You are the chief executive officer (CEO) of your life. Yes, you are the boss.
No matter what your job for a paycheck is, you are the one who is in control of your own consciousness.
The main responsibilities of the CEO are leadership and management. How do you lead your life? How do you manage your life?
Waking up from the sleep of unawareness is normally a gradual progression. It has to be gradual because it is a challenging process.
Waking up challenges your beliefs and habits. And the challenges involve change.
Changing your beliefs and habits can be uncomfortable. It is so much easier to continue doing things out of routine.
Even when we make a real effort to change the routine, it is easy to slip back into old habits.
Awaken with steady and constant momentum.
If you look for something you do not really need or want, or something that is just not available, you involve yourself in an exercise in frustration.
If you spend your time seeking what you really need or want, and what is actually available, you get results.
In this world with ungrounded expectations, we often find ourselves pursuing romantic notions and unrealistic ideas.
Lofty dreams and goals are important, but they also need to be grounded in reality. Look for what you can find.
In the world of social interaction, we regularly act according to our innate inclinations and the patterns of behavior we have learned. We all have our ways of managing and being in congruence with others.
Our relationships follow certain ingrained habits as well as social arrangements. How we get along with others depends a lot on how we get along with ourselves.
The key here is ourselves. Each one of us is an individual who is made up of many different elements. The various aspects of ourselves have developed from different innate traits and life experiences.
All the parts of ourselves are a team that works on various projects and goals. How well does your team collaborate? Do you communicate effectively, get along amiably, and accomplish things on time?
Remember, your “company” is only as good as your team. Collaborate successfully.
We invest in an education, relationships, a car, a home, a retirement fund. While these are all necessary life investments, one of the most vital investments you will ever make is the one you make in yourself.
Investing in yourself is more than getting your hair done, your teeth cleaned, or your wardrobe updated. It also involves developing your positive attributes and improving who you are.
When you invest in yourself, you take the rough edges of your life and smooth them out. And you take the gems of your best traits and let them shine.
Patience is a much more complex process than it seems. It is based on many mental and emotional factors.
One of the main factors is trust. We often become impatient when we think that a goal will not be achieved or accomplished in a timely way.
Another factor is knowing what to do in the meantime. When you know how to occupy your time constructively, you can achieve quite a lot in the process.
The key to patience is “letting go.” Letting go allows you to be an observer of a situation rather than someone who is entangled in circumstances.
Patience means being able to recognize your thoughts as manifestations of your mind and being able to tame your mind.
With this awareness, you can be more mindful, release control, and be freely open to the flow of what is.
Everyone wants to live in a better world, one that is more healthy and enjoyable than the one we have.
We talk about it and we wish for it. But we need to do more than talk and wish. We need to take action.
Action involves doing and taking responsibility. It encompasses empowerment and accountability.
Are you ready?