Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Find your creed

-I believe that the sun should never set upon an argument
-We believe in one God
-I believe in the future of agriculture
-I WILL lead my Patrol by my initiative and my personal example, in Scoutcraft knowledge as well as in Scout Spirit
-The Creator and Benefactor of the universe to whom everything and every being returns

These are just a small sample of creeds, stated beliefs, affirmations. What are yours, I do not mean what are the creeds of the groups that you belong to but the beliefs that you truly hold toward yourself, your family, or your community. All too often have I left my personal creed unacknoledged. Take the time to examine your thoughts and determine your own creed.

To share a little of my own:
-I believe selfless service is a service to the self.
- I believe I have the right and power to be happy.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Your thoughts, your life

Many years ago I heard a speaker say something that has always stuck with me. Today I was reminded of the quote
"As you think, so you become."
So many times I hear others say, 'That's just how I am.' Everyone has a role that they play in their job, in their relationships, and in their lives. The key for me is remembering the power that I have, the power that we each have to alter that role should we ever become unhappy with it.
The thought of becoming stuck in a rut is just that... a thought. A slight change in how we perceive our experiences, what and how we think about the events in our lives, can profoundly impact these very events. The catch is that it can work for the positive and beneficial just as well as the negative and destructive.
So, think strength, think empowerment, think positive and then see what types of happenings you invite into your life.

Monday, August 28, 2006

The key is your own Ambition

"The most practical, beautiful, workable, philosophy in the world won't work- if you wont"

You know, you can read and hear all the juicy quotes and suggestions in the world and not one of them will make a bit of difference in your life unless you WORK IT.

When you stumble upon a string of words that really grabs your attention... hold on to them!

Write 'em down, memorize 'em, find a way to make them your own. Work 'em and weave 'em into your own life's tapestry. Don't let go until your ARE the wisdom! That's when you truly benefit from others' words and experiences.

Then... go looking for another quote to chew on.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Living A Happy Life

"You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want"
- Zig Ziglar
I was reciently asked why I do what I do... help others gain access, through one little insight at a time, to their powerful selves.

Because others have done it for me and one of life's greatest joys is to pass along values and motivation to excel as a human being. Life is like a relay race of little treasures of wisdom AND everyone who participates wins!

Did you ever go to the beach, find some amazing shells and couldn't wait to get back to the blanket to show someone. For you maybe it was sharing a fabulous recipe, a great sale, or a fishing trip.

Try it, share a small little joy of yours with another person, see if it doesn't put a smile on your face.. and isn't that waht most of us want.