"Without change there would be no butterflies."
~ Various Attributions
We all have busy lives. We all seem to run out of time to do everything we want to do. Whether it is truly not having enough time, or it is because we don’t focus as much on what we want as we would need to, or it is because we have too many things on our plate, we aren’t able to do everything.
Because we can’t get everything done, we start to think of ourselves as failures. We have failed to meet all of our self-expectations. We begin to panic, or we begin to feel overwhelmed to a point where we freeze into inaction on everything, and our lives suffer. All parts of our lives begin to suffer. Our health starts to decline because we are stressed; our relationships start to suffer because we don’t have the time to put into them; our work starts to suffer because our sense of overwhelm keeps us from performing at our peak, or our lack of focus causes us to start missing deadlines.
It is time to take a step back and look at what is really important. Continue reading
“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain.”
~ Vivian Greene
How do I start this post? I don’t want it to sound like a platitude…you know…”accept what is and move on,” or “live in the present moment,” or “life is all about the journey,” but these are exactly what this post is about.
This post is about our attitude. It is about our perspective. There is a reason that the “platitudes” listed above exist. It is because they are sound and sage advice. It is because these are words we can use to guide our life and to enrich our experience. Continue reading
"Accept yourself as you are...you are perfectly imperfect."
~ The You, Unlimited Manifesto
We are often criticized by others. When our point of view differs from that of others, they tend to think that they are right and we are wrong. We are all individuals, with our individual opinions and preferences. We differ from each other to add some contrast to this world, and to help each other as we move along our journey. Without this difference, there would be no sense to humanity. There would be no purpose to our lives, and things would remain static…but we also don’t like when others differ too much from us, and so we tend to criticize.
But, our worst critics are usually ourselves. That’s right, we are far harder on ourselves than we are on others, and we are far harder on ourselves than others are on us. Why is that? Continue reading
“Vision is not enough; it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.”
~ Václav Havel
I have heard it said that a goal is a dream with a deadline. While this makes sense to me, it also got me thinking along the lines of dreams, desires, and wishes.
If you are alive today, then I am confident that I can say, about you, that you have dreams, desires, and wishes for things to be different. Granted, it depends upon your situation, your age, and your circumstances as to how different your dreams and desires are from your current reality, but I submit that if everything was exactly as you want it, and you did not desire anything further, then you are finished with this life and it is time to move on.
So, we all want things to be different. Continue reading
"Be strong, you never know who you are inspiring."
~ M. R. Kologie
“Lead by example” is used so often in our current society that it has become cliché. Of course, the reason for the common use of this expression is that it provides sound advice, advice that has many different applications and many different aspects within our current societal structure.
When you wish the people that you influence to act in a certain manner, the easiest way to convince them of the benefits of acting in this way is through demonstration. Show them that what you are suggesting works…even better, don’t even suggest, but rather just show them by what you are doing. When they see that you are getting the results you are after, and those results are similar to what they desire, they will soon start to emulate you. Good stuff.
But there’s more to this story. Continue reading
Today it is time for another Twitter roundup post. We are going to look at what others say about #courage.
To me, courage is very important, as it is one of the ingredients that we need to embrace to make any changes in our lives. Courage, in my mind, does not mean that you aren't afraid, it just means that you are willing to face the fear and work through it.
But enough from me, this is a post about what others are saying about #courage. So let's take a look.
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“There are no accidents... there is only some purpose that we haven't yet understood.”
~ Deepak Chopra
What if I told you that there are never any accidents? What if I told you the absolutely everything that you experience happens to move your life in the direction that you have chosen? Of course, your choice may not be a conscious one, but what you are experiencing is supporting your choices – always.
Would you believe me?
I am serious. There are no accidents – no exceptions. Nothing that happens in this world is a result of fluke or happenstance. Nothing happens that has not been chosen, and if you are experiencing it, then you have attracted it into your life. Otherwise, it would not appear in your life. It may still happen, but you would not be aware of it; it would not be a part of your experience. Continue reading
A while back I wrote a post with my 7 favorite Inspirational Videos...well today I am adding to that collection.
Again, these videos are all available on You Tube, but it is nice to have them all in once place.
These videos do not need any introduction. They are just awesome.
Enjoy! Continue reading
"Most of us can't even begin to imagine."
~ Meg Whitman
The title of this post leaves much to the imagination…and rightly so. Of course you don’t know what to expect…I could take this post in so many different directions. I could lay out a scenario for you to think about. I could ask some deep, thought provoking questions, or any of a number of other things.
The title is meant as an instruction. This post is actually about encouraging you to imagine, to exercise your imagination, and with good reason.
The only way that anything comes into being on our physical plane is through imagination. Every human achievement is a result of imagination. There is nothing that any human has ever done that was not first conceived in thought. Continue reading
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
~ Paulo Coelho
You are being set up. That’s right, set up. There is a conspiracy going on all around you, and you may not be aware of it, so I have taken it upon myself to let you know.
You are being set up, not for failure, but for success. The setup will result in you achieving, having, and doing everything you desire in life. The conspiracy is widespread, and it has been going on for a very long time. The conspirators are all around you. Everyone in your life, and many who you have never met, along with the unseen forces of the Universe, are conspiring to see you through to success in every aspect of your life. Continue reading