Friday, January 27, 2012

My Centennial Post - What I've Learned

This is a momentous occasion for me.

There is a certain satisfaction that comes from having achieved this milestone, although this is not the first of my blogs that I have achieved it on.   It shows conviction and stick-to-it-tiveness.   Key ingredients for success.

When I first began planning for this centennial post I thought I'd plot out the next 100 blogs and what direction I'd want to take.   Problem is, I change over time and the nature of this blog has changed along with me.  

Unless I decide to 'clean' it up at some point, you can go back and find some posts where I talk about the future of this blog.   What it is now isn't what I had envisioned then.   Know what?  That's okay.

I do have a plan and this blog is just one part of that.   However the great thing about a blog is it's a part of a journey.    It's always a reflection of where I am now.   In general, I get wiser and better as I go along.

So, after 100 posts - what have I learned?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Isagenix - Is It For Real?

I'm going to do something a little different today.

If you're a follower of this blog, then you know I normally discuss self-motivation, Law of Attraction or perhaps God and Faith. Today though I thought I'd share on one of the things I'm doing to improve my life and why I've stuck with it.

For those who may be have found this on a Google search, this is not an advertisement, I'm not interested in selling you on Isagenix. If you're researching it, almost certainly someone has brought Isagenix to your attention and I wouldn't want to try to 'scoop' their credit.


What is it: Isagenix is a multi-level marketing company that sells health products, with a primary focus on cleansing and longevity.

Now before you start rolling your eyes over another 'sucker' caught up in MLM schemes, here's a few facts to consider.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

You Are Exactly Where You Choose To Be.

Do you look at some aspect of your life and wonder why you're there?   Or perhaps there's all sorts of reasons why you're there.   People and circumstance have conspired against you to put you there.

That may be true in the short term, but if you're still there a year later, you've only yourself to blame.

Some will accept that with a sad sort of resignation, others will openly refute it but it's still the case 99% of the time.   

You are exactly where you choose to be.  

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Stop Reading - Start Doing

Here I am staring at a blank white text box, slowly watching letter after letter appear as I ponder what to write about in today's installment.   The trouble with being a blogger of an inspirational site is having some fresh inspirational thing to say every time.

As I think about it, all the inspiration quotes in the world did not make a whit of difference in my life, except to maybe temporarily brighten my mood (and take up some memory space).  For that matter 25 years of studying about success did little to help me either.

In the end, it's not about the 'knowing'.  It's about the 'doing'.   Fact of the matter is a lot of people who are doing right now, what you want to be doing, didn't get there from reading any inspiration material like this.  They simply took the necessary actions.  But how did they know what actions to take you ask?   They didn't!  Not initially.  They either figured it out through trial and error or sought the advice of those who had carved out the path ahead of them.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Doing it - God's Way

One of the realization's I've had is that my life runs best when I get in line with God's plan for my life.

I find there's three ways of running your life.

Doing it MY Way:

This is of course a very popular option, especially in today's day and age of independent, agnostic, thinking.   It also feeds one's pride and ego to say, 'I did it - myyyyyy wayyyy'.   I certainly was a follower of this phylosophy myself up until late last year.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Love Yourself

He answered: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" ~ Luke 10:27

Ever notice that before you can truly love your 'neighbor' (and be loved by them), you must first have a healthy love of self.