Are You Your Own Obstacle?
Why is it that we are always so quick to blame other people or
the environment where we live when things don't go according to
Even if we do acknowledge our own failings we often try to
include outside influences in our explanations.
A virtual key to success is to accept responsibility for our own
actions. We made the choice to go down that particular route or
to pursue that avenue; therefore we must not blame anyone other
than ourselves for the problems that we might encounter.
By accepting that we are responsible for our own actions we gain
the capacity to attract the help and power that we need for the
next step. However if we start feeling sorry for ourselves and
see things as being against us, we attract more of that which we
It is so important to start to believe in yourself and to have
faith that you can achieve whatever you put your mind on, after
all you have all that you need to do anything you want right now
in your hands; nevertheless it might take a while before you are
able to learn to make use of it.
The reason that most of us stumble along the journey to success
is that we have to first convince ourselves that we are truly
worthy and have all the abilities we need to succeed.
Self-belief need not be arrogant if we accept that it as a gift
from the universe. It really is our birthright to be successful
in whatever endeavor we put our minds to so long as we realize
that 'if it going to be than it's up to me', and give back more
than you take out.
As soon as you start to move towards fulfilling your vision you
must ensure that you cultivate an unshakeable purpose in
achieving it and maintain steadfast faith that you will attain
It is important to note that there is a distinct different
between dreaming and having a positive vision. Dreaming is a
'wish' list whilst a vision is a 'want' list. Unless you are
passionate about what you want, you will find that your faith
will be sorely tested at the first obstacle you encounter.
So how do we go about gaining this faith or self-belief?
· Know what it is that you want.
If you don't already know with clarity what you really want ask
yourself the questions 'What are my true desires?' 'What excites
me?' What do I feel passionate about?' You will find that these
types of questions will be answered if you care to listen.
· Learn all that you can about what you want.
Find out as much background information on the things you want,
however don't become overawed by detail or discouraged by the
complexity of the action. Trust that if you really want
something, the universe will move to give it to you.
· Look around for positive things to add to your vision.
Develop an attitude of expecting the best from every situation
that arises and evaluate it in terms of whether it fits into your
vision or not. However, remember to allow other people to have
their own goals and visions.
· Remind yourself constantly of what it is you are wanting.
Make time each day to dream a little. Break your focus
occasionally from your day-to-day activities to imagine what it
feels like to get those things you are wanting. Get excited, get
passionate and expect the best.
· Disregard negatives.
Don't sabotage your ideas by pondering on the 'What if?'
question. Break up your vision or desires into bite-sized pieces
and concentrate only on the positives. OK, I know it is quite
difficult at first to always emphasize the positives but unless
you begin to make the effort then you will never allow the growth
that will happen.
· Cultivate an attitude of gratefulness.
Be thankful in all of your dealings good & bad. No matter what
the day throws at you try saying thank you; you will be surprised
how things will turn around in your favor.
· Do every day all that needs to be done that day.
Procrastination is a killer of desire.
· Give more than you get.
Let go of the result and allow things to happen; you will be
surprised just how far your faith will carry you.
Success is a journey not a destination.
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Do You Believe In Miracles?
Friends, you're going to have to forgive me, but I ran this
short article in the last edition. But you know what........
every day since then when something has gone wrong or
I found myself getting upset about something.......I
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Above all else, thank God I don't have to go through what
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Tim Hobe is a man alive today by the power of prayer. There
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sent me this article.
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reasons. One, it is a modern day miracle story.
Oftentimes in life we find ourselves in situations that we
don't want to be in. Trials, hardships, things just not going
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And too often we get caught up in seeing all the problems
and things that are wrong in life instead of giving thanks
that we don't have to go through trials that others are in.
The next time you find yourself in a tough situation or
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blessings you do have. And find considerable encouragment
from a man who just wouldn't die.
Tim Hobe's miracle
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