Think about this moment.
Think about where you are, what you are doing, where you are going.
You are walking “your road,” on your journey.
Your goals of last year - which have been met? Which are you still working on?
Those ones - the ones you haven’t seen accomplished yet, are pretty much in the bag now. You are SO -o-o-o-o-o close.
Keep your faith. Focus on the way you will feel when you reach those goals.
Pursue little actions toward them.
Soon it will be time for new goals!! WOW!
To change the world in a positive way, you have to start with changing yourself.
Does your office have nice people working there?
Do your patients or customers know it?
When a group of people identify as fine, nice, kind people, the individuals in the group begin to identify with the beliefs and they “become” even kinder to each other, to their families, to people they meet…
The power of “nice” is an amazing thing. It transforms the lives of all the people involved.
Think of how you can increase the power of nice in your office. One of the most fantastic ways is for you to point out to the group that “our office has the ‘nicest’ people in it! I am so proud of how we care for others and each other.”
Then model being super-kind to each and every coworker as well as patients, visitors, families. Watch for a jump in the power of nice among your group.
The energy can be astounding and transformational to all!
When you say the words, “I am,” you have uttered an incredibly powerful statement.
So be careful what you follow those two words with!
“I am wise,”
“I am loving”,
“I am able,"
"I am prosperous.”
Say what you want to bring to yourself.
Only think and speak what you want to bring forth in your life.
Here’s to your prosperous and wonderful life!
What you are thinking now is creating the way you feel in your body now and what your tomorrows will be like.
It often feels more like “someone made me stressed,” or “my job [insert family, child, friend, coworker…] is making me stressed.”
Then, if it’s someone or something else’s “fault”, we become the victim.
But - being a victim doesn’t feel good, and it does NOT change you for the better. Your thoughts can be instead, “I am enjoying my day, my [job, family, child, friend, coworker…]” or “I send/give love to…”
Your tomorrow is right on the heel of today. Your tomorrows can be on the HEAL of today if your thoughts are of peace and love. Change your tomorrows today!
To tomorrow, to love, to peace,
Being grateful for the tiny things which make up the huge reality of our lives, is a wonderful way to live, and it creates an even more spectacular reality.
This morning I feel grateful for
- Claude having ground and brewed some freshly roasted coffee beans,
- the bit of dark chocolate stirred into the coffee and the tiny peppermint candy cane dropped in,
- the moments of enjoying the aroma, the warmth, the mingled delicious tastes and the company, as we sit together to enjoy our morning cuppa.
For your morning, you could have your coffee and think of your gratitude for the wonderful day ahead and for the five senses involved in your enjoyment.
Happy coffee, happy day, and love,
You can start late, and be scared, and still succeed!
But - you’ve got to start.
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start, to be great!" ~ Zig Ziglar
If you think you’re too late, you’re right (because you won’t start).
If you think it’s too scary, you’re right (because it scares you enough to keep you from starting).
Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times before he created the light bulb.
Harland Sanders, at age 65 and facing the sudden loss of his and wife Claudia’s business (the new Interstate ran right over and past the restaurant, stopping customer access to it), began going restaurant to restaurant to see if they needed a great fried chicken cook. After many “no’s”, he started offering to sell his recipe for his fantastic fried chicken. It is reported that he heard 1009 “no's" before he heard his first "yes". He is now known as Colonel Sanders, and the rest is history.
Start. It’s never too late.
If you stop and think about it, your mind’s meanderings often find their way to people, happenings, things which you would love to experience.
Good for you.
Your life is defined and becomes what you think about. Thinking about your goals, your desires, your plans, helps bring them to you. Little actions toward those goals start to become clear. You begin “doing things” in the directions of your goals.
The Infinite Intelligence of God, it gave you the desires, and guides, directs and reveals to you the perfect plan for the unfolding of those desires.
So let your thoughts meander all over those desires, your goals, your needs. BUT - not from a perspective of lack. Thoughts of gratitude and joy over your goals, and reaching them give you a MUCH better chance of success.
And negative "lack" thoughts (like, “I am never going to…", "I feel desperate…", "I am too old - too young - uneducated - incapable…", "How will I ever?…") pretty much guarantee you won’t succeed.
Here’s a good one for you: “I am grateful for all I have had, all I now have, and all I shall have.”
Spend a few minutes a day in your thought meanderings, gratitude and watch what happens!!!
Think about this: It’s not the actual happening that affects you, but your “take” on it.
Your perception and resulting thoughts and feelings about things that happen to and around you is the source of your emotion and sometimes longterm reactions and effects from the happening.
So what is reality? Is it the happening?
Or is it your perception of what happens?
It can be an important question, as we can change our perception by widening it, by evaluating it, by working to see the positive in things that at first seem negative.
Funny thing to say, but let me say it: Change your perspective to change your reality.
Give yourself the gift of grace - grace of peace of mind, grace of gratitude.
In the play and movie, CATS, the Jellicle Choice Cat is sent to Heavaside, to become anything he or she wants to become. Of course, every cat wants to be the Choice.
When you think about it, the concept can be rather funny to those of us with an independent kitty, who already does pretty much whatever she likes. Our little MishMish believes herself to be the Choice, and makes us laugh with her independence and obviousness in communicating what she wants.
Nevertheless, we humans actually are each the Choice. Each of us has the opportunity - over and over again - to work toward becoming what we want to become. We become what we think about over and over. We communicate with our conscious thoughts, to our subconscious mind, in connection to the Divine.
Negative thoughts bring about negative consequences, while positive, happy grateful thoughts have great potential to bring about positive consequences.
‘The Infinite Intelligence that gives you your desires, leads, guides and reveals to you the perfect plan for the unfolding of your desires.’ ~ Dr. Joseph Murphy
Connect to your Source and look for the lead. Work to become everything you wish to become. Work through happiness, gratitude and actions that follow those thoughts.
Be your choice!
Dr Chris Baker
America's most-trusted teacher of orthodontic continuing education, Dr. Chris Baker has practiced and taught for more than 30 years, and is a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools. She is a pediatric dentist, author, blogger, dental practice consultant, and mentor. Dr. Chris is also Past President and Senior Instructor of the American Orthodontic Society. She is based in Texas, USA, but lectures around the world.
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