Digging Shallow Wells – Day 337 of 365 Days to a Better You

The average water well is 100 to 500 feet deep. As you walk around on the earth’s surface, you can’t see the well water. You could dig 100 thirty-foot holes and not reach one drop of water.

This might frustrate you because digging 100 such holes without return is a lot of work for nothing.

Are you digging shallow wells in your life? Are you spreading yourself so thin that you can’t give any one “well” the time and effort required to get your “well water?”

Whatever your goals, ample time and effort spent on one or a few goals is like digging the well until you hit water. Having too many goals or responsibilities leaves your life pock marked with half dug wells. You might be frustrated because you’re putting in a ton of effort and not getting results.

Power hack:

  1. Try to limit yourself to one to three big goals at a time. How many depends on the goals and how much time you have to devote to them.
  2. Always be reassessing your goals to make sure you’re working on what’s most important. It’s OK to abandon half-dug wells to make room for more important priorities.
  3. When you commit to a goal, dig it all the way until you hit the “well water.”

If the goal’s worth achieving, it’s worth going all the way.

Ray

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The Power of Your Mind – Day 336 of 365 Days to a Better You

Today’s Affirmation:
I AM the engine of MY dreams! MY dreams NEVER give up on me and I NEVER give up on MY dreams!

The results are in! For thousands of years, the wisest of the wise among us have been telling us, “It’s all about the mind, stupid.” It makes sense. The mind, via the brain, is the part of our being that interacts with and makes sense of our environment.

Modern science has demonstrated that the Universe around us, despite its physical appearance to our senses, is really just energy. Our mind/brain structure is tuned into that energy and literally creates the individual and collective realities that we experience within that field of energy.

However, the mind is not just a passive receiver of frequencies. It also has the ability to transmit, when trained properly, frequencies that can manifest objects of its desire.

We’ve all heard quotes like these.

  • “The Universe is Change; our life is what our thoughts make of it.”
    ~ Marcus Aurelius
  • “Wealth is the capacity of man’s mind to think.”
    ~ Ayn Rand
  • “We become what we think about most of the time.”
    ~ Earl Nightingale
  • “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
    ~ Napoleon Hill
  • “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”
    ~Buddha
  • A man is a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.”
    ~ Mohondas Gandhi
  • “For as a man thinks within himself, so is he.”
    ~ Proverbs 23:7

These are just a few of the most famous quotes. You could literally fill a book with quotes from humanity’s best and wisest people sending this very same message to you. But, are you listening?

Do you still believe that life is something that happens “out there” and “to you” rather than “in here” and “by you”? Do you still believe that your thinking is out of your control? There’s nothing you can do about it? Thoughts just pop into your head?

Affirmations are a workhorse tool when it comes to changing and choosing the thoughts you want to think in your life. It is more complex than just saying the words over and over, but  there are many resources on this blog and elsewhere to help you with the finer points.

You CAN change and master your thinking. That is the first thing you must believe.

I have been writing and recording audio affirmations for more than 20 years. First, I used them to improve my own thinking and my own life. Then I shared with them others. Now I have created a website called The Affirmation Spot where I make the power of audio affirmations available to you.

How does it work? Just like you learn the lyrics to a song with repeated listening. You’ve had that experience of suddenly knowing the lyrics to a song when you didn’t even know you’d been listening. Audio affirmations provide the same benefit. Soon the positive affirmations are appearing in your mind to replace the negative programming that was there.

I’d like to invite you to The Affirmation Spot today. You can download any single affirmation on the site for free to try or you can jump right and download the ones that make sense for you in your life right now.

You will find short affirmation singles, extended affirmations and meditations, and ebooks. I home record all the audio to keep the prices down and affordable for everyone.

You can always contact me directly and I am happy to help you get the most of your affirmations. I’ve been writing, recording, and using audio affirmations for more than 20 years. So, I’ve encountered and found solutions to the things you may face, as you begin using affirmations. I’m here to help.

Follow your bliss! Achieve your bliss! Become your bliss!

Ray

Valentine’s Day Affirmations

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. It’s a day when we celebrate the concept of romantic love. For those of you fortunate enough to have that special someone in your life, congratulations. Enjoy and cherish that opportunity to spend your life with someone who means the world to you. What an amazing gift to find that best friend, partner, and lover for life.

For those still searching, take heart. Use this Valentine’s Day to celebrate your love for yourself. It’s a lot better than spending the day unhappy and depressed. When was the last time you did something really nice for yourself? Do it Sunday!

I spent a lot of Valentine’s Days wishing I could find that special person to make that special connection. It was when I began affirming and consciously attracting that person rather than wishing that things changed for me.

I was 34 years old when I met April. There is nothing in this world like finding that right someone to spend your life with. Whatever your situation, affirm where you are now and affirm where you want your current relationship or a perspective relationship to be.

When you do amazing things begin to happen. Your someone is out there too!

So, this Valentine’s Day, whether you’re in love or in looking, here are some affirmations to celebrate, attract, and appreciate love into your life.

In Love

  1. I am a great wife/girlfriend. I’ve mastered the art of when to give my husband/boyfriend love and support and when to give him his space.
  2. I am a great husband/boyfriend. I always remember to do the little things that makes my wife’s /girlfriend’s life happy.
  3. It’s not perfection, but connection I seek in my relationship and today I find it!
  4. Today and every day, love is the foundation of my relationship and joy is the result!
  5. I am perfectly attuned to my soulmate. We are two beings working together towards common goals.
  6. Today and every day, my world is a better place because [insert name] is a part of my life!
  7. My relationship is rooted in the fertile soil of love. Stormy moments only push the roots deeper.
  8. My relationship is becoming more loving and more open each and every day.
  9. My soul mate and I are two parts of one whole. Nothing can keep us apart!
  10. Today I remember there is more to my relationship than always getting what I want!
  11. I care about and contribute to my partner’s happiness, but I am not responsible for it.
  12. My [significant other] and I are a team. We are defining and achieving our dreams together.
  13. Today I am committed to my relationship. I want it to work and it is!
  14. Day in and day out, my relationship embraces me with feelings of connection and love.
  15. I am enjoying a relationship that brings the love and understanding I deserve in my life.
  16. Today and every day, my relationship thrives on love and acceptance.
  17. Today I nourish my most important relationship so that it can flourish far into the future.
  18. My relationship is what I make of it and I CHOOSE to create a relationship that nourishes my spirit!

Attracting Love

  1. I deserve a great guy/girl in my life! He/she is coming my way right now!
  2. I am attracting a relationship that brings the love and understanding I deserve in my life.
  3. Opportunities for love are abundant in my life!
  4. Today I know that Mr./Ms. Right is coming my way now. I can just feel it!
  5. Today and every day, I am meeting interesting (guys/women) with soulmate potential!
  6. I am whole and complete with a relationship or without!
  7. My soulmate and I are on an unavoidable collision course. Today we are one step closer to finding each other.
  8. Today I am attracting only the most incredible men/women into my life!
  9. There is someone out there for me and today I am closer tha ever to finding him/her!
  10. The woman/man of my dreams is walking into my life right now!
  11. I attract only the relationships I deserve. Today I get the best because I deserve the best!
  12. Every relationship risks heartbreak, but there is a relationship out there for me that is worth every risk!
  13. Today I am making room in my life for the special relationship I seek. That relationship is coming to me now.

Distance Love

  1. The distance is a plus in my relationship right now. It forces communication and communication builds trust.
  2. Today and every day the distance between us is bridged by love.
  3. Miles can separate our bodies, but I refuse to let them separate our hearts!
  4. Today and every day, I send my heart to you at the velocity of love!

Remembering Love

  1. I experience this wave of pain today, but I deserve the best in my relationship and I will have it!
  2. Often I grieve for my loss, but today I am healed by the memory of our love.
  3. Today I am strong enough to face all my tomorrows because of all my yesterdays with you!
  4. True love never dies and today I am warmly embraced by our endless love.

Healing a Relationship

  1. My relationship is a cornerstone in my life. Today I seek solutions not blame!
  2. Our relationship is built on forgiveness. Today forgiveness is creating a new day for our relationship!
  3. I willingly give respect in my relationship and I demand the same in return!
  4. I am trusted to the degree I trust. Today we are building a relationship fueled by the trust I give!
  5. I willingly give respect in my relationship and I demand the same in return!
  6. As I become a stronger person, I become a better partner!
  7. I lovingly stand my ground in my relationship and demand the respect I deserve!
  8. Today I am rebuilding my relationship. I am absolutely committed to making it stronger than ever before.
  9. I am 100% committed to saving my relationship. Today I communicate it unequivocally on every level!
  10. I am a strong, independent person who is absolutely committed to making my relationship work.
  11. Today my relationship is built on the desire to be understood rather than the need to be right.

Self Love

  1. I AM beautiful! I AM worthy! I AM me and proud of it!
  2. My beauty flows from inside to out. As I recognize my inner beauty, my outer beauty blossoms.
  3. To see the beauty I want to see in the world, I must first see it in me. Today I see it clearly!
  4. I unconditionally love and respect myself in every way.
  5. Those who told me I was unworthy were wrong. I AM worthy! I’m more sure of it today than ever before!
  6. I am the best thing that has ever happened to me. I am glad to be who I am!
  7. As I feel more attractive, I AM more attractive. Today I am very attractive!
  8. Being who I am is a blessing and a rush. There’s no one else I’d rather be!
  9. I am a unique and worthy person. I require no more justification than that to be exactly who I am.
  10. I am beautiful in mind, beautiful in body, beautiful in spirit.

Stay committed to love in all things!

Ray

Morning Gratitude – Day 335 of 365 Days to a Better You

Thank you. There’s no better two words to start every day. We should keep what we’re grateful for close. It reminds us what we have. It reminds us what and who we’re fighting for. It reminds us to be humble.

When you think about it, how can you expect more from God or the universe or your society, if you’re not grateful for what you have?

Try starting each day by writing down a few things you have to be grateful for. They can be standard things that you continually appreciate or things unique to today. Start your day with a thank you and your whole seems a little better.

Here’s my list for this morning.

  • I’m grateful for another 24 hours to be a better person than I was yesterday. Thank you!
  • I’m grateful for a warm house on a cold, snowy morning. Thank you.
  • I’m grateful for my family. Their support along this life’s journey gives me a foundation. Thank you.
  • I’m grateful for the freedom to speak my mind freely. Thank you.
  • I’m grateful for this yucky cold that arrived yesterday because it reminds me to be grateful for healthy days and access to healthcare when I need it. Thank you.
  • I’m grateful for easy access to food and clean water. Thank you.
  • I’m grateful for the courage to fight for a world where everyone has their basic needs met. Thank you.
  • I’m grateful for access to information and for the freedom to process it as I choose. Thank you.
  • I’m grateful for all the kind people and positive experiences that are on their way to me today. Thank you.

Never roam far from things to be grateful for. They warm the soul, they feed the mind, and they inspire a better you.

Just in case no one else reminds you today, you ARE AWESOME!

Ray

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Big Data Can’t Measure Heart – Day 334 of 365 Days to a Better You

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You Might Have to Be Gullible to Be Great – Day 333 of 365 Days to a Better You

There are times, when you’re seeking to achieve great things, that you must suspend disbelief. You must go out on a limb, on a whim, and follow the dream wherever it takes you.

Many people simply lack the fortitude to be that vulnerable. They’re petrified of being seen as gullible. So, they swallow their dreams and push back against their potential and their possibility. They abandon hope for a better life or a better world all to satisfy their “play-it-safe” mentality.

They’ve given up dreaming because dreaming risks disappointment, the embarrassment of failure, or exposing them as a gullible dreamer unaware of the many perils involved in trying to improve things.

So, people play their normative games, maintain their normative mindsets, and make their normative excuses to justify keeping themselves and the world just as it is.

That’s not me. It’s never been me. I hope it’s not you either. The world needs a few more people willing to be gullible enough to believe that things don’t have to stay as they are just to keep small thinkers happy.

Ordinary thinking will not lead to your greatest self. Greatness comes to those gullible enough to believe better is possible.

Just in case no one else reminded you today, you’re awesome!

Ray

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Bigger, Bolder, Stronger – Day 332 of 365 Days to a Better You

Today’s Affirmation

I bigger than my doubt! I am bolder than my fears! I am stronger than my obstacles!

Life is unpredictable. Challenges come your way that you never saw coming. Sometimes you can “light and love” your way to all the  success and joy you can handle. Other times, it’s a real slog. In those moments, it is an unquestioning belief in yourself that must prevail in your heart and in your mind.

There’s no faking this one until you make it. As the affirmation above says, you have to be bigger than your doubt, bolder your fears, and stronger than your obstacles. For that doubt, those fears, and those obstacles are coming to shut down your dreams, if you’ll allow it. They can only do that if you give up or if you yield.

Know this! You wouldn’t have this goal or this dream unless its achievement or the journey to chase was critical to your being and your well-being.

Every dream any dreamer ever had, at some moment in the process, came down to the strength of dreamer’s determination to win a victory over those internal and external forces that would snuff it out.

You ARE bigger than your doubts. You ARE bolder your fears. You ARE stronger than your obstacles. You ARE destined for great things!

In case no one else has reminded you today, you are AWESOME!

Ray

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