Three Unstoppable Forces

There really are three unstoppable forces in this world. Few would argue that the rising sun and a rushing ocean wave are overwhelming forces of nature that are impossible to stop or defeat.

Yet, add the power of your mind to the equation and many will quickly object. They point out all the times people supposedly had a determined mind and things didn’t pan out. In the simplest way of describing a determined mind, that may be true.

I wanted the promotion. I was determined to get it and I didn’t. I really wanted to go out with that person, but they turned me down. See, a determined mind is easily defeated,

Here’s my definition of a determined mind. It’s a mind that doesn’t let temporary setbacks decide the outcome. It’s a mind that takes whatever comes and turns it into fuel for the big goal. It’s a mind that never gives up and is going to find a way or make a way no matter what.

That kind of mind cannot be stopped. That kind of mind is a force of nature like the sun and the wave. That kind of mind turns defeats into fuel for bigger victories. That kind of mind learns from every experience and is better next time.

You, yes you, have that force-of-nature mind within you any time you want to unleash it to chase your dreams, better your day, or better your world.

The sooner you realize how powerful it is, the sooner you will become unstoppable and unbeatable too.

Wherever you are on your journey today, you are awesome!

Ray

Your Mind Focused

It all starts between the ears. Every day, every week, every year, every dream, every achievement; begins by having your mind on point and on your side.

Buddha was quoted in The Dhammapada as saying, “A wrongly directed mind brings greater harm than any enemy; a rightly directed mind brings greater good than any relative or friend.”

Your own experience tells you this true too. So, get your mind focused and pushing you onto your finish line, whatever that is for you right now.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!

Ray


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What Adversity Really Is

The reason so few humans are really living their dreams is because they cease and desist at the first sign of challenge.

We must become clear on this point. Adversity, seen through the proper lens, is not a sign of setback or a signal to quit.

For the determined person, adversity is fuel for the fire.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!

Ray


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Tomorrow’s Life is Born in Today’s Mind

One of the keys to understanding the power of the mind and its thinking that pushes and pull the waves of destiny is this.

It’s not one thought in one moment that shifts our lives or the world. It’s our persistent, habitual way of thinking that’s the force that constructs the universe.

Our present thinking – individually and collectively – is constantly busy building the future reality we will experience next.

So, it falls to us to think thoughts that build rather destroy, expand rather than limit, and love rather than fear.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!

Ray


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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


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