“The person who is to succeed will never let his mind dwell on past mistakes. He will forgive the past in his life and in the lives of other people. If he makes a mistake he will at once forgive it. He will know that so long as he desires any good, there is nowhere in the universe anything that opposes him.”
Are you kitchen brave? Are you brave enough to be you in the kitchen of life? Are you willing to walk into the kitchen of your mind to experiment and create your own unique recipe for success, prosperity and overall well-being? Are you ready to break some eggs and mix things up? If so, continue reading and get ready to bake up some new exciting recipes for life.
We are always creating through our cooking, our baking, our thoughts and beliefs. Life has given each of us a mind and every moment of every day we have a variety of thoughts that shape our character. Our thoughts, beliefs and concepts are the batter and dough of our life, we are forever taking the formless and giving it form. From the mixing bowl of thought to the oven of life to solidify our creation. We live in the kitchen of life, the kitchen of personal creation.
Creating recipes in the kitchen are about learning from what works in a recipe and what does not. Some of our creations don’t turn out the way we planned and we have to go back to the recipe and make changes learning what will work to bring forth our desired creation. Life is about learning what works for us and what does not. From this learning experience we can enhance our life in prosperous and successful ways.
If we are truly interested in making our lives more fulfilling and more reflective of a robust and prosperous life then we must step into the kitchen of our mind and begin to create and bake a new way of manifesting the life we want, no more sitting at the kitchen table with a glass of ice cold milk waiting for the cookies to be set in front of us. It is time to be proactive and get our hands covered in flour and roll out the dough, ready the oven and get ourselves in gear. Get your apron ‘cause this is gonna be one heck of a baking session.
Basic ideas/inspiration can be gained from; books, quotes, perhaps a platitude or two, or positive affirmations and informative articles which can begin to stir the creative juices. But until we decide to do something with these inspiring pieces we will only have the warm fuzzies and nothing more. Time to utilize our inborn talents and abilities and make the life we dream of and desire. The time has arrived to take action for our own self-improvement, which in turn will affect the world around us in positive ways. Time to get into the kitchen and create the cookie of your dreams!
Get out the electric mixer, flour, eggs, milk, butter, sugar, vanilla extract, baking powder and baking soda, the basics of the recipe. We all have the basics at our finger tips; the challenge is what we are going to use to make it our own unique recipe. Are we going to use ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon extract, almond extract, add nuts or poppy seeds? The combinations are endless and we can create the recipes we desire and if it is not to our liking we can change it up and make it better. It is merely a batter of mind, no pun intended. When we have mixed the ingredients together it becomes a batter or dough, to create a cake, a cupcake, a cookie or a jelly roll, perhaps cinnamon buns, the choice is always ours. What do you feel like today?
I want to share with you a quote by Napoleon Hill from his book, The Magic Ladder To Success, concerning temporary defeat. It is something we all need to keep in mind.
“Do not be afraid of temporary defeat, but make sure that you learn some lessons from every such defeat. That which we call ‘experience’ consists, largely, of what we learn by mistakes–our own and those made by others–but take care not to ignore the knowledge that may be gained from mistakes.”