this very topic today. I was made to feel so small in childhood. The adults of the generation held massive insecurities, it seems. I carried that around with me all my life thus far. I was in and out of bad moods all the time.

    The truth is that we are all not only part of the universe, but also very, very large. This is not to feed the ego with bad things, which is why this gets so misinterpreted. But that was their problem. I know so much more now and can march to the beat of my own drum, the only way to go for me! This actually works more than being small, believe me!

    • Elle

      Hi A – how wonderful that you stepped off the tracks you started on and moved happily onto your own path. I think many people were either taught or learned to play small so they wouldn’t rock the boat. Sadly it doesn’t serve us or our world when people aren’t being their amazingly brilliant selves. Kudos to you my dear. 🙂

  2. Hi Elle,
    I loved all your bullets.You have so much of an original approach to some very common sounding topics;i admire it immensely.
    You make a great point about “mental diet”.
    Happiness is a part of your diet which is to be consumed just as you have your regular meals. “Eating happiness” benefits you more when it’s a staple diet.Not just a fad.How do you eat happiness. Well ,the simple truth is that our minds are huge eaters .They constantly eat all the time.Whatever you put in, your mind doesn’t stop to analyse much.It just gorges.

    • Elle

      Hi Mona – now that’s a great visual ‘eating happiness’. You’re so right our staple mental diet should be one of fun and joy and all manner of good things. There can be challenges in our days, but deal with them and turn your attention away from the difficulties or obstacles and begin to feast on the joy you find, or the peace, or whatever feels good. Most certainly we need to be the director of our thinking.

      As always Mona, your insightful comments are wonderfully helpful. 🙂

      • Hi Elle,
        Glad you appreciate what i feel about “eating happiness”.
        Essentially, i guess we all are a consumerist society which is hungry for consuming happiness.Only, we attach the connotation of consumption to a very narrow concept of industrial product or service exculsively.Whereas the truth is that we are consuming (or attempting to consume) happiness only.

        • Elle

          Oooh I like that Mona, consumers of happiness. That’s one desire we can all agree on. 😀

  3. Elle –

    Although I consider myself to be mindful about nutrition, i changed to a gluten free diet and mostly paleo (not 100%) after spending time with a small group of women at a retreat in Carmel. I feel much more alert, less tired- and people are telling me how wonderful I look (and who doesn’t like that?)

    There is always room for improvement, isn’t there?? xxoo-Frn

    • Elle

      Hi Fran, you always look wonderful to me. Your photos are so full of fun and vitality which is what you bring into our world. I thank you for this. As someone who had to begin to eat a gluten and dairy free diet I hear what you’re saying. If I sometimes stray for a meal, it seems I don’t feel quite as light and energetic.

      Thanks Fran, for sharing your experiences – I’m sure there are many in our community who are interested in hearing how your new diet has impacted you for the better. 🙂

  4. I am guilty of point #2. i always neglect myself, take myself for granted. I should be more aware of myself from now on, it seems. you are right!

    • Elle

      Hi Vinma…maybe if you thought about it from the perspective of all the extra joy and fun and laughter you contribute to our world when you cherish yourself you might find it easier. Often it’s just about our perspective. 🙂

    • Elle

      Why thank you Elaine…and your words of encouragement make my day. 🙂

  5. Joseph Appaloosa

    Nicely done, Elle !
    There you go again, offering us simple steps that lead us to huge results !
    Then . . . “we can’t change anything, if we can’t change our thinking” . . . and your six little steps blows up that second “can’t”, if we only engage them . . .
    Reflecting a Life is such a wonderful jewel !
    Thank you.
    Write on, Elle !

    • Elle

      Hi Joseph, nice to see you here again. I always like to see what you have to say, and you’re so right (as usual) this stuff only works if you use it! 🙂

  6. Hi Elle; Thanks for yet another amazing post. the most important thing i took out of this was for people to take steps even small steps make a big difference if taken often enough and in succession. when i started going to the classes they required me to go to before having gastric surgery our teachers stressed that the most. They said pick one thing to work on this month and then add another thing next month. I started with no cafine, then added drink more water, then added change portions. by the time of the surgery i had lost 81 pounds of the 247 I have lost in all. And yes i was tempted not to have the surgery but i had learned enough about myself after years of trying to lose the weight that i knew better. of course it helped that i had a couple of relatives who had also benefitted from similar procedures. as the songs say take the first step. smile thanks again for all your hard work and take care, max

    • Elle

      Hi Max – that is an amazing story – you continue to impress me my friend. 🙂

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