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What About Success?

What About Success?

In a conversation this morning the topic of being successful and what it takes to get there was discussed.

Our talk boiled down to the following: A Definite Mind Set on being successful, Determination, Persistence, Enthusiasm, Goal Setting, Keeping On when obstacles appear and last, but by no means least, Never Ever Give Up On The Dream!

Although the person was not one to flaunt their wealth, they had finally splurged on a new car, a Maserati.  An effect of being successful in their field of work, it was also the family car.

When we get sick and tired of being stuck where we are and what we are experiencing, or not experiencing, we  can be motivated to finally say, “Enough!” It is then, that, we can begin a new journey to new and more successful  experiences in all areas of our life.

 

 

 

 

 

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Today’s Positive Thought

Sunrise 1   Today’s Positive Thought is by Sir Edmund Hillary.

“It is not the mountain we must conquer but ourselves.”

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer RibbonThis is just a short piece concerning breast cancer. 

A loved one of mine is a survivor due to the fact she went for her yearly mammogram and it was found in time.  They are now cancer free. 

Through the surgeries and prior she was determined to beat it and survive.  She kept a positive attitude and never let this disease stop her from living life.  She is living her life with more enthusiasm and determination after this experience.

Take time to take care of yourself and if you haven’t had a mammogram of late, make an appointment.

Jay

 

 

Today’s Positive Thought

Key   Today’s Positive Thought is by Og Mandino.

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”

To succeed there are times we take a step or two back, that is not failure.  Failure is not learning from the experience and utilizing what is learned to propel you forward to greater success.  Jay

Moving Through Fear

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By: Jay

Important for us to remember when we are going through tough times is to remain focused on the positive; and not to dwell upon the situation that can feed the fear and create more “stuff” in our life that is not helpful in resolving the situation to a positive conclusion.

When we give in to fear we are allowing “fear” to be in charge of the situation and not us.  Fear is not a conscious thing, we are.  Since we are conscious and self-aware beings with the power and ability to change our life for the better why do we forget this when our life experience is in turmoil?  The fear can be so overwhelming it becomes all-consuming, clouds our mind, fills us with doubt and “what ifs” that become our point of focus.  Having been there and experienced this fear I know how devastating it can be.  But it is in our pushing forward with determination, intent and purpose that we overcome the fear and bring light to a dark time in our life.

When I returned home after being in a drug induced coma, due to a respiratory arrest, fears popped up and were accompanied by “what ifs” on a daily basis.  These things occupied my mind throughout the day.  Once the effect of the drug used to keep me in a coma began to lessen I was determined to push myself forward.  This meant setting realistic goals.  Simple goals in the beginning and then more complex goals were set as the weeks, months and years went by. My one great fear was that I lost my ability to be creative, to be able to write and pursue other creative avenues that required me to use my mind in a variety of ways.  I had to face my fears one at a time, step by step, and be willing to take a break when “things” became overwhelming for me.  This blog is the result of one of the first goals I set.

Life is going to be what we make it.  What carries us forward in dark times?  It is being aware that we are conscious beings who have the power and ability to move forward in lifeIt is keeping focused on what we want not what we don’t want.  We move through the fear and send it back to the void from which it came by our determination, persistence, purpose and goal setting.  Giving our power away to non-living fear is not worth the consequences, as we all well know.  The power is ours to create the life we desire to live and express on a daily basis.

Live your life to the best of your ability.  Succeed to the level you desire.  Have an attitude of gratitude.  Recognize you are a valuable human-being endowed with special gifts and talents particular to you to succeed in expressing Life Itself as you.  You are and there is no question about it!

 

 

The D’s In Success

Goal 4   The D’s In Success is by T. De Luca.

There are four D’s in Success.

Dream, Desire, Decision, Determination.

The way to personal success begins as a Dream.

If the Dream begins to nudge you it becomes a Desire. 

Contemplating following the Desire leads to your making a Decision to follow this inner nudge. 

This Decision is followed by Determination which leads to goals being created, giving  you the impetus to set the direction which leads you to Success. 

Are You Kitchen Brave? Part 2 of 2

  

Walking into the kitchen of our mind can be quite a daring experience.  We may stand at the pantry staring blankly at the ingredients before us and wonder, what am I going to use to create a special treat filled with the sweet taste of success.  How many times have we done this at our desk? Sat there and wondered what our next move will be.  It was when we were daring and followed a different path, spiced it up with something new, that we succeeded in our endeavor.

When baking we have a basic recipe.  The basic recipe for us is that we can think.  Thinking of new ways, recipes, for our success and prosperity to be brought into fruition we dared to test the waters and moved forward with our ideas.  

Creating the cake, the icing and the filling, you break a few eggs, add milk, flour and sugar and the rest of your special ingredients which in the end makes an absolutely delicious creation!  The cake is the outward appearance, the icing is your success and the filling your feeling of joy and well-being over what you have accomplished.   Get that glass of ice-cold milk, sit down and enjoy your sweet end product.

When creating a cake, cupcake, or cookie we can deviate from the basic recipe, add our special and unique touch.  For instance, when I make a white cake I add more vanilla extract; if I want to make a lemon cake I add lemon extract, lemon zest and vanilla extract; creativity in the kitchen is a must.  Creativity and imagination in living a life of success and prosperity is part of the basic recipe, add those different ingredients, our special talents and abilities, we make it our own.  Each of us are only limited by our imagination and daring to be different.  We can create a unique sweet sensation that not only has never been done before but also be a success. What is this sweet product?   It is our success and prosperity created in our own mental kitchen and baked in the oven of belief, knowing and acceptance that it is already successfully completed and in our life now. 

As stated before, life like baking can be tweaked.  If a recipe doesn’t come out the way we imagined, we learn from what we did and go back to tweak the recipe by adding or deleting an ingredient.  If our endeavor is not going as planned we need to be flexible enough to tweak it and if necessary toss it out, should have seen what I tossed while creating my recipes, and start all over again with the knowledge we have gained and our willingness to move forward and not be hindered by our mistakes, others remarks or negativity toward our goal(s).

We are the deciding factor in our life. Who and what we allow to influence us, be it in a positive or negative way, as we go forward will either sweeten or sour the end product.

Your success is just that, YOUR SUCCESS attained by YOUR DETERMINATION, YOUR ENTHUSIASM, and YOUR DEFINITENESS OF PURPOSE AND PLAN OF ACTION. 

CREATE AND BAKE A NEW NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE SUCCESS FILLED LIFE.  THE INGREDIENTS ARE THERE FOR YOU!  PUT ON THAT APRON AND BEGIN SIFTING THE FLOUR WITH A SONG IN YOUR HEART AND ON YOUR LIPS.  LET YOUR IMAGINATION, YOUR DREAM, YOUR DESIRE BE YOUR CREATIVE MUSES.

Jay     

Are You Kitchen Brave? Part 1 of 2

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