“You and I are essentially infinite
choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of
all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.”
Dr. Deepak Chopra
Here we are in a New Year
and many of us are desiring greater success, greater prosperity and a
greater feeling of fulfillment in our lives. Most of us lead a
fairly comfortable life; we are employed, have a home, and are fairly
healthy. But, for many of us, this is not enough. We desire
more from life than just being comfortable. WE WANT MORE ... A LOT
MORE! As the great Emma Curtis Hopkins stated, "there is Good
for me and I ought to have it!" This is a statement of great
Hope. And as long as we have hope ... we have an opening in our
mind to let in the ideas that will bring us the great success,
prosperity, health and passion for life that is possible for us.
To have more, to be more, or to do more,
we must CHOOSE MORE ... and we do this in our consciousness. We
must choose to put the past behind us ... both the good and the not so
seeming good. We must choose to be wealthy by giving our full
attention to wealth; see ourselves as wealthy ... see ourselves happy
being wealthy. Build the idea of wealth into our mentality.
Realize that we have an "invisible" means of support.
That God responds to our choices ... our definite choices. We
can't allow ourselves to think anything can keep us from being wealthy
and successful. The feeling of wealth and success attracts to us
wealth and success. We cannot allow ourselves to lose sight of
this. The mind that seeks to be "comfortable" is not
seeking wealth and success.
To have more, to be more, or to do more, we
must CHOOSE TO GET OUT OF OUR COMFORT ZONE ... and be willing to close
the door on those things that no longer support us in our Good. Be
willing to let go of the people who do not value us ... especially those
who criticize us or diminish our self-worth in any way. Leave the
people behind us whose conversations are filled with negativity.
If we want to be highly successful and wealthy, this negative chatter
will distract us. Instead we should seek to surround ourselves
with people who sincerely support us in our success. No one can
fully share our vision for our life ... but, all those who we are in
contact with personally must support us in fulfilling our vision.
To have more, to be more, or to do more,
we must CHOOSE TO DO MORE ... and act immediately on the ideas that come
to us. Now is the time! There is no better time to act on
the ideas that are appealing to us. We must not wait until we have
the money ... or the approval of others ... or the details of how our
success will come. Acting on the ideas that come to us will lead
us to the next step and the next, until we know the way. We must
be willing to live with uncertainty ... and be excited about it.
To have more, to be more, or to do
more, we must CHOOSE TO GIVE UP THE EXCUSES ... and we must learn to
recognize when we make excuses ... and let them go. The only thing
that can stop us from achieving that which we choose to achieve is our
thought that we can't. No one or no thing can stop us! We
must be very, very clear about this. So, the excuses have to be
eliminated from our consciousness. Any thought in our mind that
does not affirm our success ... is an excuse. We must loose it
from our mind.
To have more, to be more, or
to do more, we must STOP DANCING WITH THE DEVIL WE KNOW ... we must stop
thinking that the job we have outgrown is going to change. We must
stop thinking that the people who undervalue us will miraculously begin
to value us. The only opinion about us that should ever concern
us, is our opinion of our self. And most of all, we must stop
playing the "comparison game" ... the way to win the game of
life is to be single-minded towards our success. Envy and
comparisons will only stop us from focusing on our own success and
wealth and cause us to be unaware of the wealth of ideas necessary to
move our vision forward.
We have a
new year ahead of us, but we must not live even one day
"unconscious" of our vision for greater success and
wealth. By becoming successful and wealthy we can contribute far
more to the world in which we live than in any other way. We won't
be successful by making money a god ... but we will be successful when
we know that money comes to us from a consciousness that is filled with
the Power and the Presence of God ... eliminating all fear and doubt
about our ability to use the Power that God has given us to use. And as
we do, this Power will respond to us.
AND SO IT IS!
SO IT IS!
Dr. Henry Lee Bates
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