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Today’s Positive Thought

Reach For The StarsToday’s Positive Thought is by Florence Scovel Shinn.

“There is a place that you are to fill that no one else can fill, something you are to do, which no one else can do.”

Today’s Positive Thought

Today’s Positive Thought is by Maxwell Maltz from his book, Psycho-Cybernetics.

“Accept yourself.  Be yourself.  You cannot realize the potentialities and possibilities inherent in that unique and special something which is ‘YOU’ if you keep turning your back upon it, feeling ashamed of it, hating it, refusing to recognize it.”

Tuesday Thought

   I am creatively successful. My life and daily successes reflect it!! 

I am using my creative mind to further well-being, success and prosperity in my life and career.

What a wonderful day!


Today’s Positive Thought

   Today’s Positive Thought  quote is by Dr. Maxwell Maltz from his book, Psycho-Cybernetics, and concerns self-esteem.

But the biggest secret of self-esteem is this:  Begin to appreciate other people more; show respect for any human being merely because he is a child of God and therefore a “thing of value.”  Stop and think when you’re dealing with people.  You’re dealing with a unique, individualization of the Creator of all.  Practice treating other people as if they had some value–and surprisingly enough your own self-esteem will go up.  For real self-esteem is not derived from the great things you’ve done, the things you own, the mark you’ve made–but an appreciation of yourself for what you are –a child of God.  When you come to this realization, however, you must necessarily conclude that all other people are to be appreciated for the same reason.

A Quote

    A quote by Dr. Maxwell Maltz from his book, Psycho-Cybernetics.

“The automatic creative mechanism within you can operate in only one way.  It must have a target to shoot at.  As Alex Morrison says, you must first clearly see a thing in your mind before you can do it.”  

“This same creative mechanism within you can help you achieve your best possible “self” if you will form a picture in your imagination of the self you want to be and “see yourself” in the new role.”

For You


You are a wonderful, positive, successful, creative person who is without limits to live life. 

You are able to resolve and solve all situations that come your way today with creativity, ease and harmony.

You are one who can focus their thought and create a harmonious and positive atmosphere which influences all situations and those with whom you interact.

You are knowledgable and know your self-worth.  You know your own value and are valuable.

Today, celebrate the wonder that you are.  Celebrate your inner power, talent and ability for a very creative, positive and successful day in all areas of  your life.

Today is your day and it is great day to be you!


Today’s Positive Thought

   Today’s Positive Thought is by Emmet Fox.

“The world will take you at your valuation.  Your body will take you at your own valuation.  Your business will take you at your own valuation; for your own value is the value you really put upon yourself.”

You are a valuable and wonderful person.  Take a moment to appreciate yourself and know yourself as being a valuable asset to the world around you.  You have much to contribute and to achieve.  Jay

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.”


Today’s Positive Thought

   Today’s Positive Thought is by Ernest Holmes.

“Stop all struggle and wait upon the sure principle that creates whatever it wills because there is nothing to oppose it.  As long as we think that opposition exists we are blocking the way for the clearer vision.”

“…think only about what you want, and never about what you do not want…”

Overnight Success

Overnight Success is condensed from a chapter I wrote.

A  few years ago I had the opportunity to talk with a swimsuit model, who was returning from a shoot south of the border.

As our conversation progressed to being a successful model she laughed and said, “I’m an overnight success and it only took me ten years,” she smiled and laughed again.  From that point on we talked about the road to success, the ups and downs of the modeling world, the hard work and dedication, photo shoots and the like.  It was both an enlightening and enjoyable conversation.

When we seek success it a takes not only our mental and creative abilities, it also includes the physical effort we put forth: the  long hours, days filled with research and development, phone calls, texts, e-mails, letters, driving to meet with investors (banks), manufacturers, and perhaps shedding some tears.   We learn to deal with frustration, the importance of stepping back to breathe, re-evaluate, REST, and staying healthy-on all levels.  Success demands that we take time to renew ourselves mentally, see our vision of success in a new light, do our daily meditation and affirmations to keep us focused and open to new avenues for achieving our success.  Being open-minded is essential, for there is more than one way to a successful and prosperous life.  

We have dedicated ourselves to being successful which entails being able to change up the thought process when necessary and being steadfast in our belief in ourselves and our venture, even when things seem the darkest.

It is important for us to keep focused on our goal(s), keep our thoughts and vision on a positive note, watch the self-talk for any negative comments we may be making to ourselves and viewing the obstacles along the way as teachers from which we learn what does not work and what does work and the new ideas, beliefs and concepts we can glean from this particular experience.

You are the success you dream of…Jay

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