Power For Living

Have you ever felt a sense of hopelessness about a situation in your life or feeling completely powerless to change your circumstances? Well, welcome to the club, because anybody who have ever thought of doing anything have at one some time in their life looked up at a huge mountain of things to do that seemingly put their goals beyond their reach.

People often approach me with the thought of starting a business, but they are quickly discouraged when they discover the paperwork that must be completed and the funds that are necessary in order to begin their dream business. Having a desire to start a business or to author a book is not the motivation that will propel a person to not only start but also complete their endeavor. Government agencies encourage people to pursue funds from the government that are offered to serious people. Government bureaucracy red tape is only a deterrent for those who are not serious about pursuing the much-needed assistance that may be offered to the general population concerning start-up business grants or low interest loans. As a result, their dreams will usually come to a squelching halt because they did not take into account how laborious and painstaking it is to start a business.

Listen to me! You do not have to be shoved around like some rag-doll by fear and dissuasion. You can discover the power to stand up to the bully of success, which is fear, and never feel powerless again. Feeling powerless and being powerless are two different positions, and feeling powerless does not make it so. The impediment that stand between your dream endeavor and starting it is not the lack of knowledge or money; it is simply apprehension that it may be too hard or too much of a price to pay to start a business. Therefore, failure is the image that must be changed mentally before you will ever believe you can set your dream in motion.

People have gone to great lengths to protect their emotion of fear so that in the eyes of relatives, friends, and associates their personal image may not become tainted. They want people to see them as powerful and daring. Therefore, they lie and shield their fears with anecdotes and excuses to misdirect the focus off them. In truth, they are frightened of the challenge and they have chosen to sit back in the comfort of mediocrity. People do not drown because they cannot swim; they drown because they believe they cannot swim. If a person drowns, it is because they panic and fight the water until they are completely exhausted. Afterward, their body then will float to the top. You do not have to drown in order to float on top of water, you can simply decide to relax (be at ease) and you will find yourself floating on the ocean. When people lose the fear of something, he or she can learn to master it; but as long as fear dominates a person, the thing they are fearful of will dominate them.

I would like to think that I am interested in wanting the best for people I love and mentor, especially those I am intimately engaged with on a daily and weekly basis. However, my nurturing image of what many of them can become and the things I believe they are capable of accomplishing, are oftentimes in conflict with where they have chosen to settle instead of pursuing their highest aspiration.

Stop living in fear and start fearlessly living. Life is short and filled with frustrations, disappointments, and failure. However, on the other hand, life is inundated with contentment, pleasures, and fulfillment. My friend, it is how you see it. Frustrations can become advantageous, disappointments can become fulfilled appointments, and failure can be replaced with success. The choice is yours! Choose today, how you are going to live the rest of your life. Remember, how you live tomorrow is determined by the things you do today.

Success: Is it your choice?

Are there ever any legitimate excuses? Do you find yourself constantly explaining away the reasons why you are unsuccessful or why your life is in disarray or the reasons why you are unhappy? It is a sure bet that your reasoning is actually a series of lies that you tell yourself to avoid facing painful truths.

The path of least resistance is to make an excuse and tolerate our situation rather than to face our fear of an unpleasant truth. Fear of punishment or the consequences of our actions also plays a part when we chose to avoid our own accountability. We are forever doomed as victims of circumstance until we make a conscious decision to deliberately create a new circumstance free of excuses and blame.

Honest self-examination is the most difficult and painful step in breaking down the barriers that confine us to a life of mediocrity or worse. Recognize your shortcomings and failures from the past and forgive yourself. Stop being a felon and turn yourself in. The system that you have chosen to live your life by is self-incriminating.

Excuses work like a pacifier. A pacifier does not confront the true problem; it simply addresses the issue of the crying. Stop the blame game, because to blame is lame. Be accountable and forthright in your actions.

Success cannot be realized as a result of the failure of others, so stop blaming them. I hope that I have helped you to identify and eliminate your top three excuses. You can now consider yourself on the road to recovery. If you do not like your circumstance, only you can chose to create a new one. Success is in YOUR Hands!