How Can I?

Our goal is to believe in ourselves enough to always believe we can succeed in every endeavor. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, all we can hear in our minds is I can’t.

“He will win, who knows when to fight and when not to fight,” wrote the ancient Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu.

You need to pick your battles with I can’t. Rather than trying to defeat it outright, try this.

Transform your I can’t into How can I?

This simple nuance sidesteps the resistance from I can’t and opens your mind to ways you can without having to get all the way to I can.

Stay true! Stay you!

Ray

Give Every Day a Chance

This morning I opened my eyes to horrible cold bordering on bronchitis. It wasn’t surprising. It had been building for several days.

I began saying my favorite health affirmation about a dozen times.

My immune system is healthy, strong, and protecting me right now!

There was a part of me that thought I should just stay in bed and relax today. Then my logical brain kicked in.

“You can’t take the day off. Today’s the train-the-trainer.”

Many of you know my day job is as an instructional designer for a major telecommunications company. I’ve been doing it for 20 years. My specialty is sales skills training. I’ve spent the past month working on a project I’m very passionate about.

Today was the day I was scheduled to hand off the content to a Brady Bunch screen full of trainers.

“I can’t be sick today.” I got up blew out and coughed up stuff unmentionable in a blog and took a shower.

The morning was spent in a series of meetings and doing my best to prep for for the big T3.

I keep my stock ticker up as I’m working and a pretty famous comeback stock I’ve been in for a while went up, up, up all day.

My wife went and got the mail and I joked, “I hope someone sent us a check.”

We got six. They were reimbursement checks from our pet insurance company and our annual rebate from Costco.

I started the T3 sure I’d do great, but not really sure how I’d pull it off feeling like I did. I kind of got in the zone for two hours and felt great after it. I’ve been doing these a long time and it was one of my best.

When I got off that call, I checked in on another high priority project that had been plaguing me for days. I found out one of my colleagues picked it up and finished it.

Finally, I’m sitting on the couch an hour after work. My cell rings and it’s my recently new boss. He proceeds to tell me how amazing I did today on the T3. He said it was one of the best he’d ever seen.

I hung up the phone and thought about the title of this blog. Give every day a chance. You never know. If I’d followed my first impulse this morning, I’d have been in bed missing it all.

Stay true! Stay you!

Ray

The Present Literally Creates the Future

It’s a simple enough concept, but one we easily forget in the hustle bustle of our lives.

This moment, not any other, is busy creating the future. Just as previous moments created this one.

Your thoughts and my thoughts, your words and my words, your actions and my actions are busy creating the world we’re all about to live in.

If we considered that, we’d be more thoughtful about the vibrations we put out into the world. We’d understand the power to change the things that need changing lies within us – each of us and all of us – where it always has.

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray

You Are Worthy!

We live in a world and with people who will knock us down.

They will tell you you’re not good enough; that you’re not worthy. It can beat you down, if you let it.

You must build an internal voice that tells you, know matter what the world says, you are amazing and worthy.

Stay on course today with these affirmations.

  • I am worthy.
  • Even when I don’t feel worthy, I am still worthy.
  • Even when others tell me I am not worthy, I am still worthy.
  • I am a miracle born for a unique purpose.
  • I believe in myself more today than ever.

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray

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