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Oct 02 2011

Sometimes the Road We’re On in Life Takes a Detour

Published by under Miscellaneous Musings

Flathead Lake, MTSometimes we start down a road in life, only to find we’re on a different road than we anticipated. That would certainly describe my life this last four years. It was like a giant detour or at least that’s the way it feels. The one thing I have missed is blogging. It’s been quite a while. It’s time to come back. Maybe not in the same way – after all I’ve changed, but never-the-less I have the need to reconnect.

It seems that with every passing year, the knowledge that life is precious becomes bigger and bigger. Yeah, there’s the tragedies. People get sick, people die, the economy turns bad, people lose jobs. Lots of not-so-great things happen. But I also think that that sometimes things happen that force us to slow down and see the beauty. When I was a kid, one of my favorite  pastimes was laying on the lawn, watching the clouds go by. I’ve been doing a lot more of that type of thing lately.

I just recently had to place a friend (only 64) in a Memory Care unit, someone I’ve been care-taking for 3+ years. When I visited him the other day, he couldn’t wait to show me the beautiful mountains out his window. For now, that’s the beauty in his life.

I love what Dewitt Jones philosophy is “Celebrate What’s Right with the World!” His goal is to take a photo of something each day that epitomizes that saying.

We all can see the negatives. The question is “Can You See the Positives?” I hope so and I plan on continuing to also.

Take the time, just take the time.

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Jun 28 2009

Do You Have a Dream?

Published by under Creating Success

I’ve been reading Put Your Dream to the Test by John Maxwell.  He addresses the following questions in each chapter but in the forward he has what he calls “The Dream Test”.

  1. The Ownership Question: Is my dream really my dream?
  2. The Clarity Question: Do I clearly see my dream?
  3. The Reality Question: Am I depending on factors within my control to achieve my dream?
  4. The Passion Question: Does my dream compel me to follow it?
  5. The Pathway Question: Do I have a strategy to reach my dream?
  6. The People Question: Have I included the people I need to realize my dream?
  7. The Cost Question: Am I willing to pay the price for  my dream?
  8. The Tenacity Question: Am I moving closer to my dream?
  9. The Fulfillment Question: Does working toward my dream bring satisfaction?
  10. The Significance Question: Does my dream benefit others?

He asks pertinent questions for each item to help you determine where you are in the dream process. So any people have quit dreaming maybe because they’ve settled for being content or they’ve been disappointed in past experiences or people have told them their dreams are ridiculous.  Some people just lack the confidence to step out and pursue their dreams.

If you’ve lost your dream or just never had one – start dreaming now! Dreams are the things that give your life passion. They’re the reason to get up in the morning; they propel us through life and help us to live life to the fullest and experience all that we can be.

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Apr 16 2009

Do You Allow Yourself to Experience Success?

Published by under Creating Success

How many times have you said “I can’t do that. I don’t have enough money (or ability,etc.).” Well, if you’re like most people, including myself, you’ve done it many times. Before you gave yourself a chance to ‘get’, ‘be’ or ‘do’ whatever it was, you blocked the possibility.

So the question is, when are you going to REALLY make the decision to realize your dream? See, when you make that decision that you’re going to do, be or have something, then the opportunities and means begin to appear to help you on your way. You don’t have to know how you’re going to get there, you just need to know that you will achieve your desired goal and be open to the possibilities that present themselves.

If you can conceive of an idea or goal,  you can achieve it. The challenge often is keeping the negative thoughts at bay. When those snarly little thoughts raise their ugly head is just say “switch” out loud and visualize switching them off. Do it often enough and soon it becomes a habit.

It’s been said,  “by the thoughts we think, we are the designers and creators of our life”. How true. We need to believe that our dreams are POSSIBLE. I leave you with this video by Les Brown who says it eloquently  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwSMAd039rk

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