Taking Action NOW: 9 Key Strategies...Part I

Written by James Smith

Taking Action NOW: 9 Key Strategies...Part I

Awareness, understanding what impacts you!

Awareness makes it possible for you to begin to understand what is happening in your life, what is missing in your life, or even what you did or didn't do to be happier than you are now.

Without awareness your understanding can be incomplete. Therefore,repparttar choices you make, may be influenced, by a flawed or limited understanding.

Your level of awareness will directly impact your ability to be successful. It will even impact your ability to be happy.

With that in mind, how often do you find yourself asking; "how did this happen?" "what am I missing?" "what am I doing wrong?" "why am I not as successful as I feel I should be?" "why do I feel lousy instead of happy?" Even if your questions are different, without awareness you will keep asking yourself those same questions over and over again.

So, what is it you ask yourself most often?

Why am I asking this question? Because, until you are fully aware, your chances for having what you want are no better than flipping a coin. Heads you win, tails you lose.

With awareness what you want becomes a real possibility.

This is important, because, awareness leads to understanding and when you can understandrepparttar 148777 things that influence your actions, it becomes possible for you to makerepparttar 148778 choices that will lead you to what you want; like success, happiness, or even that perfect relationship.

For example:

How often do you find yourself, like a car, stuck inrepparttar 148779 mud, spinning your tires and spendingrepparttar 148780 bulk of your time trying to break free?

How often do you break free fromrepparttar 148781 mud, only to get stuck once again?

Awareness is important for you to understandrepparttar 148782 who, what, and where of getting stuck inrepparttar 148783 mud. As you develop your awareness ofrepparttar 148784 mud and how you get stuck, your ability to avoidrepparttar 148785 mud will improve.

Boarded Windows

Written by Joi Sigers

You know how images trigger emotions? You can see something that can leave you warm and fuzzy for hours or fill you with hope and wonder for days.

Something that has always struck me as sad has been closed, boarded-up shops and businesses. Namelyrepparttar ones which would have been individually-owned, a mom and pop shop, if you will. I never was 100% sure why they always left me clouded until yesterday. We were driving around Kentucky looking for something fun to get into and I saw what was once obviously a beautiful little restaurant. The landscaping had taken some a lot of thought,repparttar 148776 fixtures were shiny,repparttar 148777 siding blindingly white,repparttar 148778 accent colors were beautiful,repparttar 148779 sign was adorably Kentuckian....the windows were boarded up, and there was a little For Sale by Owners poster onrepparttar 148780 side.

This beautiful little place was once somebody's dream that filled them with hope, then their reality that had filled them with joy, then their past that left them empty. It hadn't been open terribly long - that much was obvious. For one thing, we hadn't seen it a few years before, and for another - everything was still too pretty and fresh.

What ifrepparttar 148781 owners had givenrepparttar 148782 place more time?

What if they closed shop and shut down just before their business was about to explode?

What if one tiny little month was all that was needed for enough people to find them - what if they quit 30 days too soon?

What if they had believed more in their restaurant and more in themselves?

What all did they miss out on by quitting, giving up and throwing uprepparttar 148783 boards onrepparttar 148784 windows?

They'll never know how close they may have been! Never's a word that doesn't work for me.

Sadly, we're all just as guilty. How many of us have beautiful, brightly colored dreams that we craft and nurture? The future is bright and our hopes are soaring....then, if things aren't moving along fast enough for us, or ifrepparttar 148785 work is too hard, we board uprepparttar 148786 windows and abandon it. We whip outrepparttar 148787 "Closed for Business" sign and broken-heartedly move on.

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