What would you do if you knew you could not fail

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A Lesson in Fear and Flying.

 

In an earlier post I talked about “the flying dreams” that we all have as children.

A lot of people I have shared my dream with about flying, have told me that they also would

flap their arms

think “if I just believe it, it will happen”

focus really hard on flying

vividly remember, in the dream, that they had dreamed it before, and

they would think “this time will be different”.

So. What I want to know is…why isn’t anyone flying? Okay though, seriously. What I really want to know is, why is it that some of these very same people only have faith in their dreams? A lot of these dreamers are quite “practical” and have a very hard time imagining themselves in a better place, much less believing anything great will ever happen,

And yet amazingly, they dream (as in, reallly dream) about flying.

(has anyone you know ever NOT had a flying dream….?)

So. Again. What i really want to know is…why does this iconic flying dream transcend all personality types, all income levels and all races? Why do people from all cultures, of all ages, and all genders have the very same dream?

And, more curiously….why do they stop believing for the impossible?

(theories? comments?…

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What you already have

Good Morning! I hope you are doing well, and I mean, really really well.
Would love to share with you a thought that kept coming to me this morning.
As I was awakening, I kept thinking of Eve biting the apple and I asked myself; how could Eve ever have been dissatisfied with what she had? She had everything, except that one thing.
You would think she would have looked around the garden at what she did have, instead of focusing on  what she didn’t have.
“But really” I asked myself; “haven’t I ever done that”?
As I began to look about the room in the pre-dawn light, I began to see all kinds of potential; musical instruments I have not yet taught myself to play; hobbies and activities I planned to do some day; projects I didn’t yet have time to begin.
So many people want more, more, more, but with many of us, what we have is not fully appreciated.
Today I encourage you to look around you at the stuff, the giftings and the potential that you have already.
When I was very poor, I went for a walk one day, and I asked myself, “How can I make money with nothing?” Then, I noticed some wildgrasses by the highway. I scooped them up, artfully tied them together, and made a natural wreath. Then I sold several of my wreaths from the roadside, from my car.
All it took was seeing the potential of what I already have.
Like Eve, wouldn’t it be interesting to think that we already have everything we need?  You may not think you do, but I strongly encourage you to take some inventory today of what you already have, and to ponder it’s potential.
Just something to think about.

Brain Blobs and your Blog

Medical science has shown that negativc-brain_afronte thinking people actually have a dark cloud in their brain, and it grows when they continue to think negatively.

It’s almost like a downhill ride that keeps getting faster and faster

because the more they think negatively, the more the dark cloud grows. And the more it grows, the more they think negatively.

The interesting thing is, most people don’t even know that they are doing this.

I must confess, as an analyst in SEO and as a strategist, it can become very easy to develop a cynical mindset…if you are an internet marketer, an affiliate marketer, or a marketer of any kind, then you know how difficult it can be to remain positive instead of always gravitating toward the negative.

Everything on the internet seems to be changing constantly. So many times, when we try something new, it’s hard

to believe for success knowing that what you build today might seem obsolete tomorrow.

It isn’t easy staying positive sometimes. That’s why I created “the Inspiration Station”.

It’s a weekly series of inspirational bites, similar to Motivational Monday, but from a purely inspirational standpoint. In other words, the focus isn’t just on staying motivated in business, but also in your every day life.

Pitch free, agenda free, just pure inspiration.

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The Power of Encouragement

Have you ever had one of those day where you doubted yourself?

Maybe you’ve been pouring your heart and soul into a project, but there have been no results.

And maybe there’s no one there to “pump you up” or root you on to success.
Did you know that at times like this, you can absolutely encourage yourself.
Self-encouragement is not narcissistic. We read that King David did it all the time.

Today if you are struggling with self doubt or discouragement, do a little self-talk and remind yourself of all that you have accomplished.

Still having trouble with that? just pretend you are encouraging someone just like you. What  would you notice about their achievements?

Would you ever talk down to them and tell them that they were a failure?

I think that it’s time that we start showing ourselves the same respect that we would show
someone we loved.

After alll, the Bible says to love your neighbor as you love yourself.
Yes, scripture commands us to love ourselves. (you can’t give what you don’t have).

So today I would like to encourage you to encourage yourself in the same way that you would encourage another.

You are awesome!
(truly)
Now go add to that list of adjectives, and spend the morning building yourself up!
Five things I like about me:
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  • 5.

Five things I’m good at:

  • 1.
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  • 5.

Three things others like about me:

  • 1.
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The Inspiration Station

 Today I want to talk to you about the “inspiration station” of your mind.
Your mind is a wonderful thing, but like any good thing, it can be misused.
Are you using your mind to think self-defeating thoughts? Do imagine negative scenarios that may occur if everything doesn’t quite work out?

“And another thing…”

Have you ever found yourself wondering what it could be like to go back into a conversation you had with an adversary, and to change the script? Maybe the argument would have gone better if we would have said  this in response to that thing they said. I think we all have done that, and that, my friend, is called “changing the script”. So why do we do this? Well, there is something within all of us that seeks:

Resolution and Closure

 
We earnestly want to go back and make the situation (such as, a discussion) go in our favor. That’s why do so much “script wrting” (or rewriting if you will) in our heads.
All creative people do this and if you are one of them, I have an exercise for you.
Instead of rewriting the script of your past, begin–

writing your script of tomorrow.

The next time you find your self absent-mindedly talking to the person from the past who is no longer there. or thinking about what thing you could have done differently in life, fast forward to the future (rather than the past) and write your script.
This is a very powerful exercise because your spirit hears what your mind is saying, and your mind hears what your mouth says.

I declare…

Walk around the room and declare what you would like for your life to be like in ten years, but speak it as though it has happened.

This is called making a faith declaration and it’s not voodoo, magic or witchcraft my friend…it is absolutely spiritual PROVIDED that what you are declaring is a truly God given dream, or a good and proper desire that falls under the umbrella of “if God wills”.
As you take this faith walk, you will be amazed at what comes out of your mouth.
Words have power, so be careful not to speak out anything you don’t want to have happen. Be sure to “think big” and to talk faith, not doubt.
If you are unsure about this, I challenge you to read these scriptures and see if you think they apply.
Then take your faith and walk and pay close attention to any details God provides while you “speak out” His will.
It’s also helpful to find any scriptures that apply or that God has given you about your dream. Quote these while you speak out your dream.