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positivity for greater success

“We all have ability. The difference is how we use it”
— Stevie Wonder


What would it mean to you to improve your mental outlook?   What would it mean to feel better, have fewer headaches, fewer pains and aches, and less stress?   It is all available to you by changing your thoughts.  Change your thoughts and you change your emotions.   

Your thoughts produce your emotions.   It may take a few minutes to think about that so do just that, think about what that means.  Let’s say something happens outside of your control, like a rock hits your windshield as your driving down the road.  “Smack” … it’s loud, and for a second you may not know what has happened.   The car is still moving forward and you are trying to figure out what has happened.  You brain is in overdrive.  The adrenaline is rushing out through the body.   Flight-Fight-Freeze, which action are you going to take.   Your brain wants you to do something but you don’t know what that something is.    Now you see a crack on the window starting to form … and now you’re wondering what the cause was.  What is it that you are saying?   What words are you using and what thoughts do you have?   The more you think perhaps the angrier you get, or maybe you’re thankful that it wasn’t worse.   You’re thinking about what happened and generating emotions of relief, anger or something different.

What if we thought positive thoughts rather than negative ones, what do you think would happen?  Well, you’d start feeling better.   A bad day could become a great day.  Whatever it is you’re making a conscious choice to feel or be something.

Listen to Barbara Fredrickson explain how to generate positive emotions.

the tipping point … predecessor for change

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela
 Are you living the life you really want to live?   What creates that urge to become fully real and alive?

What does it take to go beyond those excuses and reasons for not achieving your goals to realize your dreams?

What are you passionate about?

What do you love to learn?

Take a moment and write the things you love to learn.

What do you love to do?

Take a moment and write down the things you love to do.

How do you want serve others?

Take a few seconds and write down, how you can serve others.

Ask yourself “Why” these things are important to you.   Understanding what makes you come alive will allow you to start moving towards a life that you want to really be a part of.

So, what is your “Why”?

Now what is stopping you from living your “why”?

If you wrote down a list of things that are stopping you from achieving your goal then look at that list.  What on that list is really stopping you?   Is it really that list of things?   That list is your “why not” list.     It is the list of reasons you aren’t reaching your goals, but that isn’t all of it.

Are you clear on what your purpose is?    What is the reason you wake up in the morning and get out of bed?   It is to do something isn’t it?   Then what is it that make you feel totally alive, that is your tipping point.  That is your tipping into taking action and living the life you were meant to live.

Why not take that step today.  Take the action you need to take to start living a life in which you are feeling totally alive.

Now, say out loud, “I AM ALIVE“, say it again I AM ALIVE“.  Start living today.

“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.”   Joseph Campbell

“It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we’re alive – to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are.”  Elisabeth Kubler-Ross