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Savor The Success Of Belief In Self

   Time to savor the success of belief in self.  Believing in ourselves is instrumental in moving forward into a life of success. 

The action of success is first in our mind as an idea/thought which sparks our imagination into full gear and gives our subconscious the order to produce the desired effect.  The action of success also necessitates that we formulate a plan, set goals and above all, being willing to take a chance on ourselves and our ideas, and as some say, step out on faith on our ability to be a success. 

Believing in ourselves and our ideas are keystones to advancing up the ladder of success and well-being.

If we don’t take action on our ideas someone else will benefit.  Some have shared with me their stories of not taking action on their ideas and a year or so later someone else, who had the same idea, made a fortune.  If we don’t believe in ourselves, our ideas, our talents, our abilities, success will elude us.  The power, the energy, the creativity of Life cannot aid us on our journey if we forego believing in ourselves and our ideas.

If we long for success cultivating self-acceptance, self-confidence, and self-worth are vital.  If we have no belief in self or our idea no one else will.  The only barriers to our success exist in our minds as thoughts, beliefs, concepts concerning ourselves (self-image) and our ability to achieve a better life.   

Look at the adversities athletes have overcome and their persistence to be in the Olympic Games, i.e. the USA female weightlifter, Sarah Robles, USA female runner Lolo Jones, and Oscar Pistorius the runner from the Republic of South Africa.  There are many in this world who have overcome great obstacles and are successful.  How about those in the filed of acting, art, writing and the like who never gave up and now excel at their craft, for instance Michael J. Fox.  There are well known actors/entertainers who have slept in their car, i.e. Chelsea Handler.  In the field of writing, Stephen King had humble beginnings.  But most of all, look at your neighbor, a friend, a relative who wouldn’t let “that something” stop them from living life to the fullest of their abilities and go for success.  Take a look at yourself and appreciate all your accomplishments and whatever “things” you had to overcome in your life.

Time, dedication and persistence pays off in the long run.

How dedicated are we to the pursuit of our dreams and goals? 

Never ever discount yourself, your talents, or your abilities!  You are already successful so continue onto greater success in living your life.  You are more than capable to achieve your dreams, goals and desires.  You are a powerhouse of success.

Within You Is The Greatness To Be!

   Jay        

 

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“What if”?

   I sit here this morning at the dining room table wondering “what if” about a variety of subjects and how it would be “if”; but I dwell in the abstractions of life and see things perhaps in a different light than most, as has been apparent all my life in the fields I am part of: writing, acting, public speaking, the ministry (retired for the most part), baking, cooking, the arts in general. 

The creativity we seek for moving forward to better living is an abstract, it is a cause that evolves in our mind as an idea to take action on and if we choose to follow that inspiration so be it. 

Much of the way we seem to be living is by allowing the outside events to control and influence us to the point of upset, dismay, discontent and the like.   

Life is always lived from within out.  The outer life is a reflection of our inner convictions, beliefs, and concepts.  Do unexpected things happen in our life, of course they do, we are part of this world and the unexpected does pop up, but is it really unexpected or is it a fear or thought that has been planted from years ago that is now coming into our life? Is it because we are part of other peoples lives who are experiencing life at their level of belief and causes us heartache or upset due to the love or caring we have for them?  Is it because we need to learn something from this experience which will not only help us but others?  Is it something about fear, say of moving forward or of grasping a new idea to lead us onward and upward, or, could it be the manifestation of our dissatisfaction with our job or our life in general that is causing us angst as a physical condition?  “What if” it is?

“What if” you and I decided to take action, beginning in our mind-abstract thought-causation (all thought is abstract), to change/alter our response to a situation? What if” we did?  Would we benefit from it?  Yes.  What would we learn from this new perspective?  Perhaps it would be learning how to handle this type of situation without giving it power to upset us, maybe it would be a gaining a greater understanding of not only the situation and those involved but of ourselves as well.  “What if” our thoughts are truly “things” in the invisible world of causation that when impressed on the receptive substance of the Universe takes form in our life according to that specific thought?  Just, “what if?”

“What if” I or someone else told you, you have more power over your life than you currently think or believe and you actually believed it?  What would you do to change the course of your life to make it better?  What thoughts would you change permanently, or would you even be willing to give them up because you are more comfortable in the predictable outcomes.  We have all been there.  We are at times more comfortable with the uncomfortable and the predictable because it is known and the unknown can scare the Hades out of us.  Been there and it is not fun, as you no doubt well know.  “What if” we changed?

“What if” I told you that positive thinking is merely a beginning step to self-realization where in the understanding of the abstract brings forth the concrete, material, form of that knowing?  “What if” you and I started today to take charge of our thinking, our beliefs and concepts concerning ourselves and our world of experience?  “What if” it brought us the success we wanted in all areas of our life?

“What if”?

    Jay

YOU ARE AMAZING!

You are amazing!  We are amazing humans-being!  What we are being is up to our creative imagination.

Do you remember when you were but a little tyke what you wanted to be when you grew up?  Boy, I know my imagination was really active about a career path…how about you?  I wanted to be a cop, a fireman, a garbage collector – I thought it was cool to see the men riding on the outside of the garbage truck; at one point I wanted to be a doctor or a vet, a puppeteer-I wrote dialogue for puppet characters and presented shows in elementary school, actor, writer, chef. 

Time to be a kid again.  Now let us use our creative imagination and play the game “Make-Believe.”  “Make-Believe” was one of the games my cousin and I created and played.  We would come up with a variety of ideas and begin to ad lib about being famous, traveling all over the world, all the things each of us dream about when we are children.   

Ok.  I have a “what if” question for you.  “What if” you dreamed your dream and it became a reality?  Our creative imagination is the impetus to living a better life.  If we can imagine it and really want to go for it, we can.  When we read or hear the phrase, “Life is what we make it,” why not imagine a better life and cease to imagine the not so good continuing in our life.  

Wanna play “Make-Believe” with me?  Can your imagination come out and play? 

What is needed is a piece of paper and a number 2 pencil or fountain pen; sorry, those old school days are making an appearance.  Below is what you need to play.  Writing  down these “things” helps to reinforce them in your mind.

1. A very active and creative imagination.

2. A sheet of paper.

3. A pen or pencil.

4. Write down, with complete abandonment, your “Make-Believe” “things” you want to achieve and/or experience.

5. Using your creative imagination visualize these things coming to pass.  Do so with a happy and thankful heart, a smile on your face, see yourself laughing and really enjoying yourself with all these “things” of “Make-Believe.”  

If you desire to have more money in your life, see yourself, literally rolling in dough (monetary kind).  Envision yourself throwing all this money up in the air and enjoy watching it flutter down ,around and to you and all the good you can do with it for yourself and others.

If it is for health, see yourself healthy and enjoying your life.

For success, see how you look and feel about being successful in your endeavor; and all you are doing with your success for yourself, others and the world around you.  I am sure you get the picture…so let the game begin!

As you write down your “Make-Believe” list, believe in it as a child would; with all your heart and all your mind without question.  Remember this is playtime and you get to be a kid again and happily believe upon a star.

6. When you have written down your list, as detailed as reasonably possible, fold it up and put it in a favorite book or place that reminds of you good things and happiness when you look at it.   If you get down just remember your “Make-Believe” list with a smile and believe.

7. YOU ARE AMAZING!    Your list is phenomenal and filled fun and great things.  You are really good at this game!

8.  PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW IT GOES. THANKS

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You are an amazing human-being!

         Jay

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