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[success]The real key is to live in an environment where the mind feels free to choose the right thing instead of being compelled by habit and inertia to choose the wrong thing. ~ Deepak Chopra[/success]
Life comes with no guarantees of perfection, is filled with imperfect people, doesn’t give us total control or security and no promises that you won’t experience pain and disappointment.
Life is also magnificent, mysterious and miraculous.
And with every discouraging experience comes the chance to decide to do something different. To be someone different and to manage the events in life more constructively whilst you’re busy mentally defining what you’d like better.
Alter the bad habits, even a little and your light will shine more brightly, illuminating your path and making way for the good times to roll.
Give up avoiding, denying, ignoring or complaining about what you don’t want
Your mind plays a decisive part in producing reality. Knowing this means there’s no more standing on the sidelines letting things happen. There never really were any sidelines to stand on, wherever we go there we are…thinking and believing and reacting.
Stepping right into the fray and meeting any problems head on, minus the complaints, the grumbles or the mental fight against current events frees your energy to focus on solutions. Your mind will only move when it’s clear where you’re aiming.
If you want your dreams to become a reality, don’t fog the issue with complaints. You want to be able to see and hear when opportunity comes knocking.
Let go of the idea that problems are stop signs
Begin to understand that every problem could be a stroke of luck; a guidepost, not a sign to give up.
Don’t put the brakes on your success by setting yourself up for disappointment because you’re looking for the blossoms before sowing any seeds. We sow seeds because we believe contained within them, is the flowering plant.
Rise to the challenge; sow your seeds of joy, of plenty, of fulfillment, of success and believe they’ll bloom.
The best thing you can do is pay attention to the signs. When you do, you’ll notice that life is always reaching out to you. All it asks is that you’re ready.
Remember every door is an opportunity only if you open it. Meanwhile keep learning everything you can from everyone you can, it might come in handy when your opportunities arrive.
Quit running from adversity
You’re free to determine how you handle adversity. Will you be crushed by it? Will you have your own private pity party? Will you run from it or turn and face it head on?
Truly happy and strong people make up their minds to grow not weaken, to rise above not surrender. Will you dare to believe your vision for your future is stronger and more dynamic than any mishap that might occur?
As Napoleon Hill said, every adversity carries within it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
Learn. Let go. Bounce back. Move on.
Let go of the monotony of security
It’s not always easy to escape our old ideas. We cling firmly to what we know and what’s familiar and it keeps us stuck.
To get more out of life let go of your need for humdrum security. A joy filled, successful life requires a new approach, a renewal. Just as we change the water in a vase or swish the dust around a table, we need to clear out our inner house.
You deserve more from life than sticking to what’s tried and true, especially when it’s not working out too well. Don’t waste the wear and tear of life on excuses, you have a mind capable of sculpting your destiny, take possession of it.
Don’t put things off
That trip you always wanted to take. Do it. The novel that you’ve been itching to write, begin it.
Everyone would say yes to more joy, love and freedom. Your circumstances and the conditions of your life aren’t what’s holding you back; the thoughts you have and the things you accept are what prevent you from moving forward.
Most successful people came to a turning point in life, the one where they said I’m not going to live like this any more.
It doesn’t matter what other people are doing in relation to you, what really counts is where you are in relation to you. Are you moving forward, still experiencing growth? Are you in a different place than you were a year ago? These are the things that matter.
Keep these points in mind
You are creating your destiny with the thoughts you cling to right ‘now’.
If you’re struggling with your career, health, relationships and nothing seems to be working out, stop fighting the situation. Keep discouragement in it’s proper perspective, what seems vitally important today, might not matter at all next week.
Don’t let your bad habits get the best of you. Be brave enough to follow your heart and your intuition…they’re likely to take you to those wondrous places where your good times roll.
Got any more bad habits you should discard? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
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Encourage one another.