Archive for November 2013
The human race is inherently lazy. We generally prefer the path of least resistance. Even when it is painful, it is still easier than the path of most resistance.
The path of least resistance is familiar, an old friend, an ever-present companion. It is not necessarily a good friend or a true companion. It can hold us back and keep us from attaining our goals.
The path of most resistance is longer, steeper, and rougher, and it is even more difficult with no map, compass, or guidebook.
But if you take the longer, steeper, rougher path, you will discover great treasure.
Trust is a valuable and precious thing. It is a belief that someone or something will be reliable, truthful, or real.
When you trust, you expect that certain things will happen and that you do not have to worry about or micromanage the situation.
In the modern world, we have to be cautious about giving our trust too easily to other people, yet we also have to trust in the process of life. It can be a challenge to balance the two.
It is important to be optimistic about life, but it is equally important to have boundaries. The best way to balance the two is to trust in yourself, your inner power, and your own sense of knowing.
Investment is not only about finances. Living life is an investment. Every moment is something you spend in some way.
Whether you are investing time, resources, or money, you want to have a practical strategy. It is wise to plan ahead.
A prudent investment strategy begins with research. Know what is involved and what you are doing. Exploring and understanding your options will limit the surprises and provide better chances of success.
Based on your research, you can put together a solid, but flexible, plan for all aspects of your life.
Paths in life are useful and serve an important purpose. A well placed and worn path can bring us quickly and smoothly to a particular destination.
But there are some paths that become ruts rather than routes. Sometimes things that are fixed into fixtures are roadblocks rather than thoroughfares. If you are feeling stagnant, this is why.
Vitality in life is dependent on a healthy flow of energy. It should always move without impediment. Trust your inner guide and know when to make a change and what kind of change to make. Choose your path according to what is right for you.
“Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there’s still time to change the road you’re on.” ~ Jimmy Page and Robert Plant
What is it that lights a fire in your soul and gets you going? Everyone is passionate about something. Everyone has ideas or activities they want to pursue.
The muse is always with you whether or not you acknowledge it. The only thing that can stand in your way is yourself.
Do not hold yourself back, and do not let anyone else hold you back. Dare to follow your bliss in a positive way and create what you want in this world.
Dare to be enthusiastic about having a better life that makes you feel complete. Experiment with the possibilities and build your dream until the world resonates with your soul.
What do you want to say and what do you mean? All too commonly, we communicate without taking the time to think about what we want someone else to understand.
We announce our words reflexively, with little or no forethought. And then we get frustrated or confused when we are not understood.
Yes, we live a fast paced life, and, yes, we have a lot of things to do. But that is all the more reason to slow down a bit and take just a moment to think.
What do you really want to say, and what do you really mean?
Many people claim they do not like to take risks, yet just about everything we do is a risk. Of course, there are different kinds of risks, and each one has to be assessed in a practical way.
Taking chances often involves an emotional risk as well as a material one. And we often let these uncertainties hold us back from moving in the direction of our dreams.
More than any other factor, it is the emotional risk that gets in the way. “What if this happens? What if that happens?” Everything is iffy.
But it is the iffy-ness that makes it interesting and worthwhile. It is the uncertainty and surprise that keep us curious and fascinated. When making your risk assessment, appreciate the process rather than being terrified of it.