Wake up & think positive
" One of our great follies is that we have so much to do that is important but allow too many distractions and what is not so important in life, to derail us from our true goals."
In the beginning we think that we have all the time in the world. Somewhere in the middle of the story we thing we still have plenty of time left. As we come closer to the end of the story, we realize how much little time we do have left and how much has been left undone or will be left undone.
True joy and fulfillment to life lies with being your true self, doing what matter to your authentic self, getting things done, being with the people that bring out the best in you and being in places that invigorate your life force and make you feel that you are truly alive.
There is one thing that we all have to do, one common objective that we all have in common and that is to live. Under this umbrella, to each their own capacity and to each their own things to do to implement the common objective or find fulfillment. To each their own distractions also, to each their own subsidiary goals to survive or thrive. Sometimes the goal and the distractions are one and the same and you have to be able to distinguish between them.
Many seek a fortune but such fortune may not necessarily be in alignment with self or success.
Some seek success and yet the success that they may find on particular days or every day may not necessarily be in alignment with the much greater goal of truly living and thriving. Most people have to go to work on a daily basis and work weekends for their daily bread but the bigger question is whether or not it is in alignment with who they really are? Some make a lot of money and some get to travel the world but is such money in alignment with their joy and do they travel with happiness?
What we do with our lives, our time and our money is important for they are all part of the jigsaw puzzle to the common objective of living and the ultimate picture of each life. Even more important to the alignment of our jigsaw puzzles is how we see ourselves now, how we want to see ourselves in the future or where we want to be in the future. Now is the bridge to the future and alignment is the key to the gate at the bridge.
Who we are requires its own kind of alignment or adjustment to be more like we want to be in any capacity that we exist. Forget about the dictates of society and ask your authentic self, if this is how you should be or how you want to be in any of your current capacities? Ask yourself if this is how I want to be as an employee or as a business owner? Is this how I want to be as a parent? Is this how I want to be as friend? Do I really want to be where I am now or how I am now? Most important of all and touching all capacities or alignments is the question: Is this how I want to be as a person and is this how I want to spend the rest of my life? If it is and you find some fulfillment, then you have some alignment. If the answer is no, then you have to realign yourself, before it is too late and left undone.
The more focused, aware and balanced that you are as an individual and the more that you are in alignment with yourself, with your true purpose, with others, with God and with the universe, the more you will find fulfillment to each day and to life
" Life is not all about money and do not allow anyone to tell you that it is but don't kid yourself either that it is of no importance." Jay Del
Life is not all about money because money cannot buy you everything. Money cannot necessarily buy you happiness or make you as happy as you think it might make you, because being wealthy can also bring its own issues and as far as I know, not all rich people are happy people. They have some similar issues and the same fears as everyone else.
We have heard the stories of people who have made fortunes but lost themselves. We have heard about people winning the lottery but also finding plenty of misery and we have heard the stories of families being torn apart with inheritance struggles. We hear and see how people steal from others and even kill for money and these are the tragedies of money. Money is not evil or the root of evil. It is simply a necessity but the lengths to which people go to obtain money and the things that we do with or for money is what cultivates something else.
There are crooked ways and there are straight forward ways to good fortune. If you can find the straight forward way and find balance along the way, then money should work for you, without you finding plenty of misery or becoming a tragic monetary story. Another type of tragedy to the money story is having the potential and or the capability to make money yourself but spending the rest of your life making it for someone else or wasting your imagination, natural and creative talents. This tragedy can only be avoided by accomplishing or creating what was imagined or granted to the mind.
If becoming a millionaire was easy, everyone would be a millionaire but it would appear that life as we know it is not meant to be that way. Making money is easy, because we all make money one way or another. The problem is that it disappears quickly or everyone else is trying to take it away from you, especially the corporations. The trick lies with multiplication and making what you do have multiply itself and or work for you. The trick lies with always having more than you spend and finding different ways to improve your financial situation. Many of us live from pay check to pay check and many have no pay check but that is simply a hurdle that must be overcome. It has been done before and it can be done again by you.
If you are in a position where you are getting tired of receiving 1-800 or 1-866 phone call, then you know that it is definitely time to take care of your finances. If you find yourself shifting payments forward in time, because you are allowed to do so, then you know that it is time to take care of your finances. If you are worried as a parent about having an empty fridge or putting food on the table for your children, or paying for them to go on field trips, it is time to take care of your finances or time to make more money. If there are places that you want to go and things that you must do but cannot because of the finances, then you know that it is time to get better financially.
You already know how much you have spent in your life time, so imagine how much more you are going to have to spend. You know how much your bills are taking away from you and the additional charges for the privilege of credit or paying someone in installments. You know how difficult it can be and you need to make it better.
Staying in the same situation is not going to make it better. Getting more credit is not going to make it better, unless of course such credit is used to create something phenomenal. If you do nothing, then nothing changes. being smart with what you have can make it better. Being responsible with your spending and your credit can make it better. Making more money can make it better, if you are sensible enough not to create more unnecessary expenditures.
In order to thrive financially you do need money and you need to be very creative about it one way or another. You have to find a way to make it work for you. You have to find a way to supplement what you are already making, create something unique, provide a brilliant service or you continue to struggle.
You have to get out of the box that you put yourself in or allowed circumstances to put you in and there are ways to do it, especially if you are educated, smart, intelligent ,talented and or creative. Sometimes we tend to forget our original blessings or just give up on them eventually. Use your God given gifts as well as your education and or experience to march forward to a better financial future. Serve others, if you must but also serve yourself well. Plant your financial seeds well and watch them grow. Do not put all your eggs in one basket for one day that basket could get torn apart or taken away from you.
Wake up and take care of your finances. Wake up and effectively accomplish or create the things that lie in your mind and will lead to your own good fortune and a more comfortable life. Wake up and work towards not having to worry about how to or if you can even rob Peter to pay Paul. Wake up and be a symbol of financial success.
Life is about many things. It is a beautiful journey and an interesting struggle. To each their own battles with self, with others and with life but each battle does have its own resolution." NosaJ
There is no escaping the journey that is life and there is no escaping some of the struggles that may be a part of your journey. You have to make the journey step by step and stage by stage until it is time for your journey to end. Some struggles can be avoided along the way but to survive, to thrive and to evolve, you have to fight your battles as they arise or plan ahead of time for the battles that come with the next steps to your journey.
We cannot outrun the struggles that the universe or life sends our way but we can learn to run with them, rather than run away from them. If you try and run away from them, they have a tendency to chase you and catch up with you eventually. They also have the capacity to grow in strength and overwhelm you, if you let them.
It is said that God does not give us more than we can handle and maybe that is so. Maybe we just let what we can handle with each step or stage pile up to be a mountain of struggles, because we did not take care of them when we should have or at the stages that we should have, with the resources that were available to us at the time. Sit down and do nothing and life will keep on throwing struggles your way, but if you do something about each struggle at their different stages, there will always be less to struggle with.
That is where the souldier that is you comes in to play. That was no typo by the way. There are soldiers and there are souldiers. There are soldiers that go to war for everyone else and their country and they are the brave heroes we know as our soldiers. There is also the souldier that must fight the war with self, with others and with life. This is all of us. Like it or not, voluntarily or involuntarily, You will at some point in life have to fight your own battles. You will have to become a souldier.
A soldier is usually a well trained and disciplined individual. A soldier learns to fight, to be strategic, to defend and to protect certain rights and freedom. A soldier going to war is not without fear but has the courage to conquer such fears and go into any assigned battle. A soldier takes responsibility for his or her actions. It is the same kind of mental training that we all need as souldiers to face our own battles. It is the same kind of courage that we all need to fight our own battles and the discipline not to run away from them but to keep on moving forward in life.
Fear is often the greatest enemies of all men and women but think of yourself as a souldier with the knowledge that life is a journey and that you can face any struggles that become a part of your journey.
Think of yourself as a souldier with the capability to be victorious and you will become victorious. If you can think of yourself as a souldier in battle rather than a fairy tale character, you will find your own strategy to overcome your struggles. Think of yourself as being helpless and your struggles shall remain as they are. Think of yourself as the victim of circumstances and a victim you shall be but if you can picture victory and a employ strategy to obtain such victory, so you shall.
Wake up and be a souldier. Wake up from your slumber with the intent to overcome and you will overcome the hurdles that may lie ahead of the day and the future. Wake up and fight like the souldier that you are. Also always remember that this is not just about self preservation. You are also fighting for others and for a better future . You are a souldier for yourself, for friends, for family, for your children and for others that need your services or help. Be a positive Souldier.
" We all want to believe in forever or happily ever after but in reality there is only time to make all things as good as possible for as long as they are destined to last." NosaJ
The happily ever after that so many seek begins with and exists within the journey that is the life story and not the end. The end is usually sad because it is the end & it either means saying goodbye to a loved one or losing someone that was special to you. Do not wait for the end to make it any relationship a happy story. Make it a better story before it gets to the end..
I have never liked goodbyes but I am aware that goodbye is an inevitable fact of life. That is what makes some relationships very important while they exist or are alive and that is also what makes your approach to all your current relationships vital to your own well being and personal growth.
I have come to one indisputable and irrefutable conclusion about life and that is that all our lives are about relationships . Life is about many things but there is no escaping the relationship factor. Our relationships have the capacity to fill us us with joy or sadness, with satisfaction or dissatisfaction, with pleasures or pain, with hope or despair, with the positive or negative. They can give us confidence or instill fear and doubt in us.They can make us feel invincible or they can make us feel vulnerable. they can make us feel complete or incomplete.
The better our relationships are, the better we feel and when they are not so good, the more terrible we feel. Each relationship also has the capacity to have a ripple effect and affect all others. No relationship is perfect and each is subject to the fluctuation effect of swinging back and forth in-between good and bad but not necessarily landing on either forever after. If it is true that better relationships can make you feel better, then it would make a lot of sense to make better relationships a priority.
It does not matter at what stage of life you find yourself, you are still and are always going to be affected by your relationships. A child grows up to be a happy, sad, focused or confused person partly based on their childhood relationships and even the relationship between their parents. A wife is affected by her relationship with her husband and the husband affected by his relationship with his wife. Both are affected by their independent relationships and circumstances. Friends are affected in a good or bad way by friendship.
If your relationships at work are not good, then you are not going to feel too great about getting up and going to work or being at work. If your personal relationship or marriage is in turmoil, then you might not be in a hurry to get back home or you might be thinking too much about a lover or having an affair, instead of how to improve your most valuable relationship.
Even if there is no one in your life it is still about your relationship with yourself. Even if you are a loner it is still about relationships through a service that you might provide or that others provide to you. Even if you were the last person on earth it would still be about your relationship with yourself, with nature and the universe. Unfortunately you cannot run away from yourself, so this might be the most important relationship that you have to work on. Ironically the impact of your relationship with yourself will touch every other relationship the most, for better or for worst. The nature of your relationship with others also has its own ripple effect and so you have to try and make all relationships as good as possible or better.
I once read about a married couple that went to the beach with their children for an uncoupling ceremony. It may be unusual because divorce is the norm for us humans but it also struck me as unique. It can get tiresome reading or hearing about divorce or how one partner is trying to take the others to the financial cleaners. The ceremony also struck me as unique because it was not a war, it was not a custody battle, it was not negative and no one was getting hurt. It was amicable, financially smart and they were still one happy family. No doubt they will encounter some relationship issues along the way,but it is a better relationship for them than marriage or divorce.
I would rather have an amicable relationship sprinkled with some love, rather than none at all or one that is a war. I would rather be in the arms of someone who has love for me rather than in the arms of someone who has none or ulterior motives for holding me in their arms. I would rather have one or two extra ordinary friends, than a multitude that hold no real value. I would rather have my children grow up to be happy people rather than lost, confused, or rich and lonely. I refuse to allow any work environment to pour negativity into me but instead I would rather pour some positive energy into it.
Ultimately it is as we make it or contribute towards the nature of our relationships. They do not happen by themselves. Wake up and think about your relationships and how you would like to make them better. Think about your loved ones and take note how that makes you feel. Give someone you love a hug. Give someone at work a surprise hug and see how that makes you both feel.
"There is only one true and right direction in life and that is to keep on moving forward."
If you take a careful look at life you will notice that it is about evolution. All things and all people must evolve one way or another with the passing of time. The big question is how are you evolving or are you evolving? Life takes us all through stages and phases. Life has its seasons but it is a story about evolving into something else or what is to be. It is a movement away from regression and a digression from stagnation. It is about growth, spiritual, mental and hopefully positive growth. The journey is the evolution.
If you take a careful look at your own life you will notice a certain pattern of growth and some evolution into something else. Sometimes there may be some stagnation along the way or taking two steps forward and three steps backward, but there is always some evolution. There is a part to evolution that is natural and to which you have no control over and there is evolution which is personal and requires a helping hand or mind from you.
Everyone evolves on a natural and universal level of evolution but not everyone necessarily evolves on a personal or professional level. Personal evolution requires intent and sometimes also taking a leap of faith. Take the broken heart for example. My sympathies to the many hearts that may have been broken but on a personal level there can be no evolution of love without the mending of the heart. Without the mending or the ability not to have your heart broken, there lies the stagnation of love also. The example of the broken heart resonates on many other levels but the key is always to keep on looking and moving forward.
Professional evolution requires confidence and the same leap of faith until you no longer need to leap frog from one job to another, because your professional evolution is complete. We start out our professional lives in one job at the bottom of the hierarchy and move up or if you are fortunate you start higher up and keep on moving. We change from one job to another in search of something better, if not afraid of leaving what you know for something new. That is professional evolution.
On the personal level of evolution as opposed to the professional level of evolution, there is no completion until you get to your death bed. You have to constantly look for ways to make a better you and that is a part of your evolution. That is a part of you consciously aiding your own evolution. We are never only one thing but ourselves and the self must evolve or be subject to circumstances. It may be this conscious path to evolution that distinguishes one person from another and provides other gifts along the way that the conscious mind is not even aware of Think of that as a positive irony of evolution.
We all start out as babies, become children and then adults and many of us then become parents. That is a natural decree of life and evolution of life itself. Without procreation there is no life and we are the mechanics to such natural evolution. On the more personal and individual note, we start out as students in life and become teachers in different ways and or in many respects. Personal evolution requires you to exist in both the student/ teacher capacities because there is always something new to learn and something to impart to others.That is conscious evolution.
You have to be very conscious about change and about moving forward in order to evolve. You have to be aware of who you are, who you want to become, where you are in life and where you want to get to also, to be able to evolve in the right direction. Evolution does not necessarily automatically mean an upgrade. It may require upgrading, a lateral move or some downsizing but evolution in the right direction always means some positive change.
Wake up with evolution in mind, make your decisions accordingly and you will make some positive progress in the right direction.