The mind is a wonderful thing. It’s also a total liar and an excuse machine that frequently tries to convince us not to take actions we know are good for us. In the end, this prevents many positive changes from taking place in our lives.
I’ve had to learn to watch these lies and excuses very carefully in order to make the positive changes I’ve made in my life: a healthier diet, regular exercise, meditation, more sleep, daily writing, better planning, less procrastination, more focus, etc.
If I hadn’t learned about these lies and excuses, and how to suppress them, I would never have succeeded in making these positive changes. In fact, until I knew better, I had failed countless times when I was young because my mind’s deceptive tendencies used to get the best of me.Read more
“We are not born ignorant, nor are we born stupid. We are just strategically kept from remembering who we are. We are made stupid by education and hypnosis. We are made ignorant by entertainment designed to program our brains to obey. We are made criminals for seeking truth by leaders who gain power by blatantly feeding us fear & lies under the name of truth. All done in an attempt to keep our minds from ever breaking out of the comfort and familiarity of the ignorance we were spoon fed from infancy. Anything to keep us from waking up to our power.”
When you are in difficulties, look upon the overcoming of them as a great adventure. Resist the temptation to be tragic, to give way to self-pity or discouragement; and approach the problems as though you were an explorer seeking a path through Darkest Africa, or an Edison working to overcome difficulties in connection with a new invention. You know that there is a way out of any difficulty whatever, no matter what it may be, through the changing of your own consciousness by prayer. You know that by thus raising your consciousness any conceivable form of good that you can desire will be yours; and you know that nobody else can by any means hinder you from doing this when you really want to do it – relatives, customers, employers, the government, bad times, so called – nothing can hinder you from the rebuilding of your own consciousness – and this rebuilding is the Great Adventure. ~Emmet Fox
Give thanks today ~ even if your life is not what you want it to be. You may be facing financial hardships with no place to call your own, in the midst of serious health or relationships challenges, dealing with crazy children or relatives or overworked and underpaid. When you look at your life, it may be hard to be thankful.
For others, this may have been your best year ever. You turned your life around, enjoyed success, created more love in your life and exceeded your personal best. Regardless of where you find yourself…in all things give thanks. You still have another chance to turn things around, set things right; heal relationships, live full out, laugh and love more and stand in your GREATNESS! Your presence creates possibility, promise and hope for the future. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”
~Roy T. Bennett
Being a recovering procrastinator, self-motivator learner (is that a real term), I’m constantly reading and re-reading books on leadership and management. The popular misconception that they are only pertinent to success in your professional life or business; few people think to carry them into their personal life. But have you given that thought that, if you’re not the leader in your own life, then someone else most certainly will be and they’re not going to lead you in the direction you want to go, but rather in the direction they think you should be going? If you’re not managing your life the same applies.Read more