Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Taking Charge of Your Life

How do we get ourselves motivated after an unexpected challenge has suddenly entered and disrupted our life? It could be an injury while training, or to a loved one, or someone close to you passes away. It just seems unfair and it takes our energy away and knocks us off our path.
Realize positive thinking alone is not enough to get you back and turn your life around. Here are some strategies for changing your thoughts to use every single day.
First thing first… believe that it is possible to change. The saying the past does not equal the future is true. When you get sick and tired of being sick and tired, have faith, and that just means to believe it, before you see it!
Next realize that no problem, no matter how big it seems at this moment is permanent for you. “This too shall pass”. Start with small actions. Use continuous positive daily habits towards what you want. While you keep self control of your mind and off of negative thoughts.
Realize that everyone has problems, challenges and losses in their lives. Your job is to know that it’s not the problem that’s the problem, but what you do with the problem that’s the problem. Know that what ever you have tried and did not succeed at does not mean that you give up. You must use persistence and faith to enjoy the journey.
Which brings me to the next topic; there are no mistakes only lessons. It’s easy to say “ I've tried that and it doesn't work” Success in your life is the result of good judgement  Good judgement is the result of experience. Experience is often the result of bad judgement.
So what ever it is that you want, from feeling better to feeling great. Getting to your next level in Tae Kwon-Do. Realize we learn something every time from our mistakes. (Sometimes called action signals, which just tells us to try a different way)
To really empower ourselves we must realize that questions are the answer. What you ask yourself does change your life. Understanding to look for the good within every challenge we have will sooner then later teach us that there is a positive or greater advantage with every challenge you are given on this journey. Here are samples of questions that change your state to be more positive and abundant. Ask yourself:
What am I grateful for in my life? Do I live in a free country? Who loves me and who do I love? Who are my true friends? Finally no matter what you’re facing ask: What’s good about this? Or what could be good about this?
Mr. Chris Rowe
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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Blank Canvas

Today is the blank canvas you have been waiting for.  The clean slate, the blank page, the first snow fall the New Birth and breath of life.  What will you do with it?  How will you spend you 168 hrs/week, or 1440 minutes/day?  Will you fill them with Fears, Worries and Anxieties? Or will you allow the power that flows through you to come out so you and truly embrace the person you were created to be?  You were not created to be mediocre, but rather to be GREAT!  You were not created to accumulate stuff or things, but to impact lives and help others realize their potential. But before you can really help someone else you must first make sure you are on the path, not the right path just the path.  Because who’s to say what is right? 

But one of the biggest single lessons we will all have is that waiting for things to be perfect is allowing the idea, the goal, vision, or the dream to fade into obscurity.  Don't wait, take chances fall down, feel the bumps and bruises of learning and growing.  Get out of your comfort zone, and just make things happen. 
            Happy Goal Setting Day! 

Doug Weibe spoke at Willow Park Church this past weekend and said that he was NOT going to make Resolutions this year. I could not agree more, making a resolution is a waste of time.  There is not real energy or life breathed into a resolution…”This year I will eat better!”  What does that mean?  Look like, feel like, when do you want to do that and for how long?  Have you ever tried just changing something, maybe you were more successful than I was but it never turned out.  But once you identify that you must change and you develop your MAP (Massive Action Plan), and you get a taste of what that vision, dream, GOAL looks like and it becomes your passion.  It gives you a rush of energy, enthusiasm, and the ability to overcome so many little things that will come along to try and stop you from reaching your goals. 
           So again Happy Goal Setting Day, three main goals Health, Financial and Relationships.  Drill down and get specific who do you want a relationship with?  Start with you, get to know yourself and do not be afraid to sit in silence and just listen. Something will speak or flash words pictures or memories in your mind.  I call it God you can call it whatever you want, but that voice will let you know what to do in so many situations.  We just have to listen, and if it aligns with our core values then it is a great thing for you to do.
          So what are you core values?  That is another topic for another New Day.

Happy New Year, may your Year be filled with Blessings of abundance and joy, May you be fill Blessed with everything you need in life, the eyes to see the things around you, and the mind to understand the importance of those events, whether they be seen as Good or Bad.