Positive Attitudes With A Baking Twist

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Goals 2015

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By: Jay

When I present motivational talks one of the topics concerns either muddling through life or living life with a goal oriented vision.

If we are to achieve our dreams and desires it demands that we change/alter the way we think and believe about our self, our world of experience, our self-concept and our belief in our innate talents and abilities.  We are not meant to muddle through life, it is a choice one makes to muddle through life with the, “Alas, woe is me,” attitude and belief system.  Living a fuller and richer life in all aspects is also a choice.  It is more than a “can do attitude,” it is in knowing we are worthy and capable of achieving a better life experience.  The “toys” we gather along the way are effects/results of being more successful in life.

How many people do we know who have faced severe health challenges and have overcome them and used not only a positive attitude but an inner fortitude to conquer the seeming unconquerable?  Part of their going forward is in their setting of goals, be they aware of it or not.

Procrastination in setting our goals means it will take more time to achieve our dreams and desires of a better life and living conditions.  I have firsthand knowledge of this situation, not something I recommend.  The longer we wait to put our mind to at least setting a basic blueprint of the direction we want to go, the longer we are missing opportunities that will open the doors to our success.  For instance, if I don’t listen to my intuition and write up an idea at that moment it is a lost opportunity and that idea/inspiration may or may not come again into mind.  I am sure you have had similar experiences.  Can’t tell you how many opportunities I missed due to not having a basic idea/blueprint of what I wanted to achieve, that has since changed.  How about you?

There will be more articles in January 2015 about the importance of goals and goal setting.

Jay

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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