Posts Tagged ‘new perspective’

Imagination is Everything

December 9, 2008

The most limiting question you can ask yourself is “how is this going to happen?” If I had asked myself how I was going to write a book, have a family, live in this house and raise my children I would have been stopped in my tracks.

Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is everything, it is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”I would add, be sure you are in a positive state of mind while imagining/visualizing the life of your dreams.

These aren’t pipe dreams. They are real dreams.

Do not limit yourself in any way. You have the power to be and do as you desire. “What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists” said Alexander Graham Bell.

So begin to see your future right now and feel it.

My life is a living testimony that “whatever the mind can conceive it can achieve.” Nothing just happens to us, there are no coincidences and everything that has ever happened and will happen has been manifested to us through our thoughts.

Imagine and achieve. The sky truly is the limit.

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Creative Problem Solving

November 17, 2008

It’s a new week. Whether you’ll be spending most of it at work, school or home, new challenges are just around the corner. Running away from them does not help. Stressing over them won’t do you any good either. The good news is that there is a right way to handle them.

It’s all about perception.

When you combine positive thinking, creative enthusiasm and optimism with the proper perspective, there are few challenges that can’t be resolved.

When we cultivate an attitude of turning every stumbling block into a stepping stone or making every breakdown an opportunity for a breakthrough, we learn that problems are temporary. Very few problems need to be permanent. Your own attitude will determine this.

Here’s a great question to ask yourself when you perceive a challenging situation: Can I really do anything about the problem? Is it worth the effort or is it just an emotional reaction?

Getting those answers allow us to look at the big picture. They allow us to grow.

Got Powerful Living?

October 18, 2008

I assure you that I am not 100% happy and smiling all the time. I have challenging days; but when you live your life with an optimist’s outlook, those rough spots seem so much smoother!

Permanent optimism comes from knowing that there is not a situation in your life that has not been invited to the party by you. When you assume 100% of the responsibility, you are adopting a formula for powerful living.

Our ego likes to tell us that we are only in charge of the good stuff, while the challenging things are brought on by others. The ego likes to justify.

We have to stop making excuses though. We have to take charge. We must embrace the power of knowing that we are in control of our lives.

That’s powerful living.

The Inside Job

October 15, 2008

Feeling great is an inside job. It happens inside the core of our souls. It happens when we stop allowing the situations and conditions of life to dictate the way we feel inside.

Developing an optimistic nature can help you stay centered when life happens, because you’d be cheating yourself if you were only grateful for the good things in life. It is very important to be in a constant state of appreciation and gratitude, regardless of the circumstances we face. Having such an outlook is essential because many of the unfortunate situations we come accross, mask the pearls of personal growth.

On that note, I’ll leave you with a very powerful and beautiful quote from S. Heller:

“A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear that results from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured,  we would not have produced the pearl.”

Find the pearls and cherish them.

Happy Monday!

October 6, 2008

Good afternoon everybody. I hope everyone had a great weekend during which work-week stresses were cast aside and quality time was spent with loved ones. In these troubling social, political and economic times, it is important to have strong support systems where worries can be shared, and spiritual/emotional batteries recharged.

Negative energy tends to accumulate during the week, this can sometimes be an inevitable by-product of living in society. Nevertheless we must NEVER let them carry-over to the weekend.Those two days must be your “happy time”.

When spending a weekend in your “happy space” (both mental and physical), you are able to create a distance between yourself and the challenges from the past week, along with those of the upcoming one. This distance is important as it preserves your sanity and allows you to be sharper when the Monday morning alarm starts ringing.

With that said, I hope you have a great week, keep a smile on your faces and approach every challenge and battle with the conviction that you’ll come out on top.

To share is to care, so please, do share some wisdom on how you try to start your week on the right foot.