Don’t Give Up!

Happy Wednesday, my friends. There are those moments when setbacks pile up and despair closes in when you feel like maybe you should give up or at least scale back the vision for your life.

Millions of people have. They’ve sold their dreams for the comforts of relative certainty. They’ve convinced themselves that it was foolish to have ever entertained such dangerous nonsense.

If you’re thinking you might join them, here’s my message to you. Don’t give up. Don’t you dare!

Sure life is short and challenging and sometimes downright unfair. Yet, it’s all those things whether you follow your dreams and pursue your highest purpose or not. So, you might as well go for it. You might as well make your proverbial dent in the universe, even if you get bumped and bruised along day.

Don’t be rocking away in your chair at 90 saying, “I wish I would have.”

Wherever you are on your journey today, remember that you are awesome and you can do it!

Ray

Defeating the Monsters Along Your Path

A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it.

Our lives are filled with challenge on a daily basis. It can be an easy reason to stop or give up. Most people would even understand.

The first mistake we make is to see challenge as obstacles and obstacles – even the word – sounds like something blocking us.

When we shift our focus and see the challenges as stepping stones or character builders or even guardrails, we find they are necessary companions along the journey to a goal and will make standing on the too of the mountain that much more gratifying.

The late, great mythologist Joseph Campbell put forward the theory of the monomyth – the heroic journey that each of as the hero of our life is on. He noted repeating pattern in hero stories across the world.

Always there is a monster (massive challenge) to be faced before the hero gleans the boon. Don’t bow! You have as much right as anyone to be on the path.

Be glad when you find your monster. It’s a sign you’re on the right path. The universe rarely bothers to challenge mediocrity, but it will cast huge scary shadow puppets at those ready to achieve something great.

Just in case no one else reminded your 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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Thursday Morning Motivation – Engine of Your Dreams

No one else can start your engine for you. Your dreams are yours and you must be the driving force, if they are to come to fruition. Believe you can and take that first step.

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

Ray


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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