Optimism Can Change The World

I opened up my email today and was taken back by the amount of negativity that is present all around us.  It made me think about my life and how I react to things.  I feel like many of you are like me in that our initial response is to be negative about our circumstances.  If our thoughts are  negative and our thoughts create our actions then what will we end up seeing manifested in our lives?  I feel that if we can change the way we see each other and our circumstances by approaching everything with optimism we really can Change the World!

What Is Your Story?

If someone was to ask you what your story is how would you answer them?  Our story is the “why” of our lives.  Take time today and ask yourself what is your “why”?  Why do you get up on the morning?  Why do you do what you do?  Your “why” should add an extra skip in your step, make your heart beat faster, and your blood boil with passion.  Your “why” is your vision!

By the way…my “why” is to enhance lives!  I hope I can enhance yours in some way!

Who Were You Born To Be?

I have really enjoyed reading and learning about Walt Disney.  His vision and passion to create happiness is really magnetic.   I believe that each of us have been made in the image of God and possess unique skills and talents that He wants to use for His will to be done.  I feel it is our responsibility to develop those skills and talents and God will decide how he wants to use them.  I love the quote below and wante to share it with each of you. 

“We are all born to be who we are. Walt was a genetically unique individual who was born to be himself. His job, and ours as well, is to finish the job on earth that we were created for.   – Ray Bradbury, Writer

Wealth Defined

I have seen many definitions of wealth, but this one that was recently presented to me by a good friend really resonates with me more than any other definition.  You are the architect of your life and this definition is great food for thought as you dream and plan!  I just encourage you to take action and execute your dreams!

“Wealth includes resources and assets in all forms, from cash to bonds to ownership interests, real property, even family name, reputation, experience and intellect, as well as education of all family members and spouses and their influence in the community.”

How good is that?

FABLE OF THE PORCUPINE

It was the coldest winter ever. – Many animals died because of the cold.
The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm.

This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions. After awhile, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen.

So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth. Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.

Moral of the story:
The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person’s good qualities.

I Want To Be Free

Freedom isn’t the ability to do whatever you want.  It’s the willingness to do whatever you want.  

Read those two sentences again.  Now go back and read them one more time.  That is what I had to do when I read those sentences for the first time.  The concept came out of Seth Godin’s book Icarus Deception.  What a powerful concept of what true freedom is. You really need to ask yourself are you WILLING to experience freedom in all aspects of your life?  Are you WILLING to be financially free?  Are you WILLING to have a great marriage?  Are you WILLING to have great relationships?  Are you WILLING to be physically fit?  Are you WILLING to seek God’s will for your life?

When you are willing you expand your possibilities in all aspects of your life!  When you are willing you change the way you think and when you change the way you think you change the way you behave and when you change the way you behave you change your life.  Your willingness creates your freedom!