Own Your Mind

There’s only one thing you own completely and it’s your mind. You control and direct your own thinking. Everything can be tasked from you but the use of your mind. It’s that powerful of a concept.

We give little thought to it’s importance because the mind is given to us free. It’s the most incredible tool and ally you possess.

Your mind is a vast resource you can train. Choose to fill it with the thoughts that serve you best. Feed it positive thoughts and let the negative thoughts subside for the day.

Your mind is not rental space so don’t give anyone a free pass. If you don’t believe in the value of your thoughts and mind just think about the billions spent in advertising trying to get a foothold on your precious commodity.

Pay attention to how you think. You can be your own friend or enemy. Start noticing your thoughts and learn to control the direction of your thoughts. Success is built within the mind.

New Year or New Day

Every day gives you the opportunity to completely start fresh. It doesn’t have to be New Year’s Eve or a special day to declare your new goals and begin again.

Each year we’re filled with a set of cumulative new days which we can formulate at anytime into a life goal or plan.

It’s never too late or the wrong time to start something. You’re never too old, tired, inexperienced or unable to begin. Realize each day is a blessing and holds an opportunity to try. Dare to be bold and brave. See beyond your comfort zone. Look deep within to find a new path and start walking.

I encourage you to set aside some time and reevaluate your current goals and see if they still align with your values and life purpose. If not change them. Don’t be afraid and stick with old plans you’ve outgrown. Be honest and assess the direction you truly desire to go. Never get stuck with an old set of plans because they feel comfortable.

Invest in yourself daily. Even if you’re completely changing course, change today. Don’t wait to start what you can’t stop thinking about. Give a lot of yourself and you will quickly see the return.

How are You Fitting Into Your Life Today?

Take a moment to examine your life. Simply look at your day’s events and reflect. Are you fitting into a life you want?

It’s easy to get in a routine and simply fit your way into a life but at some point it feels uncomfortable. You’ve got to build a life to your size and fit in where you desire to be.

Get back in touch with your dreams and aspirations, your personal kindness and generosity, your gratitude and blessings, strengths and weaknesses.

We live in an abundant world and you deserve abundant thoughts that shape and direct your life. If you’re just getting by and fitting into a life that’s not quite up to your dream life, remember you’re good enough right now at any point to rethink and restart.

It’s okay to be anywhere in life but take time to reflect. Don’t just make a place for yourself, find a place. Take care to gently examine your direction and place abundant thoughts within your mind as seeds of hope building and reflecting back to you the life you desire.

You’re worthy of productive and abundant thoughts. Don’t simply take up space in life. Instead with care, work with yourself and in yourself to find your place in life.

A Journey in Bravery

At certain points in life we really have to dig in deep and become brave. It’s easy to be complacent and let fear immobilize us at times.

Being brave doesn’t require much but a little bit of change and change can feel very uncomfortable. Being brave isn’t about adapting a warrior attitude or winning battles. It’s simple a journey in which at some turning point you decide to be brave. You do something outside your comfort zone and it scares you but changes you.

If you want new results, adopt this method of bravery. Try something that will change your life in a new direction.

Remember, nothing is easy. Even sitting back and doing nothing has its price. The struggle is in the learning. The reward is the lesson. Be brave in your journey and learn from your bravery.

Live to Learn

Life is a series of lessons. The same can be said of success. It’s not easy when you don’t have a manual, guide book or teacher. Sometimes you simply have to show up and let life guide you to learn from it.

Never be so afraid to learn from life that you neglect to live. It’s imperative you pay close attention and align your goals and direction in accordance with a few of life’s lessons.

Don’t get stuck on failure. There is no real difference in life lessons between an A and a F just a perceived difference. The final grade doesn’t matter most of the time. Showing up for class matters all of the time.

If you have no teacher, learn the lessons to the best of your ability. If you’re fortunate to have a mentor, appreciate the time they put into your life.

Never spend too long focusing on the should haves and would haves, you aren’t meant to be perfect or you’d have all the answers from the beginning. Keep going and living to learn. Whether a new subject or language, the act of learning assists you in life.

Whether you’ve recently learned the hard way or not, adjust your sails and stay on course. Develop a passion for living and you will find a clear cut passion in life that leads to success. Share your zest for life with others. Determine your direction and let the subtle lessons we learn here help strengthen your course. Never let one or many defeats completely stop you in your tracks.

Keep learning and going after life, even if you simply live for your goals. Be accepting of failures, rejections and tough terrain. They teach us. Be surprised and grateful for blessings and success. Life is a journey best traveled by living for its marvelous and wondrous teachings.

Examine the Reflection

Look in the mirror and you’ll find your biggest competitor. Examine the reflection and aim to fix the inside not the outside.

The only thing permanent is you. Inside of you, that’s where the magic truly happens. Outside of your reflection is simply a big comparison screen with everyone else.

There is peace, hope and possibilities inside yourself. There are answers and opportunities waiting in this world for you.

Never give up. There is real promise in dreaming about those things truly worth having.

Core values are essentially inside of you. They’re at your core. Look within and fix that beautiful reflection so it matches the outside and is visible for all to see. When you put the abundance, ability and hope within you on display for this world, you will attract that which you seek.

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.

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.