Action Precedes Motivation

All too often, we sit around and wait for some type of motivation genie to come along and sprinkle it’s magic dust on us so that we may begin down the road to our goals. This is the exactly wrong approach. In most cases, motivation is a result of action. Sometimes, it may feel as though we are spurred to action by some insight or inspired notion, but this fades quickly and cannot sustain. Continue reading “Action Precedes Motivation”

Create Simplicity & Happiness Today: 8 Awesome Action Items

Simplicity seems like an ever elusive art form. Something we can’t quite grasp but I’m sure we know that the lack of simplicity is mostly (if not all) either created or destroyed by our actions, habits and inclinations. And just a little bit of undoing can go a long way. Here is a quick fire list of what to do. You may find longer articles on points that need more depth later on. Continue reading “Create Simplicity & Happiness Today: 8 Awesome Action Items”

The Power of Positivity: It’s Not “All Good”

So I’ve mentioned this a few times already in my posts. Positive pop culture and why it doesn’t deliver all that it could, or promises to deliver. It sounds so simple, and on some level it has that distinctive ring of truth, and this is what hooks us. We announce with renewed vigor that we are going to start “being more positive”. Part of us believes this is the cure all. If you are like most people, sooner or later, you fall back into the negativity cycle. A vicious feedback loop, sometimes, so subtle it’s hard to even pin point it as negativity. Continue reading “The Power of Positivity: It’s Not “All Good””

You the Thinker – Creating Peace of Mind

creating peace of mind, space between your thoughts
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Let’s talk a little more about You the Thinker, not the thought. It is essential to gaining the clarity and awareness to begin your journey towards being and doing what you truly want to be and do.

Our minds are often so noisy, on several different pages all at once. As if there were a reading room, with competing characters speaking over each other all to get your attention. Then by default, we choose which character is telling us what we percieve as the most important message. This is usually determined by what evokes the most fear – a sometimes crucial defense mechinism. Continue reading “You the Thinker – Creating Peace of Mind”

What Good is Gratitude?

Huh! Gratitude! What is it good for? Absolutely everything . . .

What’s all this talk about gratitude, and what good is it to me? As the observer of your thoughts and feelings, you may also view life through another perspective. A true knowing that you’ve got it pretty good. We want and desire, we push and pull, but how often do we bask in the glow of all the beauty that surrounds us? No matter who we are, where we are, or what we are doing, there are at least 10 things to be grateful for in any given moment. And that is an ultra conservative number. Gratitude makes for fertile ground, the kind that dreams are truly built upon, though I digress. Continue reading “What Good is Gratitude?”