Be a Master of your own Destiny

Written by June McHardy

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We are always engaging in self-talk. Considerrepparttar following situation:

You see a possible opportunity and you say to yourself... "This looks like a great idea!" (positive) "But what if I try and it doesn't work?" (negative) "Still, it looks too good to pass up!" (positive) "OK, but I can't do it right now, I'm too busy.... or.. I wouldn't know where to start...or..I'm not smart enough,. or ...etc." (negative)

Wouldn't this be better self-talk?

"This looks like a great idea!" (positive) Let's write down allrepparttar 123973 pros and cons so we can evaluaterepparttar 123974 idea properly" (positive) "It looks too good to pass up!" (positive) "Let's make a plan, work out what needs to be done and take a first step" (positive)

You can easily see thatrepparttar 123975 second course of action would be more effective thanrepparttar 123976 first in moving you towards your goal. The important thing is that we have been given free will. We don't have to followrepparttar 123977 pattern that we learned from our parents or that we picked up overrepparttar 123978 years. If we are habitually harboring negative thoughts or fears, then we must make some changes in order to improve our lives.

The problem is that we have been given this marvelous brain which is many, many times more efficient and capable thanrepparttar 123979 best computer that man can build and no-one gave us an operating manual.

We owe it to ourselves to learn HOW to pushrepparttar 123980 right buttons in our brains and createrepparttar 123981 reality that we deserve.

Let's become masters of our own destiny!

June McHardy is a co-editor of the Motivational Ezine 'Prosperity News'. This Ezine is dedicated to maximizing success and happiness in our lives. To subscribe:

Good Grief, I Learned a Lot, Charlie Brown!

Written by Jim M. Allen

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5. Sometimes you need to listen. Even crabby, self-indulged Lucy knewrepparttar importance of listening. She startedrepparttar 123972 famous 'Psychiatry Booth' where any and all could come and be heard.

6. Do what you love to do. Through all their adventures, Schroeder remained constant in his appreciation of Beethoven and his love of playingrepparttar 123973 piano. He loved to play piano and that's what he did, regardless ofrepparttar 123974 circumstances. Charlie Brown flew his kite, played baseball and football, not just to win (he knew he wouldn't), but because he loved to do those things.

7. It's important to have friends that care. The 'Peanuts' gang was made up of individual characters, each with their own foibles and talents, but through it all they were always there for each other.

8. Big dreams lead to big things. Snoopy wasrepparttar 123975 biggest dreamer of them all, but his wild imagination often led to even wilder, more fantastic adventures in real life. Snoopy knew that you must have a big dream if you are going to lead a big life.

9. Action creates reality. As Charlie Brown was reminded time and again after prodding from Linus: it takes action to bring about change. Though he often failed, Chuck took action quite regularly... and every now and again things would go his way.

10. Laugh every day! Whilerepparttar 123976 kids themselves may not have seenrepparttar 123977 humor inrepparttar 123978 things they did, Schulz made sure that we did. Life is only as serious or as humorous as YOU make it.

Lighten up. Go play softball. Fly a kite. Dance with your dog. Smile... it makes people wonder what you're up to.

Jim Allen is a professional life & business coach. For more ideas, subscribe to his free bi-weekly ezine, THE BIG IDEA, by sending a blank email to:

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