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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

HappinessToday’s Positive Thought is by Napoleon Hill.

“Enthusiasm is a driving force that not only gives greater power to the one who has it, but also is contagious and affects all whom it reaches.”

Today’s Positive Thought

HappinessToday’s Positive Thought is by David Starr Jordan.

“So long as enthusiasm lasts, so long is youth still with us.”

Today’s Positive Thought

Thought Mind   Today’s Positive Thought is by Dr. R.C. Barker.

“You are a creative human being.  Never forget this…You determine your own future…You are free to be a positive, creative person who has decided where you are going in life and uses the right-thinking method to attain your goals.”

Think of the conscious mind as the director and the subconscious mind as the actor.    Our conscious mind is always giving our subconscious mind a direction to follow, which it does without question.  What one believes with feeling and enthusiasm and does not doubt can come to pass.  Jay

Variety Of Experiences, Part 1 of 2

There are a variety of experiences that lead us to our destination, our goal.  Some are great and wonderful and build our enthusiasm and ego to move on with gusto; others are dark, murky and negative that leaves us flat on the ground wondering what the hell we are doing.  Ah, the wonder of contrasts keeps us honest and on track without an overinflated ego, affords us a new take on self-perception and our idea.  Both the positive and negative are needed for us to become the success that we have planned and to be the best person that we can be. I have met a few extremely successful people in my life and the ones that truly out pictured their great success where those who did not have an over inflated ego or better than thou attitude. They were humble, gracious; thankful for the life they have and treated all with respect.  

The road to success is paved with attitude, belief and desire.  No matter what people say to us or about our idea or goal it is up to us to take it and use it for our betterment or to toss it.  At times we meet individuals who have lost sight of their dream and desire to be more and to express more of who they are and have let their talent and ability go latent, back into the tightly closed shell.  They can be mean spirited and not only negative about life but others who are successful or on the way to success.  I am sure we have all encountered this type of person, a person who does not know or accept their worth and when they see others on the move they become jealous and upset at themselves for not doing something with their life. This individual is one who I pray for to realize their potential and move from this lower level of thought to a higher one and to embrace themselves, their talents and their abilities.  Let us not allow their words or deeds to affect us  as we travel on the road to our success.

Part 2 follows tomorrow.

Jay

Variety Of Experiences, Part 2 of 2

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

Today’s Positive Thought

   Today’s Positive Thought is by Emmet Fox.

“The Laws of Thought are the Laws of Destiny.  Whatever you believe with feeling, that you bring into your life.

Today’s Positive Thought

   Today’s Positive Thought is by Dr. Joseph Murphy.

“Release your energy, talents, and abilities, and develop a zeal and an enthusiasm to learn more about your inner powers.  You then can lift yourself up to astonishingly great heights.”

Our Success

Our success is in living life.  It is in living with a positive attitude and foresight.

Our success is in being focused. In having a clear vision of our goals and where we are going.  If we need a clearer vision of our goals and where we desire to go in life, we can use either or both visualization techniques and meditation to help us center and afford us the opportunity to fine tune or set new goals.  Sometimes in our fine tuning we see, that, we are stubbornly holding on to some “thought or belief”  that is hampering our forward movement which can necessitate the replacing of the goal or merely recalibrating our thought/belief to be more in line with our ambition without being mulish about it.

Our success is in being open to new ideas, in new ways of doing things, it is about being flexible in life, thought and action/deed.  Not everything in life is black and white or blatantly obvious.  It is the varying shades in-between that color our life , that make us who we are, that gives us our character and unique successes , it colors our ambition to be all we can and to be successful in what we have chosen to do with our life.  There is no standing idly by waiting for success to suddenly appear in our life or drop into our lap as we sit in our easy chair or on the sofa while watching television. Write down or create a treasure map of where you see yourself, use positive wording, write in the present tense and make use of colorful pictures for impressing your mind.  Success is not difficult.  It is only our perception and belief of how hard we want to make it.  Success is a fun adventure; it is filled with thrills and chills, warmth and color, with passion and enthusiasm, with tears-some of sadness in the letting go and some of joy and happiness in the welcoming in.

When we know and affirm that we always meet the right people at the right time and right place, it happens.

When we believe and affirm we are always in the right place at the right time, it happens.

When we believe and affirm that the right “things” appear in our life at the right time for our benefit, they do.

Success is in knowing that so-called chance meetings bring success to both us and the others involved. 

Success is in listening and heeding our intutiion.

When we know and accept that life has been and is always for us, then,changes appear in our experiences. 

The power of our success is in the power of our thoughts and beliefs.  It is in gaining new perceptions and new concepts about living and life.  It is up to us to be open to life and all that is now and always has been ready to bestow upon us for a better and greater life of success, prosperity, health, wealth and well-being.

Our success is in being us; for all our faults and foibles. 

Grow, change, fine tune, appreciate yourself for you, for your talents and abilities, above all, for the uniquely successful character you are.

Success, and all that perks that come with it,  is knocking, open the door and welcome it into your life and affairs.

Jay

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