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June 23, 2010

Knowing When to Move On

How many times have you stuck with something even though you knew it wasn’t good for you either physically or spiritually?  Most of us do this quite often.  It is a matter of fear.  We’re afraid to give up something we have–even if it’s not right for us–out of fear of ending up with nothing.  We fail to realize that by holding on to things that do not serve us, we are limiting our potential for growth. 

It’s true what they say.  When your hands are full, you can’t reach out and take hold of anything else.  You have to let go of what you are holding on to.  To allow more abundance in, you have to give up that which no longer serves you. 

We are truly unlimited beings.  Why hide ourselves away in places where we don’t belong?  By not listening to the promptings of our spirits, we become victims of our own fears.  Release yourself from the ties that are holding you bound to the past.  Forgive those you feel have wronged you.  They haven’t wronged you at all.  Whatever happened, happened for a reason.  That reason is your spiritual growth. 

I have a magnet on my refrigerator that reads: “It’s never to late to be what you might have been.”  I have never read a truer statement.  Our potential is limitless.  I graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Engineering degree at the age of 34.  If you had asked me 10 years ago if I was even capable of doing calculus, I would not have considered it.  This only shows that we can go beyond our perceived limitations to become successful in life.  I’m now working on integrating all my talents together.  I guess you could say I’m a work in progress. 

When integrating the different aspects of yourself, you have to realize that some of those aspects no longer represent you.  You have grown.  It’s time to move on.  If you don’t release those aspects, they may hinder your growth.  Eventually, you will realize what is happening.  But why wait for eventually?  Be true to yourself.  The best gift you can give to yourself is knowing when to move on.

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June 14, 2010

What Motivates You?

This is a question I’ve been asking myself lately.  Why am I doing the things I’m doing?  Is it purely by rote?  I’ve begun to realize that motivation is a very important aspect of anything we put out in the world.  We all know that we need to have money to survive, but what do you do to make that money?  How do you feel about what you do for money?  Does it empower you? 

This feels like Twenty Questions, but it’s worth thinking about.  It’s one thing when you go to work for a paycheck, but what about when you are working for yourself?  Do you just sell or do or say things because you think those are the things people want to hear about or buy?  That could just be leading you into self-sabotage.  You can’t be everything for everybody, so the least you can do is be true to yourself and your needs. 

I read something today that I believe bears repeating.  It was that all websites should be useful.  What exactly does that mean?  I believe it means that you shouldn’t just have a website to tell people every single thing you can do for them.  You need to consider others before yourself. 

It all comes down to our beliefs about ourselves.  Do you believe that you are worthy?  Do you believe that whatever product or service you are selling will provide value to your clients?  Or are you only out to make a buck at whatever cost?  If that is the case, it will not work.  You may become frustrated and wonder why things aren’t picking up for you financially.  You might ask:  Where’s the abundance I’ve heard so much about? 

The answer is that abundance is all around you.  You should give because you want to, not because you think that someone will give you something of equal or greater value in return.  They may not give you anything in return, but if you are feeling guided to give, do it.  Hesitation will not get you where you want to go.  You need to remain open to everything in all of creation.  You can give in one place and receive from somewhere else.  There is no law that says that everything needs to be an equal exchange.  Don’t be hard on yourself if you feel like you’re giving and not receiving.  And this doesn’t apply to relationships in which one person gives their all and the other gives nothing.  That implies a certain disrespect.  Here, I am talking more in terms of money and financial abundance. 

Let Love motivate you.  Don’t be guided by competition.  Do you even know who your competition is?  Probably not who you think it is.  If everything you do is guided by love, there is no miscalculation.  Try to help others.  Provide a useful product or service.  Base this on what will most help others, and in turn, you will help yourself.  You will feel better about yourself in all aspects of your life.

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