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Why is it easy for some to live happy, wonderfully productive and fulfilling lives, while others flounder and struggle? Do you find yourself reaching for that unlimited life of possibility and potential and somehow consistently miss the mark, leaving your dreams sitting on the table?
We are all creatures of habit and it’s time to stop allowing yourself to be limited and controlled by habits that no longer serve you.
Enough of leaving those dreams on the table.
You can’t always get what you want…But if you try sometimes well you might find
You get what you need ~ so went The Rolling Stones song.
But you can break free…drop the very things that have hampered your victories. Allow your incomparable, brilliant self to flourish.
If you’ve fallen, it’s time to get up. You’ve been gifted with a magnificent inner power, and you can direct it wherever you choose. To change your reality, you have to change yourself; unless your methods change your reality never will.
The missing ingredient
We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams. ~ Les Brown
You have the same powers, the same mental faculties and use the same laws as everyone else.
To move forward in life you must first acknowledge where you are.
It’s essential to recognize that outer solutions are temporary fixes, with permanence a missing ingredient. Without an inner and persistent effort, even the best ideas only work for a little while.
Good ideas and good intentions aren’t enough.
If you want to make changes and stick with them it’s necessary to use the way the mind works to your benefit. All too frequently and often unknowingly, you use your mind to talk you out of following your dreams.
Why do you do what you do?
Paradigms. Your paradigms are running your life. Your mindsets, your ideas, those little habits of thinking that you’ve developed over the years are holding you back.
Looking at the steps you take and the decisions you make, would someone be able to see where you were heading? Would your goal be clear?
If your world is to be vastly different tomorrow it will be because your actions are vastly different today. You can’t act in the same way and expect a different result. Success doesn’t rest on intellect and techniques or even wisdom, it’s rooted in your mindset. Change your mind and change your life…true words.
Accept some new beliefs
Incredible as it is, beliefs are so powerful that they don’t even have to be true to have an impact on how you operate in the world. All that’s required is that you believe something to be true.
Whatever you believe about you will prove to be correct. Believe you can’t do something and you won’t do it. Believe you don’t have the necessary skills, or you don’t have enough time to accomplish something, or you’ll never amount to much and you’ll be believing yourself right out of your dreams.
Remember this, whatever you consistently tell yourself, be it true or false, your subconscious will accept it as though it were a fact and begin to produce the evidence in the shape of circumstances and events in your world.
Get a grip on your attitude
The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand? ~ Captain Jack Sparrow
One thing you have complete and absolute control of is your attitude. The way you choose to view the experiences you have.
Most people have a combination of how they view the world and the attitudes they bring to each situation. Some good, some not so good.
Consider what a positive attitude brings to the table. An empowered attitude can carry you over a multitude of hurdles. By choosing to respond positively to events and conditions in your life you become more aware of possibilities than problems. Practice it and note the dividends it pays.
Power of feelings
You are an amazing, inspiring, beautiful soul, but unless you feel and believe this you will never act as though this were the magnificent truth of you.
If your paradigms are positive, you set up positive feelings.
A happy, growth oriented paradigm creates a healthy self-image and chances are high that you have a happy, growth oriented life, and a healthy self-image. Negative paradigms keep you living small, away from the greatness and possibilities that you’re capable of.
The way you feel about your love life, your health, your success or your capabilities determines how you’ll behave.
If there’s a negative situation to be handled, do nothing until you take the time to centre yourself in a positive feeling space. The way you speak, the thoughts you have and the outcome you experience are totally dependent on the feeling place you occupy when dealing with any challenge.
Love yourself enough to believe in you. Be true to your dreams and goals.
Understand that your goals and dreams aren’t to get something, but to grow, to reach inside and stretch yourself. To go where you’ve never been before and develop and expand as a human being.
Your paradigms, your beliefs, your attitudes and your feelings determine your actions. And then you get your results.
Dream great dreams, there’s no more powerful force for change than those inspired by their dreams. Believe in your dreams. What kind of life, what kind of person are you choosing to see because it’s your responsibility to materialize it.
In the comments below, I’d love to hear from you.
Have you had to shift your attitudes, beliefs or how you felt about something in order to move onto something new.
I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this one.
As always, thank you for contributing to and sharing these posts so generously.
Encourage one another.