Monday, December 26, 2011

Are You WIlling?

There is a difference between knowing something and being aware of something.

Recognizing a piece of information because you have heard it before does not mean you "know" it. To know something, you must have the awareness of it. You must experience it. You must understand it at a deep level.

I bet you have experienced a time or two in your life when someone told you a piece of information to which you replied, "I know". Then, they ask "If you know it why didn't you do it?"

You may have just heard an old conversation in your head-such as a parent telling you something they have told you before. You clearly hear yourself saying "I know".

Information is an ingredient to knowing something. Information gives you a context in which to determine what, if anything, needs to be done. It may give you an indication as to where you might start. But to know it, you must act upon the information in a meaningful and focused way.

Are you willing to know, to understand fully, information that you have been given which, if put into practice or acted upon, would give you different results?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Four Fundamental Questions

Neale Donald Walsch proposes 4 fundamental questions in life:

Who am I? Describe yourself from the viewpoint of your role in the world. Identify how you influence the world, it's people and it's future.

Where am I? Describe how are you experiencing yourself in the world. Describe "the world" you live in in terms of what is does "to" you, "for" you or "without" you. Is the experience one of being schooled, competing, being devleoped or molded?

Why am I where I am? Give great thought to the decisions and choices you have made that resulted in the reality you find yourself in today.

Most importantly, what do you intend to do about THAT? What choices are you going to make differently and what difference will that make in your experiencing of the world as you have known it to be?

"There is no more powerful change than to start a conversation" Neale Donald Walsch, P.50

How will you engage in this conversation?

Friday, December 2, 2011

Life's Golden Ticket

In the book, Life's Golden Ticket by Brendon Burchard, he suggests that instead of asking: What is happening to me right now?
ASK: What am I making happen in my life right now?

Instead of asking: What am I getting out of this?
ASK: What am I giving right now? (P178)

When we take responsibility for our circumstances,actions and results we find there is much more to be grateful for than if we look at our circumstances from what is wrong.