Archive for February, 2007

Use This Power To Make Things Happen

February 21, 2007

Dream girl, dream boy, dream house, dream job, dream car, dream vacation, dream wedding…I can go on with a list of dreams forever. Whatever it is that we dream of and no matter how many or how little those dreams are the most pressing problem for almost everyone is how to achieve those dreams that they often times drop out at the third stride upon seeing how long and tedious the journey would be towards achieving them. “I can’t become a company president.” “I can’t get a job. I don’t have a college degree.” “I can’t swim.” “I can’t sell.” The world is full of it. Ironically, what these objections really mean are the opposite – “I want to become a company president.” “I want a good job.” “I want to swim the ocean.” “I want to sell something.” It’s so sad that just as our enthusiasm start to build up as we contemplate about our dreams or goals, potential hindrances get in the way almost instantly.

Yes, the desire to get what we want in life has always been there with us. But the question really is “Just how big and definite is that desire?” Is the desire huge and definite enough to influence us to really, really, really go for it despite the obstacles? Just how much do you want to translate your desire into reality?

To follow, without halt, one’s aim: There’s the secret of success. – Ana Pavlova

Desire is the seat of all power. It’s the ultimate key to personal success. With desire

• wars were waged to conquer a coveted land or a coveted seat in the monarchy or government
• people set out to build empires.
• successful people make things happen

To illustrate just how powerful desire is let me recount in my own words an inspiring story about a man who desired to work with Thomas Edison based on the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.

Edwin C. Barnes was, in the words of Edison himself “…like an ordinary Tramp.” Barnes was a commoner with a common desire to work with a prominent person. But what set him apart from people who merely desired was that his desire was definite. It was clear to him what he wanted. He didn’t want to work for Edison – he wanted to work with him. But before he set out to achieve his goal two adversaries stood in his way. First, he did not know Edison nor did Edison know him. Second, Barnes did not have enough money to pay for the train that would take him to Orange, New Jersey where Edison was at the time. But did these difficulties discourage Barnes to carry out his desire? No. He did set out to meet Edison and worked with him, eventually. You see, at first, although Edison saw that Barnes had made up his mind to stand by until he succeeded and that he gave him the opportunity to get what he asked for, Barnes worked for Edison for a minimum wage. Yet, nothing stopped Barnes in achieving the coveted goal of working with Edison. He persisted until opportunity presented itself one day and Barnes, on the prowl, seized it instantaneously! After Edison perfected the Edison Dictating Machine, his salesmen did not warm up to it. Barnes saw gold when everyone else saw crap. He knew he could sell the machine. And sell he did with passion and great enthusiasm, keeping an eye on his goal. He sold it so successfully that Edison gave him a contract of distributorship with the entire US his for the taking! His business association with Edison not only made him wealthy, he inevitably achieved his goal of working with Edison.

With a clear and persistent desire Barnes got what he wanted despite the many hindrances that could have dispirited him at first step. He turned his desire into a reality. He made things happen! Do you think you could do the same? Don’t you dare think that Barnes’ success story is like nothing else. You know so well as much as I do that the world is full of such stories. Now, sit for a while and know exactly what you want. Make it clear and make it specific.

Strong desire is an essential motivation to all successful people. If desire makes things happen for many successful people why shouldn’t it make things happen for you? Because unlike Mr. Barnes, our desires most of the time are not definite and burning enough.

What is it that you really so strongly and definitely desire?

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About Author

Charlemagne Solanor is from the Philippines and has begun blogging in November, 2006. His latest blog Charlemagne’s Main (http://charliemain.blogspot.com), talks about personal success, motivation, making money and inter-personal relationships.

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Gratitude + the Law of Attraction = Plentitude

February 10, 2007

The Power of Gratitude

When you’re thankful for something, no matter how small it is, you’re initiating the law of attraction to get even more of what you want–and deserve. Everyone deserves to have plenty, and there’s plenty to go around. But sometimes we have a deep-seated, even subconscious, belief that we don’t deserve to have more. And sometimes we don’t even appreciate what we do have! Both types of negative thinking conspire to force the law of attraction to work against us, manifesting scarcity.

Gratitude + the Law of Attraction = Plentitude

No matter what you have, be thankful for it! This is a basic principle underlying the law of attraction. Even if all you have is the shirt on your back, be grateful for it. Your gratefulness will allow the law of attraction to pave the way for getting even more of your needs and desires fulfilled.

Think of all the simple things we have to be thankful for, which we too often overlook: having plenty of clothing, having a roof over our heads, having enough food–the list goes on and on! If you practice gratitude every day with a long list of your basic needs that are fulfilled, you’re setting the law of attraction in motion to guarantee that your needs and desires are always met. In addition to being grateful for your basic needs always being met, you can also give thanks for life’s little victories: getting a great evaluation from your boss, your child earning all A’s and B’s, winning the radio station contest for concert tickets.

But have you ever noticed that some people complain about every little thing that goes wrong? And have you noticed that such people always have little things going wrong? That’s because their complaining is setting up the law of attraction to work against them. If the furnace breaks and you’re whopped with an unexpected $300 furnace repair bill, don’t chronically complain. Complaining won’t make it go away. Rather, use the law of attraction to focus on the positive: be grateful that you have $300 in your checking account to pay for the repair!

If you constantly focus on the negative instead of the positive–on what you don’t have instead of what you do have–the law of attraction and the universe will conspire to adjust your attitude by taking away some of your basic needs. All of a sudden an unexpected $400 auto repair bill will be added to that furnace repair bill!

The power of gratitude is simply using the law of attraction to focus on what you do have instead of what you don’t have. This will help you reap more of what you need and want!

About Author

David Hooper is founder of the Guide for Living Institute, a think tank designed to help people enjoy life. His new book on Law of Attraction is available at Amazon.com or can be downloaded free of charge at www.receivethebook.com.

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Living Your Life And Loving It! – 3 Enabling Steps to Happiness

February 7, 2007

All of us, I am sure, wish for a life of abundance, health and wealth, relationships and what have you. There are those who are born with a silver spoon and blessed with good fortune throughout their lives. Luck seems to go with them wherever they go, well at least most of the times. Others are not so lucky and have to put up with challenges after challenges in their embattled lives and problems keep cropping up from time to time. To them, life is nothing but suffering.

To quote the revered and his holiness, the Dalai Lama, “Life is suffering. Our purpose in life is to seek happiness”.

What if there is a choice that we can make to turn things around? What if the unpleasant events and circumstances that we faced in the drudgery of living can be mitigated, lessened or dissolved with efforts on our part? Is hardship and adversity seems insurmountable? Can destiny be altered in our favor?

Yes!

The answer to all the above may shock you but just thing for a minute – Why is it that God made us the way we are? Each of us is unique and yet we are all the same – nobody’s perfect! Do we wait for divine intervention or some miracles to happen before we hope to see the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

Not if we can help it!

At birth, we are given a set of pillars to be our foundation and it is up to us to build upon them. Our destiny code is ingrained in these pillars but the power to steer the hands of destiny is within our control albeit measured.

Herein unfolds the 3 steps to strengthen our pillars:

Get Empowered!

We empower ourselves by knowing our

– strengths and weaknesses
– affinity and detachment
– characteristics and eccentricities

Our pillars of destiny contain the hidden factors that govern our success in life and how the above are played out depends on how we make use of these factors:-

– Self
– Output
– Wealth
– Influence
– Resource

All the above factors are interdependent on one another and how we use them holistically is the key to maneuvering destiny in our favor. This is the concept of the Chinese metaphysical science of Astrology known as the Four Pillars of Destiny.

Energized Yourself!

We are all affected by our living environment. The place we live, the location our house is sited, the landscape in our vicinity and the internal space within our home are channels where energy or life force known as “Qi” flow. This energy gives life to all living things and is dispersed by the wind and gathers at the boundary of water. The Chinese called it “Feng Shui” which simply means wind and water.

This energy wax and wane through time and is inclined towards certain compass direction and location. If properly tapped, it gives prosperity and harmony to the inhabitants of a property in terms of health, wealth and relationships. The secret is in identifying, locating, containing and tapping into this energy using the Chinese compass known as the “Luo Pan”.

Be Proactive!

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.”

This is the quote by the British Statesman and literary figure, Benjamin Disraeli.
How true! Everything that happened to us is a result of the actions taken by us or by others. If we want something in life, we have to take action, without it nothing happen. We can sit around and bemoan the sad state of affairs we are in or we can be proactive and start making positive changes to our lives. The choice is ours to take.

If destiny hands us a raw deal, we can make lemonade out of a lemon!!!

About Author

Alvin Yap is the founder and owner of the website www.proactive-qi.com which offers free horoscope readings based on the Chinese Astrology known as the Four Pillars of Destiny and free consultation on the Chinese Metaphysical Science of Feng Shui. Visit us for free download of E-Books, tips, articles etc. Get Empowered, Get Energized and Get a Life!

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HOPE AND FAITH

February 6, 2007

Are you ready to be in charge of your destiny?

I am sure that you, as me, have been told many things about life and how hard it might be.  We have listen many people saying that we have to accept things as they are and that we can not control what is happening to us.

Many times we ask “why God, by being love, gives us problems and suffering”, but have you ever look deep in your soul and ask yourself “why I make myself suffer?”

God is love, so that it is unlikely to bring sufferance to this world. He loves you and nourishes you.

It is time to be aware of the truth:  you are not alone, no matter how you live your life: there is always a door opened for you; a helpful hand; a heart full of love.

The problem is that maybe you feel so scared or maybe you don’t trust anymore in yourself or your neighbours.

Be brave and open the door which leads to your happiness.

You need just a bit of faith.  Dare to achieve step by step your happiness. Forget all what you have been told, and begin again.

You can do it!