Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happiness is Now!

Do you ever catch yourself saying, `I'll be happy when ... I've moved house, changed jobs, fallen in love, achieved x,y,z?'

If you keep putting off your happiness until tomorrow, then consider this:

This moment is really all we have. If happiness isn't in you now, then when will it be?

You see, happiness is a choice. It's really that simple!

Don't pin your right to happiness on external factors, circumstances, other people or future possibilities. Be happy now!

Don't fall into the trap of thinking that buying the latest gadget, car, or material luxuries will make you happy. They may give you fleeting moments of satisfaction but they won't make you truly happy.

Search inside yourself. You know, there's a lot to be happy about. You're alive! You have choices! Embrace the natural joy within.

Don't know how to find your happiness?

Okay, well try a laughing meditation! Take some time out, let go of the day's thoughts. Smile, and start laughing.

Feel the laughter as if it's a bubbling pool of joy deep inside you, and let those happy vibrations surface.

Make time for laughter each day. When you're laughing, you're truly in the moment. Life's challenges simply melt away and you're left with a feeling of lightness and a sense of well-being that money really can't buy.

And, if you're on a journey, aiming to achieve your life's goals, remember this nugget of wisdom by Albert Schweitzer:

"Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing,
you will be successful."

So, wherever you are, whatever you're doing right now, be happy. It really is your choice!
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Turn Crisis into Opportunity

Is life not going to plan for you right now? Does it feel like there are obstacles at every turn?

Don't worry! A few challenges can actually work in your favour!

You see, every struggle makes you stronger.

Every struggle is a chance to really shine that potential you possess.

Every struggle is an opportunity to overcome difficulties and succeed.

Yes, it would be nice to sail through life on constantly calm seas but, let's face it, life isn't really like that.

Some days can be stormy and downright treacherous. Some days will test you to the limit. But you'll gain more from these type of days than you ever will from the calm times.

How you react to the challenges will provide lessons and experiences that will build character and even create possibilities you've never considered!

Lou Holtz said, " Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn't make me stronger."

So, if you're struggling right now or are faced with an impossible obstacle, take a positive stance and turn the crisis into an opportunity. You can do it! You know you can, and you'll be stronger for the experience!

And remember this ...

"A ship in harbor is safe ... but that is not what ships are built for."
- John A. Shedd

Enjoy the journey!
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Your Life, Your Choice!

Are you happy ... truly happy ... with your way of life?

Are you living the life you want and doing the things you've always wanted to do?

If not, it's time to make some important decisions.

You see, life is for living and experiencing everything that you really want to experience.

Right now, you're probably thinking, `well that's fine ... but X, Y, Z is holding me back from living the life I want'.

You see, most people blame finances, time or circumstances for not living a full and happy life.

Well, you know, these are really just excuses because if you really want to change something, you can.

Yes, it will probably require some dedication, a change in outlook, and a bit of time to accomplish but, hey, each step brings you closer to the life you truly want and there's no reason why you can't have fun along the way!

You ALWAYS have a choice!

Why settle for less when you have what it takes to live an inspiring, fulfilling, exciting life?

Plan what you want and then begin living your dreams.

And remember this powerful quote from Mr Abraham Lincoln ...

"In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

What you waiting for?

Create the life you've always wanted!
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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Believe You Can!

Whatever you set out to do in life, no matter how big your goals, a healthy dose of self-belief makes a difference.

Believing in yourself wholeheartedly creates an `I can!' mindset, and this becomes the main propulsion engine powering you to success and achievement.

Here's what some well-known achievers have to say about the power of self-belief:

"You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. That's what makes you a winner." - Venus Williams

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained."- Marie Curie

"You have to believe in yourself, that's the secret. Even when I was in the orphanage, when I was roaming the street trying to find enough to eat, even then I thought of myself as the greatest actor in the world."- Charlie Chaplin

"If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

and the ultimate self-believer ...

"I am the greatest." - Muhammad Ali

So, how about you? Do you believe in yourself?

Everyday, someone somewhere is achieving their goals ... and they are doing so because they dare to believe in themselves.

Make a commitment from this day on. Believe that YOU CAN!

Remember, if you don't believe in yourself or what you're trying to achieve, can you expect anyone else to?
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