Saturday, September 29, 2007

Keep Your Fears

"Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with

*-- Robert Louis Stevenson

"Nothing is too good to be true. Nothing is too wonderful to
happen. Nothing is too good to last."

*-- Florence Scovel Shinn

"It often takes more courage to change one's opinion than to
stick to it."

*-- George Christoph Lichtenberg

Friday, September 28, 2007

Things in Your Control

"One can go a long way after one is tired."

*-- French proverb

"The only things in your control are your thoughts and
then your actions. Positive, powerful thoughts lead
to positive, powerful actions, and when done with
repeated consistency this cycle leads to greatness. Dream it!
Pray for it! Believe it! Work for it! and then be
ready when it happens!"

*-- Greg Werner {Strength & Conditioning Coach}

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Good Deed & People

"The smallest good deed is better than the grandest
good intention."

*-- Duguet

"Treat the people in your life as though they were the most important
people in the world, because they are."

--Brian Tracy

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Taking Action and Movement

"Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction
is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all."

--Norman Vincent Peale

Don't mistake movement for achievement. It's easy to get faked out by being busy. The question is: Busy doing what?

-- Jim Rohn

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Life Is No Brief Candle To Me

"Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."

-- George Bernard Shaw

"If you hear a different drummer, take a chance. The road you choose to travel means the difference in the dance."

-- Daniel Morgan

"And life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be."

-- Grandma Moses

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."

-- George Bernard Shaw

Monday, September 24, 2007

Urgency Of Doing

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do."

*-- Leonardo da Vinci

"Many fine things can be done in a day if you don't always make that day tomorrow"

*-- Anonymous

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Finish Each Day

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Your Own Success and Happiness

"All I would tell people is to hold onto what was individual about
themselves, not to allow their ambition for success to cause them to
try to imitate the success of others. You've got to find it on your
own terms.

*-- Harrison Ford

"You can't give away something that you don't have; you can't make
others happy if you are unhappy."

*-- Brian Tracy

Friday, September 21, 2007

Friend & Emotions

"A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to
me when my memory fails."

*-- Unknown

"You are positive, creative, and happy to the degree to which you
eliminate negative emotions from your life."

*-- Brian Tracy

Your Energy

"Energy and persistence conquer all things."

-- Benjamin Franklin

"Your mental energy is limited by your physical energy. How do you develop more energy of all kinds? You start by putting your body in top physical condition. Unless you do that, all your other activities won't help much--you'll be stuck with the mental and emotional energy that you have now."

-- Tom Hopkins

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Simple Things Of Life

"I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet,
simple things of life which are the real ones after all."

*-- Laura Ingalls Wilder

"Nature tops the list of potent tranquilizers
and stress reducers. The mere sound of moving water
has been shown to lower blood pressure."

*-- Patch Adams

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Afraid To Attempt?

"What have you always wanted to do
but been afraid to attempt?
Whatever it is,
it may be your greatest opportunity in life."

*-- Brian Tracy

"We must all suffer from one of two pains:
the pain of discipline
or the pain of regret.
The difference is discipline weighs ounces
while regret weighs tons."

*-- Jim Rohn

Monday, September 17, 2007

Man Who Are Unafraid and Turtle

"When a man cares he is unafraid.
When he is fair, he leaves enough for others.
When he is humble, he can grow."

*-- Lao-Tzu "TaoTeChung"

"Behold the turtle: He only makes progress
when he sticks his neck out."

*-- James Bryant Conant
1893-1978, Educator and Diplomat

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Praise and Your Body

"Praise is a powerful people-builder.
Catch individuals doing something right."

*-- Brian Tracy

"Take good care of your body.
It's the only place you have to live."

*-- Jim Rohn

Our real duty

"Our real duty is always found running
in the direction of our worthiest desires."

*-- Randolph S. Bourne (1886-1918)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Feeling grateful

"Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone
or something in your life actually attracts
more of the things that you appreciate and
value into your life."

*-- Christiane Northrup

A Motivation Inspiration a day will make your day a GREAT DAY.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Time is the coin of your life

"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you
have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.
Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you."

--Carl Sandburg

A Motivation Inspiration a day will make your day a GREAT DAY.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

To Be Or Not To Be - What Was The Question? - By Sharleen Berryman

Yesterday I had an epiphany, an insight, an aha moment. It was so joyous that thinking about it on the way to work I reveled in my enlightenment. Someone had made a statement, well a couple in fact. What this person did not realise was that they had answered a few of my own frustrations with their statement. Confused yet? Not to worry, let me explain…

Sometimes in life we get stuck. We get so stuck that we annoy even our selves. We become a “victim” and a “naysayer.” A pessimist with in our own right. Sometimes we get this way because of our past. Turmoil, abuse and neglect can form our behaviour as adults. And with that we often fall out of “life,” we cannot work, we cannot function in terms of social norms. For a while we don't see a way out of the hole. It is dark but comforting. We don't have to try too hard, we don't have to live up to certain expectations and we don't have to wear the responsibilities of adult life. And this is ok when we need to take time to heal. But this is where we can also get stuck. We know its damaging, we know we need to change, but there’s that damn wall again. Something is stopping us, something we just can’t fathom. Its something that we are afraid of, but it also comforts us and keeps us safe, it is what we know and it is our friend. What is this “thing?”

It is FEAR.

It is fear of a debilitating nature. It is fear of the unknown. It is fear of expectation and failure and for those of you supporting and expecting stuck people to “get on with it” or “toughen up” it can be frustrating to say the least. It is hair pulling material to watch someone you care about slide into the hole, and stay there…. Quite comfortably. You see being a “victim” is easy and it is safe. No one expects too much from you and they can wipe their feet on you when they walk out the door. You don't make life happen, it happens to you. It is everybody else's fault and you are never to blame. Annoyed with me yet? Well I hope so. You see, a lot of people have had horrible lives. Abuse often happens to children, that isn’t their fault. Don’t get me wrong, I am not dismissing the importance or impact of this or other traumas. But what happens to us now, is our choice. I’m pulling no punches here when I say being a victim and being stuck is your choice, your responsibility. Do you want to BE or not? Do you want to have a LIFE or not? It comes down to you, it is literally your choice.

And here is where I had my epiphany. Someone was stuck, and they were frustrated with themselves. Then the statement came… “I am afraid that if I become well, I will loose all of my support.”… The fear of being “well” was keeping them STUCK! And it was keeping them a victim. They were in a “safe” place and they had been there a long time. And by golly did I understand them! I have lived abuse, I got stuck, I was a victim, I hit the wall and I frustrated all that loved me, including myself. You see, we expect and “think” that people want to be well. But being well means responsibility. It means putting yourself out there to be judged and possibly rejected. Being well means meeting new people and trusting them. And being well means having a job and not relying on government help. It is scary... no wonder we get stuck. It is this transition in life that can be made easier with the love and support of others. Left alone to wallow in our “this is my lot” mentality, we can often get stuck and stay there. We end up staying with the “old” instead of embracing the “new.” It’s what we know and it is safe. But what we don't realise is that the “new” is not scary when we merge it s-l-o-w-l-y with the “old.” Each step towards the new brings with it hope, strength and a new way of living that is self empowering and joyous. In the end the “new” becomes the “now” and life becomes a place where we can BE. Now what was the question?

A Self-Motivated Word a day will make your day a GREAT DAY.

Quote of the Day - Anthony Robbins

"If you don't set a baseline standard for what you'll
accept in life, you'll find it's easy to slip into
behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that's
far below what you deserve."

*Anthony Robbins {Peak Performance Expert}

Todays Motivational Quotes - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Brian Tracy

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Practice the body language of self-confidence.
Stand tall and straight with your chin high and walk briskly.
You will feel better and act better."
-- Brian Tracy

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

No More Fearful Timidity - By Jan Ross

“By the meekness and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you-I, Paul, who am "timid" when face to face with you, but "bold" when away!” (2 Corinthians 10:1)

“Janet, please come to the platform.”

I got up out of my seat; my knees felt like overcooked spaghetti noodles—limp and mushy. Carefully walking to the front, a sweat broke out on my brow and my chest began to tighten…I couldn’t catch my breath. Dropping my notes on the way up the steps, I leaned over to pick them up and passed out cold.


That ugly emotion literally paralyzed me—fear of being in front of a group of people, fear of every eye in the room on me, fear of being judged, fear of making a mistake, fear of people laughing at me, fear of stumbling over my words, fear of failing to accomplish the task, fear of the sound of my own voice. Fear literally choked me that morning over 40 years ago.

But, put a pen in my hand and a piece of paper in front of me and I was in my element. Better yet, bring me a typewriter and I could whip out an article or story or letter to anyone in a matter of minutes. Communication with the written word was as natural for me as talking was for most others.

Years have come and gone. Fear looms and lurks around corners waiting to trap me, but I’m wise to that old device. In an effort to defy old man fear, I have purposely allowed myself to be put in situations where I had to speak, not only in front of a ninth grade class, but in front of thousands.

When I came across 2 Corinthians 10:1, I understood all too well what Paul was saying. Today it is still much easier for me to communicate through writing. But I won’t let the enemy intimidate me with fear when it comes to speaking. As with Paul, sometimes I may appear “timid” when speaking face-to-face, now it is the gentleness and mercy of Christ speaking through me, not fearful timidity. My newfound “boldness” to speak openly is based on the authority I have as a believer communicating the Word of God.

Do I still struggle with fear before a crowd? Only if I take my eyes off Christ and put them on the circumstance. But when I’m speaking to one or thousands, if my eyes are on Christ and I am acting as His spokesperson, what have I to fear?

The life of Paul continues to amaze me as I study. He’s such a “normal” man with real issues that were overcome as Christ in him become more and he became less. I’d be willing to admit I’d like to be like Paul, but my true goal is to be like Jesus who is the reason Paul became such a powerful influence in the early church.

Nope … I don’t want to emulate Paul, I choose to be a reflection of Christ as His image is perfected in me for His glory and His alone.

A Motivational Words a day will make your day a GREAT DAY.

© Jan Ross 2007

Jan Ross is well-known as an author of Christian devotional material and short stories. She also travels as a missionary which is often reflected in her writing. She lives with her husband, Ron, in Willard, Ohio and can be contacted at

Monday, September 10, 2007

Motivational Quote of the Day - Dale Carnegie

"You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind."

Dale Carnegie

Get Over Fear And Drink It Down, All of It! - By Jack Marinchek

So what does this mean?

Well, for starters, it means get over fear of people. How so, you ask? Most people are walking around with a deep seated fear of other people. It’s a universal trait. What will he or they think of me? How should I dress? What should I avoid saying to her?

The primary cause of this deep seated fear and insecurity with other people relates to the fact that most people are inauthentic, with themselves and other people. The best cure for this problem is obvious. Just be authentic with yourself and others.

In another words, be honest with yourself and everyone else. “Oh, but then if I am honest, most people are going to get mad at me or won’t like me.” No, that is not true. In fact, most people, will realize your authenticity and respect and like you for it. So, you get over fear of people.

I took Landmark’s “the Forum”. I got a lot out of it. So, I highly recommend it.

Goodbye Fear means giving yourself some space to show and grow. What do you mean by “show and grow”?

It means stepping up to the plate of life and swinging for a home run. Get over fear.

It’s the anticipation of making a solid hit. That’s important. In another words, you are anticipating success; not striking out and a failure. This means you are using your self-talk in a positive manner that is putting you in the position of “positive self-talk”.

Like Maxwell Maltz said in his book Psycho-Cybernetics

if you anticipate being successful enough times, you are going to be growing your comfort zone. In another words, you will be looking forward to doing things that you were at one time fearful of. Get over fear.

Lets face it, if you really want to own your dreams and turn them into reality, you will need to grow into much bigger shoes. This means, believing in yourself and expanding your horizons. Allowing yourself to think big hopes and aspirations. And then, taking the necessary actions warranted to realize your dreams.

Incremental Growth is good

Why not? Inch by inch, step by step and before you know it you are jumping and running towards your “big time goals”. This method of using incremental growth is a sure fire way of being successful in life. Each successful step you take is a sure fire guarantee the next step you take will be just right for you. You get over fear.

Here’s the good news. You can’t fail with attacking your road to progress with the “Incremental Way”. Why, because, even if you screw up a few times, it’s not the end of the world. You are only taking small steps to begin with. As you get comfortable in those new shoes, you stretch out and take on larger steps.

Believe me, the Incremental Way works. You won’t go wrong. And it is the perfect way for you to increase your comfort zone. You will stop weighing every action with the angst of fear and anxiety. Who cares if you fall down. You can always get back up and start over.

Why is the Incremental Way so popular? Because, it’s the Martial Art Way! You got it. Incremental learning and doing is what martial arts is built on. I can speak with some authority on this. I am a 2nd Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. From White Belt on up through Black Belt, the student learns his martial art through a series of increments. Step by step and foot by foot the various techniques are practiced to perfection. This is the way to learn and do without being overwhelmed.

A Motivational Word a day will make your day a GREAT DAY.

Jack Marinchek is the publisher of the site, which features- inspirational information on life improvement, getting jobs and income, travel, and real estate relocation.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Life is like riding a bike

"Life is like riding a bike. It is impossible to maintain
your balance while standing still." --Linda Brakeall

"Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional."
--M. Kathleen Casey

"Your future depends on many things , but mostly on you."

"People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily." ~Zig Ziglar

A Positive Motivation a day will make your day a GREAT DAY.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Financial Success - By Pullikattil Simon

Financial success is different for different people. For example, for Liberace it was costly apparel. For the Dutchman, it is a fat wife. For an East Indian, it is gold jewelry on his wife. For a Kenyan, it is goats or camels. For some it is cash in the bank, a house, a car, a boat, furniture, or modern gadgets. Most often it is measured by the accumulation of material things beyond one’s need.

Some are prosperous and others are not. We all would like to be prosperous. We might not think that we are prosperous but others may think so.

A sick man in the hospital looking at a cripple hopping along the sidewalk on two crutches says. “You lucky guy, you enjoy the outside air while I lie here and suffer pain.”

The cripple looks at the man walking along and says, “You are able to walk while I struggle on crutches.” The one who walks, looks at the cyclist and says, “See how lucky you are. You have bicycle and can go places quickly. I have none.” The cyclist looks at the Volkswagon driver and says, “Lucky you. You have a car which I don’t have.”

Thus, each person fails to see his own prosperity and thinks himself poor.

It is not necessary to clutter our houses with things we do not need. What is important is that they are available to us when we need them. As long as we have the purchasing power or the potential to obtain what we need, we don’t have to have it in our house. Therefore, true prosperity is not possession but potential.

Alexander the Great is said to have cried that he had only one world to conquer. We hear frequently of millionaires committing suicide. So, prosperity is not the amount of one’s possessions, neither is it the total value of one’s possessions. Then what is it? Prosperity is defined as one of the following.

1. Financial success

2. Health and healthy growth

3. Making use of our potential

Some will say that financial success is a matter of luck. But luck is the lazy man’s term for the result of the hard working man’s efforts.

To obtain financial success, we have to put our resources to work, If you lock them away in a box, they won’t bring any advantage. What are they? Our health, our environment, our assets, our climate, our families, our friends, our education.

If we don’t use our land to its best advantage, we will not benefit. We have to use our own capability. Sometimes we can and have to improve our capability. We have to learn what we can do and do what we know best.

How many of you have read the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill? In that, the author describes the money making secrets which made fortunes for hundreds of exceedingly wealthy men. It is not easy but it is not only possible, it is even practical. Hill describes determination, a burning desire, imagination, faith, autosuggestion, and persistence as the essential elements of becoming rich.

Paul Getty said for people to become rich, they must find a need and fill it. It might be a travel facility, a rice mill to mill the rice, horses to plough the land. If we can detect anything that the people really need and supply it there will be demand, and demand improves its value.

I remember the story of a man who, in 1965, was determinated to buy a Cadillac. He could not make enough money that year to buy his Cadillac but did not give up. He kept up his determination and every new year’s day renewed his decision. It was ten years before he made enough money to buy his Cadillac. So, in 1975 he bought his Cadillac - his 1965 Cadillac.

Becoming rich is not prosperity in itself. What is the good of wealth if there is no health. Even if we have wealth and health, what profit have you if you have no peace of mind? Jesus said, “What shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul.” (Mark 8:36)

Therefore, our prosperity depends on our potential - potential for wealth, potential for health, potential for peace of mind.

Do we have those potentials? Some people cannot see their own potential. They think they have no potential. They are poor, they are sick, they are foolish, they are incapable. They have nothing that is good. They always look a t the negative side and lack of things.

Khalil Gibran wrote in “The Profit”. “What shall I say of those who stand in the sunlight but with their backs to the sun. They see only the shadows. And what is the sun to them but a caster of shadows.”

We read in The First Epistle St. Paul wrote to Corinthians 10:26 “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.” Everything that belongs to the father belongs to his children and we are his children. In the west, children say “It is my Dad’s car. It is my mum’s sewing machine.” But in the Orient it is different. There, everything is ours. Children will say “This is our car, our house, etc.”

I can see each one of you as perfect wise, healthy and intelligent person. I know each one is perfect. You cannot be nothing but be perfect. Why ? Because the maker is perfect. Therefore, everything he made must be perfect.

Supposing I showed you some paintings of Rembrandt, Michelangelo, or Leonardo Da Vinci. What would you say. I will say they are perfect. I would not dare say something is wrong. I may not understand every stroke of the brush. Since it is the master painter who created the piece, it is a masterpiece.

And who created this piece which is sitting in front of me (pointing at the audience). Each one has been designed and executed by the master of masters, the supreme intelligence and the totality of pure love. Therefore, we are sons and daughters of the master of masters.

The scheme of creation is to make a perfect man and the cause of creation is love. Then how can the process be a calamity?

If we are the sons and daughters of the king, we will eventually own everything in the kingdom and if we are the sons and daughters of the creator of the universe and the fullness thereof, then what can we say of ourselves? We are the owners of the universe.

Therefore, stop saying that you are poor, foolish, weak, and sick. Moreover, you become what you frequently say you are. The second thing is that any right that is not exercised will be lost . So exercise your rights..

Give as if you are the spring of water and it fills as you draw from it. You are the well and you are the channel. The more you draw from the well, the more it fills.

Without your own thinking, knowledge is like borrowed funds. Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries, all inventions, and all achievements. Without it there will be no empires, no great fortunes, no trans continental railways, no space laboratories, no Martian exploration, no T.V., no video, no dishwasher, in fact no advance in life over that which existed in primitive ages.

Rene’ Descartes believed that thought is more real than the body. Hence his dictum “Cogito ergo sum.” I think therefore, I am.”

Einstein’s discoveries could not have been made by working with tangible objects. During the eclipse of the sun in 1919, he predicted that light would be deflected in the neighbourhood of the sun and it did exactly as he predicted in the direction and to the amount he calculated.

How to build prosperity with thoughts. You are the product of your thoughts. Instruct your subconscious mind to perform your duty and abandon attachment to success or failure.

A Positive Motivation Word a day will make your day a GREAT DAY.

Dr. Simon is a retired research scientist, philanthropist and author of two books: The Missing Piece to Paradise and The Philosopher's Notebook. Visit his website at

Friday, September 07, 2007

Five Ways to Empower You to Change - May Your Life Never be the Same - By Bell Rushing

In my opinion, our lives are derived by the choices we make. No matter where you are in your life today, you can Empower Yourself by choosing to “change” or choose not to “change,” it’s up to you. Ask yourself this question: Am I truly living the life I desire? Reflect on this question for a moment and allow this question to resonate deep within.

If you are not living the life you truly desire, why IS that? Do you feel like you are not worthy to live the life you desire? Do you feel like your life is too busy & you can’t focus on yourself right now? Or, maybe you don’t think you have a choice to live the life you desire or deserve?

Let’s take a look at Five Ways to Empower Yourself to Change...

1.) Awareness ~

Be conscious of knowing, you do have a Choice to Change Your Life. I use to think “I didn’t have a Choice” and felt, I had to settle for what life gave me. When I became a student of Personal Development with Dr. Ellie Drake, a Transformational & Inspirational Speaker/Coach, what I found, if I desire to have a different reality, then I can – by Choosing to Change!

2.) Change your Thinking ~

Have you ever felt like life isn’t fair & things are always going wrong versus going right? And, feeling like the victim? These negative thoughts & feelings transcend into the Universe & then it’s sent back to you. Sort of like a boomerang! The energy & focus you give out, is what you receive. Change your thinking & your Life will Change!

3.) Become the Victor ~

Start re-programming old “negative” thoughts with new “positive” thoughts and you’ll get different results. For example, instead of saying “life isn’t fair & things are always going wrong,” let’s change it to… “It is what it is & we’re grateful for where we are, at this moment in our life.” Doesn’t that feel better? Become the “Victor” versus the victim!

4.) Create Choice ~

I realize everyday, I have a Choice! Every situation has two sides – a positive and negative approach & I allow myself to choose which side I want. Empower Yourself to Create Choice!

5.) Emotions ~

Let’s take a look at some positive & negative emotions…

● Positive Emotions: Joy, Peace, Love & Happiness

● Negative Emotions: Sad, Frustrated, Angry & Depressed

Which emotions do you want to feel? Its human nature to feel both positive & negative emotions, and do you agree… you can “choose” the way you want to feel?

For example, if a situation arises, ask yourself these questions:

a) Do I choose to be at Peace with the situation & say, it is what it is and ask – what lessons can I learn from it? -OR-
b) Do I choose to be Frustrated with the situation & say, this is always happening to me and I’m the victim once again?

It’s your choice, right? It’s how you choose to look at the situation. Its how you change the way you look at the situation. And, your Life will Change!

I’ve shared a few “secrets” from what I’ve embraced & learned along the way, as my Journey of Empowerment continues. In closing, take some time to “reflect” on these Five Ways to Empower Yourself and “choose” what resonates within you. Choose to Change & May Your Life Never be the Same!

“I may not be able to change everything in my life with ONE decision, yet I am able to change the direction of my life with ONE decision." by: Dr. Ellie Drake

A Motivation Word a day will make your day a GREAT DAY.

Businesswoman, Friend, Collaborator, and Team player, Bell Rushing fulfills her Entrepreneurial Calling by offering a great service that enriches the lives of others. Together with other fellow BraveHeart Community members, her goal is to empower Women to be multi-dimensional success stories and inspiration to others. Be sure to Visit:

Dedicate Yourself To Manifesting Joy In Everything You Do

Happiness does not have one definition. It means something entirely different to each individual. And happiness does not exist in only the big things in life.

It does not revolve around a new car or a million-dollar mansion. Happiness can be found in a silly joke that makes you laugh every time you think of it. It exists in a favorite old movie or television show you watch on a rainy Saturday afternoon. It surprises you when you hear it in your child's voice as he/she tells you about their day. Happiness is within you and all around you. You never have to look too far to find it.

Light always melts darkness.
- Mark Victor Hansen

A Self-Motivation Word a day will make your day a GREAT DAY.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Law of Gratitude - By Lori Klauser

When you are feeling your lowest, I’m sure you can’t imagine one thing to be grateful for. When you think you are deprived, your feelings and thoughts revolve around what you don’t have. You may not believe you deserve for good things to happen to you. Being grateful and thinking along the lines of the good that is in your life brings more good to you. Admit it, even you are sick of hearing you whine. It gets you nowhere and it just brings more negative upon you.

Why not give gratitude a try? Look around you and notice the good that is in your life. Even if it isn’t perfect, acting as if will bring you immeasurable things. We must be grateful for and appreciate the things we do have before more will be given to us. Say thank you for what you do have. If you concentrate on finding the good in every situation you encounter, you will find a life filled with gratitude and wonder. You have nothing to lose, so why not?

If you don’t know what to be grateful for, be grateful for everything. Everything presents an opportunity for us to be grateful. It is an opportunity to learn and to grow. When you look at the things in your life, even if they do not measure up to what you perceive as perfect, be grateful. Appreciate what you do have. Pretend, fake it, force it if you must. It may not seem logical to you, it may not seem practical, but you will start to see changes. Your attitude may be the first to change. You will start to accept what you do have. You will start to act ‘as if’.

If you expand your thinking in gratitude, it will boost your well-being. It is the forgotten factor in your happiness. It means taking nothing for granted. Be thankful that you woke up in the morning and have another day before you with limitless opportunities. Once you make a habit of looking at things and being grateful for them, it will help you begin receiving the abundance that you deserve. It will open you up to the fullness that life offers you to be a part of.

Gratitude seems to be the secret that successful people have that the rest of us don’t. But it doesn’t have to remain that way. Gratitude is a very powerful force. After you accept what you do have and feel gratitude for it, everything will change. Things that you need will come to you. You have practiced and acknowledged feeling grateful for what you do have. That will free you and bring better to you because you have cleared the way for more. Whenever you encounter a problem, summon up gratitude. There are lessons to be learned everywhere. Be grateful for the problem and the lesson that you will learn.

You may have gone without, you may be deprived of certain things, and you may have difficult circumstances and feel as if you have nothing. Accept what you do have. Be grateful for what you do have. It doesn’t mean that is what you will always have. It just means that where you are today is where you are supposed to be. Before you can get more, you must be grateful for what you have right now. Make it a point to write down three things you are grateful for in your life every night. It will open a path for more to come.

Be aware of your feelings and never believe that all you have is all you can have. Make awareness a goal. You were destined for great things. Believe that is true. Be aware that thinking alone is not enough. Act as if. What you believe will come to you once you are grateful for what already is. It’s the law of the universe.

© 2007 Lori Klauser

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