IT'S YOUR CHOICE

Written by Arleen M. Kaptur


Choosing your lifestyle is not an easy decision. There are many factors to take into consideration. People, including relatives and friends, needs, wants, and economic conditions all come into play. A person must decide what is important, which goals are they trying to attain, and if there is a certain aspect of life that carries more weight thanrepparttar others.

In choosing simple living, rustic living, or country living, you opt to have more control over your time, your resources, and your surroundings. Inrepparttar 123944 city or urban lifestyle, time is ofrepparttar 123945 essence. You must get from one point torepparttar 123946 other as quickly as possible, and be doing something else while you are getting there. Having lived inrepparttar 123947 metropolitan area of Chicago, just watchingrepparttar 123948 crowds of people attests torepparttar 123949 fact that everyone is going somewhere, they are preoccupied with their own thoughts and their main concern is their daily planner. The train stations and bus depots at rush hour are a scene of mass confusion torepparttar 123950 inexperienced observer. There are individuals getting off trains, others getting on. They are seriously searching for seats, or making due by standing in aisles, in between train cars, or making themselves comfortable onrepparttar 123951 stairs leading torepparttar 123952 upper level. Other passengers walk over them, around them, and even under them. However, if you were a participant in this ballet of transportation, you would see a method torepparttar 123953 madness. The people get to where they are going, so that they can begin a journey to their next destination.

Inrepparttar 123954 remote areas commonly referred to as rural living,repparttar 123955 pace is more leisurely, but it can get hectic whenrepparttar 123956 need arises. The rules are a little different. Your choice is that convenience is sacrificed for serenity and seclusion. It may take you longer to get some- where, but thatís a small price to pay to haverepparttar 123957 time to watch that sunset or stop and breathe inrepparttar 123958 clear, clean air. Watching an eagle fly torepparttar 123959 top of a tree can be a form of therapy for frazzled nerves and disappointments. The pay may not be as lucrative as in repparttar 123960 city, butrepparttar 123961 expenses are more controlled. Daily restaurant lunches are bypassed for brown bag delights of yesterdayís chicken barbecue. Ifrepparttar 123962 weather is good, lunch can be enjoyed outdoors, along a quiet lake, or next to a meandering stream.

The concrete jungle has its priorities but so does its rustic counterpart. Onlyrepparttar 123963 participants made a conscious decision to forego some amenities and replace them with different values and needs. Neither life will be without problems, but living styles will undergo a change. Activities of an indoor nature will be replaced byrepparttar 123964 great outdoors. Environment and conservation will have a different meaning, and burn-out symptoms will be managed. Adrenelin will be less in vogue, but amazement will increase. Friendships will take on a whole new meaning, and reliability will be shared.

A Timeless, Tried and True Formula for Achieving Big Results

Written by Gabriel Nijmeh


A Timeless, Tried and True Formula for Achieving Big Results by Gabriel Nijmeh

Reflect back on some of your greatest success and achievements. How did you think? Act? How did you get there?

You started off with a dream or a vision that caused you a burning desire. You know it, feel it- that gut feeling is telling you to do it, jump into action. Like a tiger eyeing its prey with pinpoint focus. I bet you have felt this way before.

Do you recognize these three personal drivers: Thought, Desire, Action. These drivers are within you, ready to be explored and developed. All three attributes go hand in hand in achievingrepparttar goals you set for yourself. Achievingrepparttar 123943 success that you want is a mindset, an attitude that you need to continually nurture and develop. It is a never-ending process that allows us to keep improving our lives.

Can you do it yourself? You are not alone.

Itís important to surround yourself in a positive environment where growth, encouragement and success is unbounded and championed. Negative thoughts taint your mind causing self-doubt and second-guessing of your thoughts, desires and actions. No one hasrepparttar 123944 right to kill your dreams before youíve had a chance to advance them.

Also, donít get caught in a mind trap that I call "thoughtless" thinking. What do I mean? Your thought patterns become routine and automatic. You do thingsrepparttar 123945 same way, over and over because that is what is expected and that is how it has always been done. This isrepparttar 123946 easiest way and fastest way to get stuck in a rut, never to advance.

Progression will never occur when thinking becomes stuck on a narrow track. You need to break out of that thought process and allow yourself room to think and grow.

The rise ofrepparttar 123947 Internet is a great example of how dreams and vision were explored and played out. Sure, there were quite a number of failures but these failures are lessons that have becomerepparttar 123948 next thought form. Without trying and expanding your thinking, how will you know if you will ever achieve success? Itís only natural to want to get a feel for things and to build confidence. Start small and start slowly but make sure you get started.

Letís now take a closer look atrepparttar 123949 three drivers that we have all experienced and continue to use in our lives. Embracing these three drivers will continue to bring success, happiness and an abundant life.

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