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Sunrise or Sunset

Did you happen to see the sun rise or set today? As the sun rises and sets, there has to be a beginning and ending to each day. This natural occurrence reminds us that sometimes we must end something in order to begin something completely new.

I saw the most beautiful pink sunset the other night and realized there was no room for procrastination in this event. The sun doesn’t have a choice. Take this bit of knowledge and apply it to your own daily living. Choose to finish what you started to begin something new. It takes work but you can always add in your own version of a pink sunset to make the finish line memorable.

Be Willing to Walk Alone

It can be a long lonely walk to success. It can be a short one. No one gets there if they’re not willing to walk alone.

You’ve got to be willing to go after your dreams all alone. Sometimes when we share our hopes and dreams, we meet negativity from other people. They don’t need or want us to succeed. They’re comfortable in life and don’t see a need for change. You can’t expect the support of other people.

If your dream is worth it, you’ll find a way. With or without help, two key ingredients make up a victory. Longevity and belief will get you to the finish line.

No one gets overnight success. You’ve got to be in it for the long haul. Look past the rejections and failures but don’t stop until you achieve your goal. It might take a little while longer. It might take forever. Determine you’re staying with your goal.

Next up, have solid belief in yourself. Even if no one is there to support and encourage you, act as if it’s truly possible. You may be the only support on the way to your dream.

Keep going with whatever you start. Adopt a mindset that stays on your goals. No matter the circumstances, you’ll be able to smile when you count the small victories and really marvel at your accomplishments knowing you put in everything. Every goal starts and ends with your own thinking.

Don’t Let Doubt and Fear Keep You from Trying

Doubt and fear are the two enemies you can’t afford to rob you. Never let doubt or fear keep you from trying.

They say you have nothing to lose by trying and I believe that’s partly true. When you try, you lose only your own doubts. Even if you get nothing in return, you’ll have accomplished something unexpected. You’ll have surprised yourself by stepping out of unfamiliar territory and attempting something new.

Unfortunately, fear and doubt stop us from even starting. Overwhelming beliefs we’re not good enough, unskilled or unable can literally stop us in our tracks. Don’t let this be your story.

In order to find your true path, you must learn to search within yourself and erase doubt and fear. If the life you’re currently living isn’t what you truly envision for yourself, then you must build up your confidence.

Doubt and fear will weigh you down. Keep them in check. It’s not easy. Once you see how these feelings operate to keep you stagnant, you might want to feel the fear but try anyways. Erase the doubt and fear chatter in your mind for a minute and see what might be possible and go for it.

Make Your Attitude Filled with Gratitude

On a day where life can go either way, why not fill it with gratitude. We forget to be thankful in times of prosperity. Make gratitude a habit and watch things improve in your mindset.

Be grateful for every little thing you have and soon you’ll be humbled as to how much you truly have in your life and how much you’ve been blessed.

Use Your Thinking to Propel You

Thoughts truly are things. They can transform us or lead us into despair. It’s challenging to always be upbeat but you can attempt to control your mind. You can try to steer from negative thoughts to positive thoughts.

So why not try a small challenge to keep your thoughts positive for 30 days. It’s difficult but the results will amaze you.

Let your own mind start working in your favor. Quickly replace a negative thought with a positive one. Substitute anxiety and worry with gratitude.

Try it for 30 days. Never let a negative thought seep so deep into your mind and find a home there. A positive mind is soil for good things. It can imagine and propel you. Choose positivity!

Stray from a Mass Manufactured Life

In order to achieve real lasting success you have a definitive choice in life. You can allow your life to be directed by popular role models but you may find your life is robbed. If you copy someone else’s life you are eventually living their life not yours in some manner. While role models are good, sometimes they’re only good at modeling a life- their own.

Instead, you must opt to find your own path. Seek it out and create a life of your own design. Think your way to a new life. Only you can do that and what excitement, wonder, greatness and passion it can bring to you and the whole world when you make this choice.

Real lasting success begins by building a life and straying from a mass manufactured life filled with following people, the latest trends and fads.

Let not your own life be robbed by living a carbon copy lifestyle. Be bold and brave and design a real life free from emulation that defines and changes the world. Take back your power from mass ideas and let your individualism shine and inspire others.

Kindness is More Than a Word

Kindness isn’t just a word. It’s an action. It takes a mere moment to change a life with kindness. I’ve been the recipient of kindness and it truly stays with me. I remember the people who were kind for no reason. You can reshape someone’s mindset simply by lending a helping hand.

I’ve found that being kind makes me feel better. It’s almost a healing effect. I attempt to choose kindness because I have no idea what any person I cross paths with might be suffering. It’s not like we all wear a sign that lists our hurts. Besides kindness is absolutely free. In a world where everything inflates in prices, kindness is free but priceless.

I don’t throw the word kindness around lightly because I have found it’s an action I choose to take. Without an act, kindness is simply a word. Enjoy this beautiful day!

Explore or Expire

Never stop exploring, investigating and receiving from this amazing world we live in.

When you stop learning, you cease to grow. You find a rut. Always educate yourself. It doesn’t mean you have to go back to school. Instead, read the philosophies and teachings of men and women of history and achievement. Learn new hobbies and skills.

The true way to evolve includes acquired and continued learning. It’s never too late to educate.

Reinvent Yourself at Anytime

I know what it’s like to feel stuck on a path headed far from my goals. Sometimes we literally have to reinvent ourselves to become the kind of person that strikes out and chooses a path other than our familiar safe one. I’m here to encourage you to reinvent yourself and your plans at anytime.

Don’t think it’s impossible to recreate an image of the person you’d like to become. You can reshape your future if you try. Don’t let doubt and statistical standards keep you from your goals. You’re not too old or unqualified to achieve something. You’re just the right age and you can become qualified.

I suggest that if you’ve been putting up a few reasons or roadblocks in your mind as to why something can’t be done, you reinvent and reshape your way of thinking. Determine you will become the person required to achieve the goals you have in your heart. Keep going!