Positive Attitudes With A Baking Twist

Posts tagged ‘Mediocrity’

The Simple Life Part 2 Of 2

   Life is easy, but we tend to complicate it with our fears, negative emotions, anger, upset and at times a not so great overall view of life.  My advice, “Stop making life so difficult.”  The sooner we can get past the gunky thinking, (that which clogs and stops up creativity and the flow of good into our life), the sooner we begin to realize improvement and a sense of joy in achieving and being.

Understanding the law of cause and effect and taking responsibility for our thoughts and life are essential first steps in success.

Over the years I have been asked to, “Fix me but don’t change me.”  Talk about an impossibility!  My response was, “I can’t fix you but I can help you change, if you want.”   If a person is unwilling to change the causation of their undesired experiences there are no band-aid remedies that will make it go away or patch it up like new—not even duct tape will help.

Life is what we make it, good, bad, indifferent, difficult, easy, sad or happy, it is up to us get our buns in gear and move up and out of mediocrity to phenomenal.

If you want to participate in life so be it but if not…well, just keep it to yourself; don’t continue to spew negatives about what others are doing, their dreams or goals. We have all met people who like to pontificate on all subjects, like to tell people what to do and how to do, all the while their life is so messed up that it is unbelievable, it gets tiresome after a while, perhaps we feel sorry for them.  The amazing thing is, when help is offered their fear appears and causes them to run from the offer with a variety of excuses and continue their mere existence with the same hurt, tears, anger and upset not only at themselves and others, but the world.  Eventually, when they tire of their situation, they will ask for help to the outstretched hand of the one who previously offered.  This is where you and others of the same positive mindset become the example, the teacher, the storyteller, the healer, the motivator, the friend.

You are the most important thing you can give to the world. Smile, take life by the hand and show it what you want with focus, determination, knowing and authority.  Life will then become that which you have shown it. 

Jay     

The Simple Life Part 1 Of 2

Wednesday Thought

   Wednesday Thought is by Og Mandino from his book, The Greatest Salesman In The World.

Today I begin a new life.

Today I shed my old skin which hath, too long, suffered the bruises of failure and the wounds of mediocrity.

Today I am born anew and my birthplace is a vineyard where there is fruit for all.

Today I will pluck grapes of wisdom from the tallest and fullest vines in the vineyard, for these were planted by the wisest of my profession who have come before me, generation upon generation.

Today I will savor the taste of grapes from these vines and verily I will swallow the seed of success buried in each and new life will sprout within me.

Quite Contrary

There is a child’s rhyme which poses a question to a young lass, by the name of Mary, who apparently is quite contrary, how does her garden grow?  

Well, how does our garden grow? 

We all know when left unattended gardens and flower beds fill with weeds which overtake and choke the life and beauty out of the gardens and flower beds.

I remember my aunt weeding her flower beds every weekend.  The flowers were always beautiful and colorful.  As we weed out the negatives and fears that reside in our mind, we blossom into a beautiful and colorful expression of a life of abundance, beauty, prosperity and success.  Life is vibrant and so are we.  

So, what about us?  Are we ready to weed our mental garden and let the beauty and vibrancy of life appear?

Just as in weeding a garden we start in one area and take it one step at a time.

Perhaps as we think about where to begin we have a revelation of what is going on that is constricting our living and receive an inspiration or two on how to move forward…finding the inner fortitude of, “I am not going to take this anymore” attitude; which is the impetus to jettison the garbage, weedy, thoughts and beliefs that have been hindering our blossoming success.

Life, as we all know, takes us at our own valuation.  As we weed out those strangling thoughts and beliefs we see a ray of light and improvements arising in our life.  We fertilize and water our mental garden with positive thoughts and blossoming new concepts about ourselves and our world

No one can make us change.  It is our decision whether we want to or not.  When we finally get tired of existing and decide to step up and forward to new and more profitable ways of being and living, then and only then will we initiate the weeding process and change  our life.

Our starting point is positive affirmations, using them daily and throughout the day as needed for positive re-enforcement. Visualization is a technique we can use to help us see where we want to be and enjoying the successful results.  Handing ourselves a congratulatory bouquet of roses is a way of showing our love and appreciation of ourselves in this endeavor.

Affirm your self-acceptance, self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth.  You were not created for mediocrity but for success.  You are meant to be prosperous and to live well.  

We are more than adequate to be successful, no matter what we have been told, no matter where we are in life.  Many years ago I attended a talk by Og Mandino.  He was at one time successful, ended up living on the streets, went to end his life but…he became a well-known author and speaker.  There are those who read this blog who have been down and out, on the skids, and are now successful and mentoring others along the way.

How many inspirational people do you know other than yourself?  Inspirational people are all around us if we but look and listen.  Look at your life; what you have been through, what you have accomplished, what you have survived.  

You are a phenomenal representation of life.  Don’t ever forget it and don’t ever give up on yourself!  Give yourself the credit due you.  Yeah, we’ve all had mistakes and problems which have occurred in our life, which was in the past.  Let go of  the past, and move on with living and flowering into a new vibrant exciting you.  Wallowing in the muck and mire of the past is not profitable; learn from it and move forward in living your life. 

Look forward to the day, look forward to new beginnings.  Remember, you are a winner and never forget it.

Life is wonderful and so are you!!

Your Affirmation: I am a success now and no-thing can stop me from having  and accomplishing greater good in my life.”

Jay

Tag Cloud