Would you describe your life as a roller coaster, a merry-go-round or some where in between?
Do you view life as a frightening, dangerous journey filled with uncontrollabe twists and turns?
Or do you view it as thrilling and exciting filled with oportunities to grow, learn and laugh?
If something in your life isn’t working you can change the thoughts you think, the words you speak, the emotions you feel, the choices you make and the actions you take. When you do you impact every aspect of your life including relationships, work, prosperity and health.
In other words your life… it’s all about you!
In order to live our best life we need to take 100% responsibility for the quality of it . If we don’t like our current circumstances it’s up to us to change them. Dr. Phil is famous for his one liner, “How is that working for you?” In recovery the line “Nothing changes until something changes” tells us if we keep doing the same things we’ll get the same results.
Most of the time the only change I need to make which affects everything I need to change is my perception.
I belive our suffering never comes from the facts; our suffering comes from our perception of the facts.
When we let go of expectations, old grievances, control or the need to be right we experience a shift or change in our energy. By shifting our perception of a person or situation we have the power to alleviate our own suffering. We then become free.
It’s true we don’t have control over everything that happensin our life; however, we do have control over the way we experience and react to those things. We have an opportunity to stop whining, complaining and blaming others.
The following are 2 examples of how we make excuses:
I could get a better job if it weren’t for the debt I owe and the bad economy.
Question yourself: Who put you in debt? Who chose the standard of living that caused the debt?
Who chose the job? It’s difficult to accept your current debt is the result of your past and present choices. When we own our own “stuff” we see there’s another way to live.
I wish I could lose weight. If I wasn’t so busy with kids, work, carpooling, sports…I would have the time to work out and eat right.” Question yourself: Who chose the responsibilities? Who prioritizes what needs to get done? Who choses unhealthy meals? When we own our poor choices we give ourselves the freedom to choose again.
My mom always said, “life is really what you make it.” I want to make mine fun, joyful and complaint and excuse free!