Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Beginning of Understanding is Contained in a Glimpse of the End

You're going to die one day. Exactly when will that be? Unless you’ve recently received a clinical diagnosis that includes an estimated timeline, there’s no definitive way to know when your time here on this Earth will expire. 

Let’s face it, we typically don’t make a habit of contemplating our own mortality because…well, it can be kind of depressing. But what if I showed you how to think about your mortality in a manner that would actually enhance the experiences you have while you’re still very much alive?  

Contemplating the fragile nature of our own life can be a bit of a challenge for some people. But if you think about it in terms as simple as your absence from the space you typically occupy, it will help you to remove one of the biggest obstacles to self-awareness and discovery—You. 

Thinking about what life would be like after you’re gone helps you to discover the boundaries of your existence and provides a broad and beneficial perspective. In other words, when we visualize “the end”, one of the things we realize is that we can actually see the beginning of so much more. Of the most significant things, we will see that life, for everyone and everything else, will go on. When we begin to realize this truth, we become acutely aware of everything else. Stay with me here, because this is significant. As we begin to actually recognize everything else, we begin to acknowledge the significance of the things we see. Our acknowledgment is the beginning of understanding that our existence is a part of the entirety of life. This perspective is the power position that will lead you to meaningful experiences henceforth.

A selfless perspective leads to true awareness. The more selfless we are the more aware we become. The more aware we are, the more enlightened we are to everything that surrounds us, sustains us, and fulfills us. We also begin to understand ourselves better as we gain clarity and awareness. This fresh new perspective leads to all kinds of wondrous changes. In no time you will discover how you have no time for any nonsense and will begin to do what really matters to your life. You’ll have focus unlike you have ever had because you will suddenly realize how short this life really is. You’ll devote your time and attention to the people and experiences you’ve been putting off for “the right time”. You’ll realize that you should be doing only what truly matters to you. The reason we give in to so many distractions is that we do not truly understand nor appreciate the perishable nature of time. If you are conscious of your own mortality you will become more aware because the significance of being alive will blossom. You will not take for granted the things you have in the past and will pursue life with passion, courage, and conviction. 

Every life on this planet strives to become a full-fledged life. The question is no longer what you will be when you grow up but WHO you will become in the process. This is, after all, a process. What will be the experiences in your life? If your ability to experience fails to grow, then you can have everything and still, your experience is the same.  Ah, but you say, if I have everything then my experiences too will grow. To that I say…perhaps. But there are no guarantees. We must discriminate experience with the empty trappings of life. It is only because you are aware that you are alive. Therefore, seek awareness through the perspective of your own mortality and you will discover a truth that is as personal and effective as it gets. 


Until next time…


~

“Confidence without clarity is a disaster.” ~ Yogi Vasudev

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Be Goal-Minded

One of the most amazing traits we have as humans is an innate desire to aspire to or dream of a better life.
We have abilities to conceive, visualize, and dwell upon the limitless possibilities that are available to us to ignite the forces of change. It’s what drives us to improve, adapt, and survive. To support the achievement of those dreams and aspirations, we have developed abilities to evaluate, formulate, and establish goals. Goals offer a pathway to a better life through the influential emotion of hope. And hope is one of the strongest emotions we have that drives the determination, fortitude, and tenacity required to accomplish the aspirations we have for a better life. 

What are your dreams? Are they tied to a goal? If not, why not? Are you of the mindset that having a general idea will get you to where you want to be? By the way, a general idea will “generally” get you somewhere. But will it end up truly being a destination you desire or one that you accept as the winds of life dictate? 

Have you ever taken the time to give serious consideration about where you want to be relative to where you are at this moment in your life? Your dreams are there. We all have them. They may be at the surface of your mind, constantly reminding you…begging you…to do something to achieve them, or they may be buried deep within from years of you believing the convincing stories others have told you about how foolish or “unrealistic” they were. But, if one thing is for sure, they are there.

The Choice is Yours...

So, here’s the deal. If you’re one of the many people who aspire to keep improving, to become something greater than your present self, to achieve, then you have two basic choices. You can sit around hoping life brings you what you desire or you can actually follow a structured and proven plan that works every time. If you choose the former, then don’t waste any more of your time by continuing to read what follows. You’re already doing enough for that. However, if you really want to accelerate and assure your results, then keep reading. 

Take Time. Some people will tell you to make the time to contemplate the things that inspire you. All good. Except there’s a subtle difference between making time and taking time. What’s the difference? Well, when it comes to creating the conditions for a successful plan to map out goals, the number one excuse is “I don’t have the time.” To that I say, yes you do.

This is why I tell my clients they must take the time to do whatever they must to get started and to continue the momentum. The choice of words is subtle but the nature of their diverse meanings is significant. Take is a compelling word, whereas make presents a condition that, from the surface, seems cumbersome and laborious. Taking is powerful and convinces the brain that there simply is no other option or alternative. The time is already there for the asking, so TAKE it! 

Taking time to be quiet and contemplate is something we simply don’t do enough of in this busy world of ours. We rush to and fro, consumed by the “demands” of life as we’re constantly immersed in the noise that surrounds us. The human spirit is meant for times of quiet contemplation—to peer deep within ourselves where discovery awaits. It is in the quiet contemplation that our hearts and minds are set free to discover the introspection of what drives us toward the dreams, hopes, and desires leading to our purpose in life. 

Do Something. Once you discover the ideas and inspiration waiting for you within, you will be compelled to do something about creating a plan to achieve some or all of what you see. This is the perfect time to create a goal to begin to experience the journey leading to a greater you. As the wise Jim Rohn used to say, one of the major reasons to set goals is for what it makes you do to accomplish them. This will always be of far greater value than what you get. That’s why goals are so powerful—they are part of the fabric of everything that makes up our lives. Goals virtually assure us of growth. You may not always reach the specific goal you have in mind but you will always grow. 

Goal setting shapes our dreams and gives us an ability to focus on the actions we need to take in order to achieve everything in life we desire. Setting goals can actually be quite exciting because doing so inspires hope and reveals purpose for our lives. Physically writing our goals puts powerful forces in motion that begins a process of realignment that compels attractive forces to build between you and the goal. Setting goals causes us to stretch and grow in ways we never have before as we begin to imagine ways in which we can achieve things. In order to reach our goals, we must improve some aspect of ourselves to become better; we must strive for change and grow. When setting your goals, keep the following in mind…

A powerful goal has four components:

It must be personal.
It must be possible.
It must be inspiring.
It must be something you can immediately act on.

When your goals are personal, they inspire you. When they inspire you, you begin to believe they are possible. If you believe you will achieve your goals, you will act on them and you will accomplish them. This I can assure you. 

Set a Goal Today. Don’t wait. Start by simply taking the time to reflect on what inspires you. Then write your inspirational thoughts down, examine them, and see if you can discover the emergence of hope. Remember, hope leads to inspiration which leads to your purpose. Discover your purpose and no one can stop you from becoming or achieving anything you desire. 


Until next time…


~ G ~

“If you can discover the courage to start, then you will have found the courage to finish.” ~ G. Westfal

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

To Get What You Want, You've Got to Walk Away from What's Holding You Back

Never a dull moment—or so we are led to believe—if we pause long enough to consider the sheer amount of thoughts that race through our minds at any given moment. For some of us, it can seem to be a never-ending and outright overwhelming process. If this defines the way your mind works, I have good news: you’re normal. In fact, for most of us, the issue is not so much the number of thoughts racing through our mind, it’s the content.

Researchers have determined the number of thoughts an average person processes on a daily basis ranges anywhere from 30,000 to 50,000, depending on the tendency of the mind to wander and the differences between an average thinker and an active thinker. Of those averages, 70% are believed to be negative-based. Even if we take the numbers with a grain of salt, most of us would likely acknowledge the plausibility of the negativity factor, given the sentiment or tone of most internal conversations we have with ourselves on a daily basis.

Let’s face it, making a change is tough enough, even without the influence of a dominant negative internal conversation. In fact, these are the very same conversations you’ve had with yourself for…as long as you can remember. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times – if you want something different in your life you’ve got to do something different. There’s little chance of you doing anything different if you don’t change the conversations (thoughts) you keep having with yourself.

The reality is that you already know what you want.

And you already know what to do.

So, what’s stopping you?

For most people, the number one obstacle preventing them from actually doing what they know will bring them the greatest joy in terms of change, achievement, and self-development is…

Fear.

But what is it, exactly, that’s so menacing that it should be avoided altogether?

The Unknown

Despite our outright knowledge of the measures we need to take to bring positive and enduring change into our lives, we still hesitate, procrastinate, and debate…with ourselves about why it’s better to remain right where we are—in the circumstances we have become accustomed to—than to take a chance on what we know will be a better place with better circumstances.

"Success is not so much about how much time you spend doing the things you love, it's how much time you waste on the things you don't."

The reason we spend so much time doing the things that don’t bring us closer to the goals and objectives we have is because of our fundamental fear of the unknown. In other words, the fear of losing what we have is greater than the concept of actually gaining what we desire. This is the proverbial definition of a comfort zone. The good news is that our fear of the unknown is largely based on the story we have created…which is based on the conversations we have with ourselves. Change the narrative of the conversations and you ignite the forces of change. I hope you understand just how profound a truth this is. Far too many people have accepted the deceptive allure of a negative narrative. 

You Control the Narrative

The narrative of your story is driven by the predominance of your thoughts and beliefs. Your thoughts and beliefs drive the actions you take at any given moment and situation. As we all know, it is action that effects change.


So, let’s take a step back and look at the broad point here….

It’s OK to have a ton of thoughts running through your mind at any given time. Just “check-in” every now and then to determine whether those thoughts are adding value to the narrative of your intention.  What you don’t want is a narrative that’s keeping you trapped in the very place you despise.


Until next time…


~ G ~


“Have the courage to walk away from what you’re used to in order
to make room for what you desire.” ~ G. Westfal

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Also be sure to check out: KEY HORIZON, the second novel in the G. Weston spy series. This thriller is receiving rave reviews across the spectrum and has captivated a new following of "spy-fi" readers. 




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