Prosperity: The Choice is Yours
August 15, 2001

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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 plan?

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 don't want!

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.

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.

Malcolm Harvey

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I wrote him back and informed him of our Privacy Policy and assured him his address was safe with me.

Well one thing led to another and before you know it, Andrew and myself had a pretty nice e-conversation going. Andrew is a second year student majoring in Computer Science at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

He was very honest with me and I with him and out of what could have been an un-subscribe, I now have a great reader, a new friend and we both have gained a mutual respect for each other.

Here is one of the comments Andrew sent me. (printed here with his permission)

"I appreciate the personal reply that you have sent me. This makes me feel very confident on the quality of your mailing list. I am really glad to see that I have a real person who is replying to me regarding my concerns instead of some auto mailer."

Andrew has built his own personal Web page

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PS: my favorite colors are John Deere Green and Yellow. Write and ask me sometime about my antique John Deere tractor collection.


Another New Addition For You

We have available for your reading pleasure two new additions at our home site.

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Carrie Holms has spent a considerable amount of time compiling this book which contains some of the best ideas that top e-zine editors currently use to advertise and market on the Net.

She has graciously allowed me to not only have an article in the book itself, but has given ChooseToProsper the privilege of allowing all our readers free access to the book.

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At the ChooseToProsper site, right below the "Free Gift" link you will see another new link, "The Man Behind Prosperity."

Behind that you can read a short bio of your editor, along with a picture of myself, my wife Jan, and son Karl. And if nothing else, print the picture out then use it to scare the rats away......(more grins)


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 remembered Tim and just said to myself...

Above all else, thank God I don't have to go through what Tim Hobe did.

Tim Hobe is a man alive today by the power of prayer. There is just no other explanation.

Mr. and Mrs Hobe are residents of a nearby town and friends with my parents. In fact my mom (also a subscriber.....hi Mom) sent me this article.

I've decided to include it in this issue today for several 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 right. We all have them.

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 feeling sorrry for yourself, go read this story. When you're done, I think you will find yourself saying thanks for the blessings you do have. And find considerable encouragment from a man who just wouldn't die.

Tim Hobe's miracle


“Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.”

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